Gamedays are a very different experience than the NFL. While both fan bases love to tailgate, college fans take it to another level.
The Florida-Georgia game is referred to as the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party and for good reason. Fans line up days before the big game to be able to fit their camper into what’s known as RV City. Inside RV City is a mess of fandom, stripper poles, jello shots, tricked out golf carts and pressurized beer funnels.
Tennessee fans arrive by the boatload, literally, and form the “Volunteer Navy” to fill up the Tennessee River and tailgate before Volunteer games. Washington fans up the ante by tailgating on Lake Washington.
Ole Miss fans live by the creed “We might not always win the game, but we will always win the party!”
The Grove is one of the most well-known tailgate venues in the country. LSU fans bring Cajun cookin’ to the table, literally.
Nebraska fans have the reputation of being the nicest and most polite fans in the land. Penn State fans create a tent city in the week leading up to the game.
NFL tailgating is fine and dandy, but it’s not at the same level. Since college games are mostly played on Saturdays — and usually during the day — people can get a little crazier because they have more time to recover.
Plus, it’s college.