Friday, September 19, 2014

Football Season

I love football season for three reasons: food, family, and football. I love the food that accompanies the football game experience; whether you’re sitting at home watching the game on TV or tailgating at the game, food makes the experience exciting. I really enjoy spending time with my extended family and watching a football game is a great excuse to see everyone. I’m not the most avid football fan, but I do enjoy myself. As a matter of fact, I enjoyed the 2012 Alabama vs. LSU game so much that when Alabama won, I jumped up and ruptured my Achilles tendon and spent the next 6-8 months recovering from surgery.

Oh well, I hope these resources on football season food, fun family activities, and the game itself enable you to enjoy “Football Season” to the max this year!

Books - Food
The Deen Bros. Get Fired Up: Grilling, Tailgating, Picnicking, and More
Fanfare: A Playbook of Great Recipes for Tailgating or Watching the Game at Home
Fox Sports Tailgating Handbook: The Gear, the Food, the Stadiums
The Healthy Home Cookbook: Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for Holidays, Parties, and Everyday Celebrations
The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook
The Southern Tailgating Cookbook: a Game-Day Guide for Lovers of Food, Football, and the South
Taste of the Town: a Guided Tour of College Football's Best Places to Eat

Books - Football
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
Breaking the Line: the Season in Black College Football that Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights
Game of My Life. Auburn Tigers: Memorable Stories of Tigers Football
Football for Dummies
Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream
Legends of Alabama Football: Joe Namath, Ozzie Newsome, Mark Ingram Jr., and Other Alabama Stars
My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football
Nick Saban vs. College Football
The Pro Football Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Book: Where Greatness Lives

Websites - Food - Check out these tailgating recipes. The Touchdown Taco Dip is easy to prepare and looks delicious.
Kraft Super Bowl Party Recipes - This website has everything: burgers, sliders, ribs, chicken all prepared in interesting and innovative ways. I think I want to try the pulled pork nachos.
My Recipes - This website has healthy tailgating recipes as well as recipes for ACC, Big 12, and SEC tailgaters.
Tailgate Party Recipes - This is a link to Food Networks “Tailgate Party Recipes."  I found some really tasty recipes for tailgating along with Food Network’s “Top 50 Tailgating Recipes.”

Websites - Football US Edition - Provides coverage of NFL, NCAA and International football.
NFL Official Website
Official Website of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) - College football and basketball scores, recruiting information etc…Follow Alabama at and Auburn at
USA Football - NFL youth football partner.

Billy Bob Thornton in Friday Night Lights
The Blind Side
Draft Day
The Express
Facing the Giants
Friday Night Lights
The Longshots
Roll Tide/War Eagle
We are Marshall
You don't know Bo

I hope these books, websites, and DVDs help keep your fall filled with good food, family and lots of football.

Maya Jones
West End Library

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