The Former All Pro Bowl NFL Veteran and Former Network TV Football Analyst Shares his Secrets for Having a Good Time Supporting your Team this Fall
At 6-foot-1, 250-pounds, Ovie Mughelli was a bruising fullback for more than a decade in the NFL, and before that with Wake Forest. Now, the former All-Pro player who was known for punishing linebackers is also recognized for his engaging personality and ability to have fun with his teammates both on and off the field. Mughelli was a network TV Sports analyst for many years, and now he still finds times to fire up his grill and share his can’t-miss tips for enjoying all the games.
SOMETHING TO THINK OF WHEN GETTING READY FOR THE TAILGATING EXPERIENCE
For those die-hard fans who travel to see their favorite teams, book your rooms early and make sure to BRING IT this football season by choosing the right hotel when traveling for your next big game-day. I recommend you start by visiting HILTONBRINGIT.COM to book your spacious suite today. I’m a big guy, so I try to book a hotel that gives me the space I need to spread out. Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton’s spacious suites are the perfect home base for game day. From fully-equipped kitchens in each suite, to outdoor patios with grills and firepits, you’ll have what you need to fuel up before the big game. Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton have more than 600 properties nationwide, so wherever there is a game, these All Suites hotels are ready to welcome sports fans. For more information, visit www.hiltonbringit.com.
TOP SNACKS FOR WATCHING COLLEGE AND NFL GAMES
With football season upon us, fans should already be thinking about the best snack to bring to game day parties. One of my favorites is Harvest Stone™ Crispy Mix, the perfect better-for-you game day snack to enjoy all season long. Football Sunday oftentimes means overindulging in snacks that are high in calories and fats. Fortunately, Harvest Stone™ Crispy Mix doesn’t lack flavor, is a tasty gluten-free alternative to highly processed snacks fit for every guest’s dietary needs, and is now non-GMO Project verified. Packed with popped rice chips, multi-grain squares, corn chips, and gluten-free pretzels, Harvest Stone™ Crispy Mix is a wholesome and delicious treat that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. For more information, visit www.harveststone.com.
MAKE YOUR TAILGATING PARTIES SPECIAL
In celebration of my old team, the Atlanta Falcons, it’s fun to get creative and brand team logos on your burger buns. Add your favorite logo with a metal brand and the Bernzomatic TS4000 High Heat Torch, a must-have tool to win tailgating season. It’s great for a variety of practical uses like quickly lighting up the grill and adding the perfect sear to food, but also for many creative hacks, such as branding burger buns with your team logo and adding a patina finish to your custom set of cornhole game boards. The Bernzomatic TS4000 is easy to use with a trigger start ignition. For those who really want to go all out, solder together copper pipe to make goals posts for beer pong or create an epic grill top organizer. The options are endless with the power of a torch. For more information, visit www.bernzomatic.com.
MUST-HAVE ITEMS FOR YOU TAILGATE PARTY
Well, you can’t have a tailgate party without meat, and this year I will have Arby’s new Bourbon BBQ Sandwiches on hand. Let me tell you these sandwiches were built for a tailgate party! They are made with Brisket, Steak, or Turkey and topped with barrel-aged Kentucky bourbon BBQ sauce. But, if you’re like me, you can REALLY go big and get the Bourbon BBQ Triple Stack. That’s Brisket, Steak and turkey on a single sandwich! For more information, visit www.arbys.com.