One of my favorite things about the fall are the football Sunday events I do with my family. I love hanging out with my family to watch the Patriots while snacking on wings, chips, potato skins, and other tasty game day snacks. Nothing like spending your day off watching your favorite football team in action!
After seeing the Patriots win against the Saints, it occurred to me that I haven’t checked out the season premiere of Bong Appetit! With that in mind, I clicked right onto the On-Demand section for the episode titled ‘Ganja Game Day’. I sat through the season premiere and…WOW. What a ‘ganja game day’ indeed!
This special episode featured typical game day appetizers infused with the finest cannabis products. The menu featured Gochujang-whiskey glazed chicken wings, sweet potato skins, and peanut-butter chocolate footballs (all infused with cannabis, of course!). Definitely a great way to kick-off another baked meal during the beginning of football season!
The guests included NFL pros Todd Herremans (Philadelphia Eagles), Eugene Monroe (Jacksonville Jaguars & Baltimore Ravens), and Eben Britton (Jacksonville Jaguars & Chicago Bears). All players are currently retired and are now playing their part in the expanding cannabis industry. Does the name ‘Eugene Monroe’ sound familiar to any Viceland fans? It should, because Monroe appeared in season 2 episode 2 of Weediquette titled ‘Gridiron Ganja’! Monroe returns to the silver screen advocating for cannabis use yet again, but this time he joins other NFL players as they munch through cannabis-infused appetizers.
What made the episode so intriguing (other than the delicious appetizers!) was the strong advocacy for medical cannabis. Three former NFL players from various teams joined together in one house to discuss medical cannabis use among other players. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, also known as CTE, is the controversial topic flying around the sports community. With more retirees being diagnosed with CTE every year, there is a growing amount of scrutiny behind the disease. There are no final results written up about how to combat this illness, but cannabis advocates like Todd or Eugene are out to prove that cannabis provides better treatment.
Who knew it took three retired NFL players to come together under the Bong Appetit house to discuss CTE? Whatever the case may be, it’s something that needs to be talked about more as the years go on.
After enjoying some cannabis-infused game day appetizers, the boys lit up a ‘super bowl’ for some after-dinner entertainment (the NFL pros deserve the SUPER BOWL for working so hard to try to make it to the Super Bowl!). It was quite a ‘super bowl’ that lit up, with tons of cannabis packed onto the pipe. The ‘Super Bowl’ was the perfect ending to a special football-themed episode of Bong Appetit.
That was just only the first episode of the newest season. Check back each Thursday night at 10:30 PM to see what the Bong Appetit crew has in stores next.