Jadeveon Clowney reveals his pre-game ritual — and the one food he never eats during the season

If you invite linebacker Jadeveon Clowney to a party, you’d better have room for his friends — and his nachos.

“I like to pile a lot of stuff on top of them,” the self-proclaimed “nachos guy” says of his favorite snack to make with Tostitos chips. “I like them so they get flimsy.”

The young Houston Texans star has teamed up with Tostitos, the Official Chip and Dip of the NFL, to get ready for the upcoming season. Tostitos is releasing a set of team-themed Lucky Bags with 19 partner organizations to help fans feel more a part of their favorite roster’s game-day rituals.

Clowney, who admits to being “a little bit” superstitious, understands the importance of pre-game rituals as well as anyone. He revealed to AOL that he eats the same breakfast of hash browns and eggs every single morning during the season, but avoids one big favorite: bacon.

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Tom Brady, Patriots players team up with Guy Fieri for a good cause — and plenty of food and football

The clouds over Boston couldn’t dampen the spirits of Tom Brady, Guy Fieri or any of the guests at the Cooking with Best Buddies Food and Wine Festival and accompanying football game at Harvard University.

Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization benefiting those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, kicked off a weekend’s worth of festivities in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Friday evening.

Popular celebrity chef and TV personality Guy Fieri hosted the second annual Guy Cooking with Best Buddies event while New England Patriots quarterback and Super Bowl LI MVP Tom Brady held the Best Buddies Football Challenge flag football game at Harvard Stadium.

The game featured Brady quarterbacking for both teams alongside some of his famous friends, including Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy and Patriots teammates Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, James White and Dion Lewis.

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Stephen Curry shows off never-before-seen moves — and talks family, March Madness and the changing NBA

Growing up, the Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry wanted to be a combination of NBA legends Reggie Miller and Steve Nash. At 29, the team’s pride and reigning league MVP seems to have come pretty close to having attained that goal already.

Curry, who averages more than 22 points per game over his career (even higher this season), has something neither Miller nor Nash ever secured — an NBA championship.

His success is due largely in part to his dedication to practicing his skills. And now, fans can watch the greatness that is Steph Curry on the court in a brand new way

The point guard partnered with Degree to produce a 360-degree video, showing off his moves and creativity like never before.

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This Women’s History Month, Venus Williams proves strength has no gender

Venus Williams is surrounded by women. She is one of five sisters, one of the all-time greats of women’s tennis and has launched her own women’s fashion line. She’s surely no stranger to strong, resilient ladies — herself included.

And that’s one thing she wants to make clear: strength has no gender.

“I firmly believe in that,” Williams told AOL.com. “Strength is strength, resilience is resilience.”

This Women’s History Month, Williams is partnering with Brawny to empower women from all walks of life, all around the world. The iconic Brawny Man is stepping aside throughout March to instead celebrate strong women everywhere.

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Former tennis star Andy Roddick gushes about his dogs and his pick for Westminster’s ‘Best In Show’

To former tennis pro Andy Roddick’s 16-month-old son, everything is “Bob.”

Couches, horses, anything that’s not Mama or Dada — it’s “Bob.”

The adorable habit comes from one of Roddick’s two dogs, a four-year-old English bulldog named Bob Costas (yes, like that Bob Costas). The family also has a female bulldog named Billie Jean (yes, like that Billie Jean), who is nine.

“He loves them,” the 2003 US Open winner said of his son and the dogs. “[He] goes and lays on the dogs and it’s just like he knows they’re a part of everyday life, too.”

Roddick, a lifelong dog owner and lover, speaks highly of his bulldogs — but when it came time to pick his Purina Pro Plan bracket for the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the breed did not fare very well.

“I’ve seen my dogs too much to know they’re not gonna win,” he joked.

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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley shares his favorite tip for staying stress-free

The Los Angeles Rams of the NFL faced a lot of pressure this season. It was the team’s first year back in California after calling St. Louis home for 20 years — and a major relocation and rebrand is bound to come with some stress.

Despite the challenges of the Rams’ first season in Los Angeles, running back Todd Gurley is excited for the future.

Gurley, a young star on the team, sat down to talk with AOL.com to explain how he was able to combat the challenges of the big move, as well as other aspects of his life.

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