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Unread 05-24-2009, 09:23 AM   #1
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Default The worst thing that can happen to a new team!

I was told the worst thing that could happen to a first time team was to get a call. Well, we did. We placed thrid in ribs at The Battle of the Pigs yesterday in Gray, TN. We placed 33 of 48 overall, but the ribs made up for what we messed up.
Our team is very excited and planning our next competition. Got a lot of work to do, especially on chicken.
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Unread 05-24-2009, 09:31 AM   #2
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Congrats! Any day you get to walk is a good day! Sounds like you are hooked....welcome to the dark side!

Did you take notes as to what you needed to improve on? Timing? Presentation? Taste? Tenderness? Less Alcohol??

Best of luck in your next competition!

And no, it's not the worst that can's the best that can happen....our very first contest we got a 2nd in pork and a 3rd in brisket, finished 12th our azzes handed to us in ribs and chicken.....that was 5 years ago.......last year, we cooked the AR Invitational....
You are on your way!
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Unread 05-24-2009, 09:35 AM   #3
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Yeah, you are hooked now. LOL

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Unread 05-24-2009, 09:47 AM   #4
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congrats on a great walk on your first time out!
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Unread 05-24-2009, 10:53 AM   #5
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Congrats! Its true, my first contest got a 1st in Chicken and a 10th in Pork out of 55 teams. Now I'm practicing on off weeks and doing 17 comps this year.

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Unread 05-24-2009, 10:59 AM   #6
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Got a call the first time I competed and got hooked. So is it a "bad thing"?
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Unread 05-24-2009, 12:28 PM   #7
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Unread 05-24-2009, 12:58 PM   #8
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Congratulations. It's a lot like golf. It only takes one good hole to bring ya back!

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Unread 05-24-2009, 01:58 PM   #9
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Unread 05-24-2009, 02:11 PM   #10
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I can think of worse things for sure. Congratulation on your success right out of the gate! Keep us posted on how you do in future contests!
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Unread 05-24-2009, 02:13 PM   #11
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Congrats.... we were not far behind you at #6...... better than we have been doing...

I suppose you are really hooked now
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Unread 05-25-2009, 09:18 PM   #12
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Congrats...keep notes and practice that chicken...then learn to hate the chicken...
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Unread 05-25-2009, 11:40 PM   #13
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Yep, one day you'll look back and realize the thousands of dollars that trophy cost you...

Congrats and welcome to this unlikely obsession we call competition barbecue!
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Unread 05-26-2009, 04:15 AM   #14
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Unread 05-26-2009, 08:25 AM   #15
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Awesome first time call. Being hooked is a good thing. You will be
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