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23 minutes ago, DrDawkinstein said:

 

As others mentioned, it's definitely easier.

 

There was no real tailgating. Maybe a few Tenn fans in their season ticket holder lot, with small setups. And a couple of large corporate tents. So there is no "real" tailgating, if that is what you want. But Nashville has it setup so getting in and out of the stadium pushes you through the Broadway bar strip.

 

Didnt have to pack a cooler, didnt have to pack a grill, didnt have to pack supplies, didnt have to go grocery shopping the day before to stock up, didnt have to get out early just to get the fire going, didnt have to start cleaning up and packing up to make the game. Just got in an uber and went to the bars for a couple hours, then walked to the stadium.

 

Oh, it rained the entire morning (9-11am), but we didnt notice because we were in the bars. It let up right as we left for the stadium, so no being wet or trapped in rain gear for the whole day.

 

I come from a line of intense tailgaters, some of my dad's parties were legendary, but this was so easy and all the BS is left to someone else. You can still meet up with friends and have the pre-game camaraderie.

 

I could get used to it.

 

 

 

So, in other words, tailgating will be replaced with pre-game bar hopping?

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6 minutes ago, Gugny said:

 

So, in other words, tailgating will be replaced with pre-game bar hopping?

 

Yeah and you got a problem with that Beltran?

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7 minutes ago, Gugny said:

 

So, in other words, tailgating will be replaced with pre-game bar hopping?

 

Pretty much, yes.

 

But more so: post-game bar hopping, because everyone funneled back over that bridge and right into the strip. Big money for those bars and restaurants. Big tax revenue for the area.

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2 minutes ago, Royale with Cheese said:

 

Yeah and you got a problem with that Beltran?

 

I think I will, yes.  The tailgate is a better experience than the game itself.  I enjoy reaching into a cooler and grabbing a beer whenever I want to.  I don't much enjoy having to wait for a bartender to finally come my way, then having to pay them every time I want a beer.

 

I also enjoy all of the great food options at tailgates.  Food that's made by fellow fans.

 

So .. .yeah ... I guess I do got a problem with it, mijo.

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1 minute ago, Gugny said:

 

I think I will, yes.  The tailgate is a better experience than the game itself.  I enjoy reaching into a cooler and grabbing a beer whenever I want to.  I don't much enjoy having to wait for a bartender to finally come my way, then having to pay them every time I want a beer.

 

I also enjoy all of the great food options at tailgates.  Food that's made by fellow fans.

 

So .. .yeah ... I guess I do got a problem with it, mijo.

 

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4 minutes ago, DrDawkinstein said:

 

Pretty much, yes.

 

But more so: post-game bar hopping, because everyone funneled back over that bridge and right into the strip. Big money for those bars and restaurants. Big tax revenue for the area.

 

I didn't stay after the game....was post game better than pre-game?

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2 minutes ago, Gugny said:

 

I think I will, yes.  The tailgate is a better experience than the game itself.  I enjoy reaching into a cooler and grabbing a beer whenever I want to.  I don't much enjoy having to wait for a bartender to finally come my way, then having to pay them every time I want a beer.

 

I also enjoy all of the great food options at tailgates.  Food that's made by fellow fans.

 

So .. .yeah ... I guess I do got a problem with it, mijo.

 

That's a problem, and a result of the Bills sucking for 20 years.

 

The game should be the best, and most important part. It will mean less knuckleheads jumping through tables and finding ways to drink themselves into stupors because no one in the stadium cares about the actual game.

 

Would LOVE to go back to when the craziness played 2nd fiddle to the actual game.

 

Maybe start your own tailgating league? :nana:

 

And besides, even with the big crowd, it was always easy to get a drink. Especially when you buy them in 5-bottle buckets at a time. :thumbsup:

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9 minutes ago, Royale with Cheese said:

 

I didn't stay after the game....was post game better than pre-game?

 

We didnt stay long either, but we did walk through on way to hotel. Way more packed, looked like a blast.

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50 minutes ago, DrDawkinstein said:

 

We didnt stay long either, but we did walk through on way to hotel. Way more packed, looked like a blast.

yea..i stayed like the true knucklehead that i am!!! we were at Luke Bryans till about 6:30, then out to dinner, then i was in bed by  8:30. Youngins i was with hit it hard to 1am!!!

 

Bar was kicking when we left at 6:30

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3 hours ago, DrDawkinstein said:

 

That's a problem, and a result of the Bills sucking for 20 years.

 

The game should be the best, and most important part. It will mean less knuckleheads jumping through tables and finding ways to drink themselves into stupors because no one in the stadium cares about the actual game.

 

Would LOVE to go back to when the craziness played 2nd fiddle to the actual game.

 

Maybe start your own tailgating league? :nana:

 

And besides, even with the big crowd, it was always easy to get a drink. Especially when you buy them in 5-bottle buckets at a time. :thumbsup:

Tailgating is hands down the best part of the day seeing old friends, family and a great game every year. Bar hopping wasting even more $$$ on top of ticket prices is lame, I can do that the night before or after the game.

 

Nothing beats reaching into that damn ice chest for beer after beer for pennies on the dollar. Eating different food plates of all varieties is also amazing. 

To all their own, but Gugny summed it up perfect to me.

 

What do you think is going to happen at tailgating parties when the Bills start playing Elite and winning huge games? You think it's nuts now it's going to be truly insane in all honesty. Clinch the Division this year or next and the goal posts are coming down. 

 

I have no clue what will happen to the city of Buffalo if the Bills win a Superbowl but have a feeling the town will get turned upside down.

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28 minutes ago, plenzmd1 said:

yea..i stayed like the true knucklehead that i am!!! we were at Luke Bryans till about 6:30, then out to dinner, then i was in bed by  8:30. Youngins i was with hit it hard to 1am!!!

 

Bar was kicking when we left at 6:30

 

We walked thru downtown, then ubered to the Gulch for the late games. My son left about 6:00 to catch his flight home, and I went to dinner and some (quieter) live music by Vandy. He texted a little after 10:00pm when he landed. I think he was checking up on me! LOL (Wise boy!)  I let him know all was well, and I was enjoying the music. 

 

All things considered, it was a blast! As has been mentioned, I won’t say better or worse......just different....and yes....more expensive...I get that. I may only hit a couple games a year, so it’s those Monopoly Money/Vacation Dollars to me. 

 

 

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On 10/6/2019 at 5:04 PM, Just Joshin' said:

Not many worse than NY.

Been to Mississippi, Louisiana, etc?

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2 minutes ago, Real McCoy said:

Tailgating is hands down the best part of the day seeing old friends, family and a great game every year. Bar hopping wasting even more $$$ on top of ticket prices is silly.

To all their own, but Gungy summed it up perfect. 

 

What do you think is going to happen at tailgating parties when the Bills start playing Elite winning huge games? You think it's nuts now it's going to be truly insane in all honesty. 

I have no clue what will happen to the city of Buffalo if the Bills win a Superbowl but have a feeling the town will get torn upside down.

 

All fair enough points. But...

 

I typically spend well over $100 on tailgating supplies every game. This entire weekend, I spent $50 at the bars. Maybe $100 total if I add in food. It's a wash on price really.

 

When the Bills start winning, the football fans will come back and replace the "frat kids" that attend games now. The people who get blackout drunk and dont even make it into the game. When the Bills are good, the fans will want to stay sober enough to actually see the game.

 

The trend of "crazy" tailgating only started when we needed to come up with a reason to go since no one wanted to watch the team. Sure, people always drank and had a good time, but not at the current levels of debauchery until the 2000s.

 

Ha, winning the Super Bowl is a whole different mess. When we do, I'll be up there to loot and riot as well :devil::thumbsup:

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5 minutes ago, DrDawkinstein said:

 

All fair enough points. But...

 

I typically spend well over $100 on tailgating supplies every game. This entire weekend, I spent $50 at the bars. Maybe $100 total if I add in food. It's a wash on price really.

 

When the Bills start winning, the football fans will come back and replace the "frat kids" that attend games now. The people who get blackout drunk and dont even make it into the game. When the Bills are good, the fans will want to stay sober enough to actually see the game.

 

The trend of "crazy" tailgating only started when we needed to come up with a reason to go since no one wanted to watch the team. Sure, people always drank and had a good time, but not at the current levels of debauchery until the 2000s.

 

Ha, winning the Super Bowl is a whole different mess. When we do, I'll be up there to loot and riot as well :devil::thumbsup:

I guess this works as a traveling fan and I would try it. However, when back in Orchard Park my ass will be planted in the California lot like I always am every opener. 

 

These kids that don't no how to drink will never stop IMO if the team is good or bad. 

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5 minutes ago, Real McCoy said:

I guess this works as a traveling fan and I would try it. However, when back in Orchard Park my ass will be planted in the California lot like I always am every opener. 

 

These kids that don't no how to drink will never stop IMO if the team is good or bad. 

 

You'll be lonely while the rest of us are in the bars around the new downtown stadium 😎 :nana:

 

And the "frat kids" I refer to include the 30-40+somethings that are just as guilty. I blame the Canadians.

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22 minutes ago, DrDawkinstein said:

 

You'll be lonely while the rest of us are in the bars around the new downtown stadium 😎 :nana:

 

And the "frat kids" I refer to include the 30-40+somethings that are just as guilty. I blame the Canadians.

Hell yeah Blame Canada!

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They better have some lawn for my fold out chair downtown.

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2 hours ago, DrDawkinstein said:

 

That's a problem, and a result of the Bills sucking for 20 years.

 

The game should be the best, and most important part. It will mean less knuckleheads jumping through tables and finding ways to drink themselves into stupors because no one in the stadium cares about the actual game.

 

Would LOVE to go back to when the craziness played 2nd fiddle to the actual game.

 

Maybe start your own tailgating league? :nana:

 

And besides, even with the big crowd, it was always easy to get a drink. Especially when you buy them in 5-bottle buckets at a time. :thumbsup:

 

I'm too old for crazy.  It's just a great/rare chance for me to spend time with friends from all over the country.  Don't get me wrong ... I love the game.  I just cherish friendships more.

 

I suppose we could all agree to meet at the same watering hole every year.  Still won't be the same.

 

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1 minute ago, Gugny said:

 

I'm too old for crazy.  It's just a great/rare chance for me to spend time with friends from all over the country.  Don't get me wrong ... I love the game.  I just cherish friendships more.

 

I suppose we could all agree to meet at the same watering hole every year.  Still won't be the same.

 

 

We all met up with a ton of friends from all over at the bar, and best part was no one had to cook, no one had to clean up, no one was responsible or distracted by anything other than hanging out with friends and family.

 

It definitely wont be the same as the "good ol Ralph lots", but after experiencing the other side, it really wasnt that bad or that big of a difference. I was surprised.

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Just now, DrDawkinstein said:

 

We all met up with a ton of friends from all over at the bar, and best part was no one had to cook, no one had to clean up, no one was responsible or distracted by anything other than hanging out with friends and family.

 

It definitely wont be the same as the "good ol Ralph lots", but after experiencing the other side, it really wasnt that bad or that big of a difference. I was surprised.

 

That's encouraging to hear.  I hope it takes a long time before I have to find out, though!

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Just now, Gugny said:

 

That's encouraging to hear.  I hope it takes a long time before I have to find out, though!

 

We still got a few good years left. New stadium opening in 2030 (maybe 2025).

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3 hours ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

We're you there?

 

Exactly. And MM is a thousand thousand, or a million. The Brits say thousand thousand.

Yes I was there. Amazing weekend but the tailgating left a lot to be desired. 

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3 hours ago, Royale with Cheese said:

 

Yeah and you got a problem with that Beltran?

 

 

...you do know he is actually the "ghost of Marv Throneberry" right??............

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Nashville is a great city but the Titans are one of the most forgettable teams in pro sports.  I don’t blame their fans for not paying attention to them.  

 

By the way, most fanbases love us.  But if we ever get good consistency, they will start to hate us. 😎

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I think I'm finally starting to warm up to the Titans uniforms.

 

Thought they were trash at 1st....now they're just meh'

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I’ve been to about 8-9 other stadiums, mix of both tailgate friendly & bar hopping / downtown type setups. The bar hopping is fun as a novelty or once a year type thing when it’s an away game, but give me my tailgate for a home game 10 times out of 10. Is it a lot of work sometimes, especially as an out of state season ticket holder? Hell yes. Is it worth all the work? Hell yes. 

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On 10/7/2019 at 12:24 AM, RiotAct said:

$6 for a can of Blue????  Hooey!

The bar I went to ran out of them pretty quickly.

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