Your 8.28.19 Playpen

What did you do in The Great Chicken Sandwich War of 2019, daddy?

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  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    I’ll throw this thread in the gutter first thing:
    Which one does Trump like? That’s the one I hate/like/choke down.

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  2. I haven’t had the Popeye’s sandwich, but I’m a CFA guy through and through. Combo #1 with waffle fries and a diet lemonade (and the frozen key lime is darn good). I miss the CFA cole slaw.

    I think I might have figured out what’s for lunch.

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    • Mark

      I miss the slaw, too. A lot.

      I am a nugget kind of guy, so I don’t have a dog in the sandwich fight. I will say, though, that in general, CFA rules!

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    • tiredofidsearch

      And the chicken salad….. that stuff was awesome.
      The mac and cheese they recently came put with is pretty good for fast food.
      No way Popeyes can be better than CFA (not that I have had one, they seem to be sold out.of them everywhere from what I have read… nice planning there Popeyes).

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      • My wife loved the chicken salad.

        If you need a chicken salad fix, go to Chicken Salad Chick. It’s darn good, and their spicy pimento cheese has a big kick to it.

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        • Otto

          As someone who lives and work next to a CFA I would the chicken salad as a change from the routine.

          It is missed along with the carrot salad.

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  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    There hasn’t been anything this exciting in Greensboro since the Klan/Commie shootings in 79.

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  4. CB

    Went to Popeyes. They were out of bread. Went to Chick Fil A.

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  5. Argondawg

    Drove by Popeyes in Athens two days ago. Seems like a good place for a brawl to break out at any minute. I do love some Popeyes chicken though.

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    • Sides

      Popeyes like a third world country? Is that you Paul?

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    • Admiral Sackbar

      My one time being summoned to jury duty was over an incident that happened at the Popeye’s on Prince. There was an altercation that escalated to a manager getting shoved in the freezer

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      • Prince is really “interesting” with the three fast food joints right there and the folks with business at the hospital. The other hotspot there is the Kangaroo on Chase. With the vacant Suntrust, the renovation of the old mill across the tracks we’ve got our share of down and out folks. The old Athens Orothopedic building renovation is coming along and it looks like they are working on Suntrust so maybe things will mellow out. Now if we could wrestle control of Prince from the state and get the goobers coming from Jackson County to slow the hell we might get somewhere.

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  6. Normaltown Mike

    Some ate all…all ate some.

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  7. Sides

    A good chicken sandwich doesn’t need mayo. Automatic DQ.

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    • You got that right. Ordered mine without.

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    • RangerRuss

      Naaaaw man. Got to slop that Duke’s on it. If it ain’t Duke’s it ain’t mayonnaise. Sides’ tastes buds are ruint from eating all that Maurice’s yellow BBQ.

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      • Sides

        If you are a connoisseur of mayo then you can’t talk about my taste buds. I never loved Maurice’s BBQ but the rice and hash is amazing (and yes, the mustard sauce goes great on it).

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        • RangerRuss

          You’re a good egg, Sides. My Mama loves that yaller sauce. I get her a bottle every time I travel through Columbia.

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      • Jared S.

        Funny you should mention Duke’s, because my mom was mentioning it to my wife just the other day (neither of them can stand ANY mayonnaise, but that’s neither here nor there) a story I’d never heard before:

        When I was very young my family lived right off I-20 near Jackson, Mississippi. This was the mid-80s. Ours was one of the first (respectable looking) houses off the exit, and from time to time strangers would appear at the door looking for food/money/shelter. Usually these were obviously destitute people trying to get from point A to point B, but having no money/gas/relatives, etc, etc, etc.

        On more than one occasion my parents would offer these folks a meal, some gasoline, or even a night’s stay.

        My mom says she can vividly remember a poor filthy couple with poor filthy kids, and she specifically remembers the husband. Because he had no teeth, and appeared to be famished, along with the rest of his family.

        But when she made them all sandwiches he said he didn’t want his because it wasn’t made with Duke’s mayonnaise.

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        • RangerRuss

          That’s because if it ain’t Duke’s it ain’t mayonnaise!
          But seriously, that is infuriating. Few things are worse than an ungrateful beggar. Bless your Mom for trying to help.

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  8. Reverend Whitewall

    I’ve never eaten at a Popeye’s – or Bojangles, for that matter. I’m a Zaxby’s/CFA guy with the occasional bucket of KFC thrown in. Guess I need to get out more!

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    • Otto

      CFA or Zaxby’s, the others are overly greasy. I’ll eat fried chicken if it is at a catered event or gathering at a mediocre “home style” cooking place where it is the safest bet. However, I do not get any cravings KFC, Church’s, Popeyes etc.

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    • Zaxby’s….for when you need a week’s serving of sodium in one sitting.

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  9. Got Cowdog

    I did not know there was a chicken sandwich war. I did notice that the Popeye’s drive thru line was around the building and out into the road. What’s up with chicken sandwiches? IYAM CFA relegated all others to first losers.

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  10. T-Dawg

    Question for the international travelers out there. I’m headed to the south of France for a week in late September. Unfortunately, the trip falls on the Notre Dame game. Does anyone have any tips on how to watch from overseas? I assume that my AT&T online account will have the game blacked out since I’ll be in another country. I could VPN to my work computer at the office in Atlanta, but that seems likely to be fraught with issues. Can anyone offer any advice? Much appreciated.

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    • I was in Stuttgart regularly a few years back when an unnamed car company was caught with level I violations. VPN was what worked for me. (If you don’t want to use your work, you can purchase a reputable and secure one for fairly cheap). You might find sports book cafes that show football – in Germany it was only NFL games, I could never find college games.

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    • Like Dash said above, you will need a VPN to make the ESPN app (or whichever) think you are in the states. You can pretty much forget finding a college football game on TV…especially since domestic league soccer just started their season.

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    • Got Cowdog

      I spent some time in Germany, Spain, and France over the last couple of years, with a final trip to Germany coming up next month. I’m not streaming savvy, so I kept ESPN score updates on my phone and used the gameday thread here to keep up, It was actually a lot of fun. Many thanks to all of y’all who kept posting. The one I remember the best was Mississippi State when the defense nearly killed Nick Fitzgerald. I had a copious amount of really good German Reisling and kept waking my wife up yelling and laughing.

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    • Cojones

      Find a place with good satellite. Worked in Canada and Italy for me. Locals usually know. Ask the concierge. In Paris they knew about and could find anything you want.

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  11. jrod1229

    Specific to spicy chicken sandwiches CFA was never the best. Just like anything else it’s about their consistency (you know exactly what you’re going to get every time). Wendys, imo, is better, just lacks consistency.

    As for my own experience Popeyes, I went two days in a row and both days they were out of the sandwich. Now with a nationwide outage I’m sure it’ll be a month before I get one. But given how their fried chicken blows every other fast food place out of the water it shouldn’t be a surprise their sammie would be amazing.

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  12. TN Dawg

    If you love breading, Popeye’s is your place.

    If you love chicken, CFA is your place.

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  13. Texas Dawg.

    Patiently waiting to try Popeye’s version. If it is better than CFA then it has to be amazing. I have the luxury of Popeye’s and CFA being pretty much across the street from each other, so I will have to get one of each and try them both while they are hot and fresh. That would make for a good start to Saturday along with plenty of cold beer and fresh batteries in the remote. COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS BACK BABY!!!!

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  14. bulldogbry

    I didn’t WANT to like the Popeye’s sandwich, but I really did.

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  15. Got Cowdog

    I just drove by Popeyes and The line is already out into the road blocking traffic WTF is up?

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  16. KornDawg

    It took me three days to get one here in Aiken, SC (only one Popeye’s in town.) Finally caught them at the right time Saturday, they had one left. It’s a good sandwich, the piece of chicken was big, I liked the bun, and it’s more of a fried chicken sandwich than CFA’s. I’ll still go to CFA, but the Popeye’s sandwich is legit.

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  17. Admiral Sackbar

    Seems like everybody who knows CFA’s schtick and doesn’t like it finally found an ally.

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  18. Jared S.

    Where I live all the Popeye’s are disgusting and offer poor customer service. CFA is known for it’s good food, but especially for its superior service. I don’t see that changing any time soon and will therefore continue to choose CFA over Popeyes for chicken sandwhiches.

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  19. PTC DAWG

    Buy real fried chicken, pull it off the bone, put on white bread for a good sammich. Add mayo or hot sauce of your choice, or both…

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  20. MDDawg

    Go to Zaxby’s, order the chicken finger plate but sub out the slaw for an extra piece of toast, make your own chicken finger sandwich. Getting the fingers dipped in your sauce of choice makes it even better.

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  21. Argondawg

    On a completely different topic. Just reported that Bama’s Dylan Moses starting inside backer and consensus top 5 draft pick has torn his ACL. I hate it for the young man and wish him a speedy recovery. That room is getting thinner. Two starting LBers out for the season.

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  22. Morris Day

    I didn’t even know there was a Popeye’s near me. But, lo and behold, the Google map machine says there’s one on Slappey in Albany. I’m not driving over there for a chicken sandwich. Guess, I’ll never know…

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  23. Gurkha Dawg

    I wanted to thank whoever mentioned the sous vide a couple of weeks ago in the playpen. After reading their comment, I remembered that we had received one as a Christmas gift last year. It was still in the box. So I told my wife to pick up some steaks and we would try it out. She bought some cheap sirloin steaks at Costco. We cooked them medium rare and seared them in a cast iron skillet. Holy shit! I thought we were eating filet. Well, not quite, but close. If y’all like steak, try it out.

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  24. Russ

    I’m a CFA guy through and through, plus I’m not a fan of spicy chicken. Do people like Popeye’s sammich better because it’s spicy? Just curious.

    I do like Popeye’s fried chicken. But CGA will always be my #1 for sandwiches and customer service.

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  25. Napoleon BonerFart

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  26. Napoleon BonerFart

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    • MGW

      This is like watching two old friends get a divorce. “Come on, you’re both great. Please don’t make me take sides.”

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  27. dawgxian

    Derrick, Chili, next can we see Paul Krugman on a squat rack? https://twitter.com/dcexaminer/status/1166459973372698627?s=21

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  28. Derek

    If this is true, will you finally at least admit that I’m right when I call you all traitors?

    https://www.salon.com/2019/08/28/msnbc-host-lawrence-odonnell-president-trumps-deutsche-bank-loans-co-signed-by-russian-oligarchs/

    Or would you, at long last, abandon ship?

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    • Sides

      If it is not true will you admit how gullible you continue to be? Or would you, at long last, admit Trump is a patriot who legitimately won the election?

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      • Napoleon BonerFart

        Are you kidding?

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      • Derek

        You mean like fake birth certificate, jade helm, cosmic pizza, false flags and on and on and on. The right is an organized loony bin. Pointing fingers about gullibility is pretty rich coming from your ilk.

        Besides sides, I said IF dick.

        Patriots don’t fake bone spurs to avoid service, question the heroism of pows and attack gold star families moron.

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          Exactly. Patriots get student deferments when their uncle can’t get them exempted from the draft. And they commit American troops to fight on behalf of America’s enemies. And they orchestrate coups, rather than respect the American tradition of the peaceful transfer of power.

          Why, the very concept of democracy depends on the ability of politicians and government bureaucrats to ignore the will of the people when the result of an election is incorrect.

          You fucking dicks.

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        • Sides

          I said IF too. IF it is false, will you admit you are wrong about all the Russian conspiracy theories you continue to believe? I hope you understand you are the left wing equivalent of a birther…

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

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          • Derek

            I can read douche. Can you?

            Rob Goldstone wrote:
            Good morning
            The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.
            This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump – helped along by Aras and Emin.
            What do you think is the best way to handle this information and would you be able to speak to Emin about it directly?
            I can also send this info to your father via Rhona, but it is ultra sensitive so wanted to send to you first.
            Best
            Rob Goldstone
            On Jun 3, 2016, at 10:53, Donald Trump Jr. wrote:
            Thanks Rob I appreciate that. I am on the road at the moment but perhaps I just speak to Emin first. Seems we have some time and if it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer. Could we do a call first thing next week when I am back?
            Best,
            Don

            “I had nothing to do with Russia helping me to get elected.“

            Trump on 5.30.19 at 6:57:47.

            Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday he wanted President Donald Trump to win the 2016 election because he believed Trump’s policies would be more friendly to the Kremlin.

            “Yes, I did. Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the U.S.-Russia relationship back to normal,” Putin said

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              Holy shit! Are you serious?!? Send this to Mueller ASAP. There’s no way he knew about this copypasta and determined that there was no evidence of collusion. Unless, Russia hacked Mueller’s report. My God, they’re everywhere. It’s literally the only explanation.

              #InpeachFoetyFie
              #TrumpMustProveANegative
              #UnconfirmedRumorsAreEvidence
              #NoSuchThingAsCognitiveDissonance

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            • Sides

              Rob Goldstone, the man who sent the email to Donald Trump Jr. that proclaimed “Russia and its government’s support” for the Trump campaign, now says he had no idea what he was talking about.

              https://www.npr.org/2018/09/25/651240209/rob-goldstone-on-his-infamous-russia-email-i-had-no-idea-what-i-was-talking-abou

              All I had to do was google Rob Goldstone, this is the first search result. I know your not this stupid but…..

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              • Derek

                Charles Manson and OJ Simpson proclaimed their innocence dammit!! You sure have your finger on the pulse of “gullible.” You can find its definition inside of the nearest mirror.

                Btw, this is what a real patriot says:

                https://www.wsj.com/articles/jim-mattis-duty-democracy-and-the-threat-of-tribalism-11566984601#comments_sector

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                • Sides

                  Man, Trump has twisted you into a pretzel. Mad Dog is now a real patriot? Next your going to be calling Dick Cheney a patriot…

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                • Derek

                  I don’t agree with Cheney on a lot. Never questioned his patriotism tho.

                  I also know that the post-wwii period has been guided by multi-lateralism, not isolation, by members of both parties as a means to achieve American security at home and abroad.

                  Why would this douche bag go in a different direction? Putin certainly likes the change in direction. Why don’t you care? It’s the treason isn’t it?

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                • Sides

                  probably because he is a tool of the russians. stfu with your bs.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  What possible issues could any sane person have with American imperialism? Why, none at all! Only idiots and traitors want other nations to handle their own defenses. When Jefferson warned of entangling alliances? It was treason.

                  What real patriots want, rather than to tend to America first, is that America should be the guardian of the world. America should fight wars on behalf of its enemies. That’s what sophisticated thinkers believe, anyway. It’s only the rubes like Washington and Jefferson who think that imperialism might be a bad thing.

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                • Derek

                  The Russians are big trump fans that’s for sure. Like you. You like them to be happy as well apparently. It’s the treason isn’t it?

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                • Never questioned his patriotism tho.

                  Say what? The king of fucking chickenhawks.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  Russians are certainly worse than Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda may have killed thousands of Americans, but the Russians may have bought some Facebook ads. So, given that treason means pissing off Rachel Maddow, the Facebook ads are obviously the more serious crime.

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                • Mad Mike

                  He’ll never do it, but I sure do wish Mattis would run.

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                • Derek

                  Seems too inclined to tell the truth to be a politician.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  No shit! These conservetards don’t believe in obvious truths. Like the fact that gangs of white supremacists are roaming the streets of Chicago at night assaulting black actors. Or that Kentucky teenagers accosted an Indian veteran with their smirks. Or that a SCOTUS justice was running a human trafficking ring in high school. Or that Trump and Putin conspired in the 1980s on how to spend a few thousand on Facebook ads (which didn’t exist yet) to sway an election decades in the future.

                  How gullible can these assholes be? Get woke you fuckers!

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              • Got Cowdog

                Sides,
                Please use your apostrophe. You’re killing me.

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        • Faulkner

          Derek-
          I’d love to hear your thoughts on Uranium One. As far as the rest of this back and forth, I’m waiting to see the IG report and Fisa information before I start pointing fingers and calling people traitors.

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            Due process? Sounds like a Russian scheme to me. Unnamed sources and reports referencing other unconfirmed reports are good enough for us patriots.

            #InpeachFoetyFie
            #FifthAmendmentIsARussianHoax

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          • Derek

            Russia if you’re listening find and release my opponents emails isn’t enough? What could be?

            If Biden said; Iran find and release trump’s taxes, that would be treason right?

            If you aren’t dumb, you get this.

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              Why didn’t Mueller include it in his report? Surely he didn’t conclude that it was a joke. Smart folks like us know better. Nope. The Russians must have gotten to him.

              #RussiansUnderOurBeds

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            • Derek

              And if you’re stupid enough to believe it was a joke then you are the joke.

              While you’re gap mouthed drooling explain the “gag.” What is funny about encouraging a foreign nation to commit a felony to help you win an election?

              Would Mondale saying “Hinkley, if you’re listening, break out and shoot Reagan, and this time be more accurate!” be hilarious?

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

                No, I’m on your side. I mean, Mueller and his team of Hillary donors concluded that there was no evidence of collusion. But, they didn’t have your IQ (approaching triple digits!) and nearly 13 years of life experience. And yours is the kind of perspective that can lead one to the obvious conclusion that flippantly pointing out a political opponent’s crimes of destroying evidence and conspiracy theories involving Russians is a million times worse than, say sending American troops to their deaths in support of America’s enemies.

                I just wonder why the rest of the world is so crazy that they don’t see it that way?

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      An unconfirmed report from Lawrence O’Donnell guessing about what lies beneath redacted words in a memo? Guns don’t smoke much more than that, I must say.

      Since your traitorous meter is set to sensitive, I’m just curious about what you think of Obama’s decision to fight an actual war on behalf of Al Qaeda. You know, the folks that killed a few thousand Americans on 9/11, beheaded a few journalists, etc.? For you, would that be in the same ballpark as having Russian investors for a real estate deal in Russia?

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      • FlyingPeakDawg

        I’m so confused. Is Dreck mad and calling Trump traitorous because Don Jr. was willing to see evidence of Hillary being traitorous? Or are we traitors for voting against a traitor which is the same as voting for a traitor? But if I didn’t vote for a traitor, but voted against a traitor, then didn’t I actually vote for a traitor? But I didn’t…I voted against a traitor which means I voted for a traitor. Help!

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          It’s simple, you fucking fucker. Whoever has the D after their name is virtuous and pure. Whoever has the R after their name is a treasonous traitor.

          A D fighting a war to provide aid and comfort for America’s enemies? Fine.
          A R trying to build a hotel in another country? Treason.

          Why can’t you dummies understand this?

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        • Derek

          Trump has repeatedly given aid and comfort to Russia’s active measures during the election. Whether they conspired or not, no one with a brain doubts the conclusion of interference by Russians in our democratic processes. Trump has repeatedly sought to obscure, deny and minimize an enemy’s attacks on our democracy. That is treason. Supporting those efforts is likewise treason.

          It’s the equivalent of saying: the Japanese didn’t bomb Pearl Harbor! Fake news!! Wouldn’t it be great if we got along with Hirohito?

          “Russia if you’re listening break the law to help me win” is treason. Supporting a candidate for office who does that is also treason.

          If you’re not stupid this isn’t that hard.

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            If only Trump had provided and and comfort to the folks that killed thousands of Americans, we could excuse his behavior. But no. He dismissed the possibility that Russia bought Facebook ads.

            One is treason and one isn’t. Smart people know the difference.

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      O’Donnell goes from stunning and brave to Russian stooge in under 24 hours. TREASON!!11!

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  29. MGW

    Popeyes is like a very talented but arrogant gun-slinging QB. Got a lot of upside. Can be very “spicy” in a good way. Not always well prepared; takes games off. When he’s on, he’s unstoppable.

    Chic Fil A sandwich is your reliable game manager who actually has a pretty damn good arm. Not flashy, but a consistent winner.

    Haven’t had the Popeyes sandwich yet, but this is exactly how I expect the sandwich war to play out. If I want to be certain I’m getting a damn good sandwich, I’ll go to CFA. If I’m willing to risk the possibility of a stale bun, too much mayo, and soggy week old lettuce in exchange for the possibility of experiencing mind blowing perfection, I’ll go to Popeyes.

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    • Not trying to rain on your parade, but Popeye’s bun is superior to CFA’s and there’s no lettuce on the Popeye’s sandwich.

      Carry on…

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      • MGW

        I simply mean Chic Fil A’s are pretty much all well oiled machines with very good staffs. 9 times out of 10, you’re getting exactly what you hoped for. Popeye’s has better food, if it comes out hot and fresh. But on average it has the same kind of staff as most other fast food restaurants. Which is to say, not great. There are going to be off days when you order the sandwich and it just sucks for one reason or another.

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      • MGW

        But I’m very glad to hear good reports. Usually when a fried chicken joint (like thighs breasts and wings fried chicken joint) does a sandwich, it’s awful.

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  30. Mad Mike

    The Popeyes sandwich looks good, but alas I Iive in Albany and I’d probably die of old age waiting on the one here to fix it.

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  31. Comin' Down The Track

    I don’t really care about this, but I tried one anyway. The Popeye’s one was a better sandwich. It took all good parts of the CFA and improved them. I didn’t have to add my own mayo because it was already there, and I literally just paid someone to make my food not just almost make my food.

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