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Prep for Football Season with these Tailgate Essentials

The college and NFL football seasons are approaching, and that means it’s time to start planning your tailgate parties. Because it’s been awhile since you’ve had to plan for gameday, we put together an essentials list for all of your tailgating needs. 

1. Your Fan Shop Gear

It’s obvious that you will need your favorite college and NFL team’s apparel to show your spirit. Pull up to the pregame hangout and rep your team with some Cutter and Buck fan shop polos, jackets, pullovers, and more.



The start of football season can be hot, so you want to make sure you are wearing gear that will keep you cool from tailgate time to the 4th quarter. Cutter and Buck offers polos for college and NFL teams, including these Forge Stretch Polos for men and women. They are made with moisture wicking fabric and provide UV protection making them perfect for watching the game.



As the football season progresses, you will need to bundle up and layer so you never have to miss a game due to cold weather conditions. Stay warm and rep your favorite college and NFL teams with Cutter and Buck’s fan shop insulated jackets, such as these Mission Ridge Eco Puffer Jackets made of a certified recycled water-repellant shell and filled with a recycled-down alternative for maximum warmth.



Whether you want to layer or wear on its own, Cutter and Buck fan shop pullovers are versatile and perfect for football weather. The Traverse Stretch Quarter Zips are made of 2-ply DryTec matte finish polyester for comfort and are what you need to complete your NFL and college football apparel collection.



2. Grilling and Grubbing

Football Fans Grilling at a Tailgate

One of the best things about tailgating is the food. There is nothing like a burger fresh off the grill, or a homemade football season dip. So, make sure someone brings a portable grill and grilling tools, drinks, snacks, condiments, and any food you want to throw on the grill.


3. It’s Not a Party Without Music and Games

Football Fans Playing Games at a Tailgate

Football season is for intense competition and excitement, so don’t forget to bring out the speakers and add to the competitive spirit with some cornhole or street football for the ultimate tailgate experience.


4. Take Care of Your Home Grounds

The excitement to get into the stadium as gametime approaches is one of the best feelings for college football and NFL fans. But before you head in for kickoff, make sure you clean up your home grounds to preserve its charm.


5. Extra Gameday Items

You may want to bring some extra items to be fully prepared for game day such as sunblock, sunglasses, bug spray, team flags, blankets, etc.  Make sure you have everything you need to enjoy watching your NFL and college football teams bring home the win.  

Check out more of your favorite team’s apparel from Cutter and Buck’s NFL and College Football Fan Shop.