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Tailgate Preview - Huskie Week

is that a bike cop?

For every home game of the 2010 ISU football season WRNL is going to bring you a "Tailgate Preview". We’ll focus very little on the opponent or football in general and turn our efforts instead to how to get the most out of your tailgate experience. Remember the WRNL tailgate meets in lot G7 this year

Ah, the tailgate, a preparation of the mind, body and soul for the receiving of the gift of football. Any football fan worth their well-worn team jersey knows that the gameday experience is incomplete without the feasting, drinking and camaraderie of the tailgate event. In this recurring article we’ll highlight a drink, a dish, and something to keep you busy between sips.

Drink

For tailgating purposes imagine this without the lime, the straw and probably the ice ... and in a plastic cup. perfect.

The opening game is a Thursday night game. For those of us who came prepared, this is no big deal; we’ve already taken Friday off as well – making it a 5 day weekend – time to get fucked up. For you other poor bastards you might want to take it easy on the booze – you gotta work in the morning.

For this opening feature we wanted to go with something a little classier yet simple enough to not intimidate the less experienced drinker: The Seven & Seven. Like the Rum & Coke the Seven & Seven is the perfect drink for the memory impaired and mixing challenged. Half Seagram’s 7 whiskey and half 7-Up, that’s it, try not to fuck it up.

For the college kids, you can use any type of lemon-lime soda, so go get yourself that 3-liter from Sam’s Club, you deserve it. You could probably use just about any whiskey you wanted to as well, this isn’t exactly rocket science.

For our more mature readers – it is rocket science. Seagram’s and 7-Up. Those are your options.

Food

who couldn't love these little guys

Evening games tend to overflow with culinary masterpieces. With grill masters not in any particular hurry the food can be more complex and multifaceted. To that end we present to you The Turtle Bacon Burger. Three types of meat (maybe more depending on how cheap of hotdogs you buy) brought together and formed in the shape of a turtle. That’s the definition of Win.

The bacon weave reminiscent of the Bacon Explosion that took the internet by storm last year. And even the most artistically challenged grillers should be able to form the turtle head (not the poop kind) and other turtle appendages. Wrap it and grill it.

The turtles can be served on a plate with a bun – or you can grow a couple ball hairs and eat it on a big knife Crocodile Dundee-style.

Competition

drink, flip cup, be hero-worshiped by adoring fans

For NIU week we’re going to highlight the game of Flippy Cup. Flippy Cup is a team game that can have as many players as there is room on the table. To begin you drink whatever is in your cup – usually about 1/2 full of beer – then place the cup upside down on the edge of the table with a portion hanging off the edge. You strike the exposed edge with either your finger or penis and attempt flip the cup upright. When you succeed the next person on your team attempts to do the same thing until all team member on 1 team have finished. Winners bask in glory – losing team downs whatever is in the middle, usually a 1/2 – full beer. Variations abound – but you get the gist of it.

As with any drinking game put the Seven & Seven down and switch to beer if you want to remember if you won or not. If you’re male you’re going to want to practice before jumping in a big game. There is nothing worse than a Flippy Cup teammate that continually slows the team down. If you’re female – you can choose to practice or wear something skimpy, either one will work. On a totally unrelated note, any of you ladies want to wash my car?