A new tradition has started this season. The Red Rage Tailgate and Cardinal Sports Zone are awarding a trophy at each home game to what we see as the Tailgate of the Week. When this idea started, it was assumed that it would go to a UofL tailgate every single time, no questions asked.
When I got to Old Cardinal Stadium yesterday, I had a talk with the guys from the Red Rage, and we decided that this week’s winner was without a doubt a group of Clemson fans that were right next to us. These fine folks are the Cox family: Johnny, Marsha, Bob, Nancy, Brian, and Neil. And a few of us Louisville fans of course.
They arrived at Old Cardinal Stadium around 10:00 a.m., had an amazing setup, and even helped some Louisville fans set up THEIR tailgate when they arrived. They pretty much hosted a tailgate for home fans even though they were on the road.
It isn’t just about how many coolers you have or how much food you cook. Hospitality goes a long way. These Clemson folks get that. If this is to be a UofL award from here on out, step it up!