Tailgating usually means good beer, tasty treats, fun times and hopefully, an eventful game where your team is victorious.
But what about the seasons your team is really sucking?
You do as any good fan would do – tailgate anyway!
I’m a Big Ten Girl, a Hawkeye fanatic and an all around football lover. Tailgating is tradition at my alma mater, the University of Iowa (as it is at countless colleges across America) and when I was in school, this past time meant booze, beer pong and boys. Now that I’m all grown up (mostly) tailgating now involves booze, snacks and booze (with the snack portion of this event taking great importance).
It looks like my beloved team is going to have a lack luster season and while it may seem easy to throw in the towel, especially when living in Nashville, hundreds of miles away from the stadium in Iowa City, we’re still at it on Saturdays.
How does one prep for a tailgate with small hopes her team will get a W? By treating it just like any other award winning season.
Last Saturday, we had my blog famous Shit Dip, chips and salsa, a cheese ball and crackers, Mexican dip and my dad’s “best batch of ribs ever” (which is a direct quote from the chef himself).
And who can forget the key element to a successful tailgate? Not this crew.
Speaking of cocktails, typically we toast Hawkeye touchdowns with a celebratory shot but we’ve yet to run one into the end zone this season. So now we put extra Captain in our diet coke and end up doing a shot at the end of the game in celebration that the clock finally ran out.
Cheers to a really looooooong season (and hopefully a win this weekend). At least we still have the anticipation of tailgating every Saturday – some things never change.