Tailgating is a time-honored tradition most likely stretching as far back as cars had trunks. But as with any ancient art, there is a broad line separating the good from the bad. No time is this distinction more clear than during the NFL football season. These sud-soaked 17 weeks of unbridled exuberance bring out the masters of mobile frivolity. Look around the parking lot before kickoff and you’ll see that this is anything but amateur hour. Football fans always bring their A-game, replete with grills and coolers in tow. The highest quality steaks, ribs, and seafood are sizzling, cold beers are cracked open as snacks of unending variety are passed around. All the while kids of all ages toss around the football or engage in a competitive game of cornhole.
While all these fun and games are a joy to behold, they also require an enormous amount of work and preparation. This is Sunday people, you’re supposed to be relaxing, not sweating a storm on your day off! Thankfully, a number of professional tailgating entities have sprouted up in recent years to help lighten the load during all this revelry.
As a die-hard New York Giants fan that has spent the past half decade living in the Bay Area, I have to say that I’m somewhat partial to one outfit in particular: The Giant Exile. Setup specifically for fans that have migrated beyond the New York area, the Exile is going big at Candlestick Park this Sunday prior to the Giants, Niners showdown. For the paltry sum of $35, attendees will be able to enjoy over 3 hours of all you can drink/all you can eat madness, including a bevy of beer flowing freely from 4 ice cold kegs. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about clean-up afterwards, you just head into the game to watch the Eli and the boys take care of business.
Tickets are still available here. Don’t deny yourself this awesome opportunity to exponentially enhance Sunday Funday. After all, no trip to the ballgame is complete without the perfect tailgating experience.