Now that the first three weeks of football season are behind us, it's time for a little refresher on proper tailgating technique.  You can't just leave it to chance.  There are RULES to doing it right.

1.  DO go to bed early the night before.  You need to get up early to get a spot close to the stadium.

2.  DON'T bring frozen Costco hamburger patties.  Show respect for the tradition, the game, and YOURSELF.  Make your own burgers from ground beef.

3.  DO bring enough food, maybe even to share, on either side of you.

4.  DO bring extra ice . . . more than you think you could ever possibly use. 

5.  DO bring a TV to keep up with the other games.

6.  DON'T leave a mess behind.

7.  DO carry a case of beer around the parking lot and talk to other fans.  You don't have to spend the whole time in your own spot.  And if you're single, walking around with beer you're willing to share is a good idea, for obvious reasons.

8.  DON'T get so drunk that you miss the game.