Welcome to the Wednesday OWR Mailbag! Have a question about betting, sports, pop culture or tacos? This week we cover the Chicago Cubs, Coach K and taco meat substitutions. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taco question: Is Turkey meat an acceptable substitute for beef?
For me personally: Yes and No. I will not order turkey when I go out for tacos. On rare occasions I will have a chicken or pork taco, but for my money I’m going Grade A beef (or B if Taco Bell). My taco meat rankings when eating out are as follows:
- Fish (seriously, fuck you California)
However, at home I highly suggest you give chicken’s big slutty sister a try. Ground turkey meat with Ortega seasoning works, especially if you’re like me and like to keep your taco dressing simple (meat, lettuce, cheese and tomatoes). The bonus there is less guilt when you go for taco #12! Hey, don’t judge – why else do you get 12 shells in a standard taco kit?
Once again there is a lot of buzz around the Chicago Cubs, are they for real this year?
Yes, I’ve noticed this (buzz) and there is good reason to be excited if you are a Cubs fan. This team finally has prospects that have made it to show and are pairing them with legit free agents. On paper, yes the Cubs should complete for the Playoffs, but then remember, this is the Cubs. There are 3 certainties in MLB: 1. The Yankees and Dodgers will outspend everyone. 2. The Cardinals will be good regardless of how they look on paper. 3. The Cubs will disappoint regardless of how they look on paper. I fully expect the injury bug to his them hard, because they are the Cubs.
Has Coach K aged in the past 20 years?
Mike Krzyzewski is 68 years old! No, he doesn’t appear to age. Apparently winning is his secret. The real question I have is what’s going on with Rick Pitino? Is that botox or is he really just that surprised each time a whistle is blown?