Plan to watch those big games from the parking lot and you'll have more fun and save a ton on tickets. Let someone else bring the TV and the mysterious bottles in brown paper bags. You bring some games and a cool table. You might not be the party's QB, but even the designated kicker's gets a ring for showing up, right? Right.
If you're tailgating, you're in one of two positions. The first position is ticket holder who got there early. The second position is parking lot hero with nothing to do. Either way, you've got a LOT of time to kill. Why not pick up a couple games to kill the time?