Gatorade Brew Master’s Contest of Champions – 2012 – Day 63

Day 63
Listening to: Some Nights
Thought for the day: It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf (or Gatorade brewing).  ~H.L. Mencken

Cue the 2001 A Space Odyssey Music………..


Tonight I returned to the gory battle field that is the Gatorade Brew Master’s Contest of Champions to compete for the beautiful piece of trophy visible in today’s photo. The competition involves making vats of Gatorade for the 130+ member McGavock High School marching band.  There is a science to it.  It’s not one simple flavor.    My competition?  The Godfather of Gatorade………dun dun dun………Nick Passomato.  He’s been making Gatorade for the band for 25+ years.

The judges for tonight’s competition were the band members themselves.  The identities behind who made which brew were suppose to be kept a secret during the judging process.  The moment the judging commenced one of the band leaders (Erin- *hugs* ) mouthed to me, “Which one is yours?”  She wanted me to win.  I cheated.  I told her.  She immediately started skillfully campaigning for me.  One of the parents standing nearby that witnessed what had transpired held up her iPhone and said, “Siri, how do you dispose of a Gatorade Brew Master Champion’s body?”  I suddenly had visions of my body floating in the bottom of the river with concrete filled Gatorade canisters tied to my feet.

When it came time to vote, the band director asked for a show of hands.  I was the obvious winner. I knew it.   Nick knew it.  Then, much to our surprise, the band director declared it a tie.  HE CHEATED ON BEHALF OF NICK!!!  That’s Gatorade competitor karma for ya.   That’s okay; I’ll be back next year.  Victory will be mine.  Muwhahahaha.