Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Tradition of Tailgating

The Author of this post is Velma Baird

The activities leading up to "The Big Game" begin long before kickoff or tip-off. Every sporting event should be tailgated properly. The main ingredients needed for a successful tailgate are quality food and beverage, and the activities surrounding the tailgate.

Any great tailgate will always feature great food and plenty of beverages. Brats, burgers, and dogs are great staples for the meat lovers, but some good vegetable trays, chips and salsa, or other snacks can help to satisfy all attendees. A keg of beer, mixed drinks, and various shots also aid in getting riled up to cheer on your favorite team. Cooking up secret recipes for chili, hot wings, or shish kabobs can also add some personal flavor to a tailgate.

A great tailgate will feature many activities in addition to the televisions for the pregame coverage and analysis. Having a football to throw around or a mini-basketball goal to shoot at allows some simple entertainment before a football or basketball game. If tailgating a volleyball event, it is good to set up a net and get some games going. Tailgates are a great way to keep in touch with all your family and friends if you face a busy schedule during the week. I just set my ADT alarm system near la as I walk out the door and prepare for a day full of entertainment.

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