For me, tailgating is almost as fun as the game itself. I enjoy the grillin' and the swillin'. I like hanging out with my buddies and family before the game.
I like to toss the football around with my twelve year old daughter, who just so happens to be in her 3rd year of junior cheer and a more avid fan than I am at times. I bought a black and yellow junior football about 3 years back and taught her how to throw. I particularly like it now when we play with other people and she says things like, " Uncle Mike your throws look like arm punts", or when shes says, "Dad can you throw to me, those guys have sucky throws" or when my buddies and/or family say, "Man Tori throws a nice spiral", or, "Man Tori throws the ball far", or "Man Tori jammed my finger with that last throw." She always steps into her release, just like dad showed her and man she does throw it hard.
I like to BBQ and fancy myself a good cook, so I rather enjoy cooking at said tailgates. So far my grilled soulvaki on a bun with taziki sauce lettuce and onion served with my wife's world famous potato salad is the crowd favorite. Lucky for me, because it's real easy and quick. Depending on who is drinking, myself or my wife (we alternate between games) one of us is then quickly on the business end of a cold beer upon arrival. These are good times.
However, as my grandfather always said, "Sunny days wouldnt be special if it wasn't for rain". There is a cruel downside to all this. Can you guess what it is? Tailgating with your wife, your daughter, your wife's old college buddy and her boyfriend, your brother in law, his wife and so on. All this leads to one disastrous result. We all need to pee eventually.
Now for the men, not such an emergency. We can always take a little stroll to Scott Park School. Or to the nearest convenient spot. But the woman, not so much. They must rely on porta potties, which appear and disappear from game to game and often have long line ups or a long walk to Tim Hortons. Either way it's a real buzz kill.
Today I took my tailgating to the next level. Today I added another weapon to my tailgate arsenal of decked out van, easy up canopy, folding table and Weber Q tabletop grill. Today my tailgates went from pretty cool to epic.
Today I bought a 4' by 4' toilet tent and a lug a loo. Goodbye Good Times. Hello Epic Times.
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