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Plowboy
02-02-2009, 07:58 PM
I just learned from the Bullsheet that we got invited to Shannon, IL for this year's Butt to Butt contest! I'm stoked! I went last year on my own to help Mean Dean's Smokin' Machine with their Butt to Butt X entry. It was Dean's entry, but I was there for morale support and an extra hand. It was an amazing event. My dream was to make it back there someday to compete myself.

Dreams come true!

We actually didn't win any of the qualifying events, but are listed as a special invite. You see, the Pork winners of the GAB Invitiational and American Royal Open are invited. We won Pork at the GAB Open and the American Royal Invitational. :roll: Right category... wrong contests. The Butt to Butt officials must have taken this into account.

Oh, and we placed in pork in all four of the GAB (4th & 1st) and AMR (1st & 13th) contests.

Randy and Andy - Pack your bags... we're going to the Field of Dreams!

ov1
02-02-2009, 08:03 PM
Congrats on the invite!




Ottie
The Flying Burritos

Alexa RnQ
02-02-2009, 08:13 PM
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HeSmellsLikeSmoke
02-02-2009, 08:16 PM
Now that is great news Todd. Congratulations

Buster Dog BBQ
02-02-2009, 08:21 PM
That's exciting Todd.

Ron_L
02-02-2009, 10:41 PM
Cool! See you there!

Neal
02-02-2009, 11:29 PM
Congrats on making it back to the Field of Terror...err, Dreams! If Dean comes back with you, remind him to keep track of those stray embers of charcoal...and leave the propane at home!

I'd hate for you to have to be a hero two years in a row...

2008 Butt to Butt (http://dodgecountysmokers.blogspot.com/2008/07/illinois-state-bbq-championship-field_17.html)

Plowboy
02-02-2009, 11:37 PM
Congrats on making it back to the Field of Terror...err, Dreams! If Dean comes back with you, remind him to keep track of those stray embers of charcoal...and leave the propane at home!

I'd hate for you to have to be a hero two years in a row...

2008 Butt to Butt (http://dodgecountysmokers.blogspot.com/2008/07/illinois-state-bbq-championship-field_17.html)


Bring it on! I have two fire extinguishers now.

U2CANQUE
02-03-2009, 07:05 AM
cool.......major congrats

Bbq Bubba
02-03-2009, 07:18 AM
Congrats Todd!

I would only expect the best Pork cooker in the country to be invited! :cool:

bbqbull
02-03-2009, 07:20 AM
Congrats on the invite Todd!

parrothead
02-03-2009, 07:53 AM
Very nice.

paydabill
02-03-2009, 08:00 AM
Congrats Todd. Good luck.

Paola Greg
02-03-2009, 08:50 AM
I read that yesterday too Todd, congratulations!

Sledneck
02-03-2009, 08:53 AM
Congrats

Scottie
02-03-2009, 09:31 AM
Andy can just come after Lake Placid... Nothing beats the Adirondacks and then going to the fields of Shannon...

Stoke&Smoke
02-03-2009, 09:33 AM
Congrats Todd!

Hope to see you there!

Captain Caveman
02-03-2009, 09:41 AM
good job Todd! Congrats!

ique
02-03-2009, 12:36 PM
I just learned from the Bullsheet that we got invited to Shannon, IL for this year's Butt to Butt contest!


Congrats Todd! That is one event I've always wanted to cook... I guess I was waiting until I somehow qualified for butt-to-butt... maybe someday... Good Luck!

HoDeDo
02-03-2009, 12:37 PM
Todd and I pretty much swap up catagories at will when we cook together... About 1/2 way through the season, we swapped up Brisket and Pork. I imagine if I try to go to Shannon, I might be cookin brisket instead of pork :)

Scottie, I dont think this trip is in the cards though.... We are hitting Boston Hills, then Placid, then sauntering back to KS. I would only have a day, maybe two.... to get recovered from the 2 week NE run... I just don't have the stamina you do!!!

I have to get rested up (and caught up at the office) so Todd & I can go defend our Grand Champ win in Burlington @ the Wild Blue BBQ the following week. I have no doubts Todd will bring the Plowboys "A" game to Shannon. That and two commercial fire extinguishers, and it will be a heck of a trip!

Scottie
02-03-2009, 12:38 PM
Suck it up... :roll:

there's only one Shannon...

HoDeDo
02-03-2009, 12:43 PM
We'll see... I told Todd it's unlikely... 2 weeks Living in the trailer, with the fam-damily - and two contests... should be interesting. Esp. with the pup along for the trip.

Sledneck
02-03-2009, 12:44 PM
http://www.ilstatebbqchampionship.com/Butt_to_Butt.htm

lazyjacres
02-03-2009, 01:10 PM
I'll be there also. I'm pretty pumped about this one also.
I was talking to Rod Gray about how they do the awards. Sounds like it could be pretty intense. See ya there.

paydabill
02-03-2009, 01:18 PM
I'll be there also. I'm pretty pumped about this one also.
I was talking to Rod Gray about how they do the awards. Sounds like it could be pretty intense. See ya there.

I forgot that Jamie qualified as well - Good luck!

The Pickled Pig
02-03-2009, 02:06 PM
Congrats on the invitation Todd!

Plowboy
02-03-2009, 03:11 PM
Todd and I pretty much swap up catagories at will when we cook together... About 1/2 way through the season, we swapped up Brisket and Pork. I imagine if I try to go to Shannon, I might be cookin brisket instead of pork :)

Scottie, I dont think this trip is in the cards though.... We are hitting Boston Hills, then Placid, then sauntering back to KS. I would only have a day, maybe two.... to get recovered from the 2 week NE run... I just don't have the stamina you do!!!

I have to get rested up (and caught up at the office) so Todd & I can go defend our Grand Champ win in Burlington @ the Wild Blue BBQ the following week. I have no doubts Todd will bring the Plowboys "A" game to Shannon. That and two commercial fire extinguishers, and it will be a heck of a trip!

I'm hoping that at least Randy or you can come. Haven't talked to Randy yet.

Plowboy
02-03-2009, 03:15 PM
I'll be there also. I'm pretty pumped about this one also.
I was talking to Rod Gray about how they do the awards. Sounds like it could be pretty intense. See ya there.

It is very intense. Tom and Char did the River City Roundup awards in a similar way. They pull up one person per team for the top 10. Then one by one, they send you packing until only 1st and 10th are left standing. Talk about a walk of shame. :cry: One person is the big winner and the other the big loser.

Tom and Char counted down from 10 so that Reserve and Grand are left standing. For us, we knew that 4 Legs up had the Grand, so we were excited to be there for the last 2.

CajunSmoker
02-03-2009, 06:59 PM
Congrats Todd!

I would only expect the best Pork cooker in the country to be invited! :cool:


Suck up:roll: It's true, but your still a suck up:biggrin:

Congrats guys, that's awesome:cool:

Rub
02-03-2009, 07:07 PM
Ccongrats, that's pretty cool!

lazyjacres
02-03-2009, 07:54 PM
Then one by one, they send you packing until only 1st and 10th are left standing. Talk about a walk of shame. :cry: One person is the big winner and the other the big loser.


Well, you can't really be a loser amongst that crowd. I"m just farking thrilled to have a shot at 10th place.

Bones
02-03-2009, 09:21 PM
Congrats on your invite.
Hopefully it wont storm like it did last year.
I would love to compete in the butt to butt one day.

Chris

Plowboy
02-04-2009, 07:23 AM
Well, you can't really be a loser amongst that crowd.


I'll sure try. :wink: