The Monday Morning Power Digest: May 9, 2022
Never half ass two things. Whole ass one thing.
Good morning, all. Welcome to another glorious week of MMPD. Summer is right around the corner. Pollen is wreaking havoc on my upper respiratory system. I thought it was covid for a second, but turns out it was just good old fashioned allergies.
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Off we go.
**IMPORTANT MMPD BULLETIN**
I am headed to Miami for vacation next week and I will be far too busy wearing linen shirts and drinking caipirinhas to do the MMPD.
Revelation of the Week
The Savannah Bananas were in KC this past weekend. I was lucky enough to do some PR work for this event with them and the Kansas City Monarchs, so I got a peek into how they operate. They packed almost 7,000 people into an independent league ballpark two nights in a row and rocked the place from the minute they opened the gates.
I have been to the Stanley Cup, the World Series, the AFC Championship Game, I’ve worked for one of the best minor league hockey organizations in North America. They put on an exhibition game of “Banana ball” and this was legitimately one of the best sporting events I have ever been to. There wasn’t a single kid with their face buried in their phone, the crowd was engaged from the hour leading up to the game all the way through their modified two-hour game. Highly recommend hitting a game if they happen to be barnstorming in your neck of the woods, but good luck getting a ticket.
10/10. Their owner Jesse Cole is a human lightning rod. The guy “gets it.” I plan on scooping up his book “Fans First” when it comes out next week.
Live Music Dopamine Hit of the Week
The Texas Tornados live in Austin in 1990. Tejano kings.
Pre-tech bro and investment capital 1990s Austin is an elite aesthetic. I yearn for a world like this.
BBQ School Tip of the Week
Smoked spare ribs and baby backs for Mother’s Day, because Jessica McGannon is a saint and the least her vagabond son can do is make her a BBQ feast. Threw some apple-jalapeño slaw, German potato salad and cheesy garlic bread on the side. I am struggling to stay awake as I type this.
I used Jonny White’s (Goldee’s BBQ in Fort Worth) spare rib method on the ribs. Smoke at 225-250 over apple chunks and a Kingsford bed ‘til it was temping 175 degrees, wrap in foil with butter and rub, cook for 30 minutes and rest.
Money quote: “There is no secret. The secret is I’m a really good cook.”
Zillow House That Would Financially Ruin Me of the Week
Price Tag: $2.7 million
Sq. Footage: 5,571
Where my Asheville fans at? I feel like Asheville never gets the love it deserves. I feel like North Carolina overall never gets the love it deserves. This mountain estate has a home theater, outdoor wood burning pizza oven and an infinity pool as well as cathedral ceilings, panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and some baller ass finishes.
An outdoor pizza oven is a massive flex. Owning something that costs $10,000 that you might use 2-3 times a year when you have people over for your “Hey, I’m thinking about firing up the brick pizza oven” party. I don’t want to call it a useless appliance, but there’s no way you are getting any sort of return on that thing. Cleanup nightmare. I guess that’s why you hire maids.
What I Wrote This Week
Building the Perfect KC BBQ Tray (Do A Win Today)
The KC BBQ Watchlist For Summer 2022 (Do A Win Today)
That’s it for this week. Go get ‘em.