A spirited gamewatch is among the trickiest of friendly gatherings … because sports are not always friendly. The triumphant highs. The disconsolate lows. New alliances forged. Old rivalries revived. The key to surviving without having to send out a mass apology email on Monday? Monitoring your intake and being graceful in defeat as well as victory.
The Best Dressed Less Stressed Guest
The Gameday Party
DRESS THE PART
Are you 13 years of age or under? Is it Halloween? Are you an actual member of the team? Did you wake up in the bed of one? If none of those are a yes, do not — we repeat, do not — put on a jersey. Not trying to put a damper on your unbridled fandom, but you are a grown man, and thus playing dress-up like your heroes is no longer in the cards for you. Instead, go understated. Grab a vintage (or at least vintage-inspired) tee repping your squad, throw a shawl cardigan over it and pair it with your favorite pair of slim, beat-up jeans and a solid pair of boots. Works for the game, works anywhere afterward.
GIFT LIKE A PRO
Good gift because: you know the squad is gonna need something to nosh on while the grill warms up, and Belcampo ships some of the tastiest meats in the biz. Pairs well with the Scotch because: it’s meat, man.
CAN I THROW THIS REMOTE?