It’s Friday! And back in my Academy Awards days that meant blasting that Rebecca Black song on repeat until all of the other site producers had no choice but to sing along with it. (I had NO shame about hazing them.) These days, though, Friday is most notable for being college football eve.
It’s the day when I’m filled with anticipation… and absolute dread about my alma mater’s impending match up.
See, I went to Michigan, and I was there when we won the National Champion in 1997. So that means I have HIGH expectations. Those high expectations lead to devastation when we lose… and a laundry list of criticisms even when we win. Our season started off promising with decisive wins over Central Michigan and Notre Dame… then the Akron atrocity happened.
Now I’m basically rocking back and forth in a corner trying to tell myself it’s okay that we’re THE WORST 5-0 team in college football.
Instead of going on a tirade about Devin Gardner’s interception to touchdown pass ratio, I’m going to go to my happy place instead.
My happy place involves bacon.
Lots and lots of bacon….
Before our season hit the skids, I went back to Ann Arbor for the final meeting of the Wolverines and the Fighting Irish in the Big House, and I made bacon and blue cheese potato salad for the tailgate festivities. Because #duh.
The tailgate was all kinds of fabulous.
We kicked it with our old crew — our old crew with National Championship rings.
I may have even stolen the baby belonging to one of those guys.
Babies are awesome, but I had to give that one back because I’m not a felon.
Back to bacon, which may be my only reason for living if we lose tomorrow.
Basically all of our apps were wrapped in bacon because we’re beasts… and because Jesus died so I can eat pigs.
If you want to make the potato salad yourself, here’s my recipe.
Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad
(Adapted from Bon Appetit)
1/4 C minced shallots
Go blue and stuff.