It isn’t often Producer Tayls comes up with a suggestion for a blog, but when he does, I listen… So this morning when he asked if I had seen this “anti-chicken meat” quote from Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh (well known Milk Boy – and therefore someone whose opinion I trust wholeheartedly) and I didn’t know about it – I knew I had to investigate. From Yahoo Sports:
“Early in his Michigan tenure, Harbaugh pulled (former QB Wilton) Speight aside and told him not to eat chicken, a protein that is considered fairly safe by nutritionists. When Speight asked why, Harbaugh said, ‘because it’s a nervous bird.’
“‘He thinks some type of sickness injected its way into the human population when people began eating white meats instead of beef and pork,’ Speight says. ‘And he believes it, 100 percent.'”
Love this. LOVE this. A war on chicken meat?!
For too long we’ve looked at chicken as this “healthy” meat alternative to red meat. Less saturated fats, high in protein, less cholestorol, BLAH BLAH BLAH!! But here comes Jim Harbaugh to change that narrative, and quite frankly, I think it’s very brave of him. Almost braver than the time he wore that over-sized AI jersey over a long sleeve shirt to a recruit trip…
Back back to the subject: chicken meat sucking ass.
Red meat – namely STEAKS – are just wayyyyy better tasting than chicken. Sure, anyone can make chicken taste better by putting in some effort marinating it, tossing some spices on it, etc. OR I can literally do nothing but throw a steak on a grill and that red meat will taste AMAZEBALLS.
But he doesn’t just believe in red meat for its superior taste (which is obvious). Digging through the archives, I found that back in 2015 on his own radio show, Harbaugh unveiled what he believes to be the four natural steroids: sleep, milk (whole milk), water and steak.
I am absolutely, wholeheartedly ALL IN on this. I may switch my whole diet to this today honestly. All day, every day – Harbaugh steroids, and only Harbaugh steroids.
I mean, I already eat steak on the reg* (sick brag on making enough to buy steaks, am I right?) and drink whole milk** – so really I just need to work on the sleep and water aspects?? That part will be easy peasy.
Jim, I know you’re Michigan’s head coach and come September 1, I’m going to have to hate you… But Goddamn do I respect you and your CLEARLY correct dietary laws.
Milk. Steak. Sleep. Repeat.
* = to the point where the last time I donated blood they told me I had too much iron in my blood and that I should cut back on red meat… Yaaaaaaaaa, don’t think so!
** = Between Producer Tayls and I, the WCS HQ crushes about two gallons of whole milk a week. I have to imagine during Movember when I crushed milk to raise money, those numbers spiked to three or four… YOLO!!!