All sports have their pinnacle event, that one event that can define your career if you're lucky enough to win it. In baseball it's the World Series. In football it's the Super Bowl. In track & field and swimming it's the Olympics. In BBQ it's the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue hosted every fall in the quaint Tennessee town of Lynchburg, a small town that packs a huge punch as the home of Jack Daniel's. Just getting an invitation to cook the Jack is considered an often unattainable honor, but to win it is nearly the equivalent of getting a clear picture of the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot. It's that hard to do. Winning it twice in three years, that would be like hitting .700 with 200 HR's over the course of a baseball season or passing for 100 touchdowns over a football season. It could never been done, right? Wrong!
At the 2015 Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue, BBQ's Babe Ruth, Tuffy Stone, and his Cool Smoke team won their second Jack in three years. A feet as amazing as hitting two hole in ones, in not a round of gold, but over three consecutive holes. Certainly not new to winning the big games, Stone has previously won the equally prestigious American Royal Invitational, American Royal Open and the Kingsford Invitational. Three is no better "Big Game" pitmaster on the competition circuit today. If you're betting your friends on who will win one of the big contests in 2016 we hope you're money is on Cool Smoke, if it isn't, their is a good chance you'll be paying out winnings to your buddies.
A huge congratulations to Tuffy and George Stone and the entire Cool Smoke team on another very successful and impressive BBQ campaign during the 2015 season.
On December 27th we’ll unveil the 4th biggest BBQ Story of 2015. The biggest BBQ Story of 2015 will be announced on December 30th.
To date we’ve announced the 6th through 10th biggest BBQ Story of 2015.
#6 - Merry Christmas Year Round, BBQ Gives Back
#7 - On Top of the World, BBQ Wins World Food Championships
#8 - Fire Up The Grill, Steak Cookoff Popularity Sizzles
#9 - Out of the Ashes Dave Anderson Rises With Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse
#10 – BBQ Continues To Be A Force On TV
Come back tomorrow and we’ll announce the #4 BBQ Story of 2015.