Chickens just can't catch a break. On July 29, we celebrated National Chicken Wing Day--an undisguised warm-up for fall tailgating season. We Americans do love our chicken wings. The National Chicken Council predicts we'll eat 28 billion of them before year's end.
Tailgating has come a long way since November 6, 1869, when spectators lowered the buckboards (tailgates) of their horse-drawn wagons to serve picnic lunches from hampers at the first intercollegiate football game, Princeton vs. Rutgers.
Even if you aren't into the game, football fandom isn't just about what happens on the field anymore. There are so many aspects to the football experience to enjoy -- like the tailgating -- that new gadgets have made it fun for everyone.
Many sports fans fess up to enjoying football food more than the game. Problem is, typical fan fare like chips and dip, burgers and brats, pizza, wings and beer can easily add up to more than a day's worth of calories and several days' worth of saturated fat -- all before kick-off! Here are some of my favorite lighter football snacks so you don't end up feeling like a 300-pound lineman by the end of the season.
The College Football Playoff may help determine a national champion that everyone can agree upon, but there is one question
With a food spread like this, we all go home champions.
Be sure your game day has a crowd pleasing spread. From gear must have's, to cocktails, and lawn games, this tailgate has spirit to spare! So, no matter what team you're rooting for, pack up a party that scores with everyone!
Tailgating itself has become a competitive sport. Here's how to bring your "A" game.
Can we snag an invite to these pre parties?