ESPN seriously needs to up their reporting skills because it’s clear that the real reason Andrew Luck retired is so he can make wine like so many other retired players. Look at Charles Woodson, living his best life post-NFL. He just came out with a new wine line called Intercept (since he was one of the … Continue reading
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beaujolais nouveau: rookie of the wine world
When Quintessential wines asked me to partner with them for a post about Beaujolais Nouveau, it was a no brainer. After all, it’s fall, which means two things: I’m watching football and drinking light reds. So as I was watching the Cowboys-Vikings game last week and tasting the Beaujolais Nouveau that was just released, it occurred to … Continue reading
von miller: grapefriend’s mvp
Obviously, I’m a huge fan of wine and a huge fan of football. So whenever I hear about yet another NFL-er grapefriend, I get very excited. Von Miller is my new cause for cheer, since he just gave every player in the AFC West a bottle of custom-made wine – that’s 289 bottles when you include practice squads … Continue reading
defensive players – they’re just like wine!
FOOTBALL IS BACK!!! And thus, our annual post about the best ballers who are JUST like wine. We’ve covered the QBs, the RBs, the WRs – now it’s time for those positions without initials: defensive players. Tough and aggressive, they’re the backbone and brawn of a team. Just like Cabernet! Cabernet is often used in a blend for … Continue reading
super bowl of grapes: patriots vs seahawks
We’ll leave the debate about who should win the Super Bowl based on athletic skill to the sportscasters. At grapefriend, we discuss all important issues based on grapefriendiness. So let’s take a look at which team is the bigger grapefriend. patriots Exhibit #1: Former quarterback Drew Bledsoe makes Doubleback wine in his hometown Walla Walla, Washington, … Continue reading
playoff bets get beery
I love the playoff bets that happen every year! It’s usually the mayors of the cities who are in the games, although this year the governors of Indiana and Massachusetts got in on it for the AFC. Here are my predictions of who should win the conference titles, based on their bets. If there’s a more … Continue reading
As a Giants fan, I’ve had the joy of beating the Patriots twice in the Super Bowl. So it makes me sad that Patriots fans can’t get certain wines shipped directly to them for consolation. It makes former Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe sad, too. After he retired from the NFL, Bledsoe moved back to his hometown of Walla … Continue reading
the $64,000 nfl rookie dinner
Before the football season begins every year, it’s a tradition for rookies to pick up (at least part of) the tab for the veteran players who go to dinner with them. Cowboys’ wide receiver Dez Bryant told people he was pissed off when he was rookie and had to pick up the dinner tab in … Continue reading
you deserve a grape today, matt ryan!
Matt Ryan threw for 440 yards in his first game of the 2014 season – holy moly! He’s the 5th QB since the AFL-NFL merger to throw for at least 440 yards in a season-opening win. The even better news? All the previous four guys who did that made the playoffs. As insane as 440 … Continue reading
tight ends – they’re just like wine!
In past Football Weeks, we’ve done our grapey comparisons of the QBs, the Wide Receivers, and the Running Backs. Now, the Tight Ends get their time to shine! jimmy graham Crushes it for the Saints. He scores so many points that he actually argued he should be classified as a wide receiver when he was negotiating … Continue reading