I believe it was the great Vince Lombardi who once said (and I expect to be corrected by one of my fellow grillers out there if I’m wrong) “…we didn’t lose, we just ran out of time…”.
The importance of timing in the game of football simply cannot be debated. Whether we’re talking about the play clock, the 40 second clock or the internal clock in a quarterback or a receivers head. “One thousand, two thousand, etc, etc.”
Timing is everything. Including in the great pursuit of that perfect grilling experience. I know, I know, you’re thinking that this Monday morning quarterback just can’t let Sunday go (did you see Denver go for two to win with seconds left against the Chargers instead of kicking the PAT – that’s chutzpah, but I digress…).
There’s method to my madness here. While we wouldn’t think of going onto the gridiron without the clock, we shouldn’t go onto the grill without the clock either. Bottom line – A timer should be an essential weapon in your grilling arsenal, plain and simple. Digital or analog, count up or count down, bells and whistles or vanilla – get one. Unlike the average football play which lasts only seconds, most grill times last considerably longer – so even Peyton Manning’s internal clock won’t get it done here!!!
Not only will a timer improve your grilling consistency under ideal conditions, but you’ll adapt better to whatever your grilling menu and mother nature throws at you! Its an inexpensive, simple grilling innovation that will elevate your game without creating a salary cap nightmare. If only things were this easy for my fantasy football team (can you say Tom Brady…).