It's week 7, and conference play is well under way. The weather is really starting to turn here in the MIdwest, but it's still beautiful for tailgating. Wherever you spend your weekend, and whatever your drink of choice is, be safe and have fun. This is where the staff of OTE will be, what games we'll be watching, and what we'll be drinking.
Graham Filler: I will be tailgating on Red Cedar Avenue in East Lansing, Michigan, about 100 feet north of the stadium. The tailgate features last week was some of the most delicious pulled pork and beef I've ever had in my life and a scrumptious baked mac and cheese. The cupcakes were made with brandy, I believe, which added a nice twist.
I will be concentrating on my Carlsberg again this week before walking due south into the stadium to see the Spartans and Hawkeyes battle.
JDMill: I will be attempting to hit up a couple of tailgates pre-Gopher Homecoming game where I anticipate partaking in a few drinkies. It's an 11am game, so I anticipate being offered bloody mary's, but I'm really not much of a morning booze drinks kind of guy. I've just never fallen in love with bloody mary's or screwdrivers. I do, however, enjoy a little concoction that my uncle and his group partake of called "Bloody Bulls." It's essentially a bloody mary type of concoction, but uses beef broth for taste and a lot of it if you're me. It can be mixed with the vodka, but I also enjoy mixing it just with beer. Sometimes I even like to drink it without the Bloody Bull mix. Straight beer is really my favorite morning tailgate drink.
Along with that, I'll be giving a hearty hello to the members of NUMB making their unofficial away trip (read: tailgating for once at a football game), enjoying drinks with a couple U of M friends, and praying that the 'Cats don't find a way to screw this one up. Maybe I'll even shell out $8 for a beer in the stadium--just to say I did. After the game? Dinner with the girlfriend's family, interspersed with currently unknown beer and cocktails.