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Talon Top 5: Game Day Foods

It’s Super Sunday, the one time where the altar becomes the TV, the holy water becomes a bowl of guacamole and the pews become couches. This Sunday is a religious day—except people don’t pray to God, but to Tom Brady.

So, what type of food should accompany such a holy day? Let The Talon be your guiding light to the Holy Grail of sporting nourishment, as we explore the top five foods that will be sure to satisfy your demands. Whether it’s hunger or sheer pre-game anxiety that’s driving you to eat, these are the absolute musts for any game day.


Guacamole and chips go together like chips and dip. Why? Because they’re chips and dip. This appetizer is great for any occasion, be it a knitting party or a football man-fest. The best chip to accompany guacamole is your classic restaurant style Casa Sanchez tortilla chip. Its saltiness and crispiness give an authentic feel and crunch that no Tostito chip can. Eight million pounds of guacamole are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday each year, so go to your local supermarket and get yourself some guacamole goodness.

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Chicken Wings

Chicken wings embody the anarchy of football games—those nitty-gritty moments when everyone’s hands reach out, fumbling for the last wing. If the game doesn’t get you sweaty, the wings should, as there’s no better feeling than having spicy sauce sting the sides of your mouth. The best place to get wings is SmokeEaters, located right on De Anza Boulevard. Yes, it’s better than Wing Stop; I’ve managed to convert many non-believers to this place. SmokeEater’s has so many levels of spiciness that you won’t know what to do with yourself. Seven levels, in fact, from mild to inferno, test the eater’s tolerance for spice. These wings are absolutely smothered in sauce, so get those wet napkins ready, put on your big boy pants and get ready for a messy game of football.

Mini corn dogs

Baby corn dogs are cute, bite-sized and delicious. Get an army of them and equip yourself with ketchup. These pups run out fast. They’re also microwavable, which is absolutely crucial when your food arsenal runs low. With their small size and sweet corn outside, mini corn dogs are irresistible. You can also practice your Tom Brady (or Eli Manning) touchdown passes by tossing them into someone’s mouth.

Bagel Bites

Easy to put on a platter, and even better when they aren’t hot, Bagel Bites are a great munch food for game days. Instead of ordering a large pizza and waiting forever, set these mini-pizzas on a platter and wait for about 10 minutes. It is a much better use of your time. Miniature pizzas are perfect if you don’t want a mess all over the couch, and they are a delectable finger food. However, you probably have to get off the couch to go make them, which is quite laborious when you’d rather be watching the game. There’s a solution: Ask your parents. It’s the best way.

Bacon-Wrapped Sausages

Sorry to all the healthy people, but bacon-wrapped sausages are a necessity at football get-togethers. What’s better than wrapping meat with more meat? These guys are dang tasty, and it’s time you stop eating those low-fat sausages anyway. This “Epic Meal Time” based food will get the juices going, especially if you envision your food in the eyes of Muscles Glasses. After consuming this hearty appetizer, you will need about 15 minutes of intense aerobics to work the calories off.

Though these foods might not be the healthiest choice for sports fanatics, they are written in the very scriptures of the food Gods. All jokes aside, whether it’s fighting over the last bit of guacamole or wrestling for the pigskin, these foods will make any game day memorable.

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