If you’re a football freak, there is no better time of year than the fall. With college powerhouses duking it out every Saturday, and down to the wire NFL battles taking up your whole Sunday, you’re going to need all the tools necessary to make every weekend count. Whether you prefer the comfort and warmth of your own home or the laughter and intensity of the tailgating scene, here are some absolute musts for the season ahead.
Pigskin Food Essentials
No matter where you plan on viewing the big game, it is almost a guarantee that you’ll work up an even bigger appetite. Here are some variations on foods we all crave, as well as the tools you need to prepare them right.
For the Tailgater
All tools you need for a unique pre-game experience.
Portable Gas Grill
Grilling is a staple in outdoor cooking. But with the limited space at your typical tailgate party, a portable grill is ideal for recreating the same great smokey taste of your big patio grill.
Cajun Grilling Sauce
Add a little kick and flair to your dishes with a special bend of Southern marinade. There is a variety to choose from, depending on how strong you like the flavor–or whether you can handle the heat.
Top Notch Sirloin
Finding the top cuts of meat will make your party unforgettable.
I Got Your Tailgate Party Right Here! Cookbook
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned tailgater, this party guide is still a very handy tool for any question that may arise for your big game celebration.
Keep your party nice and cool. Everyone will appreciate the shade as they kick back and chow down on burgers.
Put your signature on your tailgate sausages with this sausage stuffer. Create a unique blend of flavors that will be sure to wow everyone.
Grilling Sausage Cookbook
Find a wide range of ways to give your sausages big flavors.
A quick and easy way to serve condiments without any of the mess.
Without the help of a refrigerator in the stadium parking lot, you can depend on a cooler to keep all your beers and soda cold on game day.
Deluxe Tailgating Seats
Support your team and stay comfortable the whole time. Durable, foldable and easily transportable, this is a must for all tailgaters.
When space is limited at the stadium parking lot, this is a helpful tool to keep everything you need at hand and organized.
For the Stay-at-Home Fan
For those of you who love the game almost as much as you love your couch.
Football Chip and Dip Bowl
This is a fun way to serve your pre-game snacks. Your guests definitely won’t have trouble remembering what kind of party they’re at with this!
Frozen Chicken Wings
With these delicious, ready-made chicken wings, you won’t miss a moment of the game running back and forth to the kitchen. A classic favorite.
Southwest Specialty Foods Ass Kickin’ Original Salsa
You don’t want your team’s butts to be kicked, but this spicy and flavorful salsa can definitely kick yours.
Garden of Eatin Tortilla Chips
Add some crunch to your game with these perfectly seasoned chips.
Cajun Spicy Mixed Nuts
More than just your typical nuts, these have a heavenly heat to them.
Personalized Football Beer Mug
Brandish it with not only your team’s logo, but your name as well!
Helmet Snack Bowl
A quirky way to serve a game time favorite.
Budweiser Football Beer Coaster Pack
With these uniquely designed beer coasters, keeping the living room coffee table looking good has never been more fun.
Keep your hands free for snacking while you sip on your designated beverage.
NFL Treat Jar
A place to keep all your sweets when you’re tired of the savory.
NFL Fan Gear
For the truest of die-hards.
Complete your team look with one of these. They’re not only a perfect fit for your head, but also for your stadium outfit.
Authentic NFL Jerseys
Support your favorite player and look like him too!
NFL Team T-shirt
The casual alternative to the jersey.
Fall asleep in the comforts of your team’s logo.
You want the beer cold, not your hands.
NFL All Star Rug
Step back, floral and oriental rugs. Make way for the Saints, or whatever team you root for.
NFL Team Banner
Hang one of these on your wall and let everyone know who you’re cheering for.
NFL Holiday Ornaments
Celebrate NFL all year round with some of these beautifully crafted ornaments. They can make a great companion to the tinsel and candy canes.
Even if you’re all the way up in the bleachers, you can still be a part of the team with one of the vibrant jackets.
Team Beer Bucket
Keep all your drinks cold in one of these specialized buckets.
For the Saturday Specialist.
College Gym Bags
Keep organized when carrying your equipment to practice.
Team pride exists even when working up a sweat.
High quality footballs for an authentic game-play.
To complete the look.
School pride doesn’t have to be limited to the playing field.
NCAA Beer Stein
Collect all your favorite teams and have a drink to them!
Team Hard Hat
When working on the field, stay safe and show your team support with one of these safety-regulated hard hats.
A way to express your love of the game with unique artistic and historical renditions.
The eye-catching traditional way of showing team spirit.
College Teddy Bear
A great present for a fan with a soft side.
Premium Party Boosters
Some of these items are a little pricey, but they’re guaranteed to improve your season tenfold.
High Definition Television
Make sure you catch every pass and kick–you’ll want to make sure the referee’s call is the right one.
If there is no room on the couch, take a seat in this fun alternative.
Home Theater System
Whether you’re waiting for the halftime show to come on or eager to hear all the action, this will make it seem like you are right there at the game.
Comfortable and has a place for all the football fans in your home.
Superbowl Party Time
You weren’t lucky enough to score tickets to the big game, but you can still throw one heck of a party! For more tips, see our guide on How to Throw a Superbowl Party.
Bad Call Bricks
You and your guests can let out their frustrations with these foam bricks. It’s way safer than throwing your wife’s favorite Lenox vase at the screen.
Superbowl Party Kit
Save tons of cash and time with this economical kit. It comes with plates, napkins, utensils, cups, tablecloth, and more.
Goal Post Cooler
The fridge is just too far and you don’t want to miss a minute of the game. Store all your drinks in this inflatable cooler.
Although it’s technically garland, it’s still manly because they’re made of footballs. Get in the spirit with balloons and banners.
Football Cake Pan
What’s tastier than a regular cake? A football cake, of course! You can also find football helmet pans too, which you can decorate in the team’s colors.