This is seriously off topic and I am really bored or I would have not wasted my time or anyone elses with this but, damn. I work at a local panera bread. (No I am not fourty working there, I am twenty) The other day 3 of our Offensive linemen came in while it was slow and they all orderd a full sandwhich with a side of bread and a bread bowl of soup. I don't know how many of you have been into a panera but our food is extremely filling. I could never eat all of that and they finished everything. They even ate the bread bowl. One bread bowl will fill a normal human up. It was extremely impressive. Oh and I felt like a little person while talking to these three guys, they were huge. (I'm average. 5'11'' 205) They definatly ate more than any other michigan athlete that has been there, and there has been quite a few that I have made food for, just saying it was impressive.
OT: OL can eat!
that impressive. filling for sure, but its not the Michael Phelpsian feat you have made it out to be.
It was impressive to me considering I could never put that much food down and I love to eat. Its a ton of calories and a huge amount of bread. If you think about how much bread that is, (a full bread bowl, 2 frech baggettes, and then the bread on the sandwhiches) It's impressive. I guess not for a huge person, but to an average person it was.
you witnessed the ease with which they did it. I'll give you that.
I'm just saying that I've seen "normal humans" do it. Especially the way Panera has resized their "whole" sandwiches over the years.
Yeah, I've done that myself at Panera and I'm 5'8" 160. I'm also a runner, so maybe that takes me out of the "normal humans" category though...
Barwis better not read this.
...had you said Vincent Smith or Tate ate all that food.
The O-linemen have to eat, a lot. Remember the best O-lineman of all time (Mandarich HA!) ate over 10,000 calories a day.
And to piggyback baorao, didn't Phelps eat that much during training?
CAUSE HE WAS SOOOOOOOOO HUNGRY
The Mandarich comment? You saw the HA, right? We all know why he ate that much...
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say he meant Phelps, cause, you know what gives you the munchies? Yeah, that's why he was sooooo HUNGRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sorry, but "large men eat lots of food" is not especially surprising.
Does anyone remember Bella Napoli and their challenge to eat their XL pizza? Something like two guys have to eat it within 30 min to an hour. If they finished they won money/didn't have to pay for the pizza. I always wondered if linemen went there regularly for the free food?
Bella Italia does that. They're over on eisenhower. It's a 30 in pizza, if you eat it all you don't have to pay for it. It's pretty good pizza too. You get three guys to do it though.
And that doesn't sound that impressive. Panera is not filling. It's quite the opposite, bread or no.
Dude - that's the same owner... Mike Golic looking guy (I could be off base on the mike golic comment.) He moved his pizzeria from East U to Eisenhower. I know this because I ran into him once at either Meijer or Kroger and asked him where he had gone.
As I recall the pizza wasn't that bad, but I think the combo of In n Out and Backroom did him in. And the large pie he made, was extra doughy so you couldn't finish!
He sold it, or part of it? Younger owners a couple own it and run it now.
Phelps eats more...Then again, he uses appetite enhancing substances.....
I'm not really impressed. I have eaten a sandwich with a side of bread and a bowl of soup with another piece of bread on several occasions. I only weigh 150, so I would expect someone much larger to eat at least that much.
Yeah same here. I was just at Panera today and had a full hot chicken sandwich and a bowl of soup with the bread. I'm only 170 but also a big eater.
In fact, sounds suspiciously Gittelsonian.
Speaking of local eateries, what's the deal with Red Hot Lovers? Wasn't it supposed to reopen?
RHL is supposed to be moving to someplace else in Ann Arbor. The property's owner(s?) is raising the rent there, and the owner of RHL wants to expand it while finding a better deal on land.
This was reported some time ago in the daily however, so I don't know if things have changed. The main construction work on Zaragon Place is complete (that was one of the several quoted reasons for the closing) so it'd be nice if it opened up again.
edit: there's no recent news on the Red Hot Lovers website either, boo.
Good info. I hope it does come back. I miss it.