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RANKED! The Best Cities For Tailgating to Kick Off the NFL Season

We’ve been anticipating this week since the last Super Bowl, and it’s finally arrived: tailgating season. The NFL season finally kicks off this week, but whether you’re a critical Cowboys fan, a bitter Browns backer, or a pompous Patriots devotee, you’re going to throw on a jersey, paint your face, and stand out in a parking lot grilling brats and tossing back tasty beers. OK, maybe not all of those, but definitely the latter! But not every tailgate is created equal. Some cities just know how to party better. Regardless of the reason, some cities are superior for football tailgating, which is why we decided to rank the best tailgate cities in the NFL.

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