The first party stores foolishly attempted to sell the actual experience of partying, complete with shouted karaoke, inappropriate heart-to-heart conversations, and complaints from neighbors. Stock up on real party essentials with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of grilling equipment branded with one of 44 NCAA-team logos from TheGrillTopper.com.
TheGrillTopper.com outfits tailgaters and culinary-inclined sports fans with a range of accessories to protect showcase unwavering school pride and protect backyard chefs. The site's signature item, the Grill Topper, sears logos and slogans from 44 NCAA teams onto cookout classics. The 1311 model ($49.99) emblazons foodstuffs with one large logo and four smaller images, allowing one to brand steaks with the Texas A&M logo, char burger patties with the signature _T_s of Texas Tech's Red Raiders, or create a grilled-bratwurst collage for the living-room wall proudly displaying the Texas Longhorn. The 1311, mini-sized 550 ($19.99), and HD ($17.99) racks all nestle comfortably atop the heated bed of most gas-grill racks, large-size charcoal-grill racks, and all backyard-lava-pit ovens. Fire-loving gourmands can also don the site's bold, school-logoed Grill Topper gloves ($18.99) and aprons ($34.99), or flip proteins with university-unique barbecue tools ($21.99/set).