Buffalo Wild Wings VS. Roosters

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. This week we are going to discuss which one of the two places mentioned in the title is better. With that being said, let’s get into.

Chicken

This category is simply for the chicken, and Roosters destroys Bdubs in this category. Roosters chicken is very moist and actually taste fresh. Not to mention, they’re grilled fingers and word better than Bdubs.

Sauce

This one goes to Bdubs. They have way more of a selection, and not to mention a new sauce every month plus the off the menu secret sauces. Don’t get me wrong, Roosters sauces have good flavor, but lack variety. Another factor into this category is that Bdubs has some killer ranch.

Appetizers

This one can go either way, but, once again, the variety wins for Bdubs. They always have new apps, and Roosters appetizers are extremely greasy and normally make me sick.

Winner: Bdubs

While Roosters makes a better case for the best chicken, Bdubs is the overall better restaurant.

What do you think? Whose better? Let us know down in the comments! Thank you for spending a part of your Friday with me and the rest of the Mid-American. As always, stay tuned for more fresh daily content.

College Football Preview and Predictions

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. College football kicked off last night and will be in full swing tomorrow morning. I expect to be a season a great season. There are so many good teams that the playoff committee is going to have a hard time choosing the best four in the nation. Aside from the playoff, the Heisman Trophy race will be very heated and is up for grabs. With that being said, let get to it.

Playoff Prediction

#1 Alabama

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Absolutely hate this team, but I respect their program and coach. Alabama has been a title contender for what seems like an eternity. Alabama brings in the fifth-best recruiting class, a stellar defense, and possibly the most intriguing quarterback battle this year. The QB battle is between proven starter, Jalen Hurts, and superstar sophomore, Tua Tagovailoa. Hurts struggled in the national championship against Georgia. He was actually so bad that coach, Nick Saban, pulled him for the true freshman, Tagovailoa. If it was not for this, Alabama is the champion. Tagovailoa is the front-runner for the Heisman if he is named the starter. When is named starter it is expected that Hurts will transfer.

My final prediction for the Alabama Crimson Tide is that they will finish #1 in the CFP. I believe they will suffer a loss to LSU in week 9, but will ultimately win the SEC.

#2 The Ohio State

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I may be a little bias, but the talent and respect this team deserves is unreal. The Buckeyes come in at #5 in preseason poll this year. The Buckeyes brought back an insane defensive line that features the potential number one overall pick in next years NFL draft, Nick Bosa, two NFL style running backs, and the number two recruiting class. Dwayne Haskins was named the stand-alone starter for the Buckeyes over Tate Martell last week. The Buckeyes command a killer defense, an explosive offense, but the offensive line is very young and a lot of maturing to do; however, I do see them developing well due to the success Ohio State has with linemen.

I believe the Ohio State Buckeyes will finish second in the CFP, but win the Big Ten title with one loss coming to TCU in week 3 due to the absence of Urban Meyer and traveling to a hostile environment.

#3 Georgia

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Talk about a team I did not see coming last year. The Georgia Bulldogs are the definition of a dominant SEC team. They bring back quarterback, Jake Fromm and a whole bunch of other starters. The Bulldogs also bring the number one recruiting class from 2018. Georgia’s defense is something to marble and their offense may be the best in the nation.

My final prediction is that Georgia will go undefeated, but lose the SEC championship to Alabama, bumping them down to number three.

#4 West Virginia 

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Ok, now bear with me. This is another program I do not like. I do not like the coach or the fans, but I do see this team having great success. The Mountaineers only bring the thirty-fifth best recruiting class in the nation, but I believe this is due to how much this team already has. The Mountaineers have been in the Big Twelve for seven years and is way different than the Big East. WVU is led by Heisman candidate, Will Grier, they have a very good defense and a young group with a lot of potentials.

The Mountaineers will squeak in, but it will be controversial. I believe they will lose to Texas Tech early enough for them to win out and for their name to be relevant to talk about at the end of the season. They face #7 Oklahoma at the end of the year which will help propel them before they win their first Big Twelve.

The CFP Champions: The Ohio State over Alabama

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Once again, I am biased, but I do truly believe the Buckeyes will beat Alabama in the title game. We will see this rematch that everybody has wanted since 2013. Saban versus Urban? Who wouldn’t watch? I believe it will be low scoring, but the Buckeyes will reclaim their spot on top of the college football world with a score of 24-20.

Heisman: Bryce Love

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This guy had big shoes to fill last year, and he did more than just fill them. He set a standard. Love ran for 2118 yards last year and 19 touchdowns. I believe Stanford will be a ranked team all year but will struggle. I believe Bryce Love will run away with this years Heisman.

Who is taking it all this year? Who is winning the Heisman? Let us know down in the comments! As always thank you for spending apart of your Friday with me and the rest of the Mid-American crew. Stay tuned for more fresh daily content.

What Does the Urban Meyer Suspension Mean to The Ohio State Buckeyes?

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. It has been two days since head coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Urban Meyer, was handed a three-game suspension. This article is going to look into the whole situation and what it can mean to the program.

Former assistant coach, Zach Smith, was accused of domestic abuse against his ex-wife, Courtney Smith. This took place back in 2009 and again in 2015. Coach Meyer was made aware of the 2009 incident and reported it. However the most recent incident, Meyer did no report due to the fact he had no knowledge of what had happened. Courtney Smith reported the abuse to Coach Meyer’s wife, and, from there, we have no clue if it ever got to Urban. Multiple reports have come about against Courtney Smith ranging from the Columbus Police Department and even her own family deeming her not credible. This story was broken by Brett McMurphy (joke) at the Big Ten media day. Here is the clip.

I believe if he would have answered the question better, there is no more to this story. There are many details that go into this story, and it would take away to hit every angle of this story. The meeting discussing Urban’s future at The Ohio State University took a little under twelve hours. The only question for me is why did Urban have his messages whitewashed? Love and respect Coach Meyer, but makes you wonder if he should still be there.

When it was announced Urban was suspended three games, it was like Buckeye nation had lost its family dog. This fan base still has an awful taste in our mouths when it comes to interim head coaches from Luke Fickell, but this is way different. The first three games are Oregon State, Rutgers (lol), and #16 TCU in Fort Worth. The first two games, I do not believe will be a concern. However, TCU is a good program to test these young Buckeyes on the road. Our interim head coach for the three games is Ryan Day. Day has learned under Chip Kelley and Urban Meyer for years. He is also backed by a defense that could stop some NFL teams and a talented offensive group. His name has been muttered around the coaching carousel for years and will be looking to prove himself in the first three weeks. So, what I am saying is do not worry. I think we will be ok.

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We also added former Buckeye and fan favorite, Brian Hartline. Hartline will replace Smith at wide receiver. The Ohio State culture means winning, integrity, and pride, and when I think of that I imagine Hartline. I feel the development of the young, but talented, wife receiving core will develop quicker under him.

How do you think the Buckeyes will do without Urban? Let us know in the comments! Thank you for spending apart of your Friday with me and the rest of the Mid-American crew. As always, stay tuned for more fresh daily content.

Was Astroworld Really the Best Album that Dropped Last Week?

Hello everybody and welcome back to my the Mid-American page. I know some of you are looking at the title and thinking, “Is this guy serious?” Well just stay tuned and look at this mini review I give of two albums that dropped last week.

Last Friday, the long awaited Astroworld album dropped last week. Travis Scott has been working on this for quiet some time and many people, myself included, have been sitting on pins and needles waiting for this bad boy to come out. I saw the track list and features and instantly got excited.

I did enjoy the entire album, but the more and more I listen I feel like this could have been better. Now I can’t put a finger on it, but there is something missing. My personal favorites from the album are “Carousel”, “Wake Up”, “NC-17”, and “Yosemite”. Personally, I did not go crazy for “Sicko Mode”, but the I do love the best drop it. The Astroworld merch was amazing. It was a lot better than the album. I could help but cop two shirts.. However, I do give the album a 8/10.

Now, the second album that dropped that day completely stole the spotlight from Travis (for me, at least) was Mac Miller’s Swimming.

Mac has been through some shit from losing his girl to a DUI charge. It makes me extremely happy that he has come back swinging and I think he knocked it out of the park. The best way for me to describe this album is that old Mac and new Mac had a love child. This album has amazing bars, a good flow, and just a very mellow vibe. Personal favorites from this album are “Self Care”, “Dunno”, “2009”, and “So It Goes”. This is the first Mac Miller album I’m going to give a 10/10.

What did you think of the albums that were dropped last week? Let us know in the comments! As always thank you for spending a part of your Friday with me. Stay tuned for more fresh daily content from myself and the rest of the Mid-American crew.

Video Games That Need Remastered or Brought Back

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. I typed this article before Friday; therefore, I cannot do an “Astroworld” review like I wanted. Instead, I have noticed that many games are getting remastered and even a new game. It is apparent that game developers are starting to go for the nostalgic feel and it is selling. Games like Crash Bandicoot and Spyro have made a comeback and here is some games that I do believe would sell just as well.

Any NCAA Games Ever

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This would is extremely obvious. We are all ready for college sports games to be back because there is something about them that is just simply captivating. From creating schools, players, coaches, and turning around programs, the game has it all. Fellow writer, Aaron, wrote about the football aspect of it. While football was fun as hell, even the basketball and baseball games were just as good. The games are still highly popular on Youtube and they even go to crazy heights to recreate the NCAA games. Go ahead EA, stop being assholes. We are ready.

Twisted Metal

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This whacky derby style game was crazy fun. It was extremely fun just bashing other cars and friends for hours on end. we got a remake for the PS3, but it’s time for a new one. We need more cars and maps. It would be cool if they could do a collaboration with modern TV shows and figures.

Nicktoons Racing

Another game I would spend hours on he computer playing. It rumored that we are getting a remake of this game with a combination of old and new characters and tracks. I truly hope they do not rip off Mario Kart but we will see.

Backyard Sports

We have had Backyard for Xbox 360 and PS3, but it was truly half assed. The last good one was Backyard Baseball for the PS2. It would be fun playing with all the new age athletes combined with our beloved characters like Pablo Sanchez, Keisha Phillips, and Pete Wheeler. I would buy the gamut of games if they remade them right now.

Super Mario Strikers

This game was brought back to memory on a recent road trip to Cincinnati. This game was fun as hell and super hard. It was always heated because the game is super fast paced. Imaging it on a new platform, the Switch, would be outstanding.

Any Fox Animation Domination Cartoon

A new Simpsons, Family Guy, or even bring us an American Dad or Bob’s Burgers game would be amazing. I am mainly calling for a new Simpson’s: Hit and Run game. I would spend hours playing this game and never got tired of it. For Family Guy, all their games have been kind of half assed and truly have amazing potential. I would personally love an American Dad or Bob’s Burger free roam type of game.

What do you think? What games would you like to see remastered or brought back? Let us know in the comments! Thank you for spending apart of your Friday with me and the rest of the Mid-American crew. As always, stay tuned in for more fresh daily content.

Last Chance U: Season 3 Review

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. If you’re like me, you have already binge watched all of Netflix’s original series, Last Chance U. The whole show is based on the JUCO football, the staff, the players, the fans and the town they’re in. It is an amazing show and I highly recommend it. This article may contain spoilers.

New College

This season they went to Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas. This is extremely different because Independence is not know for winning, unlike the other two seasons at East Mississippi. Independence has not won a conference championship since 1987 and was kind of a laughing stock. However, that was mainly due to Kansas had a rule limiting only 20 out of state recruits.

New Coach

I’m gonna go ahead and say it, I hate Buddy Stevens. This dude a straight asshole, but the new coach, Jason Brown, makes me want to run through a brick wall. He’s a guy from the Compton area, I don’t believe I need to say more.

New Players

For the most part, I love every player on this team. They are relatable and super talented. Way more talented than any teams in seasons past. They found themselves to be their own worst enemy and really only beat themselves. Now, Ronald Ollie is the GOAT, but Bobby Bruce and Carlos Thompson gives him a run for his money.

This season was by far my favorite. It’s more exciting and the stories are better. The absence of Ms. Wagner hurt the show to me, but that’s just because she’s hot and caring. So go give this season a shot!

What did you think of this season? Let us know in the comments! As always thank you for spending apart of your Friday with me and the rest of the Mid-American crew! Stay tuned for more fresh daily content.

Slim Chickens- A One-Visit Review

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. As I am sure you all have noticed, we are all doing food reviews on a place we have hardly ate at. Therefore, I took my lovely girlfriend, Lyric, to the new Slim Chickens in Ashland, Kentucky.

The Chicken and Fries

The chicken was a delightful surprise. This chicken chain competes with the big dogs (Zaxby’s and Raising Canes) and I think they have them beat. The chicken is very juicy and lightly breaded and is just a delight. The fries were pretty good. They were crisp and had the perfect amount of salt. It gained the Lyric Bair score of a 9/10 and the fries got a 7/10.

The Sauces

If you’re like me, the sauce can make or break a meal. Slim Chickens features a ton of sauce you can choose from. I selected their signature Slim sauce and cayenne ranch. The Slim sauce had a very weird taste to me, but it grew on me in the end. Now the cayenne ranch had a very good taste with a slight kick to it. Lyric chose the Slim sauce and normal ranch. She hated the Slim sauce, but the ranch may have been the best ranch we’ve ever had.

Dessert

Slim Chickens also feature jar deserts with all sorts of flavors. Lyric and I chose the strawberry cheesecake jar. This was a flavorful explosion with fresh strawberries, strawberry cheesecake chunks, and whip cream. This somehow got the Lyric rate of 6/10, but it gets the 10/10 from me.

If you have yet, go check out Slim Chickens. If you have had Slim Chickens, let us know what you think about it in the comments! As always thank you for spending apart of your Friday with the Mid-American Crew and I. Stay tuned for more fresh daily content.