I went to a small school that did not have NCAA division one sports except for our hockey team. They were really good but as far as I can tell there were never any tailgates for hockey games. So, I do not have a background in such sports traditions. I do however, love football + food + booze. Saturday my girls and I organized my first ever tailgate. Turns out when a couple of event planners get together to throw a party, it is pretty great, if we do say so ourselves. There was some shot-gunning of beers, some dips, an amazing boil thanks to the Shrimp Dock’s fresh gulf shrimp and great seafood stock, and of course Jello-SHOTS. That’s right. We did it up right.