Tater tots are shaped like a football, then loaded up with cheddar cheese, crunchy bacon and sour cream. What football fan wouldn't be happy with these?
Preheat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
Lay tater tots out in the shape of a football. This was easiest to do when I made the outline first and then filled in the middle, adjusting as I filled.
Bake tots for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle 1/2 c. shredded cheese over hot tater tots, then top with bacon. Top with remaining cheese (to hold bacon on). Bake for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and gooey.
Put 1/4 c. sour cream in a ziploc bag and cut off the corner. Draw a line down the middle of the football and strings off of either side of the line (see picture).
Place remaining sour cream in a dipping container to serve alongside tater tot football.