The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council presents the team with 100 logs of bologna.
After the NHDSC learned that Jaguars Coach Doug Marrone told ESPN the secret weapon behind his success is a bologna sandwich, the council decided to present the team with more than enough bologna to finish out their season.
“I just love it. I love it. I bet you I can be the bologna-eating champion of the world. I bet you I’ve eaten more bologna than anyone in this world,” Marrone told ESPN.
The Jaguars are boasting an 8-4 record after six straight losing seasons — perhaps bologna is the key, said Eric Mittenthal, president of the NHDSC.
“Bologna is packed with protein and nutrients including Vitamin B12, which is essential for brain development and maintaining a healthy nervous system and red blood cells,” Mittenthal said. “With this bologna infusion, the Super Bowl may finally be in reach for the Jags.”
Marrone prefers his bologna sandwiches sliced thin on white bread with spicy mustard and yellow American cheese. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has a full Guide to Bologna on its website www.hot-dog.org. It includes details on different bologna styles, fun bologna facts and a bologna quiz.
“Mastering an NFL playbook is one thing, but acing our bologna quiz is a whole new challenge,” Mittenthal said.