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    Worst Tailgate weekend?

    The quality of our tailgate was still good, but this was some of the most brutal conditions (starting Friday afternoon) I've ever experienced. We strongly pushed water and Gatorade to the young folk who didn't know better. We went through about 9 cases of water.



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    Re: Worst Tailgate weekend?

    I'm not complaining one bit. I would take that heat every time over than the crazy cold & wind we'll have to deal with in November.



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    Re: Worst Tailgate weekend?

    8 am start + birthday weekend + hot day+ realizing we need to find 7 more wins on this schedule to finally have a winning season= horrid headache.

    But I do it all again.



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    Re: Worst Tailgate weekend?

    The heat definitely affected the fun factor a little bit. Still a good time though.



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    Re: Worst Tailgate weekend?

    I had a solid tailgate actually. Aside from the game it was a really good day.

    We had some shade from our tents and a fan plugged into the generator though, those both helped a lot. That and drinking water early and often.



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    Re: Worst Tailgate weekend?

    I really didn't feel like it was that bad. Game was kind of comfortable.



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    Re: Worst Tailgate weekend?

    I was double fisting beer and water all day. Quit drinking, went into the game, and had the worst headache I have had in a long time come halftime. Ended up leaving after the 3rd quarter it was that bad.



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    Re: Worst Tailgate weekend?

    Quote Originally Posted by acoustimac View Post
    The quality of our tailgate was still good, but this was some of the most brutal conditions (starting Friday afternoon) I've ever experienced. We strongly pushed water and Gatorade to the young folk who didn't know better. We went through about 9 cases of water.
    I'd say heat is better than cold. When it's hot out people are in looser clothing and free to move around whether walking around or playing games, beer tastes better, don't have your hands in your pockets all day, only difference you need to make is try to stay in the shade and have lots of fluids to stay hydrated. I personally had a great time yesterday tailgating because I knew to plan ahead.



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    Re: Worst Tailgate weekend?

    I had 7 tall boys, two shots, and no headache. Not an all-out tailgate afternoon by my standards but not having the headache was awesome. Probably because I drank so much water.


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    Re: Worst Tailgate weekend?

    We found shade, which helped a lot. Now if we could do something about the ****** bags that think they have great musical taste and insist on everyone else hearing it.



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    Re: Worst Tailgate weekend?

    Still feel like crap today. Too much sun and heat yesterday.


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    Re: Worst Tailgate weekend?

    The worst tailgate weekends will always be the ones where it is bitterly freezing. You can always drink more water or find some shade (tailgate tents are everywhere if nothing else) but you cant escape the bitter cold, even with some heaters. Plus the people watching is much better in summer weather.

    Actually, i think by forcing myself to drink more water than i ever do at a tailgate (though i was still drinking) i woke up today probably feeling the best i have after any tailgate in awhile.



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    Re: Worst Tailgate weekend?

    I went through way more water than beer yesterday, still had a blast, hotter than any other tailgate I ever remember but still had a good time ... minus the loss.



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