8 Tailgaiting Tips Every Guy Should Know this Football Season

8 Tailgaiting Tips Every Guy Should Know this Football Season

Let the games begin! It’s officially football season and you can kick off the season with a bang with these ingenious tailgaiting tips every guy needs to know. From etiquette tips to bringing along the right foods for your gathering around the tailgait, we’ve got you covered. 

Packing Essentials.    If you have a truck or SUV, bring along your tool box and fill it with these essentials including: BBQ tools, wipes (a package of wipes goes a long way), a roll of paper towels, trash bags, Ziplocs, sunscreen, a standard first aid kit, and any seasonings and condiments that don’t need refridgeration. 

Prep Ahead.     Make your burger patties, chicken, or skewer your meats and veggies the night before and place them in a sealed container or Tupperware. If you plan on having toppings for your meats, slice those tomatoes, lettuce and onions early as well. 

Label your Coolers.      Meats or condiments not stored at the right temps could make everyone sick and the last thing you want is diarreah with only portalets around. Your cooler should be at 40 degrees Farenheit to prevent the meat from spoiling and don’t forget other condiments like mayo. Naturally, you will be icing down some beers as well. Label your coolers so that your meats are not exposed over and over again from fellow tailgaters looking for a cold beer or soda. 

Team Spirit.      We hope you are representing with team with a tent but you can dominate your tailgate with Tail Titan’s illuminated trail hitch. Tail Titan’s illuminated trailer hitches means you can tailgait even when you are not tailgaiting. Choose from officially-licensed NFL and NCAA teams.

Fire it Up:     If you plan on using coal to grill out bring along a metal receptacle where you can safely dispose of hot coals. NEVER leave a grill unattended and make sure to properly extinguish your grills. 

Plastic Tubs are your Friend.     Not only can you pack up non-refridgerated items in a large storage container but items such as disposable plates, cutlery and those Solo cups can be stored safely. You can also use a storage container to return any non-disposable plates with you. 

Jumper Cables.      Nobody wants to be stuck in the parking lot for good. Always a good idea to bring these along—you never know. 

Positioning your Grill.      Grilling out while tailgaiting is a right of passage so be sure to position your grill based on elements such as wind direction. 

Father’s Day Gift Guide for the Sports Fanatic  

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Stumped about what to get that special man and sports nut in your life? Have no fear, here is a list of the coolest gifts for sports fans that celebrate every team, sport and season. 

Tee Time:   

Did you know that the legendary Bill Murray of Caddyshack fame has a line of golf clothing and apparel? Subtly tacky yet still subtle enough to look classy on the course or at the 19th hole. Plus, they are having a Father’s Day Sale. WilliamMurrayGolf.com prices start at $36. 

Sports Themed Custom Corn Hole Sets: 

If the man in your life can always be found near the corn hole game at every BBQ gathering, chances are, he wants a set of his own. And if he’s a sports fan, Victory Tailgate has got him covered with custom corn hole sets with every major and collegiate team officially licensed by the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL. Victory Tailgate $199.00.

Lighted Team Tail Gate Covers:  

He can rule the next tailgate with these lighted tailgate hitch covers. Choose from officially licensed NCAA, NFL, MLB, and NBA logos! If covering your tail was not enough, you can also choose from illuminated running and brake lights. Tail Titan $149.99

Sports and Collegiate Cell Phone Cases:  

Take your team spirit everywhere with these phone cases and skins made to fit iPhones, androids, electronic devices and even game controllers. Features all your favorite teams in case or skin form. SkinIt.com $24.99 

Bluetooth Helmet Speaker:

Fanatics.com has plenty to choose from on their site, but you can call off the search with this fun little speaker which is the perfect accessory for their phone and for pumping out some Rascal Flats while tailgaiting. fanatics.com $119

Fatheads Wall Murals:  

Just because you might never meet your athlete hero, doesn’t mean that you can’t have them show up in your living room. Choose from wall life-sized wall murals of today’s top athletes and legends, stadium photos and team logos. fathead.com starts at $59.99

Sports Cufflinks:  

Forget the tie this Father’s Day and get a sports-themed tie clip instead. Or, wear your favorite team on your sleeve—on your cuff to be exact. Because team pride doesn’t have to be worn as face paint. cufflinks.com $65

 

The Big Game Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip Any Guy Can Make 

The Big Game Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip Any Guy Can Make 

The number one Googled recipe for the upcoming game thIs Sunday between the Patriots and Eagles is one that any guy can make and it’s…..Buffalo Chicken Dip.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe: 

Ingredients

3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

8 ounces of cream cheese (the whole brick package and leave it out on the counter for a bit to soften it)

1 bottle of Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Sauce (or any preferred brand of buffalo chicken sauce)

1 bag of mini peeled carrots

1 stalk of celery

1-2 cups of shredded cheese

In a crock pot or slow cooker put the chicken in first, cover with your buffalo chicken sauce and put your softened cream cheese and mix all ingredients. Cook low and slow for about 6 hours (like a pork butt on the grill.) Using a fork, shred the chicken and sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Serve with a side of carrots and celery.

If you don’t happen to have a crock pot you can just buy canned shredded chicken and mix ingredients together. BOOM!

Go Patriots or go Eagles?

The Newbies Guide to Joining a Fantasy Football League in 2017

The Newbies Guide to Joining a Fantasy Football League in 2017

I’m about to make my fantasy football league dream a reality next week and in spite of my girlfriend’s best efforts to block me from being on the playing field, and hanging with my bros, I plan on scoring.

This is not my first game, so I wanted to share some tips for newbies to fantasy football leagues. Here’s the best way to tackle your next Fantasy Football League this fall season.

Don’t be a dickhead:    Even in the real world of the elite and rich football team owners, many don’t get ahead by stepping on the backs of colleagues and fellow owners. Treat your circle of fantasy football league owners the same. This doesn’t mean that a little friendly competition is off the field, but be respectful and consider not screwing anyone over so that you are not suspended from the league—indefinitely.

Do your research, EARLY:   You will soon learn who in your league is half-assing it and treats it as a way to escape their home life rather than taking it seriously enough to be respectful. If you are treating this league like a passive hobby, then you need to reconsider joining a league. Just keep in mind that your delay could mean that you will most likely be auto drafted by default.

Stay strong:    It might be hard to feel like a loser in your first or second draft, or especially when one of your players blows out a knee and there is no chance of recovery, but no one likes a sore loser and remind yourself that in life and fantasy football leagues, you win some—you lose some. Plus, you can learn a lot about trade offers which will only add to your knowledge.

Don’t sit on trade offers:    Speaking of trade offers, try not to drag your feet making an educated decision once the occasion presents itself. Frankly, it’s really annoying when someone dicks around with getting back to you.

Pay promptly:    Put up or shut up. Try not be a pain-in-the ass by dragging out your payments. You’re in the big leagues now and you should act accordingly.

Need additional tips on your best bets for 2017? Check out Bleacher Reports Cheatsheet for 2017.