For the second installment of our FALL COLLABORATION, the gang and I are going to take you through the steps on how to prepare for Primetime NFL Action! As a man that lives in Merica, and lives in southern Merica, and loves Merica until the day that I die – I LOVE ME SOME FOOTBALL!! Hank Williams Jr. was more famous in my home than Justin Timberlake or 98 Degrees because when you heard “Are You Ready For Some Football?” on the television – you knew it was bout to go down! Monday night and Sundays were huge for us because that’s when the family came together for yet another fun and exciting time. At my house, we had cousins come over with uncles and friends! We had great food, jokes, rivalries, and you were sure to laugh your gut sore.
Now in days its no different! There is a deep and thick love for the game of football in this country. It stems from the rich history of great athletes that have set foot on the Grid Iron and from some of the most explosive last-minute plays! Games that garnered the attention of more sets of eyes at one moment than anything else in the world! Yes, that big! So besides watching the game, allowing yourself to feel energy and excitement of the crowd and players, there are a few things that I find help me get the most of it! You should adopt the following as your SOP for the duration of the season.
~Everyone Coming Over Needs A Jersey. If Not, Just Go Home.
The Eyes of the experience. We gather to yell and jump and fist pump our team to victory!! The best thing you can do is wear your colors; wear the jersey of your favorite player! This way, when they win, you can just throw the hot wings in your hand at the curtains and run into the street! There you will be met by your strange and funky neighbors. But today, you are fans! So nothing else matters as you jump up to Belly Bump’em. The smartest thing to do is to buy a quality jersey that will last you year after year. If you are like me, I like to have somewhat of a collection, so I try to buy a new one every other year or so. It can even be a T-Shirt with the logo of the team and team colors, but you can not show up to my house without colors. Get with it!
~ The Food Must Be Spot On!!
Guacamole and Chips, Barbecue Chicken Nachos, Pigs In A Blanket, Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes with Creamy Dill Sauce, Barbecue Meatball Sliders, Kickin Chicken Nuggets, Grilled Chicken, Smoked Pork Ribs, and BUFFALO WINGS!!! You don’t want me to go on, trust me. I have limited GB space on this WordPress deal. The food must make your mouth water. It’s what catches the attention of that Nose of yours. You enter the living room with the flat screen on the wall, but your nose takes you right into the kitchen to start to pick at the food! When the belly can feast, the Beast is at peace. It’s essential, and there are so many great recipes for you to try every single game. You grab a plate full of food, grab a cold drink, then sit in front of the game to cheer and scream without running the risk of being famished.
~If The Stakes Aren’t High, Baby Bye, Bye, Bye!
JT reference there… A fun thing that we like to do is make bets on a game. Occasionally we will put a dollar or two in on a play for fun, but we like to up the ante! This is why, as a general rule, I like to keep a bottle of scorching and spicy sauce in my cupboards. This way the losing side knows that it has to pick a finger food then put the spicy sauce on it – and they don’t get water or milk! Not in my house! Mwuahahahahaha. It works well for pranks all year long too. Dope. Score. For the guys, we have the losers leave the house without their jersey on (or any shirt at that matter). For the ladies, especially from November through the Ship, they have them leave the house without their jersey on and their shoes and socks. It’s usually frigid. Something to add more punishment.
This list can go on forever and with a new season just around the corner every time, I love to add new things to make it a good time. If you can catch a game live, you can take all of this to the tailgate parties that get way out there!! It’s no longer your home where you have “control” – if it’s not OUT OF CONTROL it’s not TAILGATING. Without all of the extravaganza and hype, the most pleasurable things for me is to surround myself with people that can laugh and have fun. Surround yourself with people that love one of the above, and Football if possible, and you are sure to have a great night! That’s what it is all about in the end – having an excuse to put down the phone, turn off your laptop or computer, put away your work, and live it up with family and friends.
Needless to say that my favorite NFL team are the Denver Broncos! I grew up in Denver and still have family there. The Mile High City is near and dear to my heart. And since I live in Arkansas, well…
The title comes from a great commercial featuring Super Bowl 50 Champ Peyton Manning. I’m sure you have seen it and I’m sure it annoys you by now!
Jacqueliine Joy- Warning! Warning! She will make you laugh. She joins me in the “Bloggers that have Kiddo’s” group of the COLLAB. Check her out. Jacqueliine’s Blog Site
Varsha- originally from Aruba, she delivers great cooking, fine dining, a rich diverse culture, and different accents! Totally different timezone, Totally awesome blog! Don’t miss it!! Varsha’s Blog Site
Lee- “The Originator” of the FALL COLLABORATION, she puts together great material on Lifestyle, Beauty, and Health with the purpose of helping everyone out – one at a time!!! Lee’s Blog Site
Jenna- She promotes self-love and respect! Check out her blog straight from the Lone-Star State! Absolutely great material!! Jenna’s Blog Site
Morgan- She blogs about life, fitness, college life and beauty! She is a Girl vs. World and everything else and boy does she put up a fight. Check out the great perspective and experiences!! Morgan’s Blog Site