The TikTok Videos Helping Us Get Through This Football Season

Fans on TikTok have found creative ways to celebrate their favorite sport in 2020.


With age-old traditions like tailgating and hooting loudly for the home team in packed stadiums disrupted across the country this year, gridiron enthusiasts have had to get creative about how to express their football fandom. One place where the celebration of all things football is still thriving in 2020 is TikTok. Here are seven videos that superfans uploaded or have been watching by the millions that highlight the many ways they’ve kept their pigskin passions burning during this surreal season.

Backyard football catch

Two kid brothers making NFL-grade one-handed catches in their backyard to the strains of Grover Washington Jr.’s “Just the Two of Us” is a vibe to aspire to in this lockdown season.

The first-ever tailgate

Who even decided that we should gather in stadium parking lots to start drinking and grilling way too early on game days? This ahistorical recreation feels pretty accurate.

Trace McSorley

The most popular quarterback on TikTok is not a big timer like Tom Brady or Russell Wilson. No, it’s this Penn State alum and Ravens’ third-stringer, all thanks to a very TikTok rap song and one fan’s clever coaching decision in Madden NFL.

Respect the drip, Karen

TikTokers are very good at making fun of the pain of our mortal existence, and when combined with college football fandom, the result is this invisible man’s impressive game day outfit. 

Vibing strength coach

Anyone who’s played almost any level of sports can relate to this: Waking up ungodly early to get to the gym and waiting for you is a coach is already on their third cup of coffee and sports drink.

D1 football perks

Players have also been taking to TikTok to help fans cope and offer more insight into their lives, such as this one in which Clemson running back Darien Rencher provides behind-the-scenes intel on what helps motivate Division 1 athletes: cheap, fresh haircuts at the team-only barbershop.

Signing-day hats

And now, for a bit of history: Ever wondered why team hats are such a staple on signing day? Vlogger Morgan Leinwohl breaks it all down.Need help finding something to watch? Sign up here for our weekly Streamail newsletter to get streaming recommendations delivered straight to your inbox.


Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.


Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.


BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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