Seven-time Mustard Belt champion Joey Chestnut graced us with his presence today officiate our very own St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Contest. If you've never had the world famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail, they put enough horseradish in their sauce to put down an actual horse.
Chestnut was ecstatic over my victory... a little too ecstatic.
Joey is in town trying to eat 13 pounds (about 130-140 shrimp) in tomorrow's St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship as part of the Big Ten Football title game weekend here in Indy. Thanks to St. Elmo's for providing the goods - check out the video below to see my stirring triumph!
(Yes, I stole the title from Pacers' postgame host Eddie White)
Following last night's win in Utah, the Pacers had quite the ordeal getting to San Antonio. Due to poor weather conditions there, the team plane was forced to fly into Houston, and then take a three-hour bus trip to the hotel. Along the way, one of the buses broke down, the defroster malfunctioned, and the What-A-Burger was a Work-In-Progress. Mark Boyle, the Pacers' terrific play-by-play man, had the um... play-by-play:
Weather in San Antonio has forced us to land in Houston. 3 hour bus ride to SA, which puts us in the hotel around 7 AM. Love The Association— Mark Boyle (@Mark_J_Boyle) December 5, 2013
6:47 AM. Bus just broke down in the middle of nowhere on the way to San Antonio. Good times.— Mark Boyle (@Mark_J_Boyle) December 5, 2013
So now we find a What A Burger, and it's closed for construction?? This day is getting better and better. pic.twitter.com/ju5zCmtGcV— Mark Boyle (@Mark_J_Boyle) December 5, 2013
The window defroster issue was resolved, but it turned the bus into a sauna according to Pacers' PR guru David Benner:
View from the bus. Defroster not working. Really, what next? Hopefully not a vehicle in front of us. pic.twitter.com/4IOBLkOjqc— David Benner (@PacersDMB) December 5, 2013
Oh, and CJ Watson got locked into the bathroom on the actual team bus.
Between the Pacers' travel woes and the smoke nightmare in Mexico City which cancelled San Antonio's game last night, the Pacers and Spurs are probably eager to release some frustration on Friday.