Guy Fieri is a man who wears many hats. On the surface, he is the leader of a burgeoning food-media empire, starring in popular television shows like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Guy's Grocery Games, and slathering Donkey Sauce on an assortment of deep-fried finger-foods at restaurants like Guy's American Kitchen & Bar.
But beyond his duties as the incumbent Mayor of Flavortown, Fieri is also a savant when it comes to professional sports, rivaling Phil Jackson in his Zen-like ability to predict the inner-working of an athlete's mind. Last month, Fieri revealed to First We Feast the role he played in bringing Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors, and now the frosty-tipped chef is helping another Bay Area team reach its true potential.
Over the weekend, Fieri catered a practice for the Oakland Raiders in Napa, California, rubbing elbows with the team's players as he roasted dozens of whole chickens and cooked up personal pizzas in the parking lot.
Seeing what Fieri's support did for the Warriors earlier this year, the Raiders, who play their first pre-season game on Friday, treated the chef like a revered guru. Marcel Reece, who was given with the career-defining tak of interviewing Fieri for a Twitter video, smiled as the chef claimed the 250-pound running back as his "twin" and honorary "sous chef."
"Cooking for the Raiders, buddy," Fieri says in the video. "It's gonna be a championship season. We're going big this year. I thought we'd kick it off with a big meal."
Who knows, maybe with Fieri in their corner, the Oakland Raiders really will win their first Super Bowl since 1983.
[via Oakland Raiders/Twitter]