3 Things I LOVE this Week

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I know you are expecting 5 things I hate, but I am getting into the holiday spirit so I thought I would spread some love.

Honey Mustard

In terms of condiments, Honey Mustard goes 1st Round, 1st overall every time. This is a 15 year, franchise QB who can make throws on the run and does charity work in his spare time (without team cameras around). Honey Mustard is a stretch 4, who can also shoot 45% from deep. The most impressive thing about honey mustard is its versatility. Fries? Check. Chicken Strips? Check. Dip an entire McChicken in it? Check. Now, where it gets interesting with Honey Mustard is how different it is from place to place. If you want to make it yourself at home check out the video below:

Women’s Sports at the University of Minnesota

This entry almost deserves its own blog. The women’s programs at the University of Minnesota are that dominant. For now, I will just highlight a few squads and do a more in-depth blog at a later time.

We start with the hockey program. They are 7-time National Champions and 2-time National Runners-Up. They have produced countless All-Americans, Olympians, and Gold Medalists. The current squad is coming off a sweep vs #1 Wisconsin and looks like a serious contender to win it all. A personal shoutout to the 2012-13 squad that went a perfect 41-0 and won the national title. My now wife and I must have gone to every Friday night home game that season and it was a blast. It’s one thing to win, but to dominate everyone like that team did is something different. Opposing teams had no chance when the Gophers would roll out their top line of Kessel-Brandt-Menefee.

Sidenote: Amanda Kessel is the best player I have ever seen play live.

Women’s Volleyball is currently in the NCAA tournament. Regardless of how the game goes, this program is built to compete in the toughest conference in all of volleyball. The Big 10 routinely has multiple programs ranked inside the Top 10.

Cross Country. Current Big 10 Champions. Won the NCAA Midwest Regionals. Placed 7th at the NCAA Championships. Admittedly I know nothing about cross country, but these ladies deserve some recognition.

Softball. 8 NCAA tournament appearances since 2013. 2 Super Regional appearances. 1 Women’s College World Series Appearance in 2019. Since 2011 the Gophers are 392-147-1. They won the Big Ten Conference Championship in 2017, and the Tournament Championship in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018.

Jason Bateman

My favorite actor and it ain’t close. Let me give you a quick rundown of the awesome movies he has been in.

  • Horrible Bosses
  • The Change Up
  • This Is Where I Leave You (criminally underrated flick)
  • Game Night (personal favorite)
  • Zootopia (shoutout my kids)
  • Juno
  • Dodgeball (Pepper Brooks on ESPN the OCHO)
  • The Gift (all time role reversal for my guy Jason)

That is just movies. People also forget he is on one of the best Netflix shows of all time, The Ozarks. And if that wasn’t enough to cement his status as one of the best, he was also on the most underrated and funniest shows on TV, Arrested Development.

If you don’t love any of the 3 things I listed above please check out these awesome blogs from people a lot more talented than me: