Food Network is teaming up with the NFL for a new primetime opposition collection that celebrates the art of tailgating.
In the six-episode “NFL Tailgate Takedown,” hosts Sunny Anderson and New England Patriots Corridor-of-Famer Vince Wilfork will preside around tailgate chefs likely head-to-head in one-hour episodes shot on site at an NFL stadium tailgate just ahead of the large video game, with every single tailgating duo representing 1 of the two NFL groups competing that day. The chefs will endure 3 themed cooking rounds that element “each city’s reliable tailgate dishes” — like New England lobster rolls and Philly cheesesteaks — for an “epic fight of hometown satisfaction.”
The show’s rotating panel of judges, which involves Kelsey Barnard Clark, Eddie Jackson, Ali Khan and Ian Rapoport, will make a decision who wins the grand prize every week: VIP seats on the 50-lawn line at the sport they are competing ahead of, and their own “Yum-Bardi Trophy.”
Per the show’s description: “In each episode, Sunny and Vince welcome two teams of gifted tailgating duos outdoors the stadium on recreation day – just one symbolizing their house turf and the other lovers of the checking out workforce. In the initial spherical – acknowledged as “The First Down” – each team should create a platter of their most effective chunk-sized treats with a dip that represents their city’s flavors. The winner of spherical one particular, as established by a rotating panel of judges, gets an gain and selects an component major to their hometown that each teams should use in round two. In round two’s ‘Between the Uprights’ battle, the duos should make their finest handheld tailgate handle between the buns and the getting rid of crew is penalized as just one participant have to entire a tailgate game prior to getting into the final round. In the “Hail Mary” 3rd round, each and every workforce must create a tailgate platter of a meat and two sides that would make their hometown proud. Eventually, the grand-prize winner is named and introduced a ‘Yum-bardi Trophy’ by a visitor NFL legend and then, in a after-in-a-life time second, the successful duo is ushered correct into the stadium to their VIP seats on the 50-lawn line.”
“NFL Tailgate Takedown” episodes will aspect cooking competition duking it out at these NFL video games: Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos at Empower Subject at Mile High, Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at GEHA Discipline at Arrowhead Stadium, Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium, Environmentally friendly Bay Packers vs. Buffalo Expenses at Highmark Stadium and Philadelphia Eagles vs. Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.
NFL celebs highlighted on the demonstrate include Carl Financial institutions, Johnathan Joseph, Brandon Stokely, Thurman Thomas, Andre Tippett and mascot KC Wolf.
“NFL Tailgate Takedown” premieres Wednesday, Jan 4., at 9 p.m. ET on Food Network and will stream on Discovery+.
“Food and soccer are a fantastic pairing — and ‘NFL Tailgate Takedown’ is not about your dad’s aged-fashioned burgers and canine. The dishes these competition generate acquire tailgate food to the upcoming degree and will surprise our viewers by just how delicious and resourceful recreation day bites can be,” Jane Latman, Warner Bros. Discovery’s president of dwelling & food content and streaming, reported. “Partnering with the NFL is a best healthy and we just cannot wait to supply the greatest tailgate competitors to diehard enthusiasts.”
“On match working day, the biggest and greatest rivalries in the NFL start in the parking ton with incredible food made by passionate admirers,” stated Jessica Boddy, vice president industrial operations and enterprise affairs at NFL Movies. “We are psyched to collaborate with a great associate in Food Network to showcase and celebrate the amazing traditions our fans get pleasure from every 7 days on activity day.”
“NFL Tailgate Takedown” is created by NFL Films and Uncomplicated Alien for Food Network and Discovery+.