For some college football fans, the tailgating action off the field can bring more joy than the tackling action on the field. Of course, that’s especially true when your team isn’t winning.
Regardless of the pigskin prowess of their favorite colleges, millions of Americans do a lot of grillin’ and chillin’ before kickoff. At tailgate gatherings from Baton Rouge, LA, to Lincoln, NE, you’ll find folks cookin’ up chicken and burgers and hot dogs and all sorts of other goodies, and downin’ some brew.
“Tailgating is the perfect blend of fanatical sports pride, savory foods that you can’t believe were cooked in the back of a truck, and plenty of delicious beer (and stronger stuff). You’re entertaining while being entertained, which is part of the reason that nothing compares to a college tailgate,” The Daily Meal says.
Every year, websites like The Daily Meal weigh in on the best college tailgating in the U.S., but we decided to leave that sort of ranking to everyone else. Here, we present our list of the some of the most awesome tailgating traditions in the country.
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