It seems I've found another thing for which southerners think they've cornered the market! I finally got my first issue of Southern Living and it they are having a contest for Best Tailgate.
The article critiques The Great White North, because women apparently tailgate in ski pants instead of pearls. I have to say, Daddy had season tickets to the nearest NFL team for years and was something of a tailgating aficionado...his crowning glory being the year he did a full turkey dinner Thanksgiving weekend...and I've never seen anyone tailgating in ski pants...
Full-length furs: Yes
Ski pants: No
This brings me to my next point...all y'all are tailgating on the wrong day! Everybody knows football is to be watched on Sunday. That's totally why The Boy's league plays right smack in the middle of the afternoon on SATURDAY, so we can all be home to watch on SUNDAY!!!! DUH! *grins*
And tailgate without actually going to the game??? WHAT??? A few years back, when a friend tried to set me up with a guy with whom her husband worked, he invited me on a second "date" to tailgate in the parking lot of the local college game one Saturday. I'm sorry, but you want me to come hang out in the parking lot when you don't have a ticket for me? He never did get a second date!
I'll be taking The Boy to an NFL game later this season because our closest team is finally playing his favorite team at home. Daddy got us tickets. I will not be tailgating. In part because the game is on a weeknight and I'll be lucky to get us there in time after work, but mostly because Daddy was such a pro at tailgating, I could never measure up.
Tailgating only a southern thing? I think not! *winks*