Author: Joe Drozda

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Fall changes bring new challenges

Commentary by Joe Drozda and Bob Bley Fall is the season when the variation in temperatures needs to be considered by tailgaters. You can freeze and, a few hours later, risk sunburn. All in...

Perfect pre-game party need not hurt your wallet

Perfect pre-game party need not hurt your wallet

By Joe Drozda and Bob Bley Richard Brookhiser, an American journalist, biographer and historian, and a senior editor at the National Review, once wrote an interesting historical-fiction piece in Forbes magazine describing the inauguration...

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Traveling to a bowl game: Part II

As I said last week, bowl game trips are memorable for college fans. Even if fans take public transportation (planes, trains and buses) to a bowl destination, they still can plan for an adequate...

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Traveling to a bowl game – part I

Bowl games are great for college fans. These contests give a college fan one more chance to socialize, and don the school colors. It’s also a great chance to bask in the sun if...

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Keep it simple

For a recent tailgate opportunity the weather forecast worsened all week. On game day the actual weather had temperatures in the low 40s and occasional rain.  Early on, as we planned our menu, we...

Thanksgiving week tailgate party

Thanksgiving week tailgate party

It’s after thanksgiving and you are going to be having a cold/cool weather tailgate on Saturday. Don’t go out and buy a lot of stuff. Use the Thanksgiving turkey to provide a warm and...

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Being green

Today we are bombarded by the thought that it’s good to be “green.”  This doesn’t mean you are a Dartmouth or Michigan State fan or even a Zionsville or Valparaiso high school supporter. Being...

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One-upsmanship

One-upmanship can be defined as the art or practice of successively outdoing a competitor.  In our case the competition is not the opposing team, rather it’s the other tailgaters in our parking lot.  Way...