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Top 10 Tailgating Supplies

Kick off your tailgate with some great food, like these Oakland Raiders fans did in 2009. See more sports pictures.
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Tailgating has become a cornerstone of American culture, with more than 27 million people taking part in tailgating events each year [source: Bonne]. This iconic tradition goes hand in hand with professional and college sports, with many fans setting up tailgate parties hours or days in advance of the big game. The perfect party gets fans pumped for sports and provides an excellent opportunity for them to display their love for their favorite teams. Tailgating also gives superfans a chance to show off, with many competing to concoct the most elaborate setup or the most objects sporting the team logo. Before you plan your next outing, take a look at this list of 10 tailgating supplies that will help you create the perfect party.