John Sherry, a University of Notre Dame cultural anthropologist, conducted a two-year study of college tailgating and found that the parking lot parties have ties to harvest celebrations in ancient Rome and Greece, picnics during Civil War battles and modern gatherings such as camp-outs at Jimmy Buffett concerts and Occupy Wall Street encampments. (more…)
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On Sept 26th the ILoveToTailgate family lost a dear friend to Breast Cancer. Her positive attitude, courage, and fighting spirit inspired many, and her infectious laughter will be missed at the tailgate!
You will note the new headers on facebook, and ilovetotailgate.com . These will remain in place for the month of October in support to all that have lost, are fighting, or have survived this terrible disease. (more…)
September and October are a sweet spot for boating and sports fans alike as baseball and football season overlap with boating season. Boatgating, the combination of two American pastimes — boating and tailgating — is one of the most unique ways to enjoy game day at stadiums across the country. (more…)
With prime tailgating season off and running with the commencement of college football games this past weekend, the Tailgating Industry Association, which represents the goals and interests of manufacturers of tailgating products, estimates the annual take for the industry at around $20 billion. (more…)
For the Arrowhead faithful there was never any doubt, but now it’s official, at least to Food and Wine Magazine….
To the world of college football nothing is more sacred than rankings. We love to have coaches rank teams, media to rank players and teams, and even get computers in on the action. But what about the fans? I say it’s time to rank the fans of the Big 12! As a reminder, we take in to consideration the size of fanbase, student sections, tailgating, stadium atmosphere, traditions surrounding the games, and travel of the fanbase. As someone that grew up in the mecca of tailgating – Green Bay, WI – I admit I have higher standards when it comes to the pre-game activities, but I will tell you this much, there’s more than tailgating to a fanbase too.
With that, it’s time to dig on in, so let the debate begin! (more…)
It’s almost as important as the game itself.What would college football be without the ubiquitous and traditional tailgater?Tailgating is something every college football is intimately familiar with, and every fanbase—and sometimes different elements within the fanbase—has different ideas about what makes a tailgate truly epic.We thought about what would happen if we could somehow take the best tailgating elements from around the nation and combine them into one, awesome, ultimate tailgate.So what elements did we pick? (more…)
As a service to the general college football community, we thought it would be prudent to review some of the things we may have forgotten over this long, long offseason that has been filled with far too many heart-wrenching distractions.So, to help you prepare for the upcoming season, and to help you forget the offseason that will soon come to a long-anticipated close, let’s review a few of the dos and don’ts when it comes to one of our favorite autumn pastimes: pregame tailgating! (more…)