Archive for the Tailgating Category

Cajun Burgers

Put a little zing into your game day with these fantastic spicy Cajun Burgers. Ingredients CAJUN SEASONING BLEND: 3 tablespoons ground cumin 3 tablespoons dried oregano 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon paprika 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper   BURGERS: 1 pound ground beef 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon […]


Creative Tailgating Ideas

Any Crafty Tailgaters Out There? If you are creative there are hundreds of ways to spruce up your tailgating party.  There are all types of team logo fabrics available now, for the NCAA, NFL, and NBA, etc…  You can make fantastic table cloths, aprons, decorations, stadium blankets, and much more.  Hancock Fabrics has a great selection […]


“Tailgate” Officially Makes It

In 1962 the folks at Merriam Webster decided that tailgating was so popular that they needed to add the sports related definition to their dictionary: Tailgate, adjective.  Definition: relating to or being a picnic set up on the tailgate especially of a pick-up.  Merriam Webster 1962 It was official and there was no turning back.  […]


The Original Tailgaters

How did tailgating begin?  The most popular theory seems to be that the first actual tailgating before a football game happened in 1869 before the Princeton and Rutgers game.   Fans traveled by horse-drawn carriage and grilled sausages before the game.   Another theory was that Yale alums were the first to start tailgating.  The story is […]


Who coined the term “tailgating?”

It seems the Green Bay Packers fans may have come up with the term “tailgating.”  During Green Bay’s first season in 1919 the fans would back their pick-up trucks around the field and sit on their tailgates to eat before and after the game. I bet they had no idea what they were starting. Thanks […]


The Earliest Sports Fans

Imagine it’s oh, 75 BC or so, and you’ve got nothing to do on a Saturday, so you wander over to  the Coliseum to check out what is going on.  They’re having a chariot race so you and your friends stay and watch.  Then afterward Caesar decides to open up the Coliseum and invite everyone […]