We’re in the thick of Football Season and earlier this month we chatted with Mark Schlereth who is a retired NFL player who played 12 seasons with the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos. He moved onto being a football analyst for ESPN and now on Fox Sports. We also enjoyed seeing him on a number of episodes of HBO’s Ballers! So we know that he knows a thing or two about tailgating as well as homegating - which allows everyone to have a great view of the game as well as to have their favorite items to enjoy while cheering for their team. We wanted to know what his 3 essentials are if we’re enjoying a homegate at his house as well as some predictions on the 100th season of the NFL! Note that we talked with Mark Schlereth on Oct 10th of this month.
ATHLEISURE MAG: What are 3 items that we could find at your next homegating festivities?
MARK SCHLERETH: Being at home is what makes it so much fun and I love sharing my homegating tips! It starts with Gardein plant-based meat alternatives and they have everything that you can think of. They’ve got chicken, they’ve got beef, pork and fish. They have Spicy Chicken Sliders, Chicken Wings, Nashville Chicken Hot Tenders – whether it’s your vegan friends, veggie friends or any kind of friends for crying out loud! It’s all delicious and they’re going to love Gardein.
Everybody loves snacks that goes with dips and that’s just science. Hidden Valley Ranch mix is used in restaurants all across America. You can have that same restaurant-style ranch at home with Hidden Valley Ranch Signature Buttermilk Recipe whether it’s pizza, wings, veggies – you name it! Everything is better with Hidden Valley Ranch. My granddaughters call it dip dip. She say’s, “Po Po give me some Dip Dip.”
No party is complete without chili! When it comes to chili, it’s all about the beans. Bush’s has been around for a 100 years and you know them from their Baked Beans. Their beans are slow simmered, full of flavor and perfect for spicing up your party – 3 Bean Chili, White Chili and even Pumpkin Chili! You can make your chili better with Busch’s Beans.
No homegate is complete without the go to of TV’s LG Oled. TV Experts have dubbed it the number 1 TV of 2019. The C9 4K TV has over a billion rich colors, it’s beautiful and stunning picture quality with Google Assistant so that you never have to take your eyes off the television set as they have a 55”, 60” and 77” sets.
AM: Currently the NFL is in its 100th season. What NFL season picks do you have that you can share with us?
MS: Well I mean, to me – when you even look at last week, if you control the line of scrimmage, and I called the game in London last week, it was exquisite and the game was between Chicago and Oakland. If you thought that the Oakland Raiders were going to go out to London and be beaten by the Chicago Bears, because historically they have been a better football team – but the team that controls the line of scrimmage and physically beats up the other team, that’s the team that won about every game last week. So it’s really interesting to see how these teams are physically put together! The Patriots obviously still a great team. The Saints are doing it right now without their starting Quarterback and winning every game. They have been amazing as well. The San Francisco 49ers are undefeated for crying out loud! Think about this, Tom Brady and his understudy, Jimmy Garoppolo are the only 2 Quarterbacks right now that are currently quarterbacking undefeated teams. Jimmy Garoppolo with the 76ers and Tom Brady of course with the New England Patriots!
Read the latest issue of Athleisure Mag.