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Boss is the dog in charge this February at ChabDog Sports Blog …

ChabDog was most happy to have Boss cross his path at work, as we find our way into February.  This very kindhearted, lovable American Bulldog is a sensitive therapy dog, despite his broad shoulder and formidable stature. And with that head, this big boy could certainly hold his bone in the Super Bowl.

A big thank you to Boss, ChabDog of the Month for February, for brightening my day.




— When you’re in the NFL playoffs, you’d better not look back, because the team from Boston may be gaining on you;
— Therapy all those suckers, including yours truly, who thought this year’s Chiefs had the cojones to tip toe past the Titans;
— Defective Darrelle “Butthead” Reavis looking for reasons to avoid contact;
— Memo to the Chiefs — the NFL is no country for old men;
— The hunt still goes on for Kareem Hunt (where’d he go on Saturday);
— Why again did the whole freaking team go on strike when Kelce got knocked out;
— Reid will rather go to al anon meetings every day, than keep Alex Smith another year;
— Kirk Cousins to KC (KC in KC?);
— Jeff Triplette is retiring as a ref … with good reason;
— Cleveland Brown fans apparently love showing their “O” face, just like Drew in Office Space;
— Alexa is our favorite thermeter:
— Andy Reid is Schultz, Frank Fleming and a little bit of Milton Wadams;
— Rams’ season turns to shit due to Farrelle Cooper’s failure to bring his pooper scooper;
— Well-read finds it necessary to curry favor with Harlin/facedechef by telling us he knew all along it would be Atlanta, then makes the mistake of being a contrarian as regards Carolina;
— Huggy Bear just didn’t look hungry enough;
— Sellout Dolphins fail with Fale;
— Baltimore never showed less fortitude than when they lost to the Bungles;
— Steelers had better beware of airing your dirty Laundry Jones;
— Minnesota will be very comfortable at home in its Viking ship with a lid on it;
— Ralph rejoices that Pagano finally went; now the question becomes, which recycled part with be the new compass for this sinking ship;
— Is Belichick the next Tuna … deciding to jump ship for New York amid a Super Bowl run;
— Remembering departed “Coach”, Jerry van Dyke;
— We play the theme song from the “penis van lesbian” show;
— Time to party like it’s 1999 in Orchard Park… that one helluvan angry orchard since the Mucus City Miracle play (was or wasn’t it a forward pass);
— Remembering when the air went out of McNair;
— Frank thinks the Titans will be “obliterized” in Foxborough,… so they have that going for them, which is nice!;
— How TB #12 compares with Stah Lag 13;
— Maaahk’s caaaaah wouldn’t staaaaaaht, so he was a little taaahdy;
— Tennessee has the strongest Henry since John;
— Why Caruso was so impressed with the Titans;
— Tank grudgingly admits that Gronk is without peer;
— Low T in KC;
— What Fleming has in common with Marcus Peters (of course, excluding body type);
— Marc’s dream job (as taken from the movie “Coming to America”);
— Drilling for oil with the cantankerous cabbie;
— Miami continues its engagement with Gase;
— Who’s banging Gisele? What’s going on with football’s Tony Robbins, Guerrero?
— What does avocado ice cream taste like?
— Frank leaves before Marc can enroll him in the MC 71 program;
— and more

Here’s to Uga X — ChabDog of the Month for January 2018

Yes, there is Handsome Dan from Yale, as well as Victor E. III from Fresno St. and Bully from Mississippi St., but what Bulldog mascot can possibly compare to Uga X of UGA.

At the risk of the dreaded ChabDog hex, we designate this beauty as our calendar canine and wish your team the best in the finals against all that Crimson pride.

Good luck Bulldogs!

Time to make some space for Trace the Norwegian Elkhound, ChabDog of the Month for December 2017

December is a most appropriate month to celebrate Trace, the beautiful Norwegian Elkhound, as ChabDog of the Month.  If you happen to brush up against this dog’s luxurious coat, and it’s obvious he’s well prepared for anything that this wintry month can throw out there in terms of chilly weather.  This athletic, friendly guy is a great companion and has a loud bark that would make him perfect for the broadcast booth.

He loves beef jerky, playing with his owners, and despite being a great sentry/early warning system for your house, will probably lick any intruder to death … irrespective of their actual intentions.

Say hello to our newest ChabDog of the Month.

The sun never sets on either the English Empire of Queen Victoria or on the endless supply of quality ChabDogs of the Month … this November, it’s Oscar and Felix

Baseball season’s over, but say hello to my not-so-little four legged English setter friends Oscar and Felix … or it Felix and Oscar.

Talk about charmers, these two couldn’t have been more playful and entertaining; watching them go at it with each other … rehearsing their professional

wrestling moves … is one great way to stay awake at a 7 am networking meeting.  Thanks you for making my day my Odd Couple brothers!  An intensely funny video to follow.

Go to the Grindz in Hermosa Beach for the best burger in town …

Actually, this isn’t just any ordinary burger.  It’s 1/2 pound of juicy goodness, cooked to perfection and dressed with homemade garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese … and the pièce de résistance … a few larger than life helpings of the most tasty, satisfying pieces of bacon you’ve ever had.  This comes nestled inside a fresh, lightly toasted brioche bun, and accompanied with your choice of mac salad or one of the Grindz’s other delicious sides.

Stop by and treat yourself to a burger you won’t soon forget!

Add Original Rinaldi’s Chubby Chabby to your lunch wish list…

Thank you Marc Caruso, for insisting that Original Rinaldi’s come up with this fully loaded weapon of hunger destruction … the “Chubby Chabby”.

We’ve got plenty of roast beef for the cantankerous cabbie, ham for wanna be comedian ChabDog, prosciutto for refined Well-read, and some savory salami for Frank the Tank.

Put that in a toasted bun, with melted mozzarella and some perfectly grilled onions, and you’re set for lunch … and few hours after that.

And thank you to Dylan Ben Harris and everyone else at Original Rinaldis, for making my 5 minute drive over to your culinary paradise a monthly pilgrimage I hold dear to my hear, if not my stomach.

Lots of delicious Chicken Barbecue going on at the Grindz at 1601 …

For our lunch meeting, Sahar and I sampled the Chicken Barbecue menu options at The Grindz at 1601 recently.  I opted for the monster sandwich (yes it really is a big as it looks), and enjoyed every bite.  The barbecue sauce was tasty but not too spicy and the chicken was juicy and satisfying.  The sandwich comes dressed with lettuce and tomato, on buttered, toasted sourdough.  And top it all off with that trust Grindz stanby … the mac salad.  What a bomb it is!

Sahar seem to thoroughly enjoy her Barbecue Chicken Plate, which comes with plenty of chicken, along with white rice, mac salad and cabbage slaw.  I think she plans to bring her son back for another lunch … I hear they have great hot dogs!  Thanks again Grindz for always delivering on my lofty expectations.


Sneak preview of the new and improved “vote” questions on ChabDog Sports Blog:

Sneak preview:
1. Which QB will be the first to go down with an extended-game injury: (a) Jaywalking Jay Cutler; (b) Cleveland’s signal caller, whomever he is; (c) Dandy Andy Dalton, the red headed Bungling stepchild; (d) Captain Kirk Cousins; (e) Carson Not So Rosy Palmer; or (f) Carson George Wendtz.
2. What was the worst pick yet on ChabDog Sports Talk? (a) ChabDog picking the Jags in Week 2; (b) Marc saying there’s no @#$@#$ way we can lose to Carolina; (c) Eric insisting Buffalo had no chance against Denver; (d) Every freaking pick Frankie Midnight made on Week 4; or (e) Drew insisting that the Cubs had to choke last year.
3. Who is the sexiest tennis or golf wife/companion (recent past also qualifies)? (a) Ester “the 700 year itch” Berdych; (b) Mrs. Feliciano Lopez; (c) gobbledygook Gulbus’ love interest; (d) the counterpart to KA; (e) Caroline Wozniacki (if you count her as attached to ex-boyfriend Rory); or (f) Sugarpova (if attached to Baby Fed).

Dine like a King at Original Rinaldi’s with the “King of Sepulveda” sandwich …

Gotta love this tasty item on the Original Rinaldi’s menu, loaded with juicy pastrami, melted swiss cheese, deli mustard and, of course, a cold dill pickle.  This is an unmitigated joy to eat, surrounded by a fresh, toasted sub roll, and when you add some creamy mac salad and TNT sauce, you have a heavenly combo.  All for about $11, with a drink at where else,…. Original Rinaldi’s.  Go get yourself one!


Let’s give a hearty welcome to Big Bruno, ChabDog of the Month for October 2017…

With MLB Playoffs, NFL, NHL and NBA getting into gear, it’s a great month to welcome a great big dog like Bruno as ChabDog of the Month.

Say hello to this 2+ year old Great Dane, who has one of the longest leashes I’ve ever seen, and when he gets up on his hind quarters, could probably play some b-ball.

I didn’t hear his bark, but I suspect it resonates.  We’re sure to have a big, big month with Bruno on our team.

Keep abreast of the best in fresh sports podcasts and scintillating live feed by tuning in to ChabDog Sports Network — we’ve got it all, including …

From ChabDog Sports Talk, to Tank’s Vlog, to Catch This Fade, to Strong as STEELE, we’ve got the slant you need,

to liven up that podcast feed.  And reasons enough to listen are the 1970s and 80s commercials.  A little dab of the Chab will do ya!



Double click on the pics … you’ll start salivating …

Stop by the Grindz, have some mouth watering food, and do some business.  ChabDog had the pleasure of dining with fellow NFL addict Eric Read, and sampled one truly delicious protein bowl.

The sausage was scrumptious, in combination with a beautifully cooked egg, rice and pico.  My focus was on the Chicken Club … just look at that perfectly toasted bread, and what’s inside is truly decadent.

The chicken was melt in your mouth, and does a dance for your taste buds in concert with some special pesto sauce, lovely melted cheese and of course bacon.  Once you finish the sandwich, these’s a cold, breath of fresh air dill picke and the old standby… mac salad!

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