NFL Labor Day Cookout: Which Food Is Your Favorite Player Bringing?

Bailey Brautigan@BBrautiganFeatured ColumnistSeptember 6, 2010

NFL Labor Day Cookout: Which Food Is Your Favorite Player Bringing?

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    CINCINNATI - AUGUST 20:  Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals is pictured before the NFL preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Paul Brown Stadium on August 20, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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    This Labor Day weekend, many of us will gather with family members, eat delicious food, and enjoy the long weekend.

    And our favorite NFL players are no different. From hot dogs to apple pie, each NFL star has his own favorite dish to bring to the picnic.

    Here we have compiled a list of must-have foods for the perfect Labor Day feast and which NFL players will be bringing them.

Hot Dog

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    INDIANAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 02:  Chad Ochocinco #85  of the Cincinnati Bengals talks with teammates during the NFL preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty I
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    Chad Ochocinco's antics on and off the field have demonstrated his love affair with the limelight. From his over the top touchdown celebrations to his VH1 reality show, Chad Ochocinco always has to be the center of attention.

    The food that Chad will be bringing to this NFL picnic is the hot dog...because he is one.

Potato Salad

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins stands on the sidelines during preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona
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    Out of all of the food that we traditionally eat at a Labor Day get-together, the potato salad takes the most preparation. The NFL player that needs the most work to have a successful season is Albert Haynesworth.

    So he will be bringing the potato salad.

Gross Jello Concoction

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Quarterback Matt Leinart #7 of the Arizona Cardinals watches from the sidelines during preseason NFL game against the Washington Redskins at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Car
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    We all know that Jello dish with the little pieces of unidentifiable fruit floating in it. Your weird aunt brings it to the cookout every year, and it just kind of sits at the corner of the table while people pass over it when loading up their plates.

    Who will be bringing the weird Jello mixture?

    You guessed it! Matt Leinart.

    

Chips and Dip

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    GREEN BAY, WI - AUGUST 26: Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts looks for a receiver against the Green Bay Packers during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 26, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Colts 59-24.  (Photo b
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    When eating potato chips and dip, you really can't have one without the other. The same is true for most quarterbacks and their favorite receiver.

    Dallas Clark caught 100 of the 132 passes thrown to him by Peyton Manning. These two are a perfect example of a "chips and dip" team.

Corn On The Cob

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    MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 02:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings yawns during warmups prior to an NFL preseason game against the Denver Broncos at the Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, on September 2, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesot
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    No matter where you're having your Labor Day feast, one thing is guaranteed: There will always be corn on the cob.

    And who are we guaranteed to see every NFL season?

    Brett Favre.

Baked Beans

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    CHICAGO - AUGUST 28: Corey Graham #21 of the Chicago Bears drops Beanie Wells #26 of the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 28, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cardinals defeated the Bears 14-9. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/G
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    While some of these players argued over who would bring what dish, when it came to choosing the player who would bring the baked beans, the vote was unanimous:

    Chris "Beanie" Wells.

Apple Pie

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    NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 02:  Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints, who did not play, watches during an exhibition game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on September 2, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee won 27-24.  (Photo by
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    Apple pie is an American classic, so it is only fitting that a true all-American hero will bring the dessert to this Labor Day cookout.

    The player bringing the apple pie should be strong and driven, and he should be someone that most Americans look up to.

    Hands down, this player has to be Drew Brees.

What Do You Think?

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    What are your favorite foods to bring to the Labor Day feast?

    Feel free to post comments below!