College football fans take their tailgating seriously. From custom school buses at Ohio State, to grown men with green beards in Oregon…for many, the events before college football games are just as important as the battle taking place on the field.
So here at RSVLTS.com, we decided to harness the collective passion of this “United States of Tailgating” and we’ve teamed up with Wheat Thins to launch the 1st annual Bold Tailgate Awards.
Tailgating pros all across America will be asked to visit the Tailgate Awards homepage and submit nominations for one of the following four categories:
The Grill Master plans the tailgate menu for weeks and on game day arrives to the stadium with a chariot of BBQ fire. Why cook four burger patties on a mini camping grill when you could cook 20 hamburger patties at once with an overstated, fire breathing, Hummer-sized barbecue elegance? While bigger isn’t always better, in this category it definitely leaves a lasting impression.
The Bold Superfan thinks fans who only paint their faces are amateurs. In the world of the Bold Superfan, face paint makes up only 1/20th of the game day tailgate uniform. A Bold Superfan gets stopped at least 10 times before kickoff by fans who want to snap pictures of eccentric, team-inspired looks to share with friends on Instagram.
Do you want to watch 15 games simultaneously while eating Wheat Thins snacks with the Grill Master at the stadium? Absolutely, the Tailgate Techie has you covered. With a portable DirecTV satellite playing 15 games simultaneously – and a mega surround sound system to boot – the Tailgate Techie can even easily help you forget not scoring those last minute tickets.
Anyone can go rent an RV for the weekend. What you can’t do is rent a retired school bus with a custom paint job that includes team flair covering every square inch, inside and out, and a roof deck that will make you feel like the King of the parking lot. Tailgate Vehicle owners have an obsessive love for their team and the way to express this love is to have the most outrageous car in the lot.
So if you or a friend fit one of these categories, now is the time to get recognition for your team spirit and overall love for tailgating. Head on over to RSVLTS.com/TailgateAwards and enter now!
At the end of the month, five nominees from each category will be narrowed down by the RSVLTS.com panel of experts and the winners’ fate will be put into the hands of our readers. After that voting period, the winner will walk away with the most epic trophy ever seen (we’ll be revealing it tomorrow at noon so check back then). Plus, the winner will get a year supply of Wheat Thins to help boost any tailgating occasion.
Make sure to check back often and also follow @WheatThins on Twitter to get some of the best college football tailgating content to hit the web…and beyond. And don’t forget to spread the word to all your tailgate all-star friends.