Although you need a combination of grit, luck, and natural talent to even dream of getting to play football in front of millions of adoring fans every week, anyone can throw a successful tailgate without too much effort. That's not to diminish the importance of the booze and bbq-fueled pre-game ritual, though. It's as much a part of football season as the games themselves, and arguably the most fun part of going to one. Still, not all tailgates are created equal, and if you really want yours to dominate the competition and enter hall of fame territory, you need to stock up on the right gear.
So, to ensure you crush your pre-game celebrations like a pro this year, and elevate everything from your grilling station to your beverage and meat spread to the next level, we've rounded up all the essential top-notch gear you'll need to be the envy of any stadium parking lot.