Originally Posted by Double Barrel
They are trying to cram a five pound bologna into a two pound sack by only having one exit onto Main Street.
And it's not just that. Once you finally get on Main then you have to fight your way through the bottleneck they create at Westridge (for the people trying to get to 610 from Main) and then the eastbound feeder traffic at either Buffalo Speedway or Main. And then if you're headed eastbound on 610, you have to deal with the Kirby light. I only had to do that once to realize Blue and Plat are much better for me. I'm sure OST isn't any better. One time, I left Blue through Orange over by the old Astro Arena. That wasn't bad....they shot you across Fannin on one of those 'roll up the windows' streets that people use to dump old mattresses and it took you to Almeda Rd/288 area pretty quick...
I always leave right after the game because I like to watch the second half of the late games live. A lot of times I'm home and it's still in the second quarter of the late games (I'm 25 min. from Reliant with no traffic). 3-4 hrs of tailgating plus a 3 hr game is enough for me. Plus, leaving early I get to avoid the excessively drunk people leaving the lots and getting on the freeway after Tailgate II. It's bad enough after Tailgate I and the game.