Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Bring The Heat" Tailgting Foods

Tailgating Foods to Heat You Up

Spark up the briquettes, crack open the bags of ice, and roll out the elaborate spread of exotic dips. The College Football Bowls are about to start and you’re going to need some tailgating foods that will make your tailgate the hot spot for the big game. From the Capitol One Bowl to the BCS National Championship game, here are some ideas to get the blood pumping of the rowdy fans.

Stand By Classic "Heat"! There are many great recipes for spicy tailgating foods such as the chili & chicken wings recommended below many with spectacular regional flairs that will incite a riot in your mouth! We won't try to give you any specific recipes here, just a few suggestions.

Spicy Chili

Chili - Beef, turkey, chicken, venison or a combination of meats! Pick your favorite and cook up a pot ahead of time then all you have to do is heat it up and serve.

Spicy Chili

Chicken Wings - drenched in your favorite sauce and grilled. We really like a "fusion" blend of a traditional vinegar sauce with a lot of honey. The wings develope a crispy, spicy coating that causes addiction!

Spicy Gumbo for Tailgating

Spicy Gumbo

If you’re tailgating it up for the Tiger fight of LSU and Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl then you might want to cook up a pot of Gumbo or Jambalaya. We won't even begin to tell someone how to make Gumbo, there are just too many recipes! We do know that plenty of cayenne pepper makes it just the right temperature to heat up the excitement and see your Tigers sink their teeth in to their opposing cubs.

Grilled Corn and Hot Dogs

Grill the Huskers & Dogs

Fans of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Georgia Bulldogs have easy grilling to do at the Capitol One Bowl. Try some Cajun Corn on the Cob by adding chili powder and garlic to the normal butter spread. And for the meat lovers lay out bun size franks, brats, and Little Smokeys on the grill then lather on some spicy barbecue sauce for a good kick. How about grilling those dogs on a portable grill with your team logo showing with pride?

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Peppercorn Steak Sliders

When the climax of the Bowl season culminates at the BCS National Championship game in Florida, you may want to use these tips to make your tailgate the hit of the party. The main objective here is to bring you’re “A-game” for the biggest game of the season. That’s why you need to raise the steaks! Burger size steaks battered in peppercorns and A1 steak sauce to make the best Peppercorn Steak Sliders you’ll ever regret giving out to your friends.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

But to make you the MVP, add something out of the ordinary to the mix. Spicy Shrimp’n Bacon Kabobs will do the trick; just marinade the shrimp (cooked and peeled) in a curry powder, cayenne, lemon juice, and sugar mixture then wrap in pre-cooked bacon as you stick them on a kabob and grill for a few minutes. Make sure you have enough seating for the hungry crowd with your team picnic tables or chairs. And good grilling for all you savvy tailgate masters.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Tailgating Christmas Wish List
All I want need for Christmas this year is Tailgating Gear

Dear Santa,
I’m making my list for Christmas and sure hope I’ve been good enough to get it all! All I want need for Christmas is tailgating gear. I do a lot of tailgating Santa, whether it’s at The Swamp before my Gators play or at the infield of the races here in Daytona and I could REALLY use any of this stuff!


Gators Tailgating Gear Wish List
  • A new Pop-Up Tailgating Tent (Florida Gators please). My current one has a broken leg from when Billy ran the gas-powered cooler on wheels into it during our last home game.
  • Some folding chairs (Florida Gators please). Extra wide chairs would be good. You’d be proud; with all the good tailgating food we’re packing on the pounds just like you! I REALLY need these because when Billy broke the tent Betty fell on top of Jim who was in one of my chairs. It broke and they fell on to Bob was standing beside them and he fell and broke my other chair.
  • Portable BBQ Grill. Bob’s chair knocked over my charcoal grill and broke the lid off. That's how the fire started.

  • Flag, rug and cooler in Florida Gator designs please. Mine were all getting pretty old and needing to be replaced anyway but the fire that started when the grill fell over kind of finished them off. The fireman blasting them with water didn’t do much for them either!
  • Team Design Car Decorations (Florida Gators please). I’ve got a new truck now for tailgating but it really needs to be decorated up with Gator stuff like my old one. I really miss my old truck but the fire department couldn’t get the fire out in time….from you know, when Billy broke the tent and Betty fell on top of Jim, they fell into Bob who broke my another chair and knocked over the grill which started the fire.
  • I lost all of my tailgating party supplies too. You can imagine the paper plates, cups & napkins all just added to the heat of the fire. They were on my tailgating table which went up in flames too.

    Well, that’s about it unless you can think of any other new, cool tailgating gear for me! To make it easy on you I know you and your elves can get everything I want need at TailgaterZone.com

    Merry Christmas Santa!
    #1 Gator Tailgating Fan



    By the way Santa, here are some pictures of the fire and pile of junk I was left with!

      Parking Lot Fire 2   Parking Lot Fire  


    Saturday, December 8, 2012

    BCS Match Up Bama vs Irish

    Notre Dame Football Girl

    Alabama/Notre Dame Tailgating Gear
    What could be better than heading out to your favorite teams tailgating party? Heading to this year’s National College Championship game.

    The Tide is taking on the Fighting Irish for the sixth time. Five out of six times Notre Dame has beaten Alabama with the last game between the two college giants in 1987. And this year it is in sunny Miami Gardens, Florida on January 7, 2013.

    What makes this year different . . . this is only the third major bowl for Notre Dame and the world is going to be watching these two clash it out.

    Sunshine State Dual
    On January 7th 2013, the two best college teams will meet at the Discover Bowl in Florida’s Sun Life Stadium for the 2012 BCS National Championship game. Tensions will be high and expectations may be shattered but the thrill of an intense and dramatic game is guaranteed. AJ McCarron with his impressive throwing arm and two agile running backs (Lacy and Yeldon) make up a strong offensive for the Tide that is ten points the favorite. But Notre Dame’s quarterback Everett Golson has the ability to win games when it counts, and this game counts. And if Manti Te’o has anything to say, the Fighting Irish are going to be walking away with the Coaches’ Trophy.

    Crimson Tide Football Girl

    Gameday Party Gear

    Show your Crimson Tide pride by picking up some party decorations and party packs, have fun with a few side games during half time in the sunny Florida weather, and enjoy a great bar-b-que with some cool Alabama grilling supplies. For you Fighting Irish fans, show your gold and blue colors to the world.

    You need to have your car decorations, tailgater chairs, or wear your colors with a Fighting Irish blanket as the sun goes down. It is time to get out there, have fun, watch one of the best games in NCAA football with your friends and foes alike, and show your pride. The Tide, or the Fighting Irish, whichever your team, be ready to have the best tailgate party of the New Year.

      Crimson Tide Crimson Tide  


    Tailgating 101

    2012 Tailgating 101  

    Gearing Up For The Game!
    If you're a seasoned pro and football season is what you live for then like many other tailgaters you probably never stop planning and preparing for the next season, no matter the month on the calendar.

    If however you are just starting out we say "Welcome!". As with all great tailgate parties, the more the merrier!


    If you’re fortunate enough to attend several games a year – maybe you’re a season ticket holder – you know what a great bonding time it is for fans of the game and of a particular team. And certainly one of the best times to chat and laugh with other friends is during the pre-game tailgate party.

    If you’ve hosted one or attended one, you understand the camaraderie of such an event and there’s no doubt that you can’t wait until the season starts and you have a chance to tailgate once again!

    Tailgating Gear  

    Pre-Plan Your Party. Have More Fun! A fun, festive tailgate party with great food is what your after. Doing that while relaxing and having fun is what its all aboout! Having a sucessful tailgate party involves pre-planning. You need to have your menu planned. Buy ahead, marinate, pre-cook some things if your menu allows. Pull out the grill make sure it is ready to go.

    Collect/buy all the tailgating gear you need. You'll want to have gear that’s not only easy to carry but is sturdy, reliable and easy to store. There’s nothing worse than having to continuously replace low-quality items that don’t even last the season.


    Start making a list.
    Whether you're a seasoned pro or a rookie start making a list of what you’ll need. Keep it handy and add to it often. It'll help make your stadium parties a success. There are plenty of items that are must-haves like tents, chairs, coolers, grills, but if you shop carefully (you can look at the warranties on each product page) and buy quality you can re-use all of your gear for many seasons to come!


    Look for sturdy portable tables and chairs in your team colors or better yet with your team logo on it! Camp chairs and directors-style folding chairs are good options too and many include trays and cup holders for game day refreshments. Also look for unique roll-up travel tables – usually made of fir wood – that are portable but provide plenty of surface space for goodies. Look for folding picnic tables too, some with umbrellas.

    You’ll also want to be sure to have a reliable portable gas or charcoal grill that’s a suitable size for what you plan to do. Portable grills are lightweight and easy to tote around and most include carrying cases with handles or shoulder straps. Also, don’t skimp on the grill tools; you’ll need spatulas, tongs, a large fork, and all the other grilling essentials. Consider purchasing a nice BBQ utensils set with your team logo on it.

    Carrying the food at the proper temperature is also essential so as to avoid spoilage, so consider investing in a few tailgating insulated coolers and totes for both food and beverages. They’re handy and easy to carry, quite portable in many cases, and easy to clean – which is an essential characteristic of tailgating equipment. After all, who wants to spend hours cleaning up!

    Shade & Protection from your elements! Nothing can be as important than having protection from the weather! Pop-Up Tents with canopies in your school colors not only show your team spirit at football games, they are also come in very usuful for picnics or a day at the beach or lake! Canopy colors can range from solid colors with your team logo on it to brightly colored "pinwheel" designs!

    Don’t forget odds and ends such as cutting boards, serving boards, knives, and other essentials like paper towels and tp. Also be sure that you have enough plates, cups, flatware, and napkins, and bring along some garbage bags so that you can properly pack up your trash and dispose of it at the stadium or at home. Look for a Tailgate Party Pack in your team colors & logo.

    Tailgating Games Ladder Golf, Cornhole, Washer Toss are all great tailgating games where you can pick teams or play someone individually and don't forget a football to toss!

    Show your Team Colors

    While planning for your tailgating party, remember to purchase some items that display your penchant for your favorite team. For example, hoist a flagpole and fly the team flag.

    Keep it Simple
    While many people go all out for their tailgating party, if you prefer to keep it simple – especially if you’re new to the tailgating scene – limit the food to snacks that don’t involve any cooking. After you become more accustomed to the tailgating routine and acquire the equipment needed for grilling, etc., you can branch out a bit. Great, no-mess snacks include:

  • Wings (purchase them from your local supermarket)
  • Celery stuffed with pimento cheese
  • Nachos with toppings
  • Chips and dips
  • Pasta salads
  • Wrap sandwiches (the possibilities are endless!)
  • Pepper Poppers (cheese-filled peppers)
  • Snack mixes (with pretzels, cheese crackers, etc.)
  • Trail mixes (use sweet and salty ingredients)

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    Monday, December 20, 2010

    The Three Best Tailgating Cookies Ever

    Good Things Come In 3's
    Warm up your next tailgating party with some fresh batches of homemade cookies. The holiday season can get cold, but that doesn't stop true tailgaters from hitting up the parking lots and home-gating parties.

    Battle the cold with hot cups of coffee (tea or hot chocolate) from your portable coffee sets and totes (like ones with Lifetime Warranties from Picnic-Basket.com) and munch on delicious Cinnamon Sugar Shortbread Cookies.

    If you're a chocolate fiend like me, the Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies will make your head spin and your heart melt. They make normal chocolate chip cookies taste like cardboard, and a single batch makes 90 cookies!

    You can make over 100 cookies with a single batch of Ultimate Monster Cookies. These tailgating cookie recipes make for the perfect snack and dessert that can be shared with fellow tailgaters in the spirit of the holidays!

    All tailgaters are searching for recipes that are easy to make, can feed a lot of people, and are simple to transport in a portable tailgating cooler, or tailgating team tote. Well, here are the 3 best tailgating cookie recipes ever. They'll be gobbled up at any event you attend, and will make your tailgating parties a little easier to prepare for.

    You can also find more holiday cookie recipes by clicking here.

    Cinnamon Sugar Shortbread Cookie Recipe
    (Recipe Courtesy of Woman's Day Magazine - Issued Winter 2009)
    Makes 24 Cookies

    • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar (recommend: light brown sugar)
    • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
    • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flower
    • Pinch of salt (recommend: sea salt)
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
    2. Beat butter and brown sugar until combined. Beat in vanilla and ground cinnamon.
    3. Add flour and salt. Stir until dough begins to form a ball.
    4. Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch circles or 3x1 inch rectangles. If desired, prick with a fork. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 22-24 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
    The unique blend of cinnamon and cream of tartar makes a huge difference. The cream of tartar gives these cookies a distinctive chew and an amazing texture.

    Pump up your energy levels for the next big game and be sure to make enough to share! Set up your portable coffee set and share the cookie love with fellow tailgaters. Nothing like a steaming cup of Joe and a Cinnamon Sugar Shortbread Cookie to get your morning going.

    Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookie Recipe
    (Recipe Courtesy of Woman's Day Magazine - Issued Winter 2009)

    Makes 90 Cookies

    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar (recommend: light brown sugar)
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 egg (recommend: hormone free or brown egg)
    • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp. salt (recommend: sea salt)
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
    • 1 cup quick or old-fashioned rolled oats
    • 1 cup flaked or shredded coconut (optional)
    • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
    • 1 12-ounce package (2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, oil and sugars.
    2. Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
    3. Stir together flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar. Beat into butter mixture.
    4. Stir in oats, coconut, rice cereal and chocolate chips.
    5. Use a small cookie scoop or tablespoon to drop 1-inch balls of dough about 2 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets. (Cookies will spread)
    6. Bake in preheated oven for 9-10 minutes or until no imprint is left when lightly touched with a finger. (Cookies do not get brown on top).
    7. Remove from oven and allow to cool 1-2 minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
    Crispy yet tender, these special chocolate-studded cookies are a favorite of both kids and adults. Blow people out of the ballpark at your next tailgating or homegating party with these delicious chocolatey treats. They are easy to make and can be slipped into a tailgating tote or portable cooler without a second thought! Set up your cookies on tailgating party trays, tailgating platters, and serving dishes when you arrive, then sit back, relax and enjoy.

    Ultimate Monster Cookie Recipe
    (Recipe Courtesy of Woman's Day Magazine - Issued Winter 2009)

    Makes 102 Cookies

    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • 3 cups creamy peanut butter
    • 2 1/2 cups packed brown sugar (recommend: light brown sugar)
    • 2 cups granulated sugar
    • 6 eggs (recommend: hormone free or brown eggs)
    • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 tsp. light corn syrup
    • 9 cups uncooked quick oats
    • 1 12-ounce package chocolate chips
    • 1 9.4-ounce package candy-coated chocolate pieces
    • 4 tsp. baking soda
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
    2. In a large bowl, beat together butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla and corn syrup. Stir in remaining ingredients.
    3. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets, or non-stick baking pan, and flatten slightly
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Do NOT overbake.
    The perfect tailgating dessert! Easy to make and easy to serve. You can set these up in your tailgating cooler or tote, and bring little plastic baggies is you plan on handing them out as treats. Have your tailgating party trays and platters ready for a unique presentation on your tailgating tables. This crunchy cookie recipe will make enough for any party - just remember to plan ahead when making tailgating snacks and treats.

    We hope you enjoy these delicious (and semi-healthy) cookie recipes at your next tailgating event. These tailgating recipes are perfect for any time of the year and especially now during the holiday season. Stay warm and comfortable out there with generators, heaters, cozy tailgating blankets, portable team chairs and tailgating tents. Remember that tailgating gift ideas are a thoughtful way to ensure sports fans and loved ones have fun all year long!

    From our family to yours, TailgaterZone.com would like to wish you all a very merry holiday season!

    Remember to laugh, love, and be merry!

    Thursday, December 2, 2010

    Tennessee Volunteers & Kentucky Wildcats Game

    Turkey Tailgating
    Nothing like a beautiful, cold Thanksgiving weekend to wrap up the last weekend of regular football season. It's everyone's once a year Turkey Tailgate - with football games 5 days in a row!

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    We headed north to spend Thanksgiving Day with both sides of my boyfriend's family and awoke early Black Friday to over an inch of powdery white snow.

    The first snow of the season!

    There were several rounds of snowball fights, and multiple snow tackles, before we were ready to call it quits. With a long 5+ hour drive ahead of us, we needed the chance to run around and play in the snow. After scraping snow off of the truck, we put up our UT (me) and UK (him) tailgating car flags and started off our drive to Knoxville for the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Kentucky Wildcats game on Saturday, November 27, 2010.

    Ole Rocky Top, Tennessee
    After hustling half a dozen cab company's to find the best price, we discovered Craig, the owner of Friday's Taxi Service who gave us the best cab deals in Knoxville, all weekend long.

    We hit up "The Strip" in downtown Knoxville on Friday night, and got to meet a sea of Cats and Vols along the streets, restaurants and bars getting pumped up for the early morning game. It was great to see fans of both sides intermingling, having fun and treating everyone with respect. Didn't see any rivalry fights break out all weekend. Truly admirable trait that runs deep amongst many colleges.

    Interestingly enough, a UT student informed me that home games against the University of Florida Gators are the ultimate fiasco; with the energy levels through the roof compared to most games. I'll bet it's a rivalry worthy of witnessing firsthand. Of course, it felt like a UF Gator game with the ocean of UT orange and KY blue swirling around throughout Knoxville all weekend.

    Game Day
    Saturday morning we arrived just outside the stadium only to discover that my trusty camera was busted. Good thing there is a Walgreens on "The Strip". After walking against the flow of Vols and Cats heading towards Neyland Stadium, we secured a new camera and began documenting, meeting, and tailgating with Tennessee Volunteers and Kentucky Wildcats fanatics and tailgaters.

    [Click Here for Tailgater Zone's Slide-show of Tailgating UT Vols & KY Wildcats...]

    There were tons of vehicles sporting magnetic tailgating team decals.

    Even the Wendy's on "The Strip" was representing the Vols with an orange "T" painted on the ceiling.

    From colored UT pants, to plush KY blue coats, tailgaters of all types streamed towards Neyland Stadium from all directions. The University of Tennessee sports the largest on campus venue in the SEC, some call it Rocky Top.

    Check out The Cat Wagon

    Cold weather didn't stop University of Tennessee Basketball players from tailgating! Pretty cozy in there, just lounging around on tailgating chairs, watching the game underneath 3 Tailgating Tents.

    The massive line of tailgating tents on top of Parking Garage 10 belonged to "Under the T Tailgate" - one of Food City's 'Tailgater of the Game'.

    Tennessee and Kentucky fans alike shared tailgating recipes, drinks, and talk while tailgating on the opposite side of the scoreboard, waiting for the Vols fireworks to signal another score.
    The tailgating food ranged from simmering pots of chili, roasted pork loins, ribs, burgers, brats, cheese and veggie platters, chip bowls and more.

    Tailgating isn't really tailgating if you're not grilling out with portable grills. Big Orange Tailgating was definitely our pick for Top Tailgaters at Neyland Stadium. They've also won Food City's 'Tailgater of the Game', and with 3 tailgating grills fired up, coolers of cold beer, and an open invitation to any passing tailgater - it's no wonder they won Tailgater of the Year in 2008!

    Check out the ultimate tailgating grill, a dual charcoal and gas grill. How sweet is that?
    As the Big Orange Tailgating Crew's motto goes: "Some People Picnic...We Tailgate!"

    There were inflatable Cats and Dogs (Vols Mascot: Smokey, the Bluetick Coonhound).

    Outdoor Tailgating Games were set up across parking lots.

    Beer Pong Tables

    While the Volunteer Navy was greatly reduced in numbers, fellow tailgaters assured us that early in the football season, the river is jam packed with boats tailgating. Due to the cold weather, the lower river depth, and one of the dams being shut down, we're not surprised most boaters preferred to travel by land to the game.

    Tailgaters at ole Rocky Top were in high spirits as the Vols whipped the Wildcats for the 26th year in a row. The win also means the Vols are now Bowl eligible!

    Fans poured out of the stadium to enjoy the rest of the day tailgating at various parties in the parking lot. 

    A street musician crooned Rocky Top songs to fans continuing on their trek to the tailgating scenes at restaurants and bars along "The Strip".

    Hospitable Kentuckians and Tennesseans
    It was amazing to see everyone out in spite of the cold, with generators hooked up to Satellite TVs and speakers, tailgating flags, propane fueled heaters, tailgating tents, tailgating blankets and chairs, portable grills, outdoor games, team gear, and tons of delicious tailgating food selections. Every tailgater we met said the tailgating scene that day was about a third of the usual size, mainly because of the long Thanksgiving weekend, and the very cold weather.

    Tailgaters from all walks of life have stories, ideas, jokes, and traditions all their own; and the Vols and Wildcats were no different. Everyone we met was charming, hospitable, friendly and full of either Orange or Blue team spirit. It was truly an honor and a pleasure meeting all of the UT and UK tailgaters and fans out celebrating the last game of the college football season.

    We've only just scratched the surface of UT's tailgating scene. To get more tailgating pictures and details of our tailgating experience in Knoxville, TN, you'll have to check out our tailgating picture slideshow below.

    A special Thank You to Big Orange Tailgating, 2008 Tailgater of the Year, for a very exciting tailgating party in the parking lot. We'll be featuring their unique tailgating traditions, ideas and even recipes in an upcoming blog, so y'all come back and see TailgaterBlog.com soon, you hear?!

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    Wednesday, November 24, 2010

    Miami Tailgating: Dolphin Phinatics

    Make Some Noise for The Deep End!!!
    Miami Dolphins - "The Deep End"

    South Florida is home to suntans, Gators, the Everglades, South Beach, The Keys and hardcore "Phins" fans. Miami Dolphins fans are a bred all their own. Loyalty for this NFL teams runs deeper than the waters off the Florida coast, and their tailgating rituals are as steady and diverse as the ever-changing tides.

    Miami "Dolphin Phinatics"
    Andrew has been a Dolphins fan all his life. This past year, he met up with a group of "Dolphin Phinatics" (thanks to facebook.com) who are partying it up and representing their team at every home game.

    Real "Phinatic" Tailgaters
    They are true tailgaters. 

    Party in the Parking Lot
    Hours before kickoff, they're tailgating and enjoying the party in the parking lot.

    "Dolphin Phinatics"
    Rambunctious, crazy, loud, fun and full of energy, the "Dolphin Phinatics" bring team spirit and tailgater creativity to every home game.

    "The Deep End" is built right over the end-zone tunnel
    Did you know "The Deep End" was built specially for the Dolphin Phinatics? 

    "The Deep End"
    You can find them in the endzone, where only true tailgating fanatics reside.

    NFL Tailgaters
    Andrew is constantly transforming his tailgating style.

    Fanatic Tailgaters
    "Every time I go, I get more dressed up." - Andrew

    Tailgate Hotties
    Tailgating with temporary tattoos/face decals, Dolphin jerseys, and "Breast Cancer Awareness" Dolphins Towel, and "Phins" helmet!

    How do tailgaters get beads?
    Getting a suntan while tailgating in high team spirit with a little face paint, a jersey, matching "Phins" helmet and beads.

    Miami Dolphin Tailgaters
    Decked out in fanatic team paint, "Phins" helmets, fingers, beads, jerseys, capes and costumes.

    "Next home game, my whole face will be painted and I'm going to have on an orange wig with my helmet." - Andrew

    Andrew is one lucky tailgater. He tailgates every home game. He represents a United Tailgater Nation. The  legendary Dolphin Phinatics are tailgaters at their finest!

    Thank you for sharing your tailgating pictures and story with TailgaterZone.com and the rest of the tailgating nation, Andrew! Photo credits go to Cynthia Rubio.

    If you'd like to share your tailgating story and photos - please contact us on facebook, twitter, or at TailgaterZone.com