Saturday December 27th, 2014

An underrated tradition of bowl season: the bowl welcome dinners, where we're reminded of the insane amount of food college football players will eat on someone else's dime (RIP Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl).

Observe: the menu from the Outback Steakhouse Team Welcome Dinner for Auburn and Wisconsin Friday night in Tampa, Fla. Bowl representatives claim nearly 5,000 pounds of food were served.

  • 750 pounds of sirloin steak
  • 750 pounds of chicken
  • 900 pounds of ribs
  • 700 pounds of house salad
  • 400 pounds of Steakhouse Potatoes topped with a roasted tomato aioli
  • 1,600 coconut shrimp
  • 160 bloomin' onions
  • 1,600 honey wheat dinner rolls
  • 1,200 pounds of cheese cake
  • 60 gallons of barbecue sauce
  • "Dozens" of cases of soda and water


Auburn and Wisconsin will face each other on New Year's Day at Raymond James Stadium should they still be able to move.

The Tigers finished 8-4 after losing 55-44 to Auburn in the Iron Bowl. The Badgers finished 10-3 after losing to Ohio State 59-0 in the Big Ten Championship Game.

Mike Fiammetta

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