Football tailgating necessities
August 24, 2009
As the regular football season comes into focus, it will soon be time for fans and spectators alike to pack up the car and tailgate.
Tailgating is an honored tradition among football fans that is sometimes more anticipated than the actual game. However, it's a lot more complicated than just showing up and eating food in a parking lot.
A good tailgating party has a distinct atmosphere and its own theme. For die-hard fans of the local team, consider getting a personalized banner with your favorite team's name or hang pictures of the team's logo around the car.
Tailgaters should be sure to have a seating area (camping chairs are best since they fold up for easy storage) as well as a fold-out table to hold the food. As for the food, this can range from hotdogs and hamburgers to steak tips and chicken legs.
Finally, consider having a football on hand to throw around, but be sure to not interfere with fellow tailgaters. It's a community out there, so respect everyone's space. That is, unless everyone starts sharing food and drink. If that happens, just be sure your new friends are rooting for the right team.