Tuesdays on The Salute

Tuesdays on The Salute

If you’ve read this column or my tweets, you know I’m a pretty superstitious fan. As someone that rarely is able to attend K-State games in person, most of my superstitions deal with my behaviors while watching from my living room. Some of you may know one of my big superstitions centers around drinking Tallgrass while watching the Cats. It’s a great brewery and it’s from Manhattan so of course it impacts what happens on the field.

With the remainder of the conference season ahead, I’m breaking down how many delicious Tallgrass brews are needed to ensure a K-State victory. (Maximum of 4 since they come in 4-packs and I’m a responsible person.)

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October 4 vs Texas Tech

This Saturday will only need 2 beers to lock up Wildcat victory.

The Red Raiders defense is a mess. Jake Waters, Tyler Lockett and the rest of the Wildcat receivers should have this one locked up by halftime.

can-velvet-roostercan-ethos-ipacan-velvet-roostercan-ethos-ipaOctober 18 at Oklahoma

A bye week leading in to this one will be huge, but this game will need 4 cans of Ethos or Rooster. This game will go a long way to determining the conference title and you know OU hasn’t forgotten the Cats victory in Norman two years ago.


 can-8-bitcan-zombie-monkie can-pub-aleOctober 25 vs Texas

I think you might just need 2 1/2. Split one with a fellow beer drinking friend if you have one. The Longhorns don’t look good right now and might not be much better in a month. Plus, it’s in Manhattan so I think it’s a lock for a Wildcat victory.

can-buffalo-sweat can-ethos-ipa can-velvet-roosterNovember 1 vs Oklahoma St

Probably would be 4 if in Stillwater, but the home-field makes it a little easier. We’ll see if the Cowboys have the offense rolling by then. I see a tight first half with a big play swinging the tide for the Wildcats in the 3rd quarter.


can-zombie-monkie can-8-bit can-pub-aleNovember 8 at TCU

First road test in 3 weeks could be a big challenge. I don’t know what to make of the Horned Frogs, but their offense looks substantially better than it did last year. The 2012 Cats fought a low scoring contest in Fort Worth. I expect another tight one this year.


can-buffalo-sweat can-ethos-ipaNovember 20 at West Virginia (Thursday)

Realistically, this might be the biggest trap game on the schedule. It’s a game K-State simply can not lose. I don’t think the Cats will lose. However, a sluggish start in Morgantown could get those crazy Mountaineer fans whipped into a frenzy.


can-velvet-roosterNovember 29 vs Kansas

Realistically, this game should be zero, but I still want a Tallgrass while I watch the Governor’s Cup stay in the hands of the boys in purple.

What a mess KU has turned in to?!


can-zombie-monkie can-8-bit can-pub-ale can-buffalo-sweatDecember 6 at Baylor

Those darn Baylor Bears. And Waco. Do we want to beat Baylor more than OU these days? I think the heartbreak in 2012 has made this the game I want to win most every season. It going to be a challenge and will need a whole 4 pack.

So there you go. I wrote a column where I quantified the difficulty of the schedule through Tallgrass beer. (Still hoping to get some financial or liquid payment for all my promotion of their product.)

Go Cats! Beat Tech!

About The Author

Seth is a 2000 graduate of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism at Kansas State. While in Manhattan he wrote for the Kansas State Collegian, reported for the Wildcat 91.9 and interned at KSNT-TV in Topeka. He teaches now, but still play with his journalism degree. Living in the middle of Missouri makes it harder to follow the Cats, but he wears enough purple to draw stares at the grocery store. Follow him on Twitter at @catbacker77

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