Where I Come From: Your Tailgating Traditions

Many Oregon State fans are serious tailgaters... some even have custom vehicles. I am not, so share your traditions! Photo by Steve Strong, the Daily Barometer

This is the third installment of a week-long series of posts sponsored by EA Sports NCAA Football 2011. If you missed the last discussion on our favorite OSU teams, check it out and add your thoughts.

Today's post is going to be short, as the subject is one in which I am definitely not an expert: tailgating. 

Now, I'm not of the alcohol-drinking age, but even if I was, I'm not the type of person who enjoys stumbling into the stadium during the second drive of the both the first and second halves. 

Whether it was back when I was still a three-sport athlete, or even during my time as a manager for my high school's teams, I'm always antsy on gameday. Oregon State games are no different. I hate sitting around, waiting for gametime to roll around.

I like to get to the stadium early and watch the team go through warm-ups... while the majority of fans do their tailgating out in the parking lots. 

So I need your help on this one. What are your tailgating traditions? Any good recipes you'd like to share, that may convince me to stay in the parking lot a bit longer? 

Also, I know there's been some talking about getting a BTD tailgater together so we can put faces to names. Again, this isn't my cup of tea, so if there is interest in doing something like this, let's discuss it here-- and maybe we can find someone other than myself to take the lead. 

--Jake | (jake.buildingthedam@gmail.com)

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