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texanmojo
09-11-2007, 11:58 AM
I saw this on the news this morning and decided to look it up. I thought it was neat that for a franchise that has only been around for a few years, that we were ranked third. But then again...I already knew that Texans fans know how to tailgate!

"After analyzing a host of criteria, including stadium parking lots, overall tailgating environment, tailgating-fan enthusiasm and the sales of tailgating accessories like in-car live TV systems and mobile programming, an alliance of tailgating experts has released for the first time the America's Best Football Tailgating Cities Index, a ranking of the “tailgating-friendliness” of the 31 U.S. cities with an NFL team plus NFL-hopeful Los Angeles. And the winners are...
1. Baltimore
2. Denver
3. Houston
4. San Diego
5. Cincinnati"

http://www.hightechtailgating.com/NewsFactsFigures/NationalTailgatingIndex/tabid/143/Default.aspx

Yankee_In_TX
09-11-2007, 12:01 PM
Niiiiiiiiiiiiice :-) But they're telling us what we already knew!

texanmojo
09-11-2007, 12:06 PM
Niiiiiiiiiiiiice :-) But they're telling us what we already knew!

Precisely what I said. I don't think the Texans tailgate parties can be beat!

We had Dennis Watley (former Chiefs VP) at the opening game tailgate. I think he was impressed.

Nice to see us get some postive pub for once!

Hagar
09-11-2007, 12:16 PM
How in the heck do you rank Dallas at #26??? :confused:

There isn't any tailgating in Dallas! :ouch:

Double Barrel
09-11-2007, 12:21 PM
wow...that's great!

But I'm surprised that we're ranked higher than KC or Green Bay, cities with historic tailgating.

I'm not complaining, though. The Houston Texans and their fans rock! :texflag:

Yankee_In_TX
09-11-2007, 12:22 PM
BTW, we wnated to come over Sunday - but our grill pick up man left his tickets at home, and not realizing you could have them printed at Reliant, drove back to Galveston. So by the time we fired up the grill there was no time for Shotgun 30 :-( Hoping for the next game!

texanmojo
09-11-2007, 12:31 PM
BTW, we wnated to come over Sunday - but our grill pick up man left his tickets at home, and not realizing you could have them printed at Reliant, drove back to Galveston. So by the time we fired up the grill there was no time for Shotgun 30 :-( Hoping for the next game!

You know where to find us...the Yellow lot drank all of our beer by 11 AM...and it was allot!

Texan_Lee
09-11-2007, 12:37 PM
How in the heck do you rank Dallas at #26??? :confused:

There isn't any tailgating in Dallas! :ouch:
They must have been there the game WE went to Dallas and tailgatged before the game...

Something I hope we will start seeing more often through this great state...
:texflag: Welcome to Texans territory! Sorry Cowboy fans!

hobie
09-11-2007, 03:53 PM
Well I would like to say I think they got that pretty much right.. I can only imagine if they allowed us to get in before 4 hours before kickoff, Platinum lot'ers no reply needed, I know....you got the bonus hr. But I know we get at the gate way before they open and set up for breakfast, a pretailgate party, and I see other cars doing alot of that as well. And since I doubt the "experts" get there that early, the #3 ranking could be a little low.

Regardless, we know how to freaking have a Texas sized party, and ain't no other fans can say that !!

texanmojo
09-11-2007, 04:16 PM
Regardless, we know how to freaking have a Texas sized party, and ain't no other fans can say that !!

I think this says it all...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTc3Exivuxg

TexanSam
09-11-2007, 09:24 PM
I would have figured Kansas City would be #1. Apparently their games are supposed to have an almost college-like atmosphere. I guess they aren't as nice as other cities...

Tailgate
09-11-2007, 09:30 PM
I never would have guessed Baltimore either. They look like they get down pretty good.

http://www.atatailgate.com/images/expocrowdshot.jpg

YellerLotYeller
09-11-2007, 10:56 PM
Damn no love for the steelers either....

When I was there this summer I saw people tailgating for the Pirates and they are always bottom-feeders.

We do it right.:texflag:

gwallaia
09-11-2007, 11:29 PM
I bet an old school electric football set would liven things up at a tailgate party.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/gwallaia/Superbowl-Electric-Football.jpg

Double Barrel
09-12-2007, 09:20 AM
I bet an old school electric football set would liven things up at a tailgate party.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/gwallaia/Superbowl-Electric-Football.jpg


I've still got mine!!

Second Honeymoon
09-12-2007, 09:51 AM
I had always heard great things about KC and Philly tailgating. One thing we got going for us is great food and wide variety of cultures. The huge amount of parking helps too.

I gave up my tickets this past week to some family and I heard that the parking lot police are now a lot more vigiliant about not taking up extra spaces and the whole parking thing in general. We loved turning our 2 passes into 3 lots with some creative unloading and tent placement. My dad said that era seems to have ended.....boo.

sharona49er
09-13-2007, 12:19 PM
and it looks like everyone is beginning to realize the yellow lot is definitely the place to be. Can't wait till the Colts game.

hobie
09-13-2007, 01:14 PM
and it looks like everyone is beginning to realize the yellow lot is definitely the place to be. Can't wait till the Colts game.

I wouldn't go that far, each lot has it's own personality. Yellow, Blue, and Orange all seem to go about it the same way. It's when you have 35 vehicles lined up at each gate 1.5 hours ahead of time, you know this ain't no second rate tailgate ctiy !!

Double Barrel
09-13-2007, 01:39 PM
I wouldn't go that far, each lot has it's own personality. Yellow, Blue, and Orange all seem to go about it the same way. It's when you have 35 vehicles lined up at each gate 1.5 hours ahead of time, you know this ain't no second rate tailgate ctiy !!

35 vehicles? Is that all you orange lotters bring to open the place?

texanmojo
09-13-2007, 02:03 PM
I wouldn't go that far, each lot has it's own personality. Yellow, Blue, and Orange all seem to go about it the same way.

Agreed. I've said it before...I'll say it again. The '<insert color here> lot is best' debate has gotten stale.

Can't we all just get along? :)

hobie
09-13-2007, 02:35 PM
35 vehicles? Is that all you orange lotters bring to open the place?

When it's 6:30 in the AM, that's a good start...When the gates open, cars are lined down Fannin, around the corner coming from 610, around the bend to 45, and well, I can't see that far...But recall the part at the end of Field of Dreams when all those cars are coming from miles...That's our lot baby !!:coolb:

YellerLotYeller
09-13-2007, 02:37 PM
All lots are created equal.....:texflag:

DoCRoN
09-13-2007, 05:48 PM
I saw this on the news this morning and decided to look it up. I thought it was neat that for a franchise that has only been around for a few years, that we were ranked third. But then again...I already knew that Texans fans know how to tailgate!

"After analyzing a host of criteria, including stadium parking lots, overall tailgating environment, tailgating-fan enthusiasm and the sales of tailgating accessories like in-car live TV systems and mobile programming, an alliance of tailgating experts has released for the first time the America's Best Football Tailgating Cities Index, a ranking of the “tailgating-friendliness” of the 31 U.S. cities with an NFL team plus NFL-hopeful Los Angeles. And the winners are...
1. Baltimore
2. Denver
3. Houston
4. San Diego
5. Cincinnati"

http://www.hightechtailgating.com/NewsFactsFigures/NationalTailgatingIndex/tabid/143/Default.aspx

It has been a few years since I was in Denver, but I don't recall them having all that much going on compared to our Yellow and Blue. Maybe I was in the wrong lot(s).

Double Barrel
09-13-2007, 06:12 PM
All lots are created equal.....:texflag:

Some are just more equal than others. :joker: j/k!

When it's 6:30 in the AM, that's a good start...When the gates open, cars are lined down Fannin, around the corner coming from 610, around the bend to 45, and well, I can't see that far...But recall the part at the end of Field of Dreams when all those cars are coming from miles...That's our lot baby !!:coolb:

yeah, well you get a head start with the Montrose being so close to the stadium and all. :victory:

hobie
09-14-2007, 08:46 AM
Some are just more equal than others. :joker: j/k!



yeah, well you get a head start with the Montrose being so close to the stadium and all. :victory:

:bat:

SheTexan
09-14-2007, 01:30 PM
When it's 6:30 in the AM, that's a good start...When the gates open, cars are lined down Fannin, around the corner coming from 610, around the bend to 45, and well, I can't see that far...But recall the part at the end of Field of Dreams when all those cars are coming from miles...That's our lot baby !!:coolb:

That's while the BLUE crew is kickin back, watching all you guys/gals fight for a parking spot!! J/K!!!!! Haven't waited in a line in three years now.

Texan tailgating is only getting better and better each year. Don't matter if its two people, or a huge group, as long as your having fun, enjoying ALL fans, and supporting our team with gusto, the color of the lot is totally insignificant.

hobie
09-14-2007, 02:03 PM
That's while the BLUE crew is kickin back, watching all you guys/gals fight for a parking spot!! J/K!!!!! Haven't waited in a line in three years now.

Texan tailgating is only getting better and better each year. Don't matter if its two people, or a huge group, as long as your having fun, enjoying ALL fans, and supporting our team with gusto, the color of the lot is totally insignificant.

You would be correct, the color of one man's lot should not make a difference !! We are lucky enough that we are the first ones in the Orange and don't have to wait...Now you platinum people get set up and are 3 drinks in before the rest of us are...If I ever park in blue, I am coming to the fence near ya'll and I hope to be served a hot breakfast !

Texan_Bill
09-14-2007, 02:18 PM
...Now you platinum people get set up and are 3 drinks in before the rest of us are...If I ever park in blue, I am coming to the fence near ya'll and I hope to be served a hot breakfast !

Yes... Yes we are!!!

Tedc
09-14-2007, 02:35 PM
If I ever park in blue, I am coming to the fence near ya'll and I hope to be served a hot breakfast !

Come on by anytime!:texflag:

hobie
09-14-2007, 02:42 PM
Come on by anytime!:texflag:

I'll be there next Sunday....

sakebomb
09-15-2007, 07:43 AM
Agreed. I've said it before...I'll say it again. The ORANGE lot is best' debate has gotten stale.

Can't we all just get along? :)


Finally, the Yellow Lot agrees. :cool:

sakebomb
09-15-2007, 07:46 AM
I think the amount of parking around the stadium really helped our rankings.