Your Week 1 NFL recap from SiriusXM’s resident married couple, Giants fans Aaron and Alex.

Aaron: Hey Guys! Aaron here! One-half of the A-Team along with my wife, Alex. We’re both huge fans of the New York Giants and NFL football, and we’re looking forward to sharing this season with you.

Did you catch that Giants-Cowboys game last night? Yeah, the Cowboys came out victorious, but at least our players can keep their eyes open for photographs.

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Some of our favorite memories are thanks to America’s game. We met each other on our first day of work at SiriusXM. Alex came into work fresh from the New York Giants Super Bowl parade in 2008. I was pretty impressed, but still a little skeptical of her fandom.

You know what I mean.

So many girls pretend to like football teams so they can talk to the cute guy at the bar. Meanwhile, they couldn’t name one defensive player if their life depended on it. Well, Alex proved she wasn’t interested in cute guys since she married me – but she also proved me wrong about her allegiance to the Giants.

Shortly after we started dating, we were enjoying a Giants game at home. (And also, making out like a couple of teenagers. So needless to say, we weren’t completely focused on the game.) While we weren’t watching, we could hear the referee speak over the loudspeaker: “Holding. Offense. Number 67. 10-yard penalty. Still first down.” Before he was finished with that sentence, Alex yelled at the TV, “F—ing McKenzie!”

Whoa! She knew the offensive lineman’s name and number?! I can’t believe I ever doubted her.

Alex: It’s adorable that he thinks I knew it because I was such a big fan. I mean, I love the Giants and know the team decently well, but knowing who McKenzie was? I saw his jersey and number on the screen before the guy called penalty. 1f604.png

Football and food: The perfect combination

Alex: Aaron and I both thoroughly enjoy football, food, and the two of them intertwined. So as the Giants take on the Falcons this week, we take inspiration from the Art of War:

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.”Aaron and Alex

And what better way to know ones enemy than through their cuisine?

The first thing I think of when I think of Georgia is peaches, so bring on the peach cobbler.

I don’t think food is as big a part of any other sports experience as it is in football. Take tailgating – a tradition rooted in eating, drinking and bonding with fellow fans. Aaron and I tried tailgating a few years back, just the two of us, and we failed miserably at it. We didn’t count on how long charcoal would take to get going in the grill, we brought food but absolutely nothing to eat it on (plates or utensils) and had to borrow grill tools from a neighboring tailgater. We were so bad we made a list of tailgating needs so that next time we were prepared.

I think that experience left a permanent stain in our brains. We haven’t gone to a game together since.

Aaron: As a man, I feel like the failure is all mine. I’m supposed to be a trusted grill master and I let us down in a major way.

Alex: I agree.

Aaron is a producer in the SiriusXM Comedy department. You can follow him on Twitter, @AaronHodges. Alex is the producer of The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM Hits 1. You can follow her on Twitter, @AlexDitrolio.

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