The Ultimate Guide to Tailgating

Ready for Some Football

The 2011 NFL season – which many thought would be canceled due to a lockout – officially kicked off this Thursday with a Packers-Saints game that saw quarterback Drew Brees put up strong numbers for this reporter’s fantasy team. And tomorrow is the first Sunday of the season, marking the kickoff for most of the other teams in the league. For those lucky enough to afford tickets to see their hometown team play, that also means a whole lot of tailgating. And while you can easily show up with a cheap charcoal grill and a cooler full of beer and hot dogs, we’ve decided to gather a few expert tailgating tips to make you look like the smartest fan in the parking lot. Photo Credit: Tom Rugg