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As the 4th quarter of the 2014 NFL season winds down, it’s time to start planning for the most watched event of the year–the Super Bowl. Over 111 million Americans tuned in last year, even if it was just to watch the commercials or the halftime show.

Whether your team will be playing in the big game or not, the Super Bowl is a great reason to fire up the grill and host a party.

This year, be the MVP of your Super Bowl party with these game-day grilling and party tips from Jim Ginocchi, president of Coyote Outdoor Living:

• Allow time to warm Up: Pre-heating your grill is essential to having a successful cookout. Light your grill and wait 10-15 minutes before putting any food on it.

• Limit the turnovers: You can’t get those classic grill marks by turning over your meat as many times as the opposing quarterback turns the ball over. Take your time and turn the meat 90 degrees after a couple minutes of grill time to get those mouthwatering marks.

• Keep the helmet on: Once the food is on the grill keep the cover closed for optimal results.

• The two-minute warning: Run out of cold ones late in the game? Finish the party strong with the two-minute chill drill by spinning the beer in some heavily salted ice water for two minutes to instantly chill your beverages.

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