After criss-crossing the nation and attending 17 tailgates in four months, SIOC's Andrew Reed weighs in with his tailgate awards.
Throughout the season, the most common question I've received has been, "Which place is your favorite?" Lucky for me the honest answer to that question happens to be a diplomatic one as well. Every campus possesses its own charms and strengths that make it unique. That said, in terms of an enthusiastic all-day party among fans who takes as much pride in their tailgating as they do in their football program, nobody surpasses LSU. They fared well in virtually all of our categories, but still complained that their grades were too low. Like any good valedictorian, these Tigers won't be satisfied until they get straight As. While you could argue about what needs improvement, as long as they keep serving up the Cajun cuisine, they won't stray far from the top.