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UVA Football and the Arby's Meat Mountain Challenge

In the name of celebrating marked improvement by UVA football this year, I take on the Arby's Meat Mountain

This thing of beauty is so massive it won't fit into our photo editor properly.
This thing of beauty is so massive it won't fit into our photo editor properly.
Adam Chandler

Those of you who know me know that I would do just about anything in the name of UVa sports. A couple years ago, I agreed to a challenge via Twitter, thanks to the likes of @jmoranxa, @notetosarah, @fletcherjones and @WillC_45, to eat one KFC Double Down for every ACC title that UVa won that spring, in one sitting. Three titles and some clogged arteries later, I completed the challenge and have never eaten a Double Down since. (One might argue I never should have to begin with, but that's another matter.)

Yesterday, Will issued me a new challenge.

The Arby's Meat Mountain. Its very name invokes a sense of majesty and triumph.

The Meat Mountain is Arby's newest sandwich creation that showcases all of its meats. In total, it includes two chicken tenders, 1.5 oz. of roast turkey, 1.5 oz. of ham, 1 slice of Swiss cheese, 1.5 oz. of corned beef, 1.5 oz. brisket, 1.5 oz. of Angus steak, 1 slice of cheddar cheese, 1.5 oz. roast beef, and 3 half-strips of bacon, all between two buns.

Photo by Adam Chandler

The challenge? I am to eat a Meat Mountain for every win that UVA Football gets above two, and I am to eat it within a week of said win. We took it to Twitter to determine what the appropriate over/under for wins should be, and though most users had set it at 3.5, meaning I eat one for every win over 3, I'm willing to go that extra mile for this team. Anything over 2 would be marked improvement over last year, and I want to celebrate that.

Here are a few stipulations:

  • Meat Mountain must be eaten within one week of qualifying wins.
  • Pictures, with time stamps, must be provided as proof.
  • There shall be no substitutes of foods or persons, unless the person is another blogger from this site.
  • I shall have the option in my sole discretion not to eat the bun.
  • Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the Arby's location does not carry the Meat Mountain, I may substitute for one Double Down or one Baconator value meal.

The last bullet point is important, because it appears that people all around the country are struggling actually getting Arby's employees to create it for them, although it has been done.

Of course, I will blog the experience for you fine folks. But this challenge isn't exclusive to me -- who's with me for celebrating UVA's successes this year? Who wants to tame the #MeatMountain with me??