Tailgating

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What would a Southern football game be without a tailgate party?  Every Fall before the football game, campuses across the South transform into moveable feasts.  Each tent offering a savory and/or sweet treat beckoning to be tasted.  Tailgate parties showcase two of the South’s favorite things to do: eating and socializing.

Southern Living Magazine held a contest this year for the campus with the best tailgate.  The winning choice for the South’s Best Tailgate went to Clemson for the second year in a row, read article here.

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University of Southern Mississippi

Click to enlargeClick on USM’s picture for a really interesting article written about tailgating.

Doodlebug and I talk about the two most important components of tailgating.

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I’m always looking for great party recipes.  Do you have any to share??

Blessings,

Mimi

“They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.”  Psalm 145:7  NIV Bible

Do you wear your colors?

Hey!  I’m glad you’re here!  This post is part of a 31 Day writing challenge hosted by The Nester.  During the month of October, I’m writing on Southern A Way of Life.  I will be back to my ‘regular’ posts in November.  Consider pushing that follow button to the right for all my latest posts.  Thanks y’all!

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I have a question for you.  Do you wear your colors?  Are you displaying them proudly?  What am I talking about, you ask?  Football.  In the Fall, in the South, football reigns as  the biggest topic of conversation.  The preacher includes a little football in his sermons, teenagers talk about the game from Friday night, women talk about tailgating { stay tuned for that topic tomorrow} and men talk about which player and/or which coach made the right calls or passes.

Team supporters attend the games dressed in their school colors proudly waving, chanting or ringing a bell to display their appreciative, encouraging, and loyal support for their team and its players to win.  Occasionally among these fans, rivalry lust consumes and the banter dangerously dips close towards talk of domination and annihilation. Football is serious stuff!

Southern football fans are not only school loyal but also region loyal.  When their team is not playing its rival from the same state and hoping for bragging rights, they proudly cheer and/or sympathize with the other team from their state or region.  After all, school rivalries don’t matter during that game.

Some loyal fans even display a banner in their yard proclaiming their allegiance to the team of their choice year-round.  Football takes such a precedence here that brides {myself included} schedule their weddings around the big games in order to ensure people will be able to attend their ceremony.   If that’s not crazy for the love of pigskin, I don’t know what is!

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Which team do you cheer on to victory?

Blessings,

Mimi

“For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like men condemned to die in the arena.  We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to men.”  1 Corinthians 4:9  NIV Bible