Most sports historians agree that football was invented in 1992 as a way for ’80s fashion enthusiasts to extend the use of shoulder pads. Support fashionable athletics with today’s Groupon for a tailgate party or dinner and autograph party from Maximum Sports Connection. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get admission to the pre- and postgame tailgate party (a $50 value) in Arlington for one of the following Dallas Cowboys home games:
- Against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, October 23
- Against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, November 6
- Against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, November 13
- Against the New York Giants on Sunday, December 11
Against the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, December 24<p>
- For $49, you get admission to a home-game dinner and autograph party (a $100 value) in Irving the night before a Dallas Cowboys home game. Choose from one of the following dates:
- Saturday, October 22
- Saturday, November 5
- Saturday, November 12
- Saturday, December 10
- Friday, December 23<p>
Maximum Sports Connection hosts massive pre- and postgame tailgate parties, starting three hours before kickoff. Fans gather in white tents hung with flat-screens and munch on all-you-can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats, washed down with beer and margaritas. DJs pump excitement into the air as spirited festivities run the gamut from contests to hula-hooping, face painting, and hula-hoop-painting contests. Postgame, the revelry continues with more snacks, pours, and drop-in group hugs in the case of a victory.
Maximum Sports Radio Road Show’s Mickey Spagnola and Cowboy alum Nate Newton broadcast live at dinner and autograph parties. A meet and greet introduces guests to three current Cowboys and an alumnus for signing of hats, jerseys, and breadsticks. Fans munch on salad and buffet fare amid white and blue balloons before entering raffles and perusing discounted merchandise and memorabilia. Guests have the chance to participate in the radio show and ask the hosts hard-hitting questions, such as why the team stopped wearing their 10-gallon hats during games.
The Maximum Sports Connection tailgate has no affiliation with the Dallas Cowboys organization.
Cowboy Fan Connection
For the guests of Cowboy Fan Connection, a Dallas Cowboys game actually starts three hours before kickoff. For both home and away games, the company hosts all-inclusive tailgate parties—with or without tickets to the game itself—that keep revelers sustained with burgers, brats, drinks, and raffles for Cowboys merchandise. Customers can dress the part with apparel from the online store to show off their fandom or eerie resemblance to Troy Aikman to current and former players during private autograph sessions.
In addition to game-day events, Cowboy Fan Connection also hosts Saturday-night dinner parties where fans come together to break bread as sportswriter Mickey Spagnola and former Cowboy Nate Newton broadcast their weekly radio program, Radio Road Show. Stadium tours the day before or after a game enable fans to guide themselves throughout Cowboys Stadium, while off-season trips such as a weekend in the Bahamas give fans the chance to draw up defensive plays in the sand with current and former Cowboys.