Monday, August 31

Gearing up for Football Season

For football fanatics, the start of a new season is the most exciting thing since … the start of last football season. There are drafts to stress over, predictions to be made and tailgates and watch parties to be had. Before opening day kickoff, make sure you have all the necessities to get you through the preseason, regular season and, dare we say, playoffs (knock on every wooden object in a one-mile radius).




For your tailgating needs, how about a tailgate cooler chair? Wherever you park yourself, your bevy of beverages will follow—perfectly chilled. You can even buy it embroidered with your name or initials so there’s no mistaking who lays claim to this portable throne.

We all know a tailgate isn’t a tailgate without something on the grill, and a personalized BBQ grill set makes the perfect companion. With professional-grade tools, you’ll be flipping and basting like a ring-bearing champ. And as every grill master knows, a good grill brush—like a dual-handle one with stainless steel bristles—is of utmost importance. So when your team pulls out a win, hand the brush over to someone from the losing team, and put them to work. Hey, all’s fair in football.


Watch Parties
When you’re surrounded by passionate fans, a touchdown or bad call can send your watch party into an uproar. In anticipation of those spontaneous outbursts, a grip tray with a nonslip surface is a sound investment—allowing you to duck and dodge objects thrown at the TV so the chips and dip will make it safely to the table.

When it comes to sports, a house divided can make your watch parties particularly tense, but a divided server can bring everyone together again. With separate dishes to hold everything from nuts to veggies to salsa, it’s one good call everyone will agree on.



Whether taking in the game in person or in front of the big screen, true fans have to represent their teams, and the JCPenney SportsFan Shop has plenty for you to choose from. You can embody the training camp vibe with a straw gambler hat or team visor. If the players aren’t the only ones who’ve been hitting the gym during the off-season, a muscle T-shirt with your team’s logo will let you show off your pride and your ripped arms. For those who spend Sundays glued to one spot, a Snuggie in your team colors will be your new best friend. You can quite literally be wrapped up in football all day. And when the last knee is taken, the Snuggie folds neatly into a pillow for you to rest your head on and count footballs until you fall asleep.

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