Football Display Case
...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
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strong indictment of AAU right heah
Glockner sides with justice
a good cause, and a good time
good job gents
Also drinking games. If that isn't covered by drinking
"I just hope Tressel doesn't fire me"
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars. -Oscar Wilde
Generally, i think the whole snide comment picture thing is played out... but this is down right hilarious. Thanks for giving me hope.
Can't you just be thankful that you are at a tailgate... which also implies you should be thankful that you are going to a game?
To be so lucky!
One of the comments in the replies to the story included something that I can definitely imagine at Southern Tailgates...
"100-300 arguments ensue over ACC quality. GF argues that Duke's WR's could 'torch' WVA's dbacks. Since she went to Alabama she will of course know their names and hometowns."
Actually, the whole comment thread for the article is pretty funny.
"Funny isn't it, how naughty dentists always make that one fatal mistake."
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I went to college in the South. I wore a dress to every tailgate. Only a complete brute of a man would show up to a tailgate without coat and tie.
That scenario probably has Big Ten folk aghast, but on the plus side there was often very good bourbon available.
What has me aghast is the implication that you have to dress up to drink good bourbon.
What has me aghast is the implication that you have to dress up be dressed to drink good bourbon.
This has nothing to do with Michigan football.
<--- Big big fan of scotch whisky, have yet to find a bourbon that I really enjoy...
Looking for reccomendations to better acquaint myself with the joys of bourbon. Any suggestions?
Tenim un nom el sap tothom. Barca, Barca, BAAARCA!
of the widely available ones, I always enjoy Woodford Reserve (always neat). The current rise in micro distilleries keeps things interesting, too. Happy hunting.
Mint Julep Jelly Shots (yeah, you can't count after a few of them)
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
The Macallan 18 is my favorite spirit of all time. I like Bourbon, too, and Irish whiskey for good measure. I'll take just about any barrel-aged, distilled spirit from grains. The flavors of vanilla, oak and caramel are always high on my list.
Went on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail just this week, in fact. Stopped at Four Roses and tried their three whiskeys sold here in the U.S. (yellow label, small batch and single barrel). I was fairly impressed.
is my favorite scotch. It is distilled in the Highlands in Tain.
I like Buffalo Trace, smooth and really good for the price, no so damn 'spensive.
"Prejudiced? Partial? You better b'leeve I am. Michigan football is a religion and Saturday's the holy day of obligation." Bob Ufer
name of Barney Stinson is wrong with dressing up to drink?
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I encourage proper dress, in fact. After all, one does not want to be mistaken for a slovenly hobo while drinking outdoors.
Just don't ask me why it's so important that I get the signal in for the noon games when we're going to a live game at 3:30. And more importantly, don't glare at me when you're trying to chat me up about new landscaping ideas and I respond with a grunt and a comment on WVU's defense.
I've been to a Clemson game in September. If you think its anywhere close to being fair that girls can wear airy dresses while guys have to wear a stiffling coat and tie then you've got another thing coming. The girls in the South are outstanding but the guys are clearly all idiots.
Disgruntled former moderator. I got a lot of problems with you people!
I'd rather be kicking it in the the above picture than the below picture.
The above picture looks sensual.
The below picture looks boring.
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For me... so long as it's tasty and I don't have to do any work other than lifting it to my mouth, that's perfect tailgate food.
Capitalizing it makes it sound like an unwholesome sexual act. NTTAWWT.
I would direct it.
I'm not so sure what's wrong with all this. Once you get past "mandatory" flag football or Bacci ball (oh, and I'll concede the decorations sound terrible), you have:
That doesn't sound terrible to me. The food is pretty much in line with what I would expect to see at a backyard family tailgate, although none of my drinks of choice are represented. Maybe I'd prefer some more barbeque, but if the alternative is fajitas you won't hear any complaining from me.
"We bring you to Michigan to take care of Michigan; your job is to protect that block M."
Please return yours.
If I'm at the game I'd rather be eating brats and burgers (actually I'd rather be eating some kind of pork, but whatever), but I'm not sure how fajitas and quesadillas suddenly got less manly because it's a fall Saturday. Also, if you don't like chips and salsa or some vegetables and ranch...I don't even know, man.
Right up until "make your own fajita station." At that point, I had visions of white coated waitstaff, and little finger foods, and china. Also, stemware. Also, nothing called "crudite" should ever be allowed at a tailgate. Sure, I get that they're cut up veggies, but still...
When I say "make-your-own-fajita station" what that usually means for me is putting the crockpot full of venison steak, onions and peppers on the counter with tortillas, a bag of shredded cheese, a tub of sour cream and some different hot sauces out on my kitchen island.
And you now have me thinking about a make your own fajita station tonight, dammit.
I'm not so sure what's wrong with all this.
I'll tell you what's wrong. Nowhere does it mention beer or any actual watching of football. This is what happens when you mix the Martha-Stewart-esque desire to have phony perfection in everything you do, with the same attitude responsible for the creation of "woman-caves." The people who try this sort of thing with the expectation that it'll actually work are the same people who were the only ones not having having fun at their wedding (despite being the bride) because shit didn't go down exactly has planned.
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I have no use for tailgaiting (not that I make it to games much). I don't like to eat before games because I'm always a little sick to my stomach during them, and I don't like being distracted by anything a good hour before kickoff (and then during the game, of course). The team needs my total focus.*
*That's crazy? No, you are crazy, and I'll thank you stop projecting your voice into my head.
It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future. -- Yogi Berra
All "activities" at my tailgates revolve around Jameson.
You'll be better and you'll be smarter and more grown-up and a better daughter. . .
Like I said. Not ALL women are responsible for the destruction of tailgates. Some just for the destruction of livers.
Which is wholly encouraged.
Livers, dignity, furniture, clothing, etc etc etc. =)
thought that said "Future" and not furniture.
Some say "future," some say "life as we know it." Either way, same result.
But whatevz. What happens in Ann Arbor stays in Ann Arbor. =)
WHATS A QUESADILLA? ROLL TIDE
I think it's a marvelous idea to decorate the tailgate table with "fall colors." Because that's what people like! I also like to "line my veggie bowls" with lettuce, because again, that's what people fucking kill for. And what a wonderful idea to serve grilled cheese quesadillas, which of course are a staple at all pre-game festivities! This is precious! I can't wait to play Baci Saturday all goddamn day before the Michigan game! I'm going to kill everyone at Baci!!! In other words, THANK YOU MARTHA!!
Guy who had his last football Saturday ruined by a group of women who complained he wasn't "participating". I had my beer and my eyes on the TV. That is how you participate in a damned tailgate! Not by doing the friggin christmas name-draw!
You win the internet today - LOL.
I thought this post was going to be about how Martha's amazing recepies have turned average tailgate into a delicious one. Not even sure how the link you entered has anything to do with Martha Stewart, she is not even mentioned in that article.
Martha Stewart is from Westport, CT and this article is in the Wesport Patch. I'm assuming that's the connection that the OP was making.
As for the artcile, I've been enjoying it and the comments all week since Jason Kirk tweeted about it on Monday. I went to college in the town next to Wesport and this type of party would be very typical for the residents of Connecticut's "Gold Coast". As others have noted, it doesn't sound like a bad party, just not a good tailgate. Also, in my opinion you can't have a tailgate at your house. That would be considered a BBQ. Without a car there is no tailgate.
"fumbles the snap, takes off. . ."
To be fair, this is probably a bit unfair to the actual Martha Stewart -- she would do a better job than this. For one, like the OP, she'd recognize that the decor (and attire) should be about fandom -- I'm not quite sure what tasteful fandom looks like, but I'm sure she would be happy to show me. I think it might involve pennants. Second, I'd hope she'd recognize that to be a "tailgater," you'd have to hold it in your driveway, not in the backyard.
Martha would probably expect the guests not to wear the jerseys and bright colors of their teams, but rather "tea stain" white t-shirts to "celebrate the colors of autumn."
And if you want to know how I know what "tea staining" is, here's a clue: Michael's is my wife and daughter's favorite store on earth.
Poor Blazefire originally titled this thread "women destroy tailgating" and then very quickly realized that was not the most perfect title in the world and changed it to Martha Stewart.
Sometimes I feel all threads should have a 12 hour wait period before being posted...
I usually check mgoblog compulsively, every 37.3 seconds, unfortunately I actually had some work to get done in between 12:34 and 1:41, so I was a bit late to the tailgate party.
Regardless, Martha Stewart recepies get a +1 and are welcome at my tailgate. You [blazefire] shouldn't treat women like objects, man.
This has nothing to do with treating women like objects. He said they destroy tailgates, which requires agency. How can you treat something like an object while simultaneously affirming its agency? Not all instances of misogyny are instances of treating women like objects.
It was a Big Lebowski quote I wanted to throw in there, which I messed up on anyway....
Sorry, I missed the reference. The forthcoming downvotes are well deserved.
Not at all, I was the one who didn't properly quote it, so I deserve the downvotes.
Should have said, Blazerfire shouldn't treat objects like women, man.