By Paige Ross, Epicurious.com
When it comes to tailgating, either go big or eat at home because no one wants you rolling up to the stadium parking lot with dinky trinkets that look as pathetic as the food they produce. Pre-packed sandwiches simply won't cut it when you run with the big boys. A true tailgate requires volume, pride, heat, and convenience. Throw a remote control into the mix and watch the jaws drop.
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Sear your pride into your food with the NCAA Hot Dog Grill Topper ($19.95). These branding irons are available for 44 different teams and can be used on hot dogs or bratwurst. As the name suggests, the grill topper simply sits on the grill until you're ready to brand some new fans. Regardless of who shows up at your tailgate, give everyone the opportunity to taste victory.
Anyone can wear an apron when a winner is printed on the front--and when it includes adjustable straps around the neck and waist. The BBQ Jersey Apron is machine washable and sturdy, so you can talk a dirty game while keeping your clothes clean ($31.95).
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No team wants a quiet fan--unless you're rooting for those other guys--so make your presence known with an Eco-Blast Refillable Air Horn ($19.99). This refillable horn includes a mini pump, so you can blast piercingly loud air for as long as your ears can tolerate it. Simply honk, pump, and repeat.
Just when you thought the keg couldn't get more glorious, we've found one that feeds you. Put other grills to shame when you roll up with the Original Keg-a-Que (starting at $59.98). Available as either a Propane or Charcoal grill, this keg-turned-grill can hold 12-14 burgers on its 200-square-inch grill rack. Now all you need is a grill converted into a beer tap, and you'll be set.
Prepare to scoff at anyone who ever dared to call you lazy in the past as the ultimate innovation in drinking technology has just arrived, summoned by a remote control. The RC Remote Control Cooler promotes drinking with ease--because the act was clearly too strenuous before--with a bottle-cap-shaped remote controlling a cooler with room for 12 drinks and ice ($79.99). Having your cold drink battery powered right to your seat, think of all the time and energy you'll save that you can now spend on, well, drinking.
To see more on tailgating recipes and tips, see our Complete Tailgating Guide.
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