There is one practice of tailgating and/or backyard celebrating that I’ve always loved to do and that is to grill, BBQ, or cook something related to one of the teams I am watching. Usually, it is the team that I’m a fan of, but I wouldn’t rule out the opposing team’s food traditions. By the time you read this article the College Championship will have already been decided and the NFL (at the time I am writing this) is down to 4 teams. If your team made it, it’s a no brainer you are probably considering an awesome Cioppino or some clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl if you’re a 49’s fan. Green Bay fans are, without question, contemplating some beer and cheese dips or cheese curds and maybe some amazing Bratwurst. If you’re on the AFC side, without question, you’re thinking some slow, smoked pork, KC style BBQ for the Chiefs, and the Titans fans can’t go wrong with some spicy fried chicken.
All these, of course, are simple suggestions. Obviously the possibilities are endless, and if your favorite team did not make the playoffs, you can party with anything you want.