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Joe Ovies

'Champion' of the Final Four

Posted April 8, 2014
Updated April 9, 2014

AT&T Stadium offered up a chicken and waffles sandwich dubbed "The Champion."

The ultimate winner of the Final Four in Dallas wasn't UConn, head coach Kevin Ollie or the weekend's most outstanding player Shabazz Napier. The conquerer of the NCAA Tournament was the chicken and waffles monstrosity dubbed "The Champion" sold inside AT&T Stadium.

Straight out of something you'd find at the Texas State Fair, this culinary delight featured hand-battered fried chicken tenders sandwiched between two Texas-shaped waffles. The chicken was topped with pepper jack cheese, bacon, onion rings and a pecan maple mayonnaise. 

'Merica, ladies and gentlemen.

And before you ask, yes, it was as delicious as it sounds. Absolutely worth the price of $15. 

"The Champion" was so popular on Monday night at the NCAA Tournament Championship that it required a 30-minute wait. AT&T Stadium concession stands eventually ran out of supply during halftime of the final.

I put an order in roughly 40 minutes before the scheduled tip-off between Connecticut and Kentucky. The chicken and waffles were served up right after the National Anthem, then I rushed up to the press box. Between watching the game and taking notes, I slowly tackled the meal during the first half.

"The Champion" wasn't the only gastro-bomb available for the Final Four. Along with the usual selections of nachos, sausages, chicken and burgers, fans could opt for the "Texas Triple Double."

The ball is in your court, North Carolina State Fair. You've got a few months to come up with ridiculous food combination that can top what was available at the Final Four. Don't let us down.

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  • Hammerhead Apr 9, 2014

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    Looks like a waste of perfectly good waffles to me.

  • dave437 Apr 9, 2014

    Blech

  • Jeanne Gunn Apr 8, 2014

    Gotta admit, that "Champion" does look good. Can't imagine the calorie count, but it looks like the best thing to come out of Texas in a long time.

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