The Fall season is chock-full of sports drama, and whether you’re a sideline fan or someone who prefers the comfort of home to the chilly wind that whips through the stadium, one thing is for sure:
Tailgating is no joke.
The best tailgates bring both fans and nonchalant spectators together, but the worst tailgates leave everyone tired before the first kickoff. Avoid these common tailgate pitfalls and you’ll be the hero of the day.
Pitfall No. 1: Ignoring the fact that fueling up before the game actually means… fueling up
There are an estimated 50 million Americans who tailgate every year. That’s a lot of hungry fans who need something that’ll keep them going all. Day. Long. And, although 30 percent of those tailgaters actually leave before the game starts, keeping your tailgaters full and happy is step one in keeping that “Host with the Most” crown sitting high on your head.
Pro Tip: ProSticks are a great “grab-and-go” option as a high protein snack (they have more than 20 grams)! Meanwhile, the typical “jerky-like snack stick” only has 6.1 grams of protein. Whole-muscle chicken that’s minimally process, all natural and free from preservatives makes them a game changer. Bonus! They’re ready-to-eat, so you can focus on giving those other tailgating favorites some of your attention.
Pitfall No. 2: Letting your guests fend for themselves in the chilly air
As that sun goes down, keep your fellow tailgaters happy, chatty and able to enjoy the game without having to worry about getting chilly. Simply bring along a basket of warm throws or blankets. This simple tip will go a long way!
Pitfall No. 3: Making your food a game of its own
Don’t let your guests struggle through full portions of food. Instead, take your handheld game to the next level, and fans on the move will thank you. In fact, single bite desserts, snacks packaged in easy-to-grab brown bags and skewered Prosticks are all great ways to make the most of the walking and talking that happens at a tailgate.