there are those who go for the football game. those who go for the tailgate. and those who go for both (but don’t always make it to the end). I fall into the latter. I really enjoy football. I have a vested interest in my college team. I do care whether they win or lose. and will carry on football debates with the best of them. but when I roll into town for a home game, I fall victim to my college ways. I find myself in the stadium’s parking lot before 6:30AM. with a beer in my hand as soon as I finish my morning coffee. I consider myself an avid tailgater. so this week, in celebration of college football kicking off (pun-intended), I am sharing all things football tailgate worthy. (shot recipe included).
top 10 of tailgating.
- if you’re cold, add layers. if that doesn’t work, add whiskey.
- you cannot be judged if you have food in your hand at all times. (calories don’t count, or shouldn’t).
acceptablebasically encouraged to drink before noon.
- it takes very little energy to get ready; your team’s tee +
- constant entertainment will be provided, either by the drunk guy at the tailgate next to you or the football game. (or the food table).
- games include throwing ping pong balls in beer cups, tossing bean bags onto wood boards with holes, flipping cups onto a table, and drinking a beer faster than everyone else from a hole cut into the side of the can.
- if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. better yet, just don’t associate with the other teams fans. especially after you’ve reached your “I should probably switch to water” point.
- do bring koozies (at least two; the chance of losing one is high).
- don’t give into peer pressure more than twice. (the third shot you’re talked into is not a charm. it is the beginning of a terrible next day).
- win or lose, we still booze. (I went to the university of iowa, we live by this).