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Tailgating Advice Requested September 30, 2008

Posted by Edward von Bear in Ducks, Economics, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Man Laws, News, Personal Experiences, Sports.
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Back in September of 2000, my wife and I went to Milwaukee to visit a friend of her family and his wife, who were both working for Marquette University at the time. In addition to the Miller Brewery Tour, we went to old County Stadium in its last year of existence to watch the Cardinals play the Brewers.

Amazing, at least to a fool like me, was the fact that the local Cheeseheads were tailgating for a baseball game. Tailgating, I thought, was reserved for football. Or at least a championship caliber baseball team. But you learn something every day.

One of the other fascinating aspects of tailgating that I had never encountered before were these concrete trash can looking things with “For Hot Coals” painted on them. Obviously, the use, and proper disposal of, hot charcoal by-products is an art form in the Frozen Wasteland Tundra.

Well, according to the fine folks at Busted Coverage, the folks at the New York Jets Games Toxic Waste Dumps might need a refresher on how to properly tailgate, especially when it comes to handling of hot coals.

Hell, even I know that you don’t park your car over hot coals. You put them down the back of the shirt of the guy in front of you at the game.


1. steveegg - September 30, 2008

Which exhibit is this in the J-E-T-S S*CK! SU*K! SUC*! file?

As for tailgating, it’s always easier to work off copious amounts of alcohol on a full stomach

2. Russ from Winterset - September 30, 2008

Tailgating for a baseball game isn’t so eccentric. What’s really pushing the envelope is tailgating for a hockey game. The good part of the insanity – you save money because you don’t have to buy any ice for the keg.

Iowa State fans make an artform out of tailgating during football season. Plenty of parking close to the stadium, a combination of grass & paved lots, and a general permissive attitude towards moderate drunkenness all combine to make the tailgates a culinary delight.

3. BrewFan - September 30, 2008

One word as regards Jets tailgaters: Amateurs!

While not invented here, tailgating has been perfected by Wisconsinites. Next year I’m going to photo blog it because it really is quite remarkable.

4. Cathy - September 30, 2008

We tailgated with several neighbors who have season tickets to OSU football. One guy has been parking in the same reserved lot right near the Horseshoe for years. He really takes tailgating seriously. Venison Chili one week, BBQ the next. Whatever. But he never did just snack food — it was always special. And it was nothing for the guy to get up at 5:00 a.m. to head off to his parking spot to get his buffet started.

He loves it. It’s his passion. I admire that guy.

5. Mr. Moose - September 30, 2008

Is it considered tailgating if you sit in the parking lot eating cheetos(or other assorted snack items) with the heat full blast an hour before the game?

If it is then I’ve tailgated at hockey games dozens of times.

Really, you haven’t lived till you’ve done that

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