No matter how much fun you have grilling, playing games and spending time with friends, tailgating is really all about the game. While the right tailgating accessories can make the day more exciting, nothing is more important than showing your support with the right team merchandise. Hats, clothing and other gear help you get excited for the big game and provide an excellent way to meet other fans. And of course, this gear keeps fans pumped up enough to cheer their players to victory.
Simple hats or shirts celebrate your home team, while jerseys pay homage to your favorite player. A team flag flying high above your vehicle helps friends and family find you and also displays your spirit to the crowd. Add in pennants, noise makers and other local traditions, and you're ready to root for your favorite team until the final touchdown, goal, home run or three-pointer of the day.
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