UM/WMU Tailgating

Submitted by rastafari on August 29th, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Tailgating 101    WMU GAME and BEYOND



Friday -            Decorate van with handmade DR dreads 6-8 feet long with maize n blue paint on the side and back windshields. Block M and football magnetic signs on the back of vehicle.

Saturday AM -       Depart 8 am for AA for the I-94 journey. Arrive and park at Scio Church Road ($US20) and walk down to Pioneer tailgate with NEW Igloo wheeled cooler, electronic megaphone and chairs.

Arrive at tailgate approximately 10am. Twin M tents and twin Maize and Blue grills and smokers. Set up tables, ready the food and Bongs (smoked ham, ribs, prawns, and tenderloins with greek salad, cheesy potatoes, and homemade pies).

Consume mass quantities of whatever. Enjoy the beautiful day (unfortunately no Victors Walk) and enter into the Big House with a good buzz.

Proceed to watch the beginnings of a solid 10-2 season for the winningest program in college  FOOTBALL!!

Can anyone carve out a better day???  ANYBODY???



August 29th, 2011 at 6:38 PM ^

what time does the golf course typically open?  Im going with my college roommates, and usually when im with my dad we don't get there till 10.. but we plan on getting there areound 8 this wkend.   Im assuming it is open around 6ish?


August 29th, 2011 at 4:58 PM ^

Igloo to carry all of that stuff. Have fun. I'll be watching down here in Hell(Houston) with my three boys and pizza. I would BBQ but it's 107 this week so I'll pass.


August 29th, 2011 at 5:05 PM ^

The gourmand side of me: We have purchased a 10lb pork tenderloin, and will lovingly marinate it in lemon and oil before rubbing it gently with herbs and salt and stuffing each thickly sliced chop with proscuttio, pepperoni, and provalone and grilling it over charcoal and applewood chips.

A fresh apple slaw will present a delicate compliment to the heavier pork dish, and a cold pasta salad will suit the balmy temperatures well. 


The "forever an undergrad" side of me: I also can't wait to clumsily stuff handfuls of Cheez-Its in my mouth while I guzzle cheap beer and play Cornhole.


August 29th, 2011 at 5:06 PM ^

First game as a student...I'll probably be out there by the time you head to A2. A big win would be a great way to cap off my first Michigan Welcome Week


August 29th, 2011 at 6:11 PM ^

This is my brothers first trio to the big house. He has been such in the hell that us Texas for the last few years. Plan on hitting pioneer as soon as the lot opens setting up a tent cracking a few oberons tossing some bags and grilling till game time can't wait!


August 29th, 2011 at 8:28 PM ^

So I made this table last year and debuted it at the Iowa game.  I made the table to fit perfectly in the back of my SUV (it is hinged in the middle, the legs fold inside of it, and it then folds in half).  I was relocated to the Orlando area this year and just realized that I'm not going to be able to throw it in the back on the Jeep this and planning fail.  Does anyone know for sure if I'll be able to check this with delta as this would be a tragic loss for the tailgate.  Folded dimensions are 41"x30"x12", weighs about 60 lbs.



lexus larry

August 29th, 2011 at 9:03 PM ^

(having flown with 'em this morning), first bag is free.  Next one would be either $25 or $50, obvs depending on size and weight...and sadly for you, I'm guessing 50 lbs is the threshold.  Confirm on their website, though.

Another thought is to leave it with me, and I can put it to good use, and you may enjoy visitational hours any football Saturday in AA, other Big Ten cities, and possibly BT Championship venues.

Pay it forward, I say...


August 29th, 2011 at 8:57 PM ^

What passes for "tailgating" these days is pretty lame. The golf courses look more like the infield of a hillbilly Nascar race than a University event.  Back in the day, if you didn't have a ticket, you stayed home.  This guy will be everywhere on Saturday.