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You know him as the blond, blinged-out host of Triple D and one of two culinary mentors on Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, but this weekend Guy Fieri is putting his kitchen chops aside to show off his skills on a sandy football field. Along with such famous faces as actors Tracy Morgan and Chace Crawford, personalities Kevin Frazier and Artie Lange, and model Hannah Davis, Guy will compete in DIRECTV’s Celebrity Beach Bowl in New York City ahead of Sunday’s big game. Every year the biggest names in entertainment join forces with top-notch athletes in a friendly flag football game, and this Saturday the game will prove greater than ever as NFL Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Deion Sanders and Warren Moon join the superstar roster.
The celebration kicks off Saturday at 10a|9c in Manhattan’s Hudson River Park at Pier 40 when DIRECTV hosts a tailgate for fans, then a pregame show starts at 1|12c, followed by the all-stars taking the field at 2|1c for the start of the game. Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern will be on hand to work the crowd during the halftime show at 2:30, and after the game at about 3:20|2:30c, Paramore take the stage to belt out their latest hits.
While you can watch Guy and the other celebrities in action on TV, fans can also join in the excitement firsthand. All events at the Celebrity Beach Bowl are free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis, so if you’re local to the New York City area or just in town for the big game, stop by to take part. If you make it to Pier 40, be sure to stop by Food Network’s tent to find the latest promos of Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. Decide whether you’re rooting for Team Rachael or Team Guy, then if you have your photo taken to show your support and share it on social media using #BeachBowl, you could even leave with show souvenirs.
Check out all of the details and the full schedule of events below, then get directions to Pier 40 here.
DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl
Date: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
Location: Pier 40, New York City
1|12c — Pregame show
2|1c — Beach Bowl Kickoff
2:30|1:30c — Halftime show with Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern
3:20|2:20c — Paramore concert