After a season where the fan experience was disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans are looking forward to getting back to tailgating and enjoying games in stadiums this year. But that’s not feasible for many fans for many reasons.
Whether you can’t get to MetLife this year because of distance or any other reason, we went to the people who know best — Giants fans — for tips on how to make the most of your “homegating” experience.
I guess I’m a “homegater” as well since I live in Arizona and can’t get to many Giants games in-person. Usually just parked on the couch with my wife in our jerseys (me in my old Reebok #88 Nicks, and her in her Nike #91 Tuck), eyes glued to the mounted 65”, almost always with some buffalo chicken dip and a few cold ones, and play cornhole (Giants logo, probably the same as Jimbigblue) during halftime.
This season will be a bit different though...there’ll be a new little Giants fan joining us right around the Super Bowl, as my wife and I are expecting our first child :) No more cold ones for her, and the jersey won’t fit quite as well either, but it’ll all be worth it!
We just gave up our season tickets this year. Since we just moved we are planning on the home tailgating. Purchased a 70 inch tv and mount to bring it in the back yard. Working on the sound system. Outdoor grill and fire pit will be going. Looking to grill everything but especially sausages with onions and peppers. Will have cornhole set up, giants logo of course and the the pool has a 55 inch tv down there as well. The kids can open the doors and watch from the pool. Margarita machine just arrived and everyone to bring their own chair to relax in.
From Gary Williams:
I’m a solo artist as well. Watch Sunday games in my cave away from wife & kid. Record for about 30/40 minutes and then play catch-up as I ffwd commercials. I can’t watch at anyone’s house bc they just want to skip around. Doesn’t work if you want to watch every down & replay when necessary.
If I told you, it wouldn’t be a secret...
I’m more of a watch-from-home guy myself. I despise Super Bowl parties, but my wife and I usually stay home, cook up some pigs in a blanket, chips and guac or other finger food and enjoy the game.
My brother and I spend halftime tossing the pigskin and running our favorite plays from the first half.
However you choose to watch the Giants at home, here’s hoping we get to see plenty of wins this season.