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Inside The Crazy World Of NFL Diets

Players going extreme, vegan, superstitious
Sep 19, 2013 12:00 pm

We’re not exactly qualified here at Food Republic to debate the purported benefits and potential consequences of extreme diets in the NFL. But we’ve done our research and rounded up some players’ eating habits. These athletes show that the nutritional choices being made in the league are both diverse and surprising. Let’s take a look.

20 Best Athletes With Food Names

Finally, we can write about Chili Davis
Jul 17, 2013 10:01 am

Today marks the only day of the year in which there are no live sporting events in any of the four major U.S. professional leagues. Yes, we know that many of you are going through severe withdrawal — before meaningless MLB midsummer games begin again tomorrow night, of course. As a distraction, we’ve assembled a roster of 20 of our favorite current and former professional athletes who have names resembling food and drink items.

Tim Tebow Signs With A New Team. A Chicken Tenders Team, That Is.

Devout QB partners with Tampa-based chicken chain
May 1, 2013 1:01 pm

It didn’t take long for Tim Tebow to find a new employer. Just days after being released by the New York Jets, there is news that the iconic quarterback has agreed to financially back several north Florida locations of the fast-growing, Tampa-based chicken sandwich chain PDQ. Read on.

Meet The Man Responsible For Feeding Hundreds Of Hungry Pro Baseball Players

Chef Chris Miles on serving food to baseball's best
Apr 12, 2013 10:01 am

Professional athletes are essentially mutants. They're good mutants, though, like X-Men. When you look behind the scenes, though, the mutants have help. They have trainers and coaches and all kinds of support staff that help them get even better. That's where Chris Miles comes in. He's a chef who caters to Major League Baseball teams playing in the Spring Training Cactus League down in Arizona. He's the guy who feeds the beasts who go into beast mode. Read on.

How Does Being Vegan Affect Pro Sports Stars?

5 athletes who have experimented with veganism
Jan 15, 2013 11:01 am

Amar'e Stoudemire and Venus Williams both discussed being vegan this week. We take a look at some high-profile athletes who have experimented with veganism in recent years and question if following such a diet can affect athletic performance, either positively or negatively.

Shaquille O'Neal Launching Vodka Called Luv Shaq, To The Horror Of B-52s Fans

You better watch your back, Diddy
Dec 19, 2012 4:31 pm

In news that will surprise precisely no one who knows him, Shaquille O’Neal will launch his own brand of vodka called "Luv Shaq" early next year. Included on each bottle: An image of the big man with wings. Read on.

Minnesota Vikings Tackle Kevin Williams Also Defends Smoked Meats

Arkansas native has lots of love for George Foreman
Sep 13, 2012 12:01 pm

Defensive tackle Kevin Williams is in his 10th year with the Minnesota Vikings, but the Arkansas native is still a country dude at heart. That's why when he's not sacking QBs or stuffing the run, he can often be found smoking or grilling meats

NFL Kickoff: Pittsburgh Steelers RB Baron Batch Makes A Mean Salsa

The Texan has moves on the field, in the kitchen
Sep 6, 2012 12:01 pm
Photo: Courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Baron Batch is coming off a rookie year that was cut short after he suffered a torn ACL and missed the season. The Texas native is looking to make an impact with the AFC North favorites, who start the season against the Denver Broncos Sunday night.  Here, Batch tells us about his homemade salsa, his quest to find good Mexican food in the Steel City and how he feels about Guy Fieri.

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