Cigar Lifestyle

Why football season turns me into a cigar chain-smoking mess

As a coping mechanism, I have, over the years, turned to smoking at least five to six cigars in rapid succession during the games as opposed to turning to powerful psychotropic medications that have horrible side-effects. Not the way I usually use cigars to unwind but I find this a much better coping mechanism than getting drunk and yelling at my family, although they ALL know not to approach The Rev during any game that is close in score.

Since I’m sure fellow cigar smokers who are fans of other footballs teams might also use cigars in such a manner, I have some recommendations of what sticks to burn during your weekly 3-hour stomach-knotting NFL contests. Clearly, I am not gonna chain-smoke my higher end sticks nor my cigars from an island (ahem) just south of Florida.  No, this is a time to use cheap but flavorful cigars that I don’t mind burning through quickly. My usual choice are Roly’s – the seconds of Puros Indios – and great cigars for the price for any outdoor sporting event such as golf or softball. They are a little raggedy in construction, but taste delicious, and are so inexpensive I don’t fret dropping, throwing and stepping on one during a fit of anger when Patrick Robinson blows another coverage assignment.

If you really are cheap, I’d even say machine-made Garcia y Vegas are appropriate. House-brand cigars made by the better manufacturers, like Inferno by Oliva, Perdomo Alabao, or Rocky Patel Selects Classic, are also a good choice because they’re very high in quality and a lot less expensive than the typical sticks you would reserve for your team’s Super Bowl victory party.

Enjoy your football season and, Who Dat!

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Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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