On Comfort, Tailgating Games, and Giggling Like an Immature Third Grader – #LeeTailgate

Today, I’m going to tell you about two things Americans love most: Comfort and football.

In the spirit of both comfort and football, Lee Jeans welcomes Mike Golic and Mike Greeny to the team, donning Lee the best jean for tailgating this season. Several dad bloggers were split up into two teams – Team Golic and Team Greeny – to teach you how to make the most of your football tailgating.

Comfort and Why I Dig Lee Jeans

Lee Jeans LogoLook, nobody really likes trying on clothes. Inevitably you’re a different size than you expected (or maybe hoped?) and it’s usually more frustrating than not. For me personally, I work out a lot and because of the squats and deadlifts I do, my quads have made it very difficult to find pants that fit comfortably.

Typically, if pants have some room in the thighs, the waist is way too big. If I find a pair of pants where the waist fits comfortably, my legs feel like meat crammed into a sausage casing. That all ended when earlier this year I was at the Dad 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, and the Lee Jeans crew were on hand to help us find the right size and style of pants.

That was when I first was introduced to Lee Jeans’ Modern Series and Premium Select jeans, which feature Active Comfort Denim. When the folks at Lee told me that they’re revolutionized jean technology, I chuckled because I was thinking, “They’re pants. how much technology could possibly be involved?” Well, I was dumb. And wrong. Active Comfort Denim which makes the denim somewhat stretchy to keep you from feeling squeezed in all the wrong places, while also helping to keep the material from stretching out, as often happens with extended wear over the course of your day.

What sold me on switching from my usual brand to Lee Jeans, was that their Modern Series pants with Active Comfort offer the perfect combination of comfort and dashing good looks, especially for hard-to-size bodies. Yes, they gave me free jeans, but I’ve since purchased pairs of their jeans with my own money because they’re worth it. And my wife says they make my butt look nice, so there’s that.

Want to try a pair on and see what all the fuss is about? Check out lee.com or your local Kohl’s, JC Penney, Sears for the latest looks from Lee Jeans.

Lets Talk About Awkwardly-Named Tailgate Games – Cornhole

CornholioIf you’re super mature like I am, then you’re with me in envisioning Beavis’ “I AM THE GREAT CORNOLIO!” bit.

As the official Tailgating Games Spokesman of Team Golic (@ESPNGolic), I’ll wait for you to stop giggling like a third grader.

Are you done yet?

When it comes to tailgating, whether in your living room with friends or in a stadium parking lot, games must be played. It’s practically scientific fact that your tailgating party will suck if you don’t have games. Specifically, if you aren’t playing Cornhole, the game that 36% of Americans voted as the best tailgating game, then you’re basically failing at tailgating.

You may as well hang up your jersey in shame before your team even has a chance to lose the opening coin toss (As a Chicago Bears fan, I know a thing or two about losing).


And speaking of scientific fact, in an unscientific survey, Americans broadly agree that Cornhole is the correct name of the game, with 70 percent of tailgaters calling it Cornhole, while nearly 30 percent refer to the game as Baggos (which sounds like the name of a Hobbit, by the way). In other words: 70 percent of Americans prefer a name that will incite childish giggles and are as immature as I am, which I’m sure makes both my wife and my mother shake their heads in dismay.

Cornhole is played by setting up slanted boards opposite each other, each with a hole in said board. Players stand on either end and toss bean bags at the board opposite themselves, trying to get the bag into the hole. For a great how-to about playing this game, click here.

But do you know what is purely unacceptable? Word on the street is that some people (*cough* Don and Team Greeny *cough*) prefer beer pong over cornhole, which is just ridiculous because you can’t play it with kids! While the game is on, you can’t just tell your kids, “Hey, kids, why don’t you all go play a few rounds of beer pong with your cousins?” Cornhole give kids something to do while the game is on and while your neighbors are busy bouncing little white balls into their beer, you can be kicking back, drinking yours just as our Founding Fathers intended.

Get Your Tweet On for a Chance to Win $250!

Don’t forget to join in the trash-talking fun during the #LeeTailgate Twitter Party on Thursday, September 24th, from Noon-1PM ET. The winner gets a $250 VISA gift card!

#LeeTailgate Twitter Party will be on Thursday, Sept. 24th at 12pm-1pm ET.

Disclosure: I have partnered with Life of Dad and Lee Jeans for this promotion. I have received compensation for my participation, but my thoughts are my own.

Note: I put the stats above in bold lettering, so you really have no reason to disagree with me. Cornhole FTW!

Daniel De Guia

I'm a dad, Certified Personal Trainer, Youth Fitness Specialist, 3-time end of the world survivor, geek, writer, and gamer from Santa Rosa, California. The posts on this blog will chronicle my personal fitness journey, which I hope will motivate other fathers to take charge of their own health and fitness.

2 Responses

  1. Don says:

    This is just sad, I was hoping for a little bit of a fight. All I see is your sad use of numbers to try and back up why beer pong is so awesome and cornholes ( blows chicken wing sauce ) …………. Maybe a rewrite is in order. Do you have a Packers fan that can help you rewrite it and maybe give you the win ?

  1. September 23, 2015

    […] the #LeeTailgate in there love of this 2nd rate tailgating game. Here is a link to Daniel’s post, so you can hear is sad response to why cornhole ( bags ) is a better tailgating game then beer […]

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