Top 10 NFL Tailgating Experiences

According to the American Tailgating Association (obviously there is an official organization for tailgating), the art of people mingling and eating pre—and post—National Football League games is a fine American tradition that dates back to the U.S. Civil War. During the First Battle of Bull Run, Union supporters allegedly showed up on the sidelines with food and yelled “Go Big Blue!” to encourage their side (the Northern states that is, not the New York Giants.)

Fast forward roughly 150 years. In the ensuing decades, Americans eventually swapped regimental uniforms for team jerseys, horse-drawn wooden wagons for coolers and grills, and the tragic background of a North vs. South conflict with a far more friendly  National Football Conference vs. American Football Conference rivalry. To help celebrate today’s delicate balance of sports plus eating (minus the killing), we’ve put together our guide to our Top 10 NFL Tailgating Experiences.

1. Get comfy. These Miami Dolphin fans are doing it right with beer bongs and giant collapsible chairs.

Flickr: Alan Kotok/Tailgating

Flickr: Alan Kotok/Tailgating

2. Set up one (or several) tv screens for optimal viewing. These NFL fans came fully prepared to watch the game from every angle.

Flickr: James Willamor/ Carolina Panthers Gameday

Flickr: James Willamor/Carolina Panthers Gameday

3. Represent the colors of your team.  This Carolina Panthers fans is getting in the “blue” spirit.

Flickr: James Willamor/Carolina Panthers Gameday

Flickr: James Willamor/Carolina Panthers Gameday

Jets NFL Tailgate Experience

Flickr: slgckgc/Tailgating with the Comforts of Home

4. Stay warm. These Jets fans smartly realize their grill can double as a hand-warmer.

5.  Don’t forget the holidays. Those Jets fans also know how to properly celebrate a holiday game.

Flickr: slgckgc/ Tailgating with the Comforts of Home

Flickr: slgckgc/Tailgating with the Comforts of Home

6. Wear something ridiculous. Do as these Detroit Lions fans do and wear a furry version of your mascot on your head.

Flickr:Cleavers/ 3636 - Detroit - At the game

Flickr: Cleavers/3636 – Detroit – At the game

7. Go over the top. Props to whoever brought the giant Seahawks player.

Flickr: Paul Joseph/ seahawk man

Flickr: Paul Joseph/seahawk man

8. Bring props to taunt your opponents. There’s nothing like a gravestone or two to your competition know where they stand.

Flickr: James Willamor/ Carolina Panthers Gameday

Flickr: James Willamor/Carolina Panthers Gameday

9. Facepaint! Bring enough color to get ‘shoed like this Colts fan.

Flickr: A. Strakey/ Shoed

Flickr: A. Strakey/Shoed

10. Don’t get intimidated by others. You do you. Ignore the haters.

Flickr: Robert S. Donovan/ tailgate'n

Flickr: Robert S. Donovan/tailgate’n



The Best Things In Life Are Free: Tilt Announces Free Crowdfunding

Starting today, we’re dropping the fees on our ‘Collect’ feature! It is now FREE for organizers to collect money with their groups, and free for all contributors using their debit card for payments (a standard 3% processing fee still applies for credit cards).

Yep. Free to collect money with your group, no matter how large. We’ll let that sink in for a moment…

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Every day, Tilt enables amazing experiences for thousands of groups—whether you’re collecting money for box seats at a baseball game, amazing group vacations, epic tailgates for the upcoming season, fantasy football leagues galore, or other shared moments with the people you love—it’s FREE now! Selling items to your community and fundraising for nonprofits and causes will still be an extremely low fee of 2.5% to the organizer (lowest in the industry). We have also introduced our pricing for our brand spankin’ new enterprise crowdfunding tool, Tilt Open (check it out here!).

In making Tilt free to collect, we’re adopting the same “freemium” model embraced by some of our favorite consumer brands like Spotify, Evernote, and Dropbox to name a few. We’re excited to make our core features even more awesome through this new pricing structure!
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Is it just me or did that Nic Cage clip up at the top have you feeling all sentimental inside?? Here at Tilt, we believe that the peak of human existence is the experiences and moments we get to share with the people we love. We hope that this decision makes it even easier for you to create more of these shared experiences. Being FREE has never felt so good.

Much love and much free,

James Beshara
CEO, Tilt.com

PS – Here’s where I’d typically give out a promo code for you to give Tilt a try, but in case you missed it, the price couldn’t be any lower. It’s FREE, people!

PPS – Keep an eye out for our completely redesigned mobile app coming out in the next few weeks.

Start tilting fo’ free Right Now!