The Colts and Indiana Pork have partnered in search of the best pork tailgate recipe in all of Colts Nation, and guess who is in charge of it? Yours truly! We’re going to be searching for the best pork tailgate recipes you have to offer. This week, our favorite was from Jake Hehman of Greenwood, Indiana. His smoked pulled pork recipe makes my mouth water just reading it!
Here’s his recipe:
“I start off with a 12-16 lbs. pork shoulder ( Boston butt )
I inject it with a mixture of apple Juice, pineapple juice, and Worcestershire sauce-
I only ever use a dry rub and gently rub a mixture, however, I do use a mixture of mustard with a Dab of hot sauce for the dry rub to stick to— dry rub consist of salt, pepper, brown sugar, and crushed red peppers-
After allowing it to sit overnight — I get the smoker set to 225-235 degrees F- and in the meantime allow the pork to sit at room temp before I start the smoking process- smoke it low and slow to my desired temp– and then let it rest before shredding it apart-
Final product is a sweet and heat pulled pork- with some coleslaw all nestled between a Hawaiian roll- no need for BBQ sauce with this guy!”
Wow, I may need to try this out for myself! Jake will receive a prize pack consisting of a $75 Meijer gift certificate, Bacon Nation Cook Book, Indiana Pork Apron, Colts hat, Colts yearbook and Colts 2012 Season DVD. PLUS he will be entered into the grand prize which is the Traeger Lil’ Pig Grill.
Think your recipe has what it takes? Enter it here.
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Late last week, ESPN’s Ron Jaworski returned to the city of Indianapolis as the keynote speaker for the Colts Kickoff Luncheon.
A few hours before Jaworski spoke at The Westin Hotel, it was announced that Indianapolis was bidding on the 2018 Super Bowl.
“You deserve to have another Super Bowl in Indianapolis,” Jaworski said to the luncheon crowd. “A coupe of years ago, it was a great, fantastic time. Everyone that I’ve spoken to around the country said Indianapolis deserves another opportunity and you will get it, so I look forward to coming back here in 2018.”
While future Super Bowls was the early topic for Jaworski, the former NFL quarterback wanted to get into the Colts current Super Bowl chances.
He says the excitement that he feels when he comes around the Colts is not something he gets around many NFL teams.
“I haven’t thrown a meaningful pass in 23 years but when I come here, I get excited. I actually think I could drop back because I get so much excitement when I’m around this group.”
“There’s just enthusiasm, that passion for the game. How can you not feel that this is a team that can compete for a Super Bowl when you’re around these guys, and you’re around these coaches and you’re around this organization.”
As a 17-year NFL veteran, Jaworski has been around his fair share of Super Bowl teams and he sees something similar in the 2013 Indianapolis Colts.
“I’ve always believed there are certain intangibles you need to win a Super Bowl and I believe the Indianapolis Colts have those intangibles that are so critical to be a World Champion, not to be a playoff team, but to be a World Champion.”
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The Indianapolis Colts have made some improvements to their digital properties since last season to give fans a better gameday experience regardless of your location.
This is our checklist to ensure you get the most comprehensive gameday coverage from your favorite team.
- Colts.com – Visit Colts.com on gameday to see our interactice gameday page. From scoring updates to social media integration, it’s the one place that is a must for Colts Fans on gameday.
- Colts Mobile App – Will the roof be open or closed? Who’s playing and who isn’t? Download the Colts Mobile App to stay in the know prior to kickoff and be sure to enable to “push notifications” to get updates sent right to your phone. Going to Lucas Oil Stadium for the game? The Colts Mobile App has tons of built-in features for you to use while at the game. Download the Colts Mobile App here.
- Social Media – Follow the Colts Official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for behind-the-scenes coverage from gameday regardless of if we’re home or away. Also, follow Colts.com Writers Craig Kelley and Kevin Bowen on Twitter for their thoughts from the games. And of course, follow our Owner Jim Irsay for more news and contests.
- Hashtags – We have a variety of gameday hashtags for fans to use to interact with the team as well as each other. #ColtsNation is used for fans to connect with other fans from all across the world. #OAKvsIND is our game hashtag, this changes week by week depending on the opponent. #COLTSTRONG is a way for fans to show their pride, you can also use #WeAreCOLTSTRONG as well as #IamCOLTSTRONG as a rally cry to get fired up for the game!
- Photos – Share your photos on any social networks using #COLTSTRONGfans and we may featuring them on Colts.com!
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The Colts will embark on their final day of practice this morning in preparation for the regular season opener on Sunday. Today’s news looks at Cory Redding away from football, the return of Anthony Castonzo and Andrew Luck’s low profile.
Take a look below at the top pieces from Friday, September 6th.
By: Stephen Holder, Indy Star
Holder’s Q and A with Cory Redding covers a variety of topics.
Redding answers questions on high school football in Texas, his charitable organizations, what type of music he listens to and his favorite television shows.
By: Stephen Holder and Mike Chappell, Indy Star
The man who is in charge of protecting the blindside of Andrew Luck returned to practice on Thursday afternoon.
With Castonzo returning to the lineup, it looks like the Colts will have their starting offensive line in tact to start the season.
“It all starts up front,” offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said Thursday. “Our offensive line has consistently gotten better since the start of camp. We expect that we’re going to be able to come out and control the line of scrimmage. That’s our ultimate goal.”
By: Zak Keefer, Indy Star
Keefer’s feature on Luck looks at the signal caller away from the gridiron and the low profile he has kept after on year in the NFL.
“I try not to get too wound up in the commercial side of things,” Luck says. “And I wanted to be sure with anything I did … could I put my whole heart in it?”
Luck was busy, after all; the extracurriculars were simply bumped down the list. He finished his degree at Stanford, moved into a downtown Indianapolis apartment and dove into his new playbook. Football came first. The rest waited its turn.
“A big part of me wanted to make sure: If you can handle things on the football field, the opportunities will come,” Luck said.
Tags: Andrew Luck, anthony castonzo, cory redding, Pep Hamilton
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Looking for a place to have your Colts questions answered at the end of the week? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
On Friday, I will host a one-hour chat called “Horseshoe Roundup” beginning at 2:00 p.m EST.
The chat will cover a variety of topics with the focus being the pertinent news during that time period. I will take your questions and try to answer as many as I can during the hour.
For this week, the Colts have their 53-man roster and are ready for the regular season opener?
What were your thoughts on this week’s roster cuts?
Do you like what you are hearing injury wise heading into Sunday’s game against Oakland?
What are your expectations for the regular season opener?
Feel free to join the chat via this link around 2:00 p.m. on Friday (scroll to the bottom of the page) and we will talk for an hour about whatever is on your mind.
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