It’s official … Iowa will play LSU in the 2014 Outback Bowl!
The last time we played LSU was in the 2005 Capital One Bowl and we sent out coach Nick Saban as a loser at LSU in until the Iron Bowl this season was one of the best endings to a college foot ball game … evah!
But this year we are playing them in the Outback Bowl on January 1, 2014 … that’s right, the Outback Bowl which is named after the Outback Restaurant chain. One of their signature items is the Bloomin’ Onion:
Now here is the deal … I’m a 4th generation ONION farmer and a very proud graduate of the University of Iowa (1988-1990, M.A.) … and because of these two things … I WANT A FREE BLOOMIN’ ONION!
Tonight, shortly after the announcement was made of the fact that Iowa was selected to appear in the Outback Bowl I sent the following e-mail to both the Outback Bowl website and the Outback Restaurant website (screenshots of both e-mails below). Let’s see how these guys respond … I will keep you all posted!
Text of e-mail:
My name is Chris Pawelski. I am a 4th generation ONION farmer from Orange County, NY
see my blog: http://muckville.com
and my current Crowd Funder campaign:
I also was a student at the University of Iowa where I earned my Master of Arts Degree in 1990. I am a diehard Iowa fan! Just look at all of the Iowa clothing I am wearing in the photos in my blog and in the various stories I have appeared in over the years in the media.
That being said … being I am both an Iowa graduate and a 4th generation onion farmer I would hope you would be inclined to provide me with a complimentary free Bllomin’ Onion, being that Iowa will be one of the teams in the 2014 Outback Bowl (http://www.outback.com/menu/bloomin-onion#.UqUl4JHFOYA).
I will be posting about this quest to receive a free Bloomin’ Onion in my Muckville blog some time tomorrow (December 9, 2013). I can send you the link upon request.
Thank you for your time and attention.
University of Iowa graduate and 4th generation onion farmer!
PS: Feel free to support my The Crowd Funder Show campaign to raise enough money for an editor for my memoir “Muckville: Farm Policy, Media and the Strange Oddities of Semi-Rural Life.” All contributions are very much appreciated!