Father Brophy is one of the world’s greatest men. Just ask him and he’ll tell you himself. He does all things well. He’s a spiritual master, an eloquent preacher, an erudite scholar, a master brewer, and NCAA 14 champion. So it came as no great surprise when this Renaissance man won the inaugural Dominican Iron Chef competition. Yawn . . .
But now a challenger worthy of Father Brophy’s attention has arisen. Coach Ed Cooley, fresh off leading the Friars to their first Big East Tournament title in 20 years, has called out the champ. The two will square off at Raymond Hall tonight from 4:30-6:30. Each is preparing dinner for about 800 guests who, in turn, will cast ballots to determine the winner.
“I’ve beat the odds to get where I am in my life, but I fully expect that Dominican Iron Chef will be the most difficult thing that I’ve ever done,” Coach Cooley might have said if we took the time to conduct a real interview. “I mean, look at Father Brophy. Yikes. That guy clearly knows his way around a kitchen.”
For those who can’t see the debacle in person, the event will be streamed live online in its entirety. Click here for the feed. (It should hold your attention for 7 or 8 minutes. After that, it’s just two guys cooking and being peppered with questions and insults by an untalented emcee.)
Come early, vote early and often, and everyone try not to get sick. And remember . . .
Father Brophy is one of the world’s greatest men. Just ask him and he’ll tell you himself. He does all... MORE