Photo by James Willamor via Creative Commons.
Tailgating has come a long way since November 6, 1869, when spectators lowered the buckboards (tailgates) of their horse-drawn wagons to serve picnic lunches from hampers at the first intercollegiate football game, Princeton vs. Rutgers.
Today, the real competition’s on the asphalt, not the AstroTurf.
Americans are obsessed with tailgating, especially during football season. And if we didn’t inherit legacy sideline tickets or stadium parking passes, no problem. We’ll just host a party at home with epic seats, beats, and eats.