Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It's Super Bowl Week - Is there Football Art? + FOOD: Hot Wings!

Football Players, 1942, Alfred Bendiner, American 1899 - 1964 © Philidelphia Museum of Art

With the Super Bowl (An Unofficial American Holiday) being played this weekend, here is a quick look at football art.

Which has more attendance in the USA, football or art?

The AAMD (Assoc. of Art Museum Directors) museums logged 61,457,283 visitors last in 2013, compared to 17.3 million stadium attendees for all NFL football games in the 2013/2014 season. AH! In the US, Art Museums are better attended than Pro-Football games! Now the TV & Radio audience IS another story!

Man's University of Pennsylvania Football Sweater, American Mfg.
Collection of The Philidelphia Museum of Art

One of the Oldest Collectable Football Art = Player Cards!

Jim Thorp

Hal Giancanelli

Jack Kemp

Jim Parker
Jim Brown

Installation Artist: Shaun El C. Leonardo
amid his "Bull in the Ring" work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
"Bull in the Ring" is a specific training routine banned from American football on the high school and collegiate levels. In its original form, the team would form a revolving circle, as one player, the matador, would be chosen to enter the center of the ring. The coach would then randomly choose players to play the part of the bull and charge at the player in the center, possibly catching him off-guard, to deliver a blow. The object of this practice was for the center player (matador) to develop better alertness, "keeping his head on a swivel" in order to defend himself.

A panel from "The Kin-der-Kids" Sunday Comic Strip
The Chicago Sunday Tribune, c.1906.
Off to the Phoenix Super Bowl.

Football fans are flying into Phoenix this week to attend the Super Bowl on Sunday and the citizens of Phoenix are ready for the revelry. The temperatures should be in the 70s, instead of the 100s. Phoenix has transformed downtown into a pedestrian area, where Super Bowl revelers can walk around with cocktails, catch free concerts, climb a rock wall, and watch fireworks. The Roosevelt Row Arts District, just north of downtown has vintage clothing shops and art galleries.

When hungry go to the Welcome Diner for burgers and chicken/biscuit sandwiches or to FilmBar, where you can drink while watching movies, or Phoenix Public Market - an open-air market and cafe. A favorite Mexican restaurant is the Barrio Café featuring great guacamole and you can watch the Super Bowl at Culinary Dropout at the Yard, a complex of three restaurants with a patio with games like Ping-Pong and shuffleboard plus large television screens for Super Bowl viewing.

Football Food!

Buffalo Hot Wings
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By Leesah

"These easy to make hot wings are crispy without being fried. Always yummy to snack on. They only take 10 minutes for prep, but need to be refrigerated for about an hour so the flour coating is firm. You can add more cayenne or use a higher hot sauce to butter ratio if you like them spicier! Enjoy."

Makes 20 chicken wings
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 20 chicken wings

  • 1/2 cup melted butter

  • 1/2 cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)

  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and lightly grease with cooking spray. Place the flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt into a resealable plastic bag, and shake to mix. Add the chicken wings, seal, and toss until well coated with the flour mixture. Place the wings onto the prepared baking sheet, and place into the refrigerator. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Whisk together the melted butter and hot sauce in a small bowl. Dip the wings into the butter mixture, and place back on the baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, and crispy on the outside, about 45 minutes. Turn the wings over halfway during cooking so they cook evenly.
Until later, 

ARTSnFOOD, is an online publication dedicated to "The Pursuit of Happiness through the Arts and Food." ™ All rights reserved for all Original Concept, Original Art, Original Text & "Original or Assigned Photography" only those items in this blog are © Copyright 2015 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. Artworks featured are © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.

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