You Guys Sure Have a Lot of Opinions About Soup
“Your quick dismissal of French Onion is going to come back and bite you,” Friend of Grantland Jason warned us in the comments section.
“Hot and Sour and Lobster Bisque are both flashy niche soups; no play in the heartland,” (Apparent) Souper Bowl Analyst Mark wrote after Alphabet made its exit. “They will get thrashed by a traditional powerhouse with good old-fashioned fundamentals.”
“Vegetable is just a staple of American culture, I would think,” said my grandmother, who was “disappointed” in its performance in Souper Bowl I.
Excellent feedback, Jason, Mark, and Grandmother Larimer! Honestly, the Grantland Twitter feed and Facebook page has been BLOWING UP with soup-related comments all week and, as a soup enthusiast, I could not be more thrilled. I could talk about Potato Cheddar for days.
Below you’ll find a few of our favorite Soup-related comments from the past few days. Thanks to Grantland’s Senior Soupologist, Rafe Bartholomew, who pulled this post together. Check back here for the Souper Bowl I: Day 3 results later in the day.
— Thomas Spahr (@EatEthnicDenver) February 1, 2012
When I was promised quality long-form sportswriting I was really hoping Grantland would get around to making a Favorite Soup Tournament.
— Justin Megahan (@justinrmegahan) January 31, 2012
The Souper Bowl needs to expand to 64. Egg drop soup has to be sitting at home pounding its head on the wall yelling Y? goo.gl/7BuJD
— Klint Spiller (@kaspiller) February 1, 2012
— Jason Ditkofsky (@jditka) February 1, 2012
“Actually, the last thing we shot with Matthew [McConaughey], which was really great because we got to surprise him, was from episode seven when Marty’s watching the video tape Rust stole from the Tuttle house and Matthew has his back to Woody. We start rolling and I keep it going and we gather the entire crew right outside the storage unit. We slammed the doors open, which kind of shocked him for a second, and then the whole crew was there to clap for him. It was pretty awesome.”