Essay on Tailgating Lifestyle

1328 Words Oct 12th, 2014 6 Pages
A united university through sports is often a rarity. College football can be one of the most intense experience in college sports. The passion and energy is nearly impossible to encapsulate into a single feeling. Sports teams and their fans share a bond that cannot be recon with. The colleges with prestigious athletic backgrounds have a numerous alumni who carry pride into every game day. A lot of fans equal a lot of fun, but attending an school with diehard fans is best part of college sports. College football has gained the reputation for becoming the most celebrated sport. The best way to celebrate a college football game is tailgating. Tailgating and college football have become such a tradition that it is hard to see one happening …show more content…
Since I was included last minute, the pre-gaming for our group needed to be planned out. The next step was to buy the food and supplies for what was going to be eaten and used on game day. Our groups buy one day in advance for the simple fact that every other tailgater in the nation will have already bought every tailgating necessity. The necessities that we bought for this game included spatulas, bottle openers, tongs, can openers, toothpicks, wooden skewers, basting brush, mini flashlights, trash bags, paper towels, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, ponchos, plastic zip bags, sharpies, masking tape, and all of our favorite condiments, spices, and seasonings. These are considered essential tailgating utensils. At the store we also bought food that we planned on eating at the game including kebabs, burger patties, hot dogs, buns for hotdogs and hamburgers, chips of all flavors, fruit and vegetable arrangements, last but not least condiments and toppings for hamburgers and hotdogs. These supplies were just the beginning of what was needed to have a successful tailgating experience. The payment of these items was split between every participant evenly. If a member was not able to pay you was not able to participate. Luckily for me, I was able to get away without having to pay since I was a newbie. I could already sense that tailgating involved much

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