We Don’t Deserve Guy Fieri

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Look at our King. Drink him in, soak him in, all of his glory. We aren’t worthy. Guy Fieri is one of America’s greatest exports. He’s the gift that keeps on giving, and we will never have enough to repay him.

Guy (noted Raiders & Warriors fan), got his big break in 2006 when he won Food Network’s “Next Food Network Star,” and never looked back. Since then, he has become a NY Times Bestseller, Emmy Award winning TV Host, and has opened 75 restaurants around the world with his company “Knuckle Sandwich, LLC.” This information, and much much more, can be found in the “Guyography” section on Fieri’s personal website.

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He’s one of the purest, entertaining personalities on television. He’s the king of “Dad jokes,” and is 100% Guy Fieri 100% of the time. I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever seen anyone who is so consistently on brand as Fieri. I could sit my ass on the couch and waste an entire day watching “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” and not feel a shade of guilt.

Besides being a great personality, he’s seemingly a better person. Per a recent story published by Game Rant, Fieri has raised over $20 million for charity to provide to out-of-work food industry workers who have lost their jobs or been furloughed due to the Coronavirus pandemic:

Speaking to TMZ Live, Fieri revealed that he has teamed up with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to create the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. Fieri said that he sent out personal video messages to CEOs in the restaurant business to put money into the fund, allowing it to grow to $21.5 million. Some of the businesses that have helped, said Fieri, are PepsiCo, Uber Eats, and Coca Cola.

Really great stuff. I truly appreciate a celebrity using their given platform to do some serious good. Giving smaller, well-deserving eateries the shine they deserve on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives was already more than enough, but Guy decided to do even more during a difficult period that has especially hit the industry he loves most.

So a heartfelt thank you, King Fieri, from your friends here at Untimed Down Sports. We hope that you continue bringing us to Flavortown for decades to come. You provide more joy than you know; and if you ever need a co-pilot on your Triple D magic carpet ride, we’ll be the first in line to volunteer.

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