14 NFL teams are preparing to get down on the gridiron this winter with one goal—hint: it begins with “L” and ends with “Lombardi”.
Don’t grumble if your team wasn’t invited to the dance, we’ve all been there. And, If your team is playing, good for you (just keep the braggadocious-ness to a dull roar). Either way, here’s some hall-of-fame worthy goods to gear up ahead of kickoff.
FOLES!!! … Okay, there’s no explanation for yelling that, it just felt right.
MiiR CAN CHILLER
Beer, like revenge, is best served cold. MiiR’s Can Chiller, that comes in 12oz and 16oz, has a Hardshell™ powder coat finish that keeps the temperature on your brew low. It’s one less thing to worry about if things aren’t going so well on the field.
If you’re getting mobile this year (please stay safe), arriving with a cooler full of ice cold ones is the stuff heroes are made of. YETI knows a little bit about insulation and their V Series Hard Cooler lives up to the hype. It’s engineered from kitchen-grade stainless steel, lined with vacuum insulated panels, and leakproof.
keeping this party going. If drinking from a can isn’t your thing, tilt one of Whiskey Peaks’ 100% handblown Half Dome (paying homage to a Yosemite National Park treasure) Beer Glasses to the recommended 45 degree angle and give yourself a proper pour.
NFL 100: THE GREATEST MOMENTS OF THE NFL'S CENTURY
In 2019, the NFL commemorated its 100th season with a hardcover visual retrospective of its greatest moments. Happy Belated Anniversary to the league that gifted us Prime Time, Bo Jackson, Barry Sanders, Megatron, Mahomeboy, and Lawrence Taylor (the original L.T.).
There’s a reason the NFL’s preseason docuseries is titled Hard Knocks: because they’re putting in work. Victory in this league is hard won and often comes at a brutal price. But, the juice (in life) is always worth the squeeze, if we’re willing to commit. Oxford Pennant’s Every Damn Day Championship Banner is a steady reminder.
The NFL Playoffs/Super Bowl is a grill master’s dream. Slicing, chopping, dicing, dividing—whatever you’re doing, you need an agile knife that can withstand the punishment. The Hell’s Canyon’s fixed blade, stainless steel chef’s knife by The James Beard delivers the goods, and then some.
Hot sauce should be flavorful and memorable and add the same dimension to any recipe. Los Poblanos’ small-batch hot sauce has tang, fire, and is handcrafted with care. In fact, the peppers in each batch are individually selected, meaning the sauce’s color can vary from red to green. Side note: if you’ve got a killer hot wing recipe, hook us up.
If you plan to cook up a storm all day—think steak and eggs, pizza, or mac and cheese—you need a companion that will bring the heat, balance, and endurance. Smithey Ironware Co.’s No. 8 Cast Iron Chef Skillet’s got your back. This powerhouse appliance is handcrafted in Charleston, South Carolina, the heart of “low country”, and built for good Southern cooking, so you know it’s going to bring it.
Any good chef worth their weight in buffalo wings is willing to get their hands, shirt, and everything else dirty to perfect their dish. A good chef also knows you don’t leave yourself fully exposed to the unavoidable splatters. Hedley & Bennett’s The Carryall Apron is, true to modern design, is durable, versatile, and stylish. It’s constructed with 100% cotton canvas and includes both a chest and waist pocket, designed for storing your phone and other crucial tools in your culinary repertoire. And that Char color is just the right amount of moody.
Bo Jackson is, arguably, the greatest athlete of all time. The Pro Bowl-selected, Heisman Trophy-winning, two-sport, all-world superstar split his time between punishing defenders in the NFL and walking up outfield walls in the MLB—literally. Mitchell & Ness’ Legacy Jersey from Bo Jackson’s 1988 Season is the perfect way to honor a legend and remain a neutral party in the playoffs (sorry Raiders fans, maybe next year). Trust us, it’s like wearing a cape.