It’s almost here, our favorite time of the year – College Football. Fall camps have begun on campus’ across the nation…… and every fan believes this is the year! Optimism is rampant, always will be when your team is undefeated.
But Saturday’s aren’t just for football. Tailgating, that great social gathering enjoyed by all, is as much about a day on campus as scoring the winning touchdown. Like the sport of football, some schools just do it better.
Here are the Hall of Fame Tailgating Schools
# 10 Colorado
It’s all about location, and few can match what Colorado has. And it doesn’t hurt that Boulder is the best college town in America. Throw it all together, mountain scenery, cool town, crisp fall days, a partying fan base….. and its easy to see why Colorado makes the Hall of Fame
# 9 UCLA
The Beach Boys said it best, “I wish they all could be California Girls”. Start there, throw in stunning scenery and the California sun, the legendary Rose Bowl, a burger and beer…. and you have the makings of an epic tailgate.
# 8 Wisconsin
Beer, cheese curds, bratwurst and hardcore fans make Camp Randle Stadium the best place in the Midwest on any Saturday. Of course, that culinary combination might explain why Badger games are some of the loudest.
#7 Texas A&M
Texas A & M is all about tradition….. from the 12th Man to Midnight Yell to Yell Leaders – Aggies are proud of their history and traditions. One more tradition they should be proud of can be found at any Aggie tailgate…… Texas barbecue.
# 6 Penn State
They call it Happy Valley for a reason….. Nittany Lion fans come to party. The tailgate is so much of Penn State football that many come to tailgate only….. forget about the game.
They come by land, sea and air for the Husky games. But the ultimate Husky tailgate is by sea. It’s called stern-gating, and there’s something very civilized about partying on a yacht before a Husky game. Beautiful setting!
# 4 West Point
A setting and history that is unmatched in all of college football, a tailgate and game at West Point is required on any college football fans bucket list. The fans realize that the players on the field are preparing for far more important things than football….. and so they socialize and soak in the setting while keeping it all in perspective. Nothing can match the fall leaves along the Hudson, stunning!
It’s called the Vol Navy – a flotilla of boats of various sizes and makes that sail the Tennessee River on Fall Saturdays. At historic Neyland Stadium they are joined by thousands of Volunteers, 102,000+ to be exact – to make one of the more unique tailgate in college football.Throw in great barbecue and a little moonshine and it’s no wonder Neyland Stadium is known as one of the loudest in college football.
# 2 LSU
Ahhh, those fun loving Cajuns. If there is one thing they might love more than their Tigers – its partying before and after a game. Drink is enjoyed….. but the food is unsurpassed. Jambalaya and gumbo, stuffed quail, deer sauce picante, cochon de lait, Cajun sausage, crawfish etouffee….. the smells are intoxicating enough without the drink. And the Tiger fans are very hospitable….. you will be subjected to a few “Tiger Bait” but they love to share their nourishment.
#1 Ole Miss
In Oxford Saturday is all about winning the tailgate…… which must drive Ole Miss Rebel coaches crazy. The Rebels are not the power they were under Johnny Vaught in the early 60’s, but they do know how to socialize. The beautiful coeds and their mothers dress as if they’re going to a wedding and as many men can be found in blazers and bow ties as not… the tables under the individual tents are groaning with food and drink….. this is how to prepare for a big SEC battle.
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