The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2020.01.17

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We Ranked the Top Beers in All 50 States. Via Thrillist:

Shiner Bock
Bock, 4.4%
First served to thirsty Texans in 1909, we can drop the mic right there for Shiner’s pioneering and longevity in the Lone Star State. While still winning awards for their original bock formula, they are now expanding their portfolio by brewing with marshmallows, praline pecans, chocolate, grapefruit, and other innovations. – A.S.

Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower
German-style Kölsch, 4.9%
Understandably, Saint Arnold boasts being Texas’ first microbrewery after setting up shop in the largest US city that didn’t have one at the time—Houston—back in 1994. German brewing styles dominate their source of inspiration; we’re going with their most popular one, the Fancy Lawnmower thirst quencher. – A.S.

Jester King Black Metal
Farmhouse Imperial Stout, 9.1%
2010 was Jester King’s birthdate, and a year later Black Metal became their first bottled beer encased in stunning packaging. This monumental year also marked the initial stages of being fully dedicated to mixed culture and spontaneous fermentation. Initially a Russian imperial stout, Black Metal went through a few transformations and was eventually classified as a farmhouse imperial version alongside the brewery’s legion of other amazing beers. In just a few years, having “King” in their name was vindicated.

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Fireside Chat. A few things here: 1) Alex Achorn is on the right and he’s the director of marketing for the basketball team and he said that if Texas Tech sells out against Iowa State, he’ll shave his head; 2) Vanilla Ice will perform against Iowa State; and 3) when head coach Chris Beard is asking Terrence Shannon what he likes about Lubbock, he says that everyone likes everyone, and this rings a bell for Beard, “E.L.E. Everybody loves everybody.” It’s a quote from Jackie Moon from the movie, Semi-Pro. Beard then says:

Everybody love everybody. This world is filled with so much hate. So much bullshit. Why don’t we just love everybody.

Adams Inducted into the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Congrats coach!

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Big 12 Things.

  • Baylor made it official and hired LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda as their new head coach. Aranda was a graduate assistant when Mike Leach was here at Texas Tech in 1999-2001 and he was also the defensive coordinator in 2012 at Utah State when Matt Wells was the offensive coordinator. So there are definitely some Texas Tech connections.
  • Meanwhile, at TCU, Gary Patterson re-hired Doug Meacham, who was the offensive coordinator at Kansas before getting canned, and before that was the co-offensive coordinator with Sonnie Cumbie. He’s expected to just coach inside receivers. Also hired is Bryan Applewhite, a running backs coach at Colorado State and Jerry Kill, basically as a special assistant to Gary Patterson and is apparently a good friend with Patterson (Kill was the best man in Patterson’s wedding according to Wikipedia). Kill was the head coach at Minnesota from 2011-2015 and was at Virginia Tech last year.

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