Here are some simple tailgating tips to
remember for any tailgate:
is nothing worse than running out of food at a tailgate, except for
running out of beer. It is worth the extra money to have too much food;
you can bring extra food home, but you can't eat what's not there. This
is true at least ten times over for beer.
a list of what you need to bring; this will ensure nothing is left at
home. Put your game tickets on the list too.
your food in zip-lock bags whenever possible. This way you
can just throw the bags out, instead of trying to clean a bunch of
Tupperware containers. When you need a pan, invest in a
tinfoil pan that can be thrown away afterwards instead of cleaned.
good rolls for your food; nothing can ruin great burgers, chicken,
or brats like a bad roll. Spend a few extra cents on good
chairs. Rookie tailgaters never have them.
a parking lot that has a view of the stadium if on-site parking is
not available. A tailgate that is not within site of the
stadium just doesn't feel right.
Choose a parking lot
(and space) that allows you to interact with other tailgaters. If
you're going to tailgate alone, just drink beer in your driveway
at home instead.
you will need
it to put out the fire, and it comes in handy for general cleanup
too. Not bringing water is another rookie mistake.
theme for your tailgate. If
it's Thanksgiving, bring a turkey. If its Christmas, bring a tree.
Or choose a theme based on the opponent; have Cajun food against the Saints,
Philly cheese steaks against the Eagles, and fish against the
Wear team colors
and fly team flags. Show a little team
Things that are needed but are often
Paper towels/napkins/wet naps
A good kitchen knife
(but don't bring it into the stadium!)
An NFL car-shopping guide: Our picks
for the best tailgating cars
Going car shopping? If youíre an NFL fan, you might want to
read this first. While most people look for things like
horsepower, safety features, and quality of ride in a new
car, there could be one big factor youíre completely
Letís face it. If love pregame madness as much as you love
to bet on NFL football in sites like
sportsbettingonline.ag, you need a car that can
accommodate your food, drinks, hoodies, folding chairs, and
other gear. And you need a car that can bring extra frills
to the mix. Some cars seem like they were designed by a
tailgater, so if youíre in the market, check out our
Best small SUV Ė Subaru Forester
With standard AWD, the Subaru is great for getting in and
out of those muddy tailgating fields. And the cargo room of
the Forester is in a class all its own. Plus, if you opt for
the higher-end model, you get a cargo tray, which makes for
Best Minivan Ė Honda Odyssey
We love the 2014 Honda Odyssey for its cargo room,
widescreen entertainment screen that you can see from behind
an open tailgate, and, hereís the best part, the HondaVac
system. Yup, the minivan has its own built-in vacuum system,
so you can leave the game without any evidence that you just
Best Truck Ė Dodge Ram 1500
Itís a tall truck, but for tailgating itís right on your
level. Thatís because you can actually lower the truck to
parking height so you can access the bed much easier and
remove contents. And with Uconnect WiFi, you get access to a
private network near the truck, which is perfect for betting
Best small car Ė Honda Fit
Not everyone wants a tailgating monster. Some of us prefer
small cars and want to enjoy the tailgating experience just
as much. Thatís where the Honda Fit comes in. Itís a small
hatchback, but it has surprisingly stellar cargo space.
Plus, if youíve got a great distance to travel between your
home and the stadium, it wonít make you go bankrupt every
time you fill up.
Not in the market for a new car? Consider outfitting your
vehicle with aftermarket displays to watch other games, or
toss in a WiFi router to give yourself tablet and laptop
access to all the scores. Thereís a lot you can do to get
your car ready for the NFL season, so get creative.