Shhh...If you listen closely, you can almost hear it. The distant sound of drums and trumpets. The crash of helmets and pads. The roar of warring tribes punctuated by earsplitting whistle blasts. And of course, play-by-play commentary by guys in sports coats, pumped over a billion-watt PA system.
It's football season, and time for dedicated fans to show their team spirit -- through age-old cheers, judicious application of body paint, and pregame celebrations in stadium parking lots. The beer flows, the folding table groans under the weight of high-grade munchies, and your team's fan base heads to the game fortified and whipped into a frothy frenzy. This, my friends, is the essence of tailgating.
For the seasoned host, the thought of throwing a tailgate might seem like a simple affair: Move your patio cookout to the local sports complex, and BINGO! You've got a tailgate! Alas, it's not so simple. While the classic tailgate party bears some resemblance to other alfresco eatingRead More »from Ultimate guide to tailgating grub