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Monday, October 27, 2008

Dolphin Game Day Report

We arrived at Dolphin Stadium at about 10:30 am yesterday and immediately set about the business of tailgating. I figured it would be like any other tailgating experience I've had before, but it far surpassed all previous expectation: A friend of Jerry's from work is part of a tailgating party sponsored by Publix and Budweiser, and the event starts early and there's tons of food, and tons of beer. And because we knew this guy, we got it all for free! So, here I am enjoying my first Bud Light of the morning:So, we enjoyed some great pre-game food, as well as plenty of beverages. Here I am with most giant rib in the world:That's because it was buffalo. Get it? They were serving buffalo because the Dolphins were playing the Buffalo Bills! Awesome, right? Anyway, that rib was like a Brontasaurus rib! I couldn't finish it, and I had to pawn the rest of it off on Jerry.

So, anyway, we had a great time tailgating, and then we headed in for the game and made it just in time for kickoff. Our seats were up in the nosebleed area, but actually, we had a great view, and for the price we paid (each beer inside the stadium cost nearly as much as those seats), I think they were great seats. Here I am enjoying one of those costly stadium beers: It also turned out to be a great game. The Dolphins were not expected to stand a chance against the Bills, but the Dolphins played a great game, and it was fun to watch them stamp out the Bills. I like a close, exciting game, and this delivered that with a Dolphin win! The day got a little hot, especially in the first half (it's so hard to imagine how fans at other games across the country are bundling up for a game while we're sweating in 80 degree heat here), but it remained mostly cloudy for the day so it wasn't too bad. So Jerry and I both had a lot of fun; here we are enjoying the game:
All in all, for the price of the tickets, the hook-up for the tailgating, and the all around good time, we may just be back to a Dolphin game this season. Who knows, next time you see picks of me from a game, I may be one of "those" with my face painted!

23 comments:

Girl on Top said...

Glad you had a good time! The rib looks delicious!

RazZDoodle said...

1) The Dolphins still play in the NFL?
2) That isn't a buffalo rib. That looks like a dead cat.
3) Aww...was it a little hot at the end of the game? Sorry to hear that. I feel just awful that it got uncomfortable for you.

I need me some coffee before I make comments

SJ Goody said...

Tailgating and beers at a game or concert are two of my favorite pasttimes!!

Ted said...

Damn -- I am jealous !!!! Glad you had a great time !! Next time you go to a football game, don't take too many pictures so that I won't get too jealous. Just say it was a horrible game and the food was horrible, then I will feel better. *snickered*

Laurel said...

I LOVE tailgating! But, that rib made me dry heave a little...

I saw on TV the Dolphins won last night (to my surprise) and I actually thought of you. Glad you guys had a great time.

Marlene said...

Looks and sounds fun! I watched the game on TV, while cold October rain poured down outside. :p

D10 said...

Looks like you guys had a great time. Tailgating is so much fun, especially when there is good food.

Steve Stenzel said...

OMG, that beef looks AMAZING!!

Fun day!! And 10:30 is the PERFECT time for the first beer of the day!

Marcy said...

Holy shiz, that slab of beef is huge.

Looks like a killer time chica! Nice and warm too. BAH! ;-)

SLB said...
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SLB said...

Ok I gotta ask...who drove home!

Wes said...

Beer for breakfast and ribs for desert. It doesn't get any better than that. I tailgated with a friend of mine at a Georgia Bulldogs game. He started on the whiskey at about 11 AM. By the time the game rolled around, he was crying in cup. I can't remember ever having a better time at a game :-)

AnthonyP said...

Go PHINS !!! Great that they beat the hated Bills. I used to have season tickets when I lived in Miami.

MCM Mama said...

Looks like a fun day! I love tailgates!

*aron* said...

ohhh so fun! looks like you guys had a great time :) i love football!

TRI Vortex said...

Awsome day! Those stadium beers look great. Not like here in California where you pay $15 for a thimble.

Neese said...

that rib is hilarious it reminds me of the Flintstones! looks like a great time, sporting events can be tons of fun!

Kevin said...

Sounds like you had a blast.

It was great to see the Dolphins win another upset.

Cassandra said...

That is a gigantic rib. Good thing they didn't play the Jaguars. I'm pretty sure poached Jaguar ribs would probably be a felony...! Great run!

MN Mom said...

Looks like you had a ball...

teacherwoman said...

Looks like you guys had fun! :)

J~Mom said...

You look so stinking cute no matter what you are doing!!! Looks like an awesome time!!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Hey, where's the snow and winter coats? It's football.... I hate you guys.