Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Pigskin Fans Need To Brush Up On Asphalt Ethics For Upcoming Season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The football season is on the horizon as fans dust off their tailgating hats, and one tailgating expert is hoping they brush up on their parking lot manners as well.

Stephen Linn, author of the new book, The Ultimate Tailgater’s 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 you’re 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 Tailgater’s Handbook – which outlines dozens more tailgating dos and don’ts and includes tailgating information on all 32 NFL stadiums – hits stores Aug. 11.

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