Thats the word from Stephen Linn, author of The Ultimate Tailgaters Travel Guide (Rutledge Hill).
He says that 51 million Americans tailgate during the football season and many of them use preseason games to prepare for the fall season.
Instead of running laps or lifting weights, these fans are running to grocery stores for supplies and cleaning off their grills.
Linn says two groups of Washington Redskins fans the Hogs and Hoggettes are using this weekends scrimmage to work out the kinks in their grills, try out new recipes and make sure they have every item on their checklist.
As he puts it, If you forget to bring a cork screw, youll be teased about it the rest of your life.
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