|2013 BCS Auburn Pep Rally. photo by John Pyle|
Last year at the Iron Bowl, I had the pleasure of meeting Debi Robbe while tailgating before the game. Debi is a member of Fan of the Fans, an organization that has a unique way of looking at college football.
Fan of the Fans hold a contest every year before the football season searching for the very best tailgating experience. Upon their trip to Auburn last season, they saw many that they thought could win their contest. I thought I would pass along some of the information to you so that, if you wanted, you could enter and win another National Championship for Auburn.
Where - Georgia Dome Parking Lots
Time - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Why - To Celebrate the Spirit and Power of the Passionate College Tailgating Fans
You win as the best for your University, then your Conference, then National Championship
In my discussions with Ms. Robbe I asked her why they would do something like this, and what led them to do this? Here is her response:
"When we visit college campuses we have found that tailgating comes in many forms but the key is always the entire lifestyle of a tailgate. From food, drink, clothing, decor, transportation, pets, signs, sound and music, cheers, dances, flags and more. But everyone feels like they belong to that Tailgating Family and their University.
Seems to us that the fans create the passion and life of the athletics of the school. We found that the focus of the celebrating is always directed at the athletes and little thanks or celebration is directed to the Fans!"
So, if you are interested in something like this, or just love great food, and want to check it out , we have the information for you below.
2) Look at all the different categories - Figure out the categories that your entire tailgate includes in their tailgate.
3) What do you and your tailgate group do best? Food, Clothes - Men and Women, Kids, Pets, Decor, Flags, Jewelry, Retro Fit or Remodel, Games.
4) See if your tailgating friends and family can help in anyway to fit in any category.
5) So you don't have a big tailgate family and need equipment - Enter the Tailgating Relay Race and win Tailgating Equipment.
6) Make new friends
7) WIN OMAHA Steaks and School, Conference and National Bragging Rights!
Seems like a really fun time to me. You can contact Fan of the Fans many different ways. Please direct all of your questions to them.
National Collegiate Tailgating Championship
We are Fans of the Fans!