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Old 06-08-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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I'm new to UNI. How early do you start tailgating for football games? Can you come out during halftime? Do you tailgate after the games or just leave? What else do I need to do know to get prepared?
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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The "official" rules are that tailgating starts 3 or 4 hrs before kick. However, I've never seen any be asked to leave. Heck, if you come to a few games 3 or 4 hours early, you will have limited options.

Very few stick around afterward. Traffic flows very well so there isn't much of a need to wait it out. Depending on the week we will hang for an hour or so. It's just that not many do. I'm sure there is some rule, but I've never seen it enforced.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:56 AM   #3
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ive never had an issue with starting as early as I want. just use common sense and dont draw negative attention to yourself.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:37 AM   #4
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When I was in college I'd start at 2p Friday.
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I'm starting tailgating right now.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:03 PM   #6
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All this talk about tailgating is getting me ready for football season!!! I have a big question, what should I make for the first tailgate ribs, brisket, or pulled pork? I'll let you decide panther nation!
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:42 PM   #7
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We usually start around 11:00...especially on good weather days. And we always tailgate afterwards. No sense in fighting the traffic. I love the hour or so afterwards just hanging out with some music and discussing the game. Then tear down the tent and tables and head home satisfied. We usually leave at halftime for a cold barley pop or two, also.
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i also love some post game Rima in the parking lot
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:50 PM   #9
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i also love some post game Rima in the parking lot
Good Lord, I hope you mean just listening to Rima. Well, Rima is a good looking guy. You could do worse. I'm just thinking the parking lot may not be the ideal location, if you were talking about something else.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:09 PM   #10
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It always bugged me that my wife insisted on using that term
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We are always out and setup by 9:00-9:30. Always a good time...
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Back in college I was out by 8 with friends. Now it depends on work if I get to tailgate at all

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Old 06-11-2012, 04:54 PM   #13
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hey UNIDAD ndsu game, 5 hours before, drinks on me and capt cat in south lot!
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i also love some post game Rima in the parking lot


Pardon my ignorance, but what is Rima? Maybe I shouldn't ask.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:16 PM   #15
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hey UNIDAD ndsu game, 5 hours before, drinks on me and capt cat in south lot!


Is it safe? I've seen a few of your posts and read some things about you that concern me.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:49 PM   #16
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is Rima? Maybe I shouldn't ask.
Rima refers to Gary Rima. He is the play by play announcer for UNI, and he his really good. He has a sports talk show on everyday at 5 pm on 1540 AM. I would recommend giving it a listen. Not as much UNI content during the summer but during the fall and winter it is pretty much an hour of nothing but UNI sports!
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:47 PM   #17
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Is it safe? I've seen a few of your posts and read some things about you that concern me.
Ignore everything and anything lakes related

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haha cappy isnt safe if you feed him after midnight like a goonie.

im a blast in a glass!
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Although guys like Lakesbison can posess high levels of douchery on a fan message board, they are usually really great, passionate fans in real life. I encourage you to meet up with as many posters as possible UNIDadtoBe, but please, when you meet up with Lakes, and especially Cap'n Cat, do NOT take your daughter with you...
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:51 AM   #20
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Although guys like Lakesbison can posess high levels of douchery on a fan message board, they are usually really great, passionate fans in real life. I encourage you to meet up with as many posters as possible UNIDadtoBe, but please, when you meet up with Lakes, and especially Cap'n Cat, do NOT take your daughter with you...


I think I will stay in the friendly confines of UNI tailgates for this season.
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haha, thanks jegbomb. i was even nice to panther rob last time.
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poo...no UNI games in the south this year (unless the NC game or playoffs)...Goal will be to get up for homecoming!!! clenz, have a beer ready for me!
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:27 AM   #23
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Clenz, are you related to Josh Lenz of Iowa State? I think he is their best receiver (and has been for years).
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Clenz, are you related to Josh Lenz of Iowa State? I think he is their best receiver (and has been for years).
Nope........
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im guessing he's not too athletic.
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im guessing he's not too athletic.


Josh Lenz is a fantastic athlete. He is one of my favorites from Iowa.
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sorry dad. i meant clenz.
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Yeah...I was only athletic enough to play D3 football. I've never once claimed to be anything I'm not.
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What is the tailgate forecast looking like this weekend? I may finally be able to make it for a game and experience a UNI tailgate.
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Sinkfield starts his tailgating on Saturday night. And hosts amateur boxing competitions.
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Sinkfield starts his tailgating on Saturday night. And hosts amateur boxing competitions.

That sounds fun . . . Will you be there?
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That sounds fun . . . Will you be there?
nope, I just go to the games.
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What is the tailgate forecast looking like this weekend? I may finally be able to make it for a game and experience a UNI tailgate.
For the most part, tailgating has been fairly strong considering the record. However, due to the basketball game prior to the football game, there may be some effect on turnout.
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I'll be out there. I'll catch the next b'ball scrimage / exhibition. Tailgating time is running out!
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It's simple. Set up by 10:00. Catch the 30 or so minutes of the basketball game and that should give you a solid hour before heading into the Dome.

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