In Texas, tailgating is as much a full contact sport as the game being watched—so make sure your tailgate stacks up. Don't fumble your chance to rock the lot. Make sure you pack these 20 must-have items.
Warning: Only serious tailgaters past this point.
Hand sanitizer and toilet paper
Large garbage bags
Multiple coolers and plenty of ice
Statistics to back up armchair quarter-backing and second-guessing the coach
Generator and electric fan(s)
School or state flag
Official tailgating playlist
All the koozies you can find
Pop-up canopy (with team logo and/or color)
Junior-size football—for those who are less gifted yet highly enthusiastic
Grill, smoker, deep fryer (preferably all three)
Main course: Its important not only to provide snacks but also a hearty main course like brisket or sausage
Designated parking spot sitter: Person who arrives at the tailgate spot up to 24 hours in advance to secure the preferred position