Food and sports are intertwined in the national consciousness. “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,” it says it right there in the unofficial song of Major League Baseball. When you go to the San Francisco Giants game, you know you are getting parmesan fries, and a trip to a Longhorns game probably involves brisket (if it’s a really good tailgate) or ribs. At least burgers. To that end, Sports Illustrated has jumped into the food coverage game, one topic that remains hot in online journalism from Seattle to Miami. As Brett Martin of GQ put it on Twitter, “Everybody in the pool.”
Magazine senior writer Andy Staples, a college football reporter, is heavily involved with the project. Staples penned the post announcing the new site.
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