The real football battle

I’m surprised it took this long for the Food Network to latch onto a hugely popular thing like tailgating, but it finally has. And an indication of how big they think it is: The network is featuring its current fave host, the spikily coiffed Guy Fieri. The series, Tailgate Warriors, pits fans of two competing NFL teams against each other.

The first segment pitted top tailgaters for the Green Bay Packers against Seattle Seahawks fans. The next contest, Raiders vs. 49ers, was recorded in August. Check here for the rest of the schedule.

Even though desserts are not a big thing at most tailgates, the Food Network required the competitors to have one on their menus, showing a lack of appreciation for the free-form nature of most tailgates, in my opinion. Check it out and see what you think.