4 weeks left! Only 4 more weeks until college football and more importantly college football tailgating begins!
Last week I brought you my 5th favorite thing about college football tailgating, Stadiums. Well this week the countdown continues wit my 4th favorite thing. COLOR! There are few things more colorful than a college football tailgate. If you have no idea what I am talking about then you really need to go to one! It takes going to a few different schools to really see the wide color palette. My college years were filled with the red and white scheme found at Wisconsin.
O the memories. On game days, the whole campus is filled with students, alums, and fans dressed in red! As you go across the country to different campuses, this palette changes.
In Blacksburg, the Hokies wear their own brand of maroon and orange.
Tennessee also wears Orange, but theirs is a different shade…
The Gators will wear Orange, but only when it is paired with blue…
Texas doesn’t wear orange, it wears BURNT Orange. Yes there is a big difference, just ask a Longhorn fan…
At the Texas vs Oklahoma game in Dallas you will see a even mix of burnt orange long horns and Crimson Sooners. On game day dawning your teams colors is one of the best and easiest ways to show your school spirit! The color doesn’t stop at the clothing though….
Many fans, like these Washington Husky Fans, bring their school spirit to their game day set ups! This tailgate had purple and gold everywhere!
THIS IS NOT the same purple and gold you will find in Baton Rouge. They have a different shade they call all their own!
Alabama has their crimson, but they also have a pattern that is all their own!
To honor their great coach Bear Bryant, Bama fans wear houndstooth in a wide variety of forms!
The fall is known for its colors, but to me its not the colors of the leaves changing. Its the colors of campus on game day! I can’t wait to get out on the road and see a whole new array of color palettes!From Purple and Orange in Clemson to Maize and Blue in Ann Arbor, I can’t wait for this season’s palette!
In case you missed it, here is the schedule for the 2011 Tailgate Tour
Tailgate 2011 Schedule
Sept 3 Boise St @ UGA Atlanta, GA
Sept 10th Oregon St @ Wisconsin Madison, WI
Sept 17th Auburn @ Clemson Clemson, SC
Sept 24th LSU @ West Virginia Morgantown, WV
Oct 1st Alabama @ Florida Gainesville, FL
Oct 8th Central Mich @ NC State Raleigh, NC
Oct 15th Hampden Sydney@ Emory Henry Emory, VA
Oct 22 Samford @ Appalachian State Boone, NC
Oct 29 Miss St @ Kentucky Lexington, KY (Horse race tailgating also)
Nov 12th Miami @ FSU Tallahasse, FL
Nov 19th Nebraska @Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Nov 26th Clemson @ USC Columbia, SC
If you are going to be at any of these games, I would love to meet you and see your tailgate! In the next few weeks there are some HUGE changes happening at Taylor Takes a Taste so stay tuned!