Peter King: NFL Writer, Oatmeal ConnoisseurAugust 6th, 2010
After inviting Bucs fans to heckle him at One Buc Palace earlier this week, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King squeezed in some breakfast, provided by the Bucs, before he was whisked off to the Big Apple for an NBC Sports production meeting.
In short, if anyone is ever deemed as fortunate enough to dine at One Buc Palace, King has some simple advice:
Breakfast entrée: I had the oatmeal in the Bucs’ cafeteria. I’m an oatmeal expert, and this appeared to have the perfect consistency. I added a touch of brown sugar and a load of raisins (raisins on the bottom for three or four minutes, so the oatmeal would soften them up and make them juicier). Was really looking forward to it. But then the salt interfered. Would have been terrific oatmeal, but it was actually salty.
Joe’s quite fond of oatmeal as well but he’s never soaked raisins in said bowl before either.
I guess it could be worse at One Buc Palace. The Bucs chefs could have served fried potatoes loaded with onions. That would have made for a fun practice in the heat of a Florida summer morning.