As most of you already know, I am a Hurricanes fan and have season tickets to watch the U at Sunlife Stadium. With that being said, yesterday marked 30 days to kickoff, and I am super excited to get my tailgate on (and watch the games, of course!). While last season was my first as an Alumni season ticket holder, I learned a few things, picked up some tips and tricks and am now on my way to throwing a top notch tailgate. What does a top notch tailgate include you may ask... well, for starters, you must have a tent. It doesn't have to be big, or fancy, or even green or orange (yes, mine is blue, it was on sale!), it just has to provide some shade. Those 12 o'clock games can be brutal, and we all need to get out of the sun once in a while. So, a tent is a must have. Next, would be the chairs. I won't say I spend all that much time sitting down, but, after being on your feet for hours on end, a nice promotional mesh folding chair never hurt anybody and I have found that someone always needs seat. The obviously items on the list will be: beer, chips, dip, other misc. snacks, jell-o shots (be careful!) and WATER! I don't think I have to remind you of the obvious things like the MUST HAVE orange and green swag. That can include anything from sunglasses, whistles, foam fingers, shirts, shorts, sweatbands, rally towels, and hats. So, keep up to date with my blogs, I can assure you that the tailgate of the century will take place when Miami plays UF. We have a bunch of friends coming to town and it is pretty much the biggest game of the year for us. Feel free to send your best tailgate suggestions my way!