Getting the Most Out of Your Tailgate


Behind every player, there’s a coach. When your sport is tailgating, ultimate tailgater Rusty Thompson, co-founder of, has tons of tips and tricks to get the most out of your tailgating experience. “My first tailgating memory involves a bucket of chicken and a pregame show on the radio,” Thompson says. “Now we have a smoker the size of a trailer and flat-screen HDTVs, and arrive before 7:30 a.m.” If you’re just getting started with tailgating, start small and grab a spot alongside some established tailgaters to learn how the pros do it. Take note of these tips from veteran tailgaters: Have checklists of what needs to be done, packed and cooked. Organize and pack everthing into your GATER WAITER Take enough food for before…