I'll admit, in my adult years, I'm more of a baseball fan; my days of sitting on tailgates in the stadium parking lot were short-lived by my young graduation age and complete lack of direction. More often than not, in Southern California, we find an excuse to tailgate at any event involving a stadium, or even arena; hockey, wrestling/UFC, and concerts are a big draw. I know how to tailgate right, no matter the theme or season, but few incite such enthusiasm as American football. And, let's face it, the older we get the less time we have to pack up the truck bed and travel on site to support our teams in person. But just because you have a growing family doesn't mean you have to stop rooting for the home team or your alma mater.
But tailgating is much more than great food and colorful clothes- you'll want some killer activities for your guests to participate in. Consider planning a tag football scrimmage at the end of the block, some old fashioned beer pong or darts, or even a soda chugging (or wing eating) contest! Most importantly, it wouldn't be a tailgate without the big game, so be sure you've got plenty of juice to bring the big game experience to you garage, living room, or backyard. Might I suggest a humble Samsung 65" 1080p 3D Smart HDTV? After all, you want a reason for your guests to keep coming back, and the eye-splitting detail of this color rich display if sure to help you smell the grass on the field as your favorite team kicks off this weekend!
What are some of your favorite tailgating (or football watching) traditions?
What Daughter Says: Bring your tailgating party home; it's just more fun with more friends!