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Beef Checkoff and the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council are now Jaguars fans

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Ed. Note: Okay, this is very important. The original article did not specify which brand of bologna the Jaguars were going to receive. We have since learned it will be Boar’s Head bologna.

If you don’t know why it’s important for us to clarify it’s Boar’s Head bologna then you need to leave Big Cat Country immediately and never come back. Boar’s Head is legit meats and cheese. Go Jaguars.

Doug Marrone and the Jacksonville Jaguars have a secret weapon as they make their playoff push this year — bologna.

The Beef Checkoff Program and National Hot Dog and Sausage Council have teamed up to send the Jaguars players and coaches 100 logs of Boar’s Head beef bologna to fuel their run to the playoffs. The bologna will be delivered to the team when the players return to practice on Wednesday.

"I just love it. I love it,” Marrone told ESPN. “I bet you I can be the bologna-eating champion of the world. I bet you I've eaten more bologna than anyone in this world.”

Now that Big Bologna has joined the Jaguars, it’s Super Bowl or bust.

“Mastering an NFL playbook is one thing, but acing our bologna quiz is a whole new challenge,” Eric Mittenthal, President of the NHDSC said in an actual quote. “With Marrone’s leadership, we’re confident the Jags and their fans will be bologna gurus soon enough.”

Did you miss that little gem in Mittenthal’s quote? There’s a bologna quiz. A bologna quiz. Check it out here.

The real question now becomes — should the rest of the NFL just cancel the season and hand the Jaguars the Lombardi Trophy tomorrow? This is an unfair advantage, the likes of which this sport has never seen. The Beef Checkoff Program and National Hot Dog and Sausage Council on the Jaguars’ side? Just one of these heavyweights pulling for the Jaguars would be too much for any of the other 31 teams to handle. Both of them? Call the damn fight, Roger.

Go Jaguars.

UPDATE: Doug Marrone is keeping some of the bologna but giving the rest to local shelters!