Throwing Tomatoes returns with cold, cold headlines and more cringe-worthy brews.  With the NFL headlines swirling, baseball’s spring training starting and March Madness around the corner, there are bound to be many more stories to come.  So, grab yourself a mustard brew (anyone remember that?) or a Cadbury Creme Egg beer (no, really) and check out the latest insanity in sports.

Oh and by the way, if you’re new to the Throwing Tomatoes world, the basic idea ties with the old days when a performer on stage would get pelted with tomatoes after an abysmal performance. 

Find a story in sports or entertainment that is insane or simply irks you… and throw a tomato.

It’s that simple.  You know what else is that simple?  Throwing tomatoes at these headlines in the world of sports and entertainment:

Throwing Tomatoes: The Cadbury Creme Egg Beer On Your Face Edition

Cadbury Creme Egg Beer

…for being a thing.

Before I dive into this one, I must add that I am a big fan of craft beer.  I explore and try all kinds of options.  I’m not afraid of the adjuncts.  On top of that, as an adult, I also realize that a lot of the sweet treats I was into as a kid are… well… not exactly my thing any longer. 

That can range from certain kid cereals, to specific sodas (e.g. Orange Crush) and more.  That also includes Cadbury Creme eggs, a candy I always looked forward to getting around Easter time.

So, it came to a bit of a surprise when I landed on the headline that a Cadbury Creme Egg beer (Golden Goo-Beer-Lee Creme Stout) is officially a thing.  Bear in mind, it is a stout and there are plenty of stouts that are brewed with cacao nibs.  So, maybe it’s not bad.  The brew was put together by Goose Island and meant to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cadbury Creme Egg.  There are even instructions to bite off an actual Creme Egg and pour some of the beer into it.

It’s all a clever idea, I suppose.  In general, it seems to top the French’s Mustard Beer that I went after many months back on Throwing Tomatoes.

Still, the combination of the above thoughts – childhood dessert nostalgia and adjunct beers – you’d think I would be interested to try this one out for fun.  However, my wallet refuses to open and my gag reflex is quite active just thinking about it.

Maybe it’s good and I just have egg (beer) on my face. 

Eh, I’ll stick with IPA’s for now.

JJ Watt

…for making me cold.

JJ Watt recently announced that he is signing with the Arizona Cardinals, but that’s not the story here. The stone cold headline came a few days later when he posted himself taking a creative ice bath. 

In some of the sports social media circles, this has already become a popular meme. 

Where does your mind go when you see that photo?  Wanting a hot shower?  A toasty blanket?  Maybe you feel that you aren’t lifting enough weights?  Perhaps you just think JJ is crazy.  For me, it might be a combination of all of that.

Billy Horschel

…for reminding us about how golf was (at times) with fans.

Fiery competitors can often lose their cool.  We have seen this in all sports.  Over the last year, that has been lost and forgotten in our minds.  The PGA TOUR has slowly been reintroducing fans in tournaments, especially in states with more lax COVID rules.  Florida is one of those states and at this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, we were reminded of the insanity with the occasional drunken and pointless screaming of “You da man!” or “Get in the hole!”

Billy Horschel stumbled upon a fan altercation after his struggles got the best of him.

Apparently, Horschel lives for this stuff and yes, a lot of the players are happy to have fans back.  Still, it just reminds me that some of the clowns that attend these events ruin it for others. 

Be respectful.  Don’t stay stupid things.  Enjoy the game and the talent on display.  Simple as that.

Houston Texans

…for continuing to mishandle the Deshaun Watson situation.

This NFL offseason is sure to be the largest and most insane QB carousel ride ever.  With so many big names swirling around, that should come as no surprise to anyone.  The Deshaun Watson situation continues to be a mystery, as of today.  It shouldn’t be, however.

Watson still wants out and who can blame him?  A recent report suggests that the Texans would be willing to let Watson sit out the upcoming season.

Houston has mishandled the situation since it started.  Despite new coaches and front office names joining the organization, it should be clear that the situation is broken beyond repair.  Sure, the new guys didn’t cause this.  The past regime did. 

Give in and focus on rebuilding, Houston.  Get as much as you possibly can for Deshaun Watson.  Do it to the point that trading him will not fall back on you.  There are so many teams looking for an impact player at the QB situation.  Watson sits at the top of that list. 

Make them bid against each other.  This isn’t rocket science.

Houston can cash in… if they would just get out of their own way.

The big word there is IF, not when.


This has been Throwing Tomatoes, where the tomato came before the egg.


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