With the season less than two weeks away, I'm getting very excited for tailgating and football! Iowa State knows how to tailgate and I like to think I've learned quite a bit from the Iowa State faithful the last few seasons on how to really put on tailgate, but a tailgate can always get better! My must have essentials for tailgate 1.) Beer, lots of it. I usually get a case of something cheap like budlight and bring a case of some nicer beers. Usually do some sort of mixed drink too like Captain and Coke 2.) Food. I always, always grill up brats no matter what and do other things like ribs, steaks, chili, etc. Definitely looking to expand this area this year as I have an upgraded grill to bring around. 3.) Games. Bags and a football, along with flippy cup/beer pong if a table is available. 4.) Music. A good mix of country, old rock, current stuff. So what are your essential tailgate necessities for every home game? I'd love to know because I'm always looking to do a bigger and better tailgate each week!