Stephen Linn, author of the new book, The Ultimate Tailgaters Handbook (Rutledge Hill), says tailgating is all about being a good sport, which includes certain rules.
For instance, never take up more space then you need; never throw the pigskin near cars; and never substitute alcohol for water if youre trying to stay hydrated in warm climates.
He says the majority of football tailgaters stick to these etiquette rules although there are a few who need a refresher course.
Linn says fans of the Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers are particularly good at sticking to the tailgating code of ethics because they remember the key to the parking lot picnic: Making friends, not enemies.
The Ultimate Tailgaters Handbook which outlines dozens more tailgating dos and donts and includes tailgating information on all 32 NFL stadiums hits stores Aug. 11.
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