The Four G’s of Tailgating

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  • The Four G’s of Tailgating

Fall is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning those game day tailgating parties. Everyone is excited to kickoff their team’s season, and the best way to do that is with a tailgating experience that will make everyone’s highlight reel.

Now is the time to prep and upgrade your gear for the 2016 tailgating season. These four areas will take your tailgating to the next level.


If you are looking to make a big purchase for tailgate season this year reward yourself with a new grill. With so many choices (wood pellet, charcoal, gas), it may seem like you can’t make the right decision, but when it comes to grilling, you can’t go wrong. Every grill will have its pros and cons. A classic like the Coleman Roadtrip will get the job done and save you time for relaxing. This is easy to transport and powered by small canisters of propane. If you want to look and cook like a pro, grab a Traeger. These are wood pellet grills that can do it all. They are known for their 6 in 1 versatility as they are able to grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and BBQ. These could, depending on how you use it, up the cook time on most meats and vegetables but will also up the flavor.


The truth; if you don’t have a Yeti this year, you are behind the times. They make a flurry of products to take your tailgating experience up a notch. Whether it’s the Tundra, Hopper, or Rambler series, you can’t go wrong. The weather is always a factor when it comes to game day, make sure you stay dry or out of the sun with this canopy. Keep your team gear on point with the SCHEELS Fan Shop. You can find almost any team and any item to show your pride on game day. From the seemingly obscure, to the down right awesome, the fan shop has quite literally everything you could ever want on game day.


Taking bets on how far ahead your team will be by half time can only last so long. So, you better have a few games along to keep the competitive spirit high. Selection of the right game can be key and it might all depend on your topography. If you are on an asphalt parking lot, you want to pick up the classic Triumph Sports bag toss. Should you find yourself on a more forgiving surface, such as grass, your options really open up. A highly physical game like Spikeball would be perfect or you could grab our new favorite Kubb. With so many options in this area, it’s good to remember that with games, the more the merrier!


Everyone says they come to cheer on their team, but we all really know that they are just there to get some amazing food. No one wants to eat another charred hotdog. Do yourself and your friends a favor and serve something that’s going to keep them coming back to your tailgate. Make their mouths water with this tasty Sausage and Pepper Skewers recipe from Traeger. Have a great recipe? Share it with us on Facebook and Twitter @scheels and Instagram @scheelssports

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