Gear: Dishing It Up, Blowing It Out

By Marshal M. Rosenthal

It’s time to get a little air underneath your tailgate, elevate it to the next level, if you will. But where to start? Hello there, tailgaters. We’re Tailgate Fan. Remember us? We always have a few ideas up our sleeves. And this week is no different.

The theme is football, the reason we’re all standing out here in the great stadium parking lots of this great nation of ours. (I suppose on some level football is the theme every week.) Shouldn’t our gear reflect that… literally? We say yes.

So let’s pump it up and blow it out. Without further ado, here’s some more gear for your next tailgate:

Portable Charcoal Football Grill

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Keg-a-Que Portable Charcoal Football Grill ($60.95)

Some tailgates require the latest and greatest in grilling technology. But sometimes you just want that fire to cook your food and look good doing it. Keg-a Que has just the portable charcoal football grill for you. As you may have guessed, it’s lightweight and looks good. How could a grill shaped like a football not. Just fill it up with charcoal and start cooking some eats.

Buy the Portable Charcoal Football Grill.

Inflatable Football Buffet Cooler

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Inflatable Football Buffet Cooler ($16.95)

Where to put the food, where to keep the beer… these are questions every tailgater must answer sooner than later. Most people go the utilitarian route, finding something simple that gets the job done with a minimum of fuss. But you’re not most people. That’s why you need the inflatable buffet cooler. Blow it up, and fill it with ice. Then let your guests step up to the 50 yard line and help themselves.

Buy the Inflatable Football Buffet Cooler.

Game Time Air Popper Football Style

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Smart Planet Game Time Air Popper ($34.99)

It’s up, it’s good. Every tailgate needs its fair share of snacks… chips, pretzels and the king of all sports-related food, popcorn. Because popcorn is a go-to snack at at pretty much every sporting event ever, you’ll need to be prepared. The Smart Planet Air Popper uses air, not oil, to pop all those kernels. This makes popcorn a little healthier and a little tastier. Dare we say it, it’s even a little more fun. The popcorn actually spills through the goalposts and into the bowl.

Buy the Game Time Air Popcorn Popper.

Inflatable Goal Post Cooler

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Inflatable Goal Post Cooler ($35.99)

Blow up the goal posts — we mean with air, not as a reaction to another stinging defeat. There’s room for 60 cans of brew or soda in this Inflatable Goal Post Cooler. Your guests should have no problem scoring a drink whenever they want. The bright yellow goal posts beckon them during the day. A solar-powered gutter light keeps them bright at night. It even comes with a football to practice your kicking.

Buy the Inflatable Goal Post Cooler.

Happy tailgating!

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Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology, gadget and lifestyle writer based on the West Coast.


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