Ok, so like most college age dudes (really dudes of any age), I am all about tailgating before Tennessee football games. I've been a Tennessee football fan since I was young and my dad took me tailgating before the big game. I learned how much fun Tennessee football fans can be - tailgating for hours before the game. The first time I arrived at Tennessee, I'll never forget it. there were hundreds ... maybe thousands of Tennessee football fans tailgating. It was an awesom scene! Everyone wearing our colors,
faces paintes, Tennessee t-shirts and jerseys - as far as the eye could see.
Lots of food was beinjg grilled up before the big game. I learned the Tennessee tailgating party was just as important as the game itself. We were all stocked up for the cookout. We had our grill, beer cooler (lots of beer) burgers, dogs, potato chips, baked beans, fruit salad. Oh, so much food. It was great. We threw around a small Tennessee football which my dad had won years ago at a game. The best part was that the sun was so bright and so hot, we were able to pull out our SportsShade
canopy awning and within seconds ... instant shade. You should have seen everyone around us baking in the sun.
Fortunately for them, the SportsShade folks are big Tennessee football fans. They were at the game selling retractable canopy awning to all the Tennessee faithful fans. The cool thing is that everyone was able to attach the awnings to their cars and have instant shade in like minutes! SportsShade saved the day and the tailgating went on without a hitch. I think Tennessee won the football game that day, but SportsShade definately won the crowd.
So there are many companies that make great tailgating supplies, and all of them have their place. But, no Tennessee tailgating setup is complete without the SportsShade canopy awning. Instant shade on a hot day and instant dryness when the rain starts to fall. The awning can be set-up in minutes and is large enough to cover the entire Tennessee football team (not really but it would be fun to watch).
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