For Football fans, Football season means it’s time to pick your Fantasy Football team, start your rituals that ensure good juju or good luck on your team and Sunday night Football, but most importantly, time for tailgating!
Die hard football fans gather in the parking lot hours before kick-off to enjoy some great food, beer and socializing. Tailgating is a time where fans of the same team can show support for their team as well as meet fellow fans and celebrate the game before it starts. A fun fact about tailgating is the fact that 35% of the people who participate, don’t actually stay to watch the game. Tailgating is one of America’s most loved part of Football season, but not everyone knows how this pregame event got its start.
The history of tailgating dates back to over a century ago. This pastime was actually started as a sign of Civil War patriotism, which then evolved into a form of team comradery. The basics of food at drink making up tailgating actually got its start in 1861 at the Battle of Bull Run during the Civil War. Civilians would gather on both sides of the battle with food in hand as their cheered on their soldiers. While this may not have been the safest thing for these civilians to do, it was the first sign of team comradery in the history of American tailgating.
The next step of the evolution was the invention of the Chuckwagon. The Chuckwagon was a US Army wagon that was converted into a wagon with a grill on the back by a man named Charles Goodnight. This Texas rancher used the invented the Chuckwagon so that he could be able to feed his cowboys when they weren’t near the ranch. The Chuckwagon became a great meeting place for cowboys to gather around for food and socializing. The history of tailgating and the evolution into what it is now shows that this event is a great balance of celebration and fandom, food and socializing, and above all things, team spirit. Tailgating plays a huge part in football season in the American culture. It is an pastime that has become more and more popular over the years and will continue to evolve in better ways in the years to come.
Cigars have always been an item found in celebration, whether you choose to smoke a cigar in honor of a new job, new addition to your family, weddings, or just because every day is something to celebrate. As you can see it is a no brainer as to why cigars are making their way into tailgating. The pre-game party is one of the best parts of Football season, and now Punch Cigars brings you a great Tailgating Sampler Pack just in time to make your football festivities this year even better. Everyone knows that when you tailgate at a football game you are doing so with many people, so don’t be stingy and bring just one cigar that you love, bring a bunch to share.
Cigar samplers make is easy to share with friends, family or just others around you while you are tailgating before the football game. The Punch Tailgating Sampler Pack includes 4 premium blends including the Punch Magnum Natural, Punch Rothschild Double Maduro, Punch Gran Puro Rancho Natural, and Punch Grand Cru Robustos Maduro as well as a Punch bottle opener. If you bring this cigar sampler to your next pregame experience you are sure to make some new friends, there is enough to share! This year cheer on your favorite team with some great cigars, and with a bottle opener included, all you really need to make your football experience even better is a six pack of your favorite beer!