The Former All-Pro Bowl NFL Veteran & Former Network TV Football Analyst Shares his Secrets for Having a Good Time Supporting your Team this Fall
The challenge of playing college football during a pandemic is requiring schools and fans to adjust the traditional game day experience for activities inside and outside stadiums this fall. The new normal means limiting the number of fans able to attend games, if they can attend at all. That means football fans will have to get more creative than ever for their game-day experience. We have a true tailgating expert to help!
At 6-foot-1, 250-pounds, Ovie Mughelli was a bruising fullback for more than a decade in the NFL. The former All-Pro player was known for punishing linebackers, but also for his engaging personality and ability to have fun with his teammates both on and off the field. Now, the former network TV Sports analyst is available to share his football insight and his timely tailgating tips for firing up the grill and sharing can’t-miss recipes for enjoying all the games. Ovie is available for a little party-time discussion on some things that can liven up any tailgate or game-watching party.


For me, it starts with good food and great cheese. And while Wisconsin has great football, they are best known as The State of Cheese. This is because Wisconsin wins more awards for cheese than any other state, region or country, and is the only state that requires a license to make cheese! My tailgate starts with a cheese plate and I always have a cheese dip. But make sure you’re choosing a proven winner and look for the Proudly Wisconsin Cheese badge on packaging nationwide. This fall my favorite recipes are Hot Chocolate with Mascarpone Whipped Cream or Pumpkin Brownies that features Crave Brothers Cheese. This Farmstead cheese company uses 100% green power and practices water conservation and recycling. They are carbon-negative and produce more power with their biodigester than their dairy and cheese company need. I love this as it is a great complement to my own Ovie Mughelli Foundation which develops sports programs and gaming tools to teach kids about environmental issues and what they can do to save the planet. For more information, visit


You want to make sure you’re prepared, because no one wants to be pulled away in the middle of a game to run out for supplies. I recently discovered goPuff, the ultimate game day solution delivering essentials right to your door in minutes! They deliver thousands of items from home needs and cleaning supplies to food, drinks and even alcohol in some areas – all in a matter of minutes and for a flat $1.95 delivery fee, so whether you’ve run out of your favorite chips and drinks, are looking for a sweet treat, or need to clean up after the game, goPuff is your ultimate game day solution! Just visit or download the goPuff app to place an order.


When I was playing, I would listen to music to get psyched up before a game. Now, I get my game-day going with GE Lighting’s LED Plus Speaker Bulb that doubles as a light bulb and a speaker. It lets you listen to the big game from your light source. And, you can even pair the bulbs across the room for a high-quality surround-sound experience while hiding discreetly within your light fixture. The LED Plus Speaker Bulb connects to your phone or other Bluetooth devices and it’s so simple – No app, no wires, no WI-FI, no complicated set up! Plus you get all the energy-saving benefits of LEDs. Quality light and premium sound is truly as simple as screwing in a light bulb. GE’s LED Plus Speaker Bulb is sold at Lowe’s and online at