Draper: Getting Wild on Game Day
In addition to hunting, there is one other passion that distracts me on autumn weekends. For better or worse (and...
In addition to hunting, there is one other passion that distracts me on autumn weekends. For better or worse (and this week it was worse), I was born a fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. This past weekend, I stayed out of the woods and instead had a game-day get-together with a group of old friends in the shadow of Lincoln’s Memorial Stadium.
I have put the results of last Saturday’s game in a deep, dark place inside me, never to be spoken of again. But what I will remember is the good times with good friends. We also had some good, traditional tailgating fare, enjoying the fruits of our fall with venison brats and burgers cooked over a charcoal grill. Some of the fans around us were obviously professional pre-gamers, with massive smokers stacked with ribs, brisket, and other barbecue that would’ve made Bobby Flay proud.
I realized I need to up my game when it comes to the game-day eating experience and am turning to you for advice. Who is your team and how does fish or game fits into your football experience?