Tuesday morning I got an email from Whataburger letting me know that their seasonal “Sweet & Spicy” burger was back in circulation. Shockingly, this was not the greatest thing to happen on July 5th concerning Whataburger.
If you follow me on Twitter then you know that I love Whataburger. I'm a Texas dude through and through, so I was raised on the stuff. It's in my blood. The writing is on the wall when it comes to Whataburger in my life; however, when it comes to Whataburger in Josh Collins's life… Whataburger is literally on the wall.
Let's all take a properly admire this work of art for a second. It. Is. Beautiful.
How does something this incredible even happen? If you'd asked me I would've guessed that it was either a gift from the Heavens or the physical incarnation of Tim Riggins's “Texas Forever” mantra. Thankfully for us, Josh Collins was on hand to answer some questions regarding his and Brock's creation.
RJ: Alright Josh, What In The World Gave You This Idea?
Josh: My friend Brock Buchanan and I came up with the idea to collect the whole lineup when we got Sean Lee's number on a table tent. We then started a competition to see who could collect the most numbers. Once we got about halfway through the lineup, we decided to build a frame for it.
RJ: Considering That You Obviously Go A Lot To Collect These Tents, What's Your Favorite Thing To Order At Whataburger?
Josh: Definitely the honey butter chicken biscuit.
RJ: There Are A Lot Of Numbers Here! Did You Wait To Get All Of These Numbers Naturally? Or Did You Specifically Ask For Any Of Them?
Josh: When we started collecting, we got numbers only if they came up during our order, but after awhile we started to hang out at Whataburger and wait until we saw a number and go up at that time to order and get the number. We even reached out to many of our friends to find some of the last numbers.
RJ: Who Is Your Favorite Member Of This Roster/Dallas Cowboy?
Josh: Jason Witten because of his exceptional production on and off the field
RJ: What Were The First And Last Numbers That You Collected?
Josh: The first number we collected was Sean Lee. The last number was Tyrone Crawford. We couldn't seem to find number 98 anywhere so eventually I went to a register and asked for a table tent with the number 98 so I could make a card for my friend who supposedly was born in '98. This is when we found out that Whataburger only made numbers up to 96 so we just took two halves of numbers beginning and ending in 9 and 8 and taped them together.
RJ: The NFL Season Is Treacherous, Do You Have Backups In Case Somebody Here Doesn't Start?
Josh: I have a Velcro strip on my end table which I call “The Bench.” Throughout the season I will update the lineup accordingly.
RJ: Thanks A Lot For Taking Time For Us Here At Inside The Star, Josh… Any Final Words?
Josh: Go Cowboys SB champs 2k17.
The effort put into Josh and Brock's Whataburger Rosters is one that would require an awful lot of Sweet & Spicy burgers. I'm willing to step up to that plate (or sit in front of it) for you guys.
Considering how much of a Texas staple Whataburger is, it makes sense that they now have a full-out Dallas Cowboys roster in someone's home. Here's hoping that the one on the field at AT&T Stadium is both sweet and spicy in 2016.