Monday, April 9, 2012

Famous Football Quotes

Every now and then we all need a shot in the arm. And who better to provide some motivation than a successful football coach? 

Here are some of my favorite quotes from famous football coaches:

“Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.”
--Lou Holtz

"Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.”
--Knute Rockne

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.”
--Vince Lombardi

“The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.”
--John Madden

“Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.”--Paul "Bear" Bryant

And last but definitely not of my personal favorites:

"Today, you have 100% of your life left."
--Tom Landry

Sunday, April 8, 2012

MSG in Beef Jerky

While at the local big box grocery store today I decided to head over to the snack aisle for some research. The store had a large display of beef jerky. About 20% of it was the store brand and the rest was one of the well known nationally advertised brands.

I picked up a couple of bags and looked over the ingredients list. I immediately noticed a familar with ingredient listed on every bag - MSG. Otherwise known as monosodium glutamate.


Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a flavor enhancer commonly added to Chinese food, canned vegetables, soups and processed meats. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified MSG as a food ingredient that's "generally recognized as safe," the use of MSG remains controversial.
Here's a link the rest of the article. It's a personal decision, but if I have the choice of eating food with MSG or food without I choose food without it.

I prefer to eat beef jerky in it's natural state with minimal processing. And this is why I like to eat jerky from my favorite jerky company.

A quick look at the ingredients label on the Natural Beef Jerky - Original Flavor package revealed the following:

  • Beef Raised Without Added Hormones and Without Antibiotics

  • No Preservatives

  • No Added MSG

  • NO Nitrite

  • NO Erythorbate

  • NO Artificial Ingredients

  • Click here to buy some jerky now.