For those of you that may not know, there are three things in this world that The Informer loves: Sandwiches, Top 10 lists and NFL wide receivers.
Now, due to my unhealthy obsession, I thought today would be the perfect time to combine the three into an article ranking the Top 10 sandwiches in the history of the world while also comparing those same sandwiches to NFL wide receivers (it sounds confusing, but I promise it is not).
One more thing before we begin, I do want to point out that I am not ranking the wide receivers in this article. I am merely using them as comparisons to their corresponding sandwiches. This article is all about where the sandwich ranks. Got it? Okay, now that we are all on the same page, please enjoy The Informer’s Top 10 Best Sandwiches list.
10. Turkey Tom (Jimmy John’s) – Jordy Nelson
The #4 from Jimmy John’s is the Jordy Nelson of sandwiches. Before you ask, the answer is no, I am not making this the Jordy Nelson of sandwiches because it is the whitest sandwich on the face of Tim Tebow’s green Earth. No, the Turkey Tom is the Jordy Nelson because it might not be the biggest, strongest, or fastest sandwich in the world; but just like Aaron Rodger’s favorite target in Green Bay, whenever this American classic has its number called it always delivers a
touchdown satisfied belly.
9. Grilled Cheese (My Mama’s Kitchen) – Antonio Brown
Considering my mother’s grilled cheese is the best in the world, I am going to make it the Antonio Brown of sandwiches because at this time Antonio Brown is the best in the world at what he does. Also, if you or anyone you know disagrees with me about my mother’s grilled cheese being the best, I will fist fight you.
8. Honey Bacon Club (Quizno’s) – Julio Jones
The Honey Bacon Club from Quizno’s is a sandwich that has everything a guy could ask for: ham, turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and honey-French dressing served on a toasted piece of bread. It is simply fantastic. Now in my personal opinion, the Honey Bacon Club is the Julio Jones of sandwiches because just like the club has everything you want in a sandwich, Julio Jones has everything you want in a wide receiver.
7. Chicken Bacon Ranch (Blimpies) – Deion Branch
The best “hot” sub from Blimpies is the Deion Branch of sandwiches because I wanted an excuse to call it the “Chicken Bacon Branch.” Do you get it? I changed the name from ranch to Branch thus making it a funny pun? Maybe we should just move on?
6. Cold Cut Combo (Subway) – Larry Fitzgerald
The Cold Cut Combo is an oldie but a goodie just like the great Larry Fitzgerald. I swear I could eat three of them every day.
5. #13 The Original Italian (Jersey Mike’s) – Odell Beckham
I mean, it has the #13 in the title which means the original Italian from Jersey Mike’s obviously has to be the Odell Beckham Jr. of sandwiches.
4. The Italian (Fire House Subs) – DeAndre Hopkins
I must admit, I am fairly new to Fire House Subs so I have only eaten there a handful of times. With that said, I have found that every time I eat there I order the Italian and then proceed to be blown away by how amazing it tastes. Just like I am constantly blown away by the greatness of DeAndre Hopkins the handful of times I have watched him play (the Texans are trash so I try to avoid their games at all cost). So, since I am amazed by these two young up and comers, I think making Fire House’s Italian sub the DeAndre Hopkins of sandwiches makes perfect sense.
3. The Blimpies Club (Blimpies) – Jerry Rice
I am going to make the Blimpies Club the Jerry Rice of sandwiches. Just like how Blimpies uses the freakishly good mixture of ham & turkey to make one of the greatest subs of all-time, Jerry Rice used the freakishly good mixture of Joe Montana & Steve Young to make him the greatest wide receiver not named Randy who ever lived.
2. The Italian (Jimmy John’s) – A.J. “The Sickness” Green
The #9 from Jimmy John’s is the A.J. Green of sandwiches because there is only one wide receiver on the face of the Earth that The Informer likes more than A.J. “The Sickness” Green.
1. The Blimpie Best (Blimpies) – Randy Moss
Is there any doubt that the Blimpie Best is the Randy Moss of sandwiches? Simply put it is the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.