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Getting ready to tailgate? These items from Amazon will help make it great

Getting ready to tailgate? These items from Amazon will help make it great
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Are you ready for some football? If not, you better get ready because college football is already underway and the NFL has since joined in on the fun.

A good many people will be watching their games of choice on television, either in the comfort of someone's home or perhaps at a sports bar. Others will be heading to the games, looking forward to the experience of one of the most fun atmospheres sports has to offer.

For the last group, part of the thrill is getting to the stadium hours before kickoff and tailgating. The food is great and the games are fun, and it's always a joy to hang out with friends and family who are all (hopefully) rooting for the same team.

There are many things that make a tailgate fun, and you may already have some of them. But if you don't -- or if you'd like to take your tailgating to another level -- Amazon may be the place to turn.

Room for everything without taking up much space

Depending on where your tailgate takes place, room to set everything up could be at a premium. Yet that does not mean you will have any less food or drinks, only that you'll need to find a way to maximize the space you have.

Enter the tailgating table, which features an insulated cooler, food basket and spots for cups or bottles. The table is collapsible and comes with a travel bag, making it easy to bring with you wherever you go.

While we are highlighting this for tailgating, the table would also be great for camping, barbecues or picnics.


A proper tailgate needs a grill

It's true that tailgate fare has undergone quite a makeover of late. Sure, you still have plenty of your burgers and hot dogs, but many groups have chef-style meals that would impress even the most picky of paletes.

Still, you won't find too many people who can do anything without a grill, and the Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE is a terrific option. Its perfect flow pressure control system makes for steady heat -- even when it's cool out -- and its cooktop is interchangeable for more meal options.

The grill has easy-to-clean cast-iron and porcelain coated surfaces, with a removable grease tray. It provides 20,000 BTUs of cooking power, with 10,000 on each of its two burners.


Let your vehicle help with the table

No matter what kind of food and drinks are served at a tailgate, it will be necessary to find space to put it all. Often times, there isn't much room for each group to work with, so anything that can provide a table without getting in the way is useful.

That's why the Tailgater Tire Table is so great, as it literally uses your vehicle's tire to help it work. Easy to install, it requires no tools or hitch and instead mounts straight to the tire.

The table will be stable regardless of ground conditions, and is powder coated in order to withstand the elements. It can hold up to 50 lbs., and is compact and portable.


All you need to grill like a pro

No matter what you are grilling up, it is imperative you have the right tools to make it happen. Sure, you could piece things together by picking something up here and there, but it's much easier to grab everything all at once.

With this 18-piece BBQ grill tools set, you will have everything you could need to grill up the perfect meal. It contains everything from barbecue forks, tongs and a slotted spatula to corn holders and skewers.

It also comes with an innovative basting brush. All the tools were designed to be as convenient to use as possible; they can be carried in a fitted case, making them easy to bring to your tailgate wherever it is.


Bring the game with you

Yeah, you are at the stadium to watch a football game, but part of any good tailgate is having some games of your own to play. There are plenty of options, but one of the best is cornhole.

Normally, bringing a couple of boards and beanbags can be a chore, since they can be heavy and a bit awkward to carry. But the Himal Collapsible Cornhole game board solves that problem, as its innovative design makes it easy to assemble or break down when it's time to go.

It is also light weight, but strong and durable. It comes with two boards and eight bags, and though not match-size, is a great way to enjoy some fun and games before the real game.


Another idea? This cooler/warmer from the Komando Shop

Save time and money on the road by packing your favorite refreshments in your very own Electric Portable Cooler/Warmer. Simply plug into your vehicle's 12V DC outlet and select the cooling or warming function.

Heading to a party or potluck? The warming function heats up to 140°F, making it perfect to transport hot meals, soups and dips. You can quickly view which temperature mode is in use with the easy to read indicator lights.

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