The art of the tailgate
Posted by Emily Jolly on December 17, 2013
My sisters, brother and I are all newly minted Packers season ticket holders, but none of us reside in Green Bay anymore. Investing in a full year parking pass for tailgates seemed like a big commitment, so we decided in the beginning of the season that we'll do as we always do and join a friend or family member's tailgate for each game.
Around Thanksgiving we saw a parking pass on Craigslist for the last three home games and decided to go for it to test the waters. Turns out we love throwing our own tailgate because it puts us right in the thick of things (the Tundra Drumline has stopped and played for us at both tailgates!) and it's nice to have our own spot to invite friends to.
Now that we're sold on getting a parking pass, we're working on perfecting the art of the tailgate. The most important step is properly packing. Here's our current process:
Buy a large bin that can easily fit in the back of your car and pack it with the following:
A jumbo pack of hand warmers
Print off this checklist and place it in the bin:
- Parking pass
- Folding chairs
- Blankets (preferably with one water-resistant side so you can take it with you and sit on it during a snowy or rainy game)
- Tall folding table
- Music speakers
- Hot dogs/brats
This is meant to be a grab-and-go bin for every tailgate. The hours before a tailgate are always hectic, especially when it's a cold game and everyone is putting on their layers and prepping their hand warmers. With this bin and checklist we've been able to easily get out the door without worrying that we're missing something.
That's all for now. Stay tuned for part 2, when we reveal our official tailgate flag!
Lambeau Field Tour & Fun Facts
Posted by Amy Jolly on December 15, 2013
We went for a Lambeau Field tour last Saturday before the Packers Falcons game and learned a few fun tidbits:
- All of the exits from the lower bowl of the stadium are at different levels! The architect had Lambeau built based on the existing landscape instead of flattening the land and building on top. I believe our tour guide said the exit tunnels range from row 18 to row 23.
- The field is 3% artificial because of ties that adhere the grass down to the base layer
- Although the field is heated, the grounds crew puts a tarp over the field before each game to ensure it's heated throughout (pictured below)
When we actually made it to the game, it. was. so. cold. Below are what frozen smiles look like. Luckily the Pack ran away with a win!
The Big Tie Game
Posted by Amy Jolly on November 26, 2013
We're always excited to attend Packers games, but we were especially excited to go to the Packers/Vikings game at Lambeau this Sunday for two reasons:
- It's been too long since our last trip to Lambeau (last time was the warm, sunny, and victorious home opener)
- We live in Minneapolis and always enjoy coming back to work boasting about the Packers' superiority on Monday morning
We were not as excited to attend the game for one reason:
- It was 18 degrees
The fourth quarter was a roller coaster of emotions - can't believe it ended in a tie. I don't think I've ever heard such a quiet stadium after a game with neither fan cheering for a victory. Or maybe everyone was frozen into silence.
In any case, a fun game, can't wait to get back to Lambeau to see the Pack take on the Faclons on December 6th!
Emily warming up by the tailgate bonfire (charcoal grill):
The two worst jumpers in America. Or maybe we had a bad camera guy?
Borrowed my brother's Tundra Gear hat for the game! Thanks C!
The cold did stop our model Andrew from drinking an overpriced cold Lambeau brew. It also brought out our creativity - we invented the "ear warmer" out of utter necessity
We're Two Years Old!
Posted by Amy Jolly on November 11, 2013
It's Sunday's Best Co's two year anniversary today! Thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout the past two years! Specifically:
<< Ben Phillips: thanks for listening to all of our crazy ideas and making them into a beautiful and functional website. You should really make websites for a living :)
<< Andrew Brothers: thanks for being our free model, allowing all of our inventory to be stored in our back room, and continuing to be a great customer even though we don't give you a discount.
<< Katie, Eric, and Stella Lien: thanks for being our models and allowing Stella to make her modeling debut on Sunday's Best. She's clearly got a long career ahead of her. Also, Katie, thanks in advance for being our maternity model again in a few months.
<< Julie & Randy Phillips (AKA the Jitter Bean Queen and King): thanks for selling our products at the best cafe in Green Bay The Jitter Bean! Also thank you for giving Sunday's Best its daytime television debut on The Price is Right!
We're selling sweatshirts!
Posted by Amy Jolly on September 25, 2013
After nearly two years (!) in business we're finally offering sweatshirts. We polled our Facebook followers and determined there was a 50/50 split between crew neck fans and hoodie fans so we decided to go with both! The Shadow Crew is a feminine Green Bay crew neck named after the street we grew up on in Green Bay, Shadow Lane. The Titletown Hoodie is a simple but bold hoodie perfect for a fall game.
Our night shift manager, Sophie, supervised the process of posting the new products on our website and folding and putting them away in the storage room:
She also took a moment to stop and pose with the model.
Cheese Head Chex Mix!
Posted by Amy Jolly on September 17, 2013
We just discovered this awesome tailgating recipe from General Mills: Cheese Head Chex Mix! I'm planning on trying this out for Sunday's Packers vs. Bengals game. I am admittedly not a great cook, so I love a recipe where you can just add a few things and make it seem like you put in a lot of effort :)
I'll let you know how it goes!
Happy Sunday Packer Nation!
Posted by Amy Jolly on September 08, 2013
It's the most wonderful Sunday of the year! [Besides Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014] C'mon Pack!
Official Green Bay Packers Season Ticket Holders!
Posted by Amy Jolly on July 22, 2013
We got our season tickets in the mail today! What an exciting thing to find in the mail - 26 years in the making! Sundays just got a lot more fun for the Jolly twins :)
Green Bay in Watercolor!
Posted by Amy Jolly on June 17, 2013
Fun Pinterest find - type in the zip code of any city and it shows the city in watercolor! Although Lambeau doesn't show up, it's still pretty cool!
Posted by Amy Jolly on June 03, 2013
We had a great time at Notre Dame Academy's Triton Runway! Unbelievably, it was our first time back at NDA since 2005. Everything looks the same, besides the fancy reception desk in the atrium.
Triton Runway features local shops, so we were honored to be included even though we had to drive from Minnesota :)