As awesome as this feeling was, it is time to put last year’s amazingness to bed. I mean I’ve even finally deleted the Super Bowl from the DVR (o.k. I admit, the cable box crashed and did it on its own, but that is besides the point). I’m not saying you can’t remember fondly the Saints first run to and eventual Super Bowl victory, but it is time to turn our attention to the season ahead. As you all (should) know, tonight is the first game of the year–even if it is just crappy preseason. Word on the street is that the starters are going to play 12-15 snaps, so don’t dawdle getting home from work or you might as well miss the starters’ time in the game.
Part of what makes football season so great is having friends over for away games, cooking up some great party food and drinking a few beers. Typically, I concentrate on the latter while Cupcake busts her butt on the former. As a result, I’m sure we’ll have some great recipes to share with everyone throughout the upcoming season as well as some reviews of brews and Saintly cocktails.
Just about every person I know has a go to Saints food. For some it’s chicken from Popeye’s, for others it’s their own BBQ chicken, and some can’t watch a game without burgers on the grill. We want to know what you need to have during the game, food or beverage-wise. So let those emails, tweets and/or comments rip. The best of the best will get a full break down in their own post and quite possibly some as of yet unidentified Saints swag.
So send in those entries, sit back and enjoy the fact that football is finally here.