Monday (Athletes who eat free in Minnesota and those not welcome) edition: Wha' Happened?

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • October 15, 2012 - 8:36 AM

That chalkboard is from The Meat Department, an excellent meat shop in the Danforth neighborhood of Toronto. In addition to serving delicious meats and offering you a half-pint of beer while you wait for your peameal bacon, as happened to us over the weekend, they have a rather amusing list of athletes who "eat for free" at the shop and those who are "not welcome." The not welcome list, by the way, is two more columns wide. We just couldn't fit it all into a picture. Rest assured that Gary Bettman is on the list.

In any event, commenter Clarence Swamptown saw the picture when we tweeted it out on Friday, and he insisted we do a post on athletes who would theoretically eat for free in a similar Minnesota meat shop and those who would not be welcome. We will provide 10 athletes for each column; please add more to either one in the comments:


Kirby Puckett (RIP)
Kent Hrbek
Any member of the Vikings Purple People Eater front four
John Randle
Basil McRae
Bobby Jackson
Any member of the 2002 Gophers hockey team
Herb Brooks (RIP)
Jared Allen
Jack Morris


Al Secord
Norm Green
Todd Bertuzzi (also on the Toronto list, though not pictured!)
A.J. Pierzynski (for no good reason, but still)
Chuck Knoblauch
Alex Rodriguez
Herschel Walker
Kobe Bryant
Phil Cuzzi
Jonathan Vilma

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