Lunchtime poll - tailgating food
October 22nd, 2010
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Are you ready for some football?

And, we’re not talking any of that namby-pamby no-hands stuff - that sport had its time to shine earlier this year during the World Cup. We’re talking pig skin: the hard-hitting slice of Americana.

As autumn saunters in, droves of football fans sporting colorful paraphernalia pile themselves into parking lots and stadiums every weekend to cheer on their favorite team.

And all that cheering, not to mention the rigorous parking lot sports of ladder ball, corn hole, flip cup and beer pong (or Beirut, depending on your local persuasion), can certainly work up an appetite. So, we want to know:

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  1. Bears

    Dragon Turds!

    October 25, 2010 at 11:35 am | Reply
  2. Master swimmer

    "3 day" BBQ baby back ribs. Because it takes 3 days of prep and cooking to make em.

    October 23, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Reply
  3. Granite

    And in other CNN news today the rate of diabetes in the US is going to triple due to our craptastic eating habits exemplified by tailgating parties.

    http://pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/22/diabetes-numbers-expected-to-triple-by-2050/?hpt=Sbin

    CNN likes having it both ways.

    October 22, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Reply
    • JJ

      I had a similar reaction. In a culture plagued by the consequences of obesity one is forced to question the wisdom of celebrating sports events by encouraging mass consumption.

      October 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Reply
      • Yup

        Or holidays.

        October 25, 2010 at 11:43 am | Reply
    • gadzilla

      So true, just like the women's magazines with the dieting articles interspersed with recipes like peanut butter cup cheesecake. Schizophrenic.

      October 23, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Reply
  4. Hank the Drunk

    Whiskey

    October 22, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Reply
  5. peter jake stephenson

    but also i think it should be BURGERS

    October 22, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Reply
  6. peter jake stephenson

    i love beer

    October 22, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Reply
  7. = D

    i'm with cole. anything grilled is for me. finger foods all the way and the more beer the merrier!

    October 22, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Reply
  8. Texas Pete

    I gotta go back to my Wisconsin roots and go for the Brats.

    October 22, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Reply
  9. Spoonie G

    flip flip flip-a-delphia

    October 22, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Reply
  10. hj

    I'd have to say Nachos or Cheeseburgers...and an ice cold coke...no beer for me.

    October 22, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Reply
  11. Evil Grin

    Beer. Everything else can be negotiated. I like a hearty sandwich and chips, myself, but if someone's grilling, well I can't say no to that.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Reply
    • Spoonie G

      i'll be your friend for sure if you put some ice in that beer

      October 22, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Reply
      • Evil Grin

        Let's compromise. I'll give you a frosty cold mug.

        October 22, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Reply
  12. Cole

    If it ain't grilled, it doesn't belong at a tailgate. The need for a utensil may also disqualify the food.

    Grilled pizza, burgers and kabobs are the best. Brats are great too, but more (too much) of a pain to prep than the others.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Reply
  13. Kathleen

    Fried chicken is THE tailgate food!

    October 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Reply
  14. Virginia Collins

    I've had all of the food on that list! Plus the just beer days, I'm a true American!
    Go Chiefs!

    October 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Reply
  15. Tyler

    Chili and steak tips with some Sam Adams or Harpoon IPA. I can't think of anything that screams "FOOTBALL" to me any more than that.

    October 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Reply
    • RichardHead

      How about having The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders screaming "LOSER" in Tony Romo's earhole? Now That screams FOOTBALL!

      October 22, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Reply
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants

      Someone asked me the other day "IPA? What's that?".

      For the love of God, you'd think in Wisconsin you could find any and all types of beer (which you can), but IPA is scarce around these parts. Land of light beer. IPA = my fave.

      October 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Reply
      • RichardHead

        Damn,Are we gonna have to Copyrite our names on these Blogs? What a bunch of B.S.

        October 22, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Reply
      • Tyler

        Really? I can get an IPA anywhere I want to here (Providence, RI/ Boston). It's a staple at any self-respecting bar (or tailgate). Harpoon is made around here, and if you've never had one, you absolutely MUST if you like IPAs.

        October 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Reply
      • Jdizzle McHammerpantsTM

        .

        October 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Reply
  16. Jdizzle McHammerpants

    Never been to a pro-game of any kind. =(

    October 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Reply
    • PairAzzHilton

      What about those Roller Derby games and the Wrasslin' match you took me to? Don't you remember the Submarine races we had? HOT!

      October 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Reply
  17. RichardHead

    C'Mon Man-Where's the slow and low smoked Beef Brisket-along with all the other stuff listed. Beef Rules!!

    October 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Reply
  18. Jdizzle McHammerpants

    That's a Subway Party Sub. I used to manage a Subway, so I know (makes me special). Bread is made from three stretched out sticks of regular footlong bread dough, then braided. Now you know the secret.

    October 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Reply
    • RichardHead

      Looks like Truth has a wanna be loser poser?

      October 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Reply
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants

        I hate when people steal your handle.

        October 22, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Reply
      • RichardHead

        Damn Right,It's worse than being a TruckDriver! D'OH!

        October 22, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Reply

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