Bryan called me last minute and told me he had two extra tickets to the Texas Tech / Texas A&M game this weekend. He said a friend of his had a spot to tailgate before the game.
What an excellent opportunity. If there is one football game a year that I want to watch, it is this one, plus being fed and having beer on tap, I had to go.
I had visions of tailgating. I remember cooking hot dogs in the bed of my truck before a game once. It was fun. I was not prepared for what I saw at this place! First of all, it was pretty easy to find, you just had to spot the huge M35 “Deuce and a Half” with the broken longhorns on the grill.
This was a military surplus 6×6 wheel drive supply vehicle with an all-fuel six-cylinder engine and outfitted with the special tailgate beer-keg dispensing system and Aggie propaganda. (oh yes, that is in fact Shiner Bock on the right)
Chuck and Tim (the “master tailgaters”) also had a special cooking trailer. In addition to the standard smoker box and large cooking surface, it had stainless steel work surfaces, integrated dual propane burners, rhino-lined storage box, built in ice-cooler, water dispenser, and canopy. Very nice!
The guys cooked up a heck of a feast. Brisket, ribs, dove, sausage, stuffed jalapenos, beans, french-fries, and I don’t remember what else.
Oh yea, there was a football game too. I forgot what it was like to sit in Kyle field with almost 86,000 other people. Not just any people, they are Aggies. These people are crazy. Crazy or not, it was a great game. I say great not just because Tech won, but because it was exciting. We were able to catch a pass to make the winning touchdown in the last minute of the game. It was close.
After the game, we went back to the M35, where Tim was cooking hamburgers and hotdogs now. After waiting for the sun to go down, we made the drive back home.