UNCLE SI'S FEEDLOT

Your 2012 College Football Menu. Tangy, spicy, sweet-all you can eat. Check out our new drink specials
August 20, 2012

SINCE 1954

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Loin

BIG TEN

Chuck

BIG EAST

Round

PAC-12

Flank

BIG 12

Rib

SEC

Brisket and Shank

ACC

Specials

Georgia at Missouri ... 9.08

Florida at Texas A&M ... 9.08

Newcomers make their SEC debuts

BYU at Utah ... 9.15

Possibly the final playing of the Holy War

BCS Standings ... 10.16

A first look at the championship horse race

BCS Bowl Announcement ... 12.02

Official matchups for the end-of-season merry-go-round

STARTERS

ST. JOHN'S (MINN.) ... 9.15

Cozy 10,000-seat Clements Stadium fills with people and the smell of the Johnnie Bread baked by the Benedictine monks who run the place when winningest program in Division III (578-232-24) takes the field

RHODES AT SEWANEE ... 10.27

The longest consecutively played college football game below the Mason-Dixon (since 1899) has the manners and traditions of the South without the excesses of big-time conferences

AIR FORCE AT ARMY ... 11.03

The cadets who fill part of the quaint, 88-year-old Michie Stadium, which overlooks the Hudson River, are dignified in gray but as loud as anyone

LEHIGH AT LAFAYETTE ... 11.17

Most played (147 times) and longest consecutively played rivalry (121 straight) between two schools only 17 miles apart

MAIN COURSE

MICHIGAN VS. ALABAMA ... 9.01

Season-opening top 15 showdown at Cowboy Stadium

USC AT STANFORD ... 9.15

An early West Coast clash that will set the tone in the Pac-12

GEORGIA AT SOUTH CAROLINA ... 10.06

The Head Ball Coach has his best team since his Fun 'n' Gun Florida teams of the '90s

OKLAHOMA VS. TEXAS ... 10.13

The Red River Rivalry is more colorful when it means something. This year, it means something

MICHIGAN ST. AT WISCONSIN ... 10.27

Forget the Rose, this one could be for a shot at the BCS title

ALABAMA AT LSU ... 11.03

The de facto BCS championship game-again

OREGON AT USC ... 11.03

The coda to the best day of the season

OHIO STATE AT MICHIGAN ... 11.24

OSU has nothing else to play for this fall-except checking UM's rise

Drink SPECIALS

IRON BOWL

Southern Comfort, ground-up eagle feather, jigger of Mobile Bay water, drop of Spike 80DF

L.A. CUP

Patron, imported bottled water, dash of Katy Perry's sparkles, shot of Ouzo

WORLD'S BIGGEST COCKTAIL

Gin, cranberry juice, splash of Gatorade, the saliva from three shakes of Uga's jowls

PAUL BUNYAN'S FLASK

Aquavit, crushed ice, walleye roe; salt rim of the glass, then dip in melted cheddar

THE GAMER (Ivy version)

Grain alcohol, Red Bull, crushed Adderall (to taste), garnish with a sprig of sage

the CUTS

CHUCK (BIG EAST)

There are some tasty strips for those willing to try, and it will fill you up, but it might be best ground up for a tasty burger

BRISKET AND SHANK (ACC)

A tough cut, but when it's good, it's delicious. The lower-ranked shank looks good on the bone, but it's difficult to swallow

RIB (SEC)

The top of this cut is prime rib, well marbled with great flavor and texture, as good as it gets. The lower sections can be fatty but still offer treats like short ribs

FLANK (BIG 12)

Long, hardy cut that's not fancy but produces lean and sturdy staples. The meat in "meat and potatoes," upon which the heartland was built

LOIN (BIG TEN)

Porterhouse, T-bone and sirloin-some marquee cuts-offer taste, texture and heartiness. Detractors claim they're overrated, especially for the price

ROUND (PAC-12)

The majority is tough and chewy, while the filet, near the top, is tender-some would say soft-and delicious if inconsistent

SIDES

ALABAMA AT ARKANSAS ... 9.15

WISCONSIN AT NEBRASKA ... 9.29

USC AT WASHINGTON ... 10.13

MICHIGAN STATE AT MICHIGAN ... 10.20

NOTRE DAME AT OKLAHOMA ... 10.27

TCU AT TEXAS ... 11.22

LSU AT ARKANSAS ... 11.23

ILLUSTRATIONIllustration by Julie Teninbaum

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)