Intern Jack Black Street Scam

Since sophomore year of high school, people have been telling me that I look like Jack Black.  In fact, it was the first thing Mojo said to me.  Here is a video of Spike, Intern Angelica, and I hitting up a screening of Kung Fu Panda 3 to give a speech and sign autographs for the kids…as JB.


Mojo’s Flight to the North Pole

Over the holidays, Mojo in the Morning flew more than 60 ill children from local area hospitals to the ‘North Pole.’

It was an amazing experience to be a part of.  There aren’t many feelings like that of witnessing someone experience the best day of their life.  I am thankful I got to tag along and make this video for the event.

Thank You For Kickin’ It


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We are years away from another World Cup, but tonight, soccer has America’s attention. Millions will tune in to watch USWNT take on China in what will be captain Abby Wambach’s final game before retirement.  At age 35, and after 250 international caps, the superstar will take the field one last time, in front of a home crowd, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

After a heartbreaking loss, in penalty kicks, to Japan in the 2011 World Cup final, Wambach got her redemption this year when the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Japan to win it all.   It was the storybook ending to her already illustrious career.

From Mia Hamm to President Obama, it seems as though everybody is heading to Twitter to express their admiration of the athlete, whom many consider to be the greatest of all time (GOAT):

Gatorade and Nike both released EMOTIONAL videos (Warning: have tissues handy) to honor Abby’s career and accomplishments.


You can watch Wambach put on her red, white, and blues for the final time tonight at 8:00pm ET on Fox Sports One or stream online using FoxSportsGo. (with proper subscription). Thank you for all you have done for the sport, and congratulations on everything that you have accomplished, Abby!  I believe that we will win.




How To Make Alabama White Sauce

Homemade Alabama White Sauce.

Homemade Alabama White Sauce.

As the four of you who actually read these writings are aware: I am a big fan of the Union Woodshop.  Their pork is on point and the beef is ballin’ out. However, quality meats aren’t the only must-have to run a successful BBQ joint, like the Woodshop.  As G. Love put it, “my baby’s got sauce.”  You need some diverse sauces to really bring out the best in your BBQ servings.  The Woodshop allows your tastebuds to travel the country with their sauce samples.  Traditional Memphis sauce (for that true Beale Street BBQ flavor), a Chinatown inspired New York BBQ, mustardy South Carolina, chipotle Texas, mayo based Bama white sauce, and two off the menu favorites–Hell Sauce (ghost pepper infused, but not overpowering) and North Carolina (a vinegar sauce perfect for pulled pork–but that’s just me).

All of the sauces are, as Guy Fieri would put it, DYNAMITE.  Take a finger and try them all, see what you like.  Through many sessions of trial and error, I have discovered that BBQ sauce is like wine.  For each meat, there is a sauce that you should pair it with.  Nothing shows this correlation better than the Alabama White Sauce and chicken.  Ooo baby.  This sauce can turn bland chicken into a cocky rooster.  They should call it Foghorn Leghorn Chicken.  It’s got attitude.  I usually don’t go to BBQ places for the chicken, but this sauce, alone, changes my mind every time.  Now, I’m proud to say, I’ve learned how to make it.  Well…not theirs…theirs is definitely still better than mine…but I’m close!  It’s super easy, too.  You most likely have all the ingredients you need in your fridge in pantry already.  Here’s what you need (to make enough for a group, or save some for later):

  • 1 cup mayo (light works, if you’re worried about that)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon hot chili paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • dash (or two) of salt and ground black pepper
  • tiny bit of garlic, because it belongs in everything

Wrap it up with some foil, let it chill for a little bit and enjoy with some chicken.  Time to grow up, no more Hidden Valley!

Campus Chowdown Ep. 4: Tios Mexican Cafe (University of Michigan)

We wanted to spice our new episode of Campus Chowdown up, so we invited Guy Fieri to come host the episode.  In the fourth installment of Campus Chowdown, the boys attempt to conquer Mt. Nacheesmo, a five-pound nacho platter, at Tios Mexican Cafe in Ann Arbor.

This was the first challenge that we have featured that was also showcased by Adam Richman on Man v. Food.  He was able to put it down, but will we?