Though originally used to identify cattle herds, the practice of hot-iron branding has become an acceptable means of claiming pies as your own and calling permanent dibs on a buddy's front seat. Brand your barbecue with school spirit with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of grilling equipment branded with one of 44 NCAA-team logos from TheGrillTopper.com.
TheGrillTopper.com outfits tailgaters and culinarily inclined sports fans with a range of accessories to enhance grilling sessions, protect torsos and appendages, and showcase unwavering school pride. The site's signature item, the Grill Topper forged-metal grilling rack, sears university logos and slogans from 44 NCAA teams onto the chef's chow of choice. The 1311 model perches atop the majority gas-grill racks and their larger charcoal-burning brethren, emblazoning slabs of meat with edible team pride. Five to six burger-sized “sear circles” brand patties with team logos, including the iconic University of Texas Longhorn, so that fans can eat their rivals for breakfast.
Fire-cooking gourmands can also boast of their alma mater by donning the site's bold, school-logoed Grill Topper gloves ($18.99) and aprons ($34.99), or flipping proteins with university-unique barbecue tools ($21.99/set).