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John D Stansberry

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Jul 31, 1994, 5:40:26 PM7/31/94
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People, where is the best tailgating? This is a list a friend of
mine gave me, but since I've never been to any of these stadiums, I
don't know-

1.South Carolina
2.Michigan
3.East Carolina (he said it)
4.Tennesee
5.Washington


I know the tailgating here at Auburn is above average, and you poor
people at NC State don't have a clue about it. Somebody provide some
input.

John

Andrew J. Newman

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Jul 31, 1994, 6:27:49 PM7/31/94
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> People, where is the best tailgating?

What is the criteria for good vs. bad tailgating?

If you like lots of well dressed drunk people throwing up,
Virginia is great.

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Brent A Peacock

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My short list:

1. Bama at Legion Field -- The only thing that makes B'ham games
tolerable for this Tide fan. There are no strangers at a Legion
Field tailgate, regardless of team affiliation. Note I'm restricting
my Alabama vote to Legion Field only. The location of Bryant-Denny
makes quality tailgating much more difficult in Tuscaloosa.

2. Penn State -- Great fans, great stadium, great party. Made
this Bama boy feel welcome in '89, even after Thomas Rayam's last
second heroics.

3. Tennessee -- On the whole, the Neyland Stadium environs aren't
as friendly as 1 or 2 above, but the scenery along the Tennessee River
and the view of the campus (Ayers Hall (?)) is tough to beat. And
you can't beat tailgating in a boat (piergating?).

Most overrated tailgating:

1. Georgia -- In a landslide. The fans are rude, territorial
("Git outta my shade!"), and lousy cooks. The stadium is decrepit
and dirty (although, in fairness I understand that it has been
renovated recently). I'm not sure which was a greater disappointment,
the arch or the hedges. The fabled UGA arch is all of 8 feet tall
and maybe 6 feet wide. If you blink you'll miss it. As for the
hedges, check out Jordan-Hare instead. Just don't get too close,
'cause they have these water cannons and they know how to use 'em.
;-)

>
>John


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Jason Whitt

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Jul 31, 1994, 10:52:14 PM7/31/94
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John D Stansberry (sta...@mail.auburn.edu) wrote:

: People, where is the best tailgating? This is a list a friend of

: mine gave me, but since I've never been to any of these stadiums, I
: don't know-

Tailgating is a fine tradition here at the University of Georgia.
Even the usual one o'clock kickoff does not prevent Bulldog fans
from enjoying a hearty brunch consisting of fried chicken and twelve
of their favorite cold beverages. It doesn't matter how early I get
to campus on gameday, I still have to park miles from the stadium
and walk past thousands of pre-game revelers. There's nothing
quite like the smell of beer, bourbon, and fried food. In fact,
it seems that some fans do not even go into the stadium; (after
sitting through some UGA games last year, I don't blame them) they
just sit in their fold-out chairs, sip their drinks, and listen to
Larry Munson's voice that was made to cover SEC football.

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David M Solum

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Jul 31, 1994, 10:55:03 PM7/31/94
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In article <1994Aug1.0...@afit.af.mil>,
Brent A Peacock <bpea...@afit.af.mil> wrote:
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: And you can't beat tailgating in a boat (piergating?).

I think this would be "sterngating". (Or bowgating, I get em mixed up.)
I hear they do this at the Naval Academy as well.

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William Ward Bain

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Jul 31, 1994, 11:00:46 PM7/31/94
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John D Stansberry (sta...@mail.auburn.edu) wrote:

: People, where is the best tailgating? This is a list a friend of

Eric M Martin

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Aug 1, 1994, 1:25:58 PM8/1/94
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In article <Cttqv...@mail.auburn.edu>,

John D Stansberry <sta...@mail.auburn.edu> wrote:
>
>People, where is the best tailgating? This is a list a friend of
>mine gave me, but since I've never been to any of these stadiums, I
>don't know-
>
>1.South Carolina
>2.Michigan
>3.East Carolina (he said it)
>4.Tennesee
>5.Washington
>

I've been to Michigan and they don't know how to tailgate. Wisconsin and
OhioSt should be up on that list for best tailgating. Illinois might be too,
my friends went there not me and said is was good.
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Jason Whitt

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Aug 1, 1994, 2:35:32 PM8/1/94
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Brent A Peacock (bpea...@afit.af.mil) wrote:

: Most overrated tailgating:

: 1. Georgia -- In a landslide. The fans are rude, territorial
: ("Git outta my shade!"), and lousy cooks. The stadium is decrepit
: and dirty (although, in fairness I understand that it has been
: renovated recently). I'm not sure which was a greater disappointment,
: the arch or the hedges. The fabled UGA arch is all of 8 feet tall
: and maybe 6 feet wide. If you blink you'll miss it. As for the

Maybe when they built The Arch, they didn't want a bunch of Alabama
rednecks gawking over it.

"Well lookie there, Moma-Sister, I aint never seen nothin like
that in Reform."

As far as the stadium goes, it doesn't seem decrepit and dirty to me.
I started grad school here in 1992, and Bama hasn't played here since
then, so perhaps it has been cleaned up recently. When I came here on
a campus visit, I was very impressed with the stadium. I like the
fact that it is located at the heart of the campus, and that you can be
walking down Sanford Ave through campus and almost before you know it
you're on a bridge looking right over the field of Sanford Stadium.
I remember thinking something like "This is cool."

: hedges, check out Jordan-Hare instead. Just don't get too close,


: 'cause they have these water cannons and they know how to use 'em.

Those are poser hedges. My favorite thing about The Hedges is at
halftime when fathers set their two-year-old daughters up on the
hedges and the little girls can sit there without sinking.

My only complaints about Georgia games are that it is the only
place where 80,000+ plus fans can sound like 40,000, (of course,
I'm used to being at games where everyone around you is ringing
cowbells) and that many of the students don't show up until late
in the 1st quarter or early in the 2nd quarter. At Miss. State,
I usually had to get at the stadium an hour early to get a decent
seat.

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David Wicks

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Aug 1, 1994, 3:58:21 PM8/1/94
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wh...@joe.math.uga.edu (Jason Whitt) writes:

>Brent A Peacock (bpea...@afit.af.mil) wrote:
>

>: The fabled UGA arch is all of 8 feet tall


>: and maybe 6 feet wide. If you blink you'll miss it.
>

>Maybe when they built The Arch, they didn't want a bunch of Alabama
>rednecks gawking over it.
>
> "Well lookie there, Moma-Sister, I aint never seen nothin like
> that in Reform."


C'mon, Jason. Anyone whose two schools are in Mississippi and
Georgia has no place making redneck jokes about Alabama. :-)

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Gary 'el goob' Smith

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Aug 1, 1994, 4:52:05 PM8/1/94
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Best tailgating that I don't remember was outside Woodchuck stadium before
the 1987 Penn State-Alabama game. Them poor Pennheads couldn't figure
out why in the hell an Aggie was there. 'Course the poor Aggie couldn't
figure out why he was there either.

- goober (we are... pansy; we are... pansy; [repeat ad infinitum]) smith

Jason Whitt

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Aug 1, 1994, 7:29:16 PM8/1/94
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David Wicks (dwi...@nyx10.cs.du.edu) wrote:


: C'mon, Jason. Anyone whose two schools are in Mississippi and


: Georgia has no place making redneck jokes about Alabama. :-)

What do ya mean? If anybody knows a redneck it would be me. Would
it make you feel better if someone from Ohio made redneck jokes.

BTW, I used Reform, Alabama because I have a particular dislike for
that town. One time I was travelling on Highway 82 through West
Alabama, and I really had to use the bathroom (and I don't mean
the standing up kind). Reform was the first town I got to and
I stopped at every place that might have a bathroom. However,
every place either didn't have a bathroom, had a bath room but
no toilet paper, or the bathroom looked like someone just threw
a couple of M80s into the toilet. I remember thinking, "This
town is a sh*thole." And so I went on to Gordo. Now that town
has some class.


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Andy Pittman

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Aug 1, 1994, 12:41:03 PM8/1/94
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Here in South Carolina, when we tailgate, we do it right. We've
renovated about 10 cabooses to accomidate every tailgater's wish. They're on a
set of tracks next to the stadium. We've also had built a parking lot with a
club house for the rich and famous. There's Bojangle's { A fried chicken
franchise} right across the street from the entrance of the stadium. There is
also the state fair and state farmer's market next to the stadium. The farmer's
market stays open all year, while the state fair is in the second week of
October. And last of all, we have more tailgating space, in a field across the
street from the stadium. So I believe your #1 rating of South Carolina is warranted.

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Eric C. Kohls

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Aug 2, 1994, 2:20:09 PM8/2/94
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In article <Cttqv...@mail.auburn.edu>, sta...@mail.auburn.edu (John D
Stansberry) wrote:

: People, where is the best tailgating? This is a list a friend of

: mine gave me, but since I've never been to any of these stadiums, I
: don't know-
:
: 1.South Carolina
: 2.Michigan
: 3.East Carolina (he said it)
: 4.Tennesee
: 5.Washington

:
Let's see ... although I must admit a BIG1T1EN bias, here are my favorites
(besides Michigan, of course...):


1. Penn State University, State College, PA

I went to the Michigan game last year, and had a great time! Pre-game
tailgate began promptly after we stumbled out of bed at 9:00AM - I lodged
with friends who're PSU alumni/faculty. Great amounts of food and
beverage everywhere...deviled eggs, beer, bloody mary's - you name it.
Fairly easy to find tickets/no rudeness because I was rooting for the
visitor, and not too expensive either ($50.00 for a pair in the nosebleed
student section). The local fans are very knowledgeable and very devoted,
never ceasing to elaborate on the Paterno legend. Of course, the game was
a great thrill: sat the first half in the nosebleeds with the typically
overzealous student body stunned by the 7-7 tie (as I recall) at the
half. During halftime, it was back to the parking lot for complementary
mixed drinks at a limo sponsored by a local hotel (nice touch!). Then
back into Beaver Stadium (that's right, isn't it?), but swapped tickets
with my hosts who wanted to sit some in the student section and provided
me with their 20th row, 35 yd. line faculty section seats (nice touch,
once again!). The second half was all Michigan/Tyrone Wheatley, making
the experience all the more memorable. Apres-game, back to the parking
lot to polish of the food and drink, and wallow in the sunshine of the
moment - and make plans for next year in Ann Arbor!

Other tailgates that rate:


2. University of Wisconsin, Madison (read: Mad-town), WI

And now that they don't have to depend on the Marching Band and the
"Black Jack" in their pockets for Saturday afternoon's entertainment --
they finally have a decent football team to root for -- it's probably even
crazier! Actually, the football game can tend to be a distraction because
it's perennial bedlam inside Camp Randall Stadium and out.


3. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Just because I had so many friends that went there and it's the most
fun when we beat them. The finest cheerleaders in the BIG1T1EN!


4. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Yea, I'll admit, there's a certain aura when one goes to Ohio Stadium,
once you get over the smell. :-) I've had occassional trouble getting
tickets trying to buy from a Buckeye fan, but the whole scene just has
that certain electricity that heightens the senses!

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William W. Bain

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CheerForMe (cheer...@aol.com) wrote:
: In article <eric-02089...@eric.std.comsat.com>,
: er...@sadlab.trans.comsat.com (Eric C. Kohls) writes:

: I can't believe none of you crackers mentioned Notre Dame. In the fall,
: there is NO better campus to watch a game.

The question wasn't where was the best campus to watch a game, but where
was the best place to tailgate. It's obviously in the South and the SEC.
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roger buchholz

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William W. Bain (ba...@unixg.ubc.ca) wrote:

: CheerForMe (cheer...@aol.com) wrote:
:>> : In article <eric-02089...@eric.std.comsat.com>,
:>> : er...@sadlab.trans.comsat.com (Eric C. Kohls) writes:

:>> : I can't believe none of you crackers mentioned Notre Dame. In the fall,
:>> : there is NO better campus to watch a game.

:> The question wasn't where was the best campus to watch a game, but where
:> was the best place to tailgate. It's obviously in the South and the SEC.

I don't know about the South, UDub throws a hell of a tailgate party
though. It also depends on if the stadium is close to local watering
holes. Memorial Stadium in Lincoln is right downtown, with about twenty
bars within five minutes walking distance, we don't do a hell of a lot
of tailgating.

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Raymond L. Rivera

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Aug 4, 1994, 10:55:31 PM8/4/94
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I saw the '82 Pitt - Illini game at Cham-bana (Toney Eason vs. Dan Marino).
Classy tailgaters everywhere. Formal gowns, tuxedos, china, etc.
Good eats, friendly folks, great game (It was Dad's Day and a 98-yr-old
member of the Illiniwick (sic?) tribe offered a pre-game blessing,
complete with chant. Of course, *Chief* Illiniwick (the student
-mascot) came out prancin' at half-time, while 70,000+ fans
cheered him on. Great game.

Shyam D Parekh

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Aug 5, 1994, 4:13:22 PM8/5/94
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>William W. Bain (ba...@unixg.ubc.ca) wrote:
>:> The question wasn't where was the best campus to watch a game, but where
>:> was the best place to tailgate. It's obviously in the South and the SEC.
(hope the credit is correct)

You're right, the SEC is tops in tailgating. Last year I
went to the Penn State-Michigan game; nobody tailgates
as well as PSU. As a Michigan fan, I'm not really content
with the idea that PSU tailgate parties are well superior to
Michigan's tailgate parties, but the disparity is so obvious.

Now, if we could only get Penn State into the BigTen...

Shyam Parekh
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David Swanger

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Aug 6, 1994, 11:37:24 AM8/6/94
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Jason Whitt (wh...@joe.math.uga.edu) wrote:

: Brent A Peacock (bpea...@afit.af.mil) wrote:

: : Most overrated tailgating:
: : 1. Georgia -- In a landslide. The fans are rude, territorial
: : ("Git outta my shade!"), and lousy cooks. The stadium is decrepit
: : and dirty (although, in fairness I understand that it has been
: : renovated recently).

: My only complaints about Georgia games are that it is the only


: place where 80,000+ plus fans can sound like 40,000, (of course,
: I'm used to being at games where everyone around you is ringing
: cowbells) and that many of the students don't show up until late
: in the 1st quarter or early in the 2nd quarter. At Miss. State,
: I usually had to get at the stadium an hour early to get a decent
: seat.

Correct me if I'm wrong Jason, but doesn't the Miss St. Stadium only hold
about 45000 people? Maybe that is why seats were/are hard to get there. I
mean, if Samford Stadium in Athens only held about 45000 people, people
might be fighting for seats there, too!

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back in the 60's. How do I know? A friend of mine went there then and
when he gets half-drunk, he gets pretty funny and tells us all about it
again, whether we want to hear it or not - come to think of, Auburn AD
David Housel is from Gordo too. Gordo, home of Championships, David Housel
and clean rest-rooms.)

David Swanger

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Jason Whitt (wh...@joe.math.uga.edu) wrote:

: Tailgating is a fine tradition here at the University of Georgia.
: In fact,


: it seems that some fans do not even go into the stadium; (after
: sitting through some UGA games last year, I don't blame them) they
: just sit in their fold-out chairs, sip their drinks, and listen to
: Larry Munson's voice that was made to cover SEC football.

Hey Jason (and the rest of you UGA weenies, uh, I mean fans),

If I've asked you this before, sorry, but I've been to two games at UGA
and I noticed the same tailgaters both times. Some people had the deck of
a pontoon boat on the top of a Winnebago (or some battlestar travel
trailer). They had a loud stereo, maximum alcohol action working, there
was a big crowd of people up there before the game, drinking, singing,
dancing, after the game, the same crew was up there, living it up. Oh,
for the coup de grace, they were flying a pirate flag. Some of my friends
have seen this pirate flag party barge in Auburn for AU-UGA games too.
The fans were obviously dawg fans.

Are these people notorious around UGA? Or, do just outsiders notice them?

Just curious...

Jason Whitt

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Aug 7, 1994, 3:47:26 PM8/7/94
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David Swanger (swa...@mail.auburn.edu) wrote:

: Hey Jason (and the rest of you UGA weenies, uh, I mean fans),

: If I've asked you this before, sorry, but I've been to two games at UGA
: and I noticed the same tailgaters both times. Some people had the deck of
: a pontoon boat on the top of a Winnebago (or some battlestar travel
: trailer). They had a loud stereo, maximum alcohol action working, there
: was a big crowd of people up there before the game, drinking, singing,
: dancing, after the game, the same crew was up there, living it up. Oh,
: for the coup de grace, they were flying a pirate flag. Some of my friends
: have seen this pirate flag party barge in Auburn for AU-UGA games too.
: The fans were obviously dawg fans.

: Are these people notorious around UGA? Or, do just outsiders notice them?

I know who are talking about (I almost got hit by one of their flying
beer bottles once) but I don't know what their association is. When I
first saw them I thought that they were a radio station broadcasting
at the stadium (hence the loud music) but I haven't seen any decals on
their trailer. I suspect that they're more than just a group of guys
getting together because they have such a prime location (right next
to the stadium) and there's no other tailgaters there, just buses.


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Jason Whitt

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Aug 7, 1994, 3:58:04 PM8/7/94
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David Swanger (swa...@mail.auburn.edu) wrote:

: Correct me if I'm wrong Jason, but doesn't the Miss St. Stadium only hold


: about 45000 people? Maybe that is why seats were/are hard to get there. I
: mean, if Samford Stadium in Athens only held about 45000 people, people
: might be fighting for seats there, too!

But UGA has twice as many students, and twice as many alumni, and
probably probably 5 times as many fans with no association to the
school.

The problem with Miss. State's stadium (Scott Field) is that the
student section is too small relative to the GA sections. The
student section will be crammed full, but across the field there
will be several thousand empty seats. So I think 45000 is about right for
State (unless we go to a bowl for about 4 years in row) they just
need to distribute the tickets differently.


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