In the process of drinking a few Irish Car Bombs with a ND fan friend of mine last week, I decided on doing a tailgating version of what monumental does with his wallpapers and theme the weekly food and drink menu to the opponent. This is what I have come up with so far (the other schedule is Pitt, who I also follow closely and included in my menu) and would love some suggestions for improvement.
9/03: WMU/ Buffalo
Bell's Kalamazoo Stout and buffalo wings.
9/10: ND/ Maine
Guinness, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Bailey's and corned beef with Dubliner cheese. (No way to handle lobster as well, but that's too bad.)
9/17: EMU/ Iowa
Bell's Two Hearted Ale and Domino's pizza with spicy rubbed corn.
9/24: SDSU/ ND
Jose Cuervo Silver and fish tacos.
Daiquiri's (Appleton Estates) and Cuban sandwiches.
Absolut and Swedish meatballs (paying tribute to the heritage of many Minnesota natives, but I would love some help identifying a unique Minneapolis food or drink)
10/8: Northwestern/ Rutgers
Goose Island 312 and deep dish pizza (sorry NY style, you lose).
10/15: MSU/ Utah
Bell's Third Coast and bison burgers
10/26: Purdue/ UConn
Hendrick's martinis and blue crab (reaching on this one as well, but trying to go with a New England theme since nothing from Purdue was obvious to me).
11/05: Iowa/ Cincinnati
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold and Skyline chili with spaghetti and cheddar (girlfriend's hometown, so no corn).
11/12: Illinois/ Louisville
Jim Beam Old Fashioned's and fried chicken (Northwestern got the good stuff... except Portillo's).
Corn whiskey and a farmers breakfast.
Moonshine and pork rinds (anyone have a hookup?)
Great Lakes Burning River and buckeyes
12/3: Syracuse/ BTCG Opponent
Completely stuck; can someone from upstate NY chime in? Or, if we play Wisconsin, it'll be Leinenkugel Creamy Dark and cheddar fondue.
Anyway, this is just my attempt to keep fall on my mind in late July. Sorry if this is a stupid idea or if people have been doing this for years, but it kept me occupied and I am looking forward to it.