Football journalist Kerry Byrne and Go RVing have teamed up for a 1,500-mile RV road trip to the Super Bowl, designed to generate media interest from Boston to New Orleans.
According to a press release, Byrne and celebrity chef Steve DiFillippo are traveling in a motorhome provided by El Monte RV to promote RVs as a fun and flexible way to travel, tailgate and experience the big game.
The tour included an appearance on the FOX & Friends morning show on Jan. 27 to talk about how to host the perfect RV tailgate. New England Cable News, The Boston Herald and WBZ-TV, Boston’s CBS affiliate, also have provided coverage of the tour. Byrne has also conducted interviews with sports radio outlets nationwide to talk about the RV trip to the big game, including stations in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Denver, Boston, Chicago, DC, San Francisco and New Orleans.
Byrne and the RV are scheduled to appear on the FOX affiliate in New Orleans on Friday. In addition, Byrne and DiFillippo will host a Go RVing Super Bowl Tailgate Friday afternoon in New Orleans. RVers and Go RVing fans are invited to the party for free. In addition, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) is expecting to receive coverage on the Sports Illustrated website, SI.com.
Byrne is founder of ColdHardFootballFacts.com, and is considered an authority on the “gridiron lifestyle” of beer, food and football. He also writes about food and drinks for The Boston Herald and has a regular column at SI.com.
Byrne has been tweeting about the trip to his 9,000 Twitter followers, as well as posting video to http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/ including an interview with former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Qadry Ismael during a stop in Baltimore.