Super Bowl LIII will be played in Atlanta, Ga., at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It's a brand-new stadium, which means it should be a good one.
Let's hope so, anyhow.
Meantime: Let's go out to the ball game, let's go out with the crowd. Buy me some pizza, some syrupy flapjacks, I don't care if I never come back so it's root, root, root, for the home team, if they don't win it's a shame. For it's one...two...three strikes you're out at the ole baseball game.
Anyhow, if you live in the Los Angeles area around Super Bowl time, I'd be particularly careful if you'll be carrying-out barbecued chicken wings. They could be rat legs.
Yes, rat legs. According to the news magazine World News Daily Report: "FDA inspectors raised concerns when several illegal containers originating from China were seized by customs at the Port of San Francisco and were found to contain rat meat that was meant to be shipped to different meat processing plants across America and resold as chicken.
"If hundreds of thousands of pounds of the illegal meat have been seized and are to be destroyed by authorities, the FDA warns an estimated 300,000 pounds of the counterfeit rat meat might still be in circulation and could finish in American plates during the Super Bowl this Sunday," World News Daily report adds.
Now let's hold on for a cotton pick'in second haier ~ These folk must've been squawkin' about this past Super Bowl. And I was out there in L.A. in a nursing home in East L.A., and we had a party and well, we had some chicken wings. And Corona cerveza and Mad Dog wine. Where's the nearest toilet? I feel it coming up, all that food I ate for dinner tonight! All those rat, oh, I mean chicken legs."
Now you hold onto your horse reigns, cowboys and cowgirls. Another website that thoroughly studied this issue said it was nothing less and nothing more than "FAKE NEWS".
TruthOrFiction.com declares this little tidbit of the most vile, disgusting news to be nothing more than 120-proof fiction. (Cut and Paste to an address bar and then Click: https://www.truthorfiction.com/rat-meat-sold-as-chicken-wings/)
According to TruthOrFiction.com: "The FDA allegedly issued a warning about rat meat being sold as chicken wings before Super Bowl 50."
"Rumors about rat meat being sold as chicken wings came from a fake news website.
"The fake news website, World News Daily Report, published a false report under the headline, “Rat Meat Sold As Chicken Wings: FDA Issues Warning Before Super Bowl.” According to the report:
"San Francisco, CA | The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is concerned about an estimated 300,000 pounds of counterfeit rat meat that has been sold as chicken wings in restaurants and grocery stores across America.
"FDA inspectors raised concerns when several illegal containers originating from China were seized by customs at the Port of San Francisco and were found to contain rat meat that was meant to be shipped to different meat processing plants across America and resold as chicken," the article concludes.
So there you have it. Munch down on as many chicken wings as you'd like, but make sure you keep a big bucket beside you. You wouldn't want to barf all over your new beau at the sports bar you two dig so much now, would you?
Another news magazine, The Daily Meal, also lambastes World News Daily Report for publishing these hideous lies. Yes, The Daily Meal even posted a picture of skinned rats with their sinewy, sickly tails on a dinner plate, covered with blood.
Bon à l'est! Rat meat's the best. You can see this article here. Cut and paste it into an address bar and hit your mouse's left clicker - https://www.thedailymeal.com/news/eat/no-rat-meat-was-not-served-boneless-chicken-wings-during-super-bowl/021716
The headline, "No, Rat Meat Was Not Served as Boneless Chicken Wings During the Super Bowl" was posted to The Daily Meal on Feb. 17, 2016, at 2:41 p.m. by writer Joanna Fantozzi. Now stop that stopwatch for a sec now. The year was 2016? Wow, that's the year the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10.
The teaser under the headline and before the body copy declares: The viral story going around claiming that a significant portion of Super Bowl wings were actually rats is a hoax
The idea of rat meat masquerading as delicious boneless Buffalo wings makes for a juicy tail, but this rodent rumor doesn’t add up. A viral story, published by World News Daily Report, claimed the FDA issued a warning against consuming chicken wings during the Super Bowl because an “estimated 300,000 pounds of rat meat” were being sold as chicken wings.
"What many social media denizens failed to realize was that World News Daily is a satirical news website," The Daily Meal article says.
Thankfully, Snopes came to the rescue and debunked this hoax, much to the relief of Americans who collectively consumed 1.3 billion wings this past Super Bowl Sunday, Joanna Fantozzi writes.
The satirical blog contained ridiculous information and fake quotes from an FDA inspector claiming that “rat meat is sold as chicken” all the time. Various blogs picked up on the story and reported it as true without fact-checking, Fantozzi reports.