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10 Game Day Hacks for the Upcoming Football Season

With the most wonderful time of the year approaching (that’s right tailgating and football season, of course), here are some helpful tips to make sure you get the best out of game days:

1. If it’s a day game, as most of them are, don’t be afraid to set your alarm early. You won’t want to miss a second of the tailgating and pre-game hype.

2. But if it’s a night game- be sure to dress warm! I know you probably don’t want to hide that new BC shirt you spent over $50 at the bookstore for, but those games get cold fast, so you’ll want to make sure you have enough layers to enjoy them.

3. Remember that, much like Marathon Monday, you need to start off easy. You want to be sure you actually get to Alumni Stadium, and can make it past the first quarter.

4. Definitely go all out with BC spirit. Get creative- wear beads, stickers, and maybe even a hat! Make sure you show off your BC pride!

5. If you are underage, do NOT, under any circumstances, try to hop the mod fence. Of all of the epic stories I have heard about freshmen, sophomores, and even juniors trying to sneak into this coveted tailgating location, not a single one has ended well. You will eventually have your time in the mods, and it is not worth risking broken bones, or even worse, your mod privileges as a senior.

6. Make sure you take advantage of all of the barbecues and free food at the tailgates. You may not be hungry then, but you’ll definitely need the fuel to make sure you actually make it to the game.

7. Don’t forget to check-in to the game once you get to Alumni. I know that’s the last thing you are worried about, but this is the best way to ensure you gain access to the competitive games and eventually the Beanpot!

8. Be sure you have brushed up on all of the cheers, and the Alma Mater and fight songs. You want to be able to join in and scream the chants with the rest of your fellow Superfans.

9. Try your best to make it to half time. I know once the buzz wears off for people who aren’t very into sports, football can seem very long and exhausting, but you want to make sure you can witness the halftime show.

10. After a game, naps are always prime. Win or lose, you want to be able to enjoy the rest of the night, and naps are the perfect way to ensure you rest up for the weekend ahead. Be sure to cap your nap between 30 minutes and an hour, or you may end up sleeping the night away, as I have done on more than a few occasions.

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