17 weeks, 32 cities, 25,000 miles. This is what life is like for John, Mike, and the rest of the Tailgate 32 Team. These two brothers are on a mission that is considered to be the ultimate achievement of Tailgating fans. I had a chance to meet up with them on a recent visit to my home town of Charlotte, NC.
If you are a runner your ultimate goal may be to compete in ultra marathons. If you are a triathlete, the Ironman is the ultimate endurance test. For football fans, completing the NFL tailgating circuit in one season is the ultimate endurance test. (Adam Goldstein did this tour a few years back and just came out with a book on it which I will share with you in a later post) Other fans have completed the circuit, but what John and Mike are doing is something that I have never seen before. They are documenting the entire journey in a way that showcases the uniqueness of each fan base. If you have enjoyed my posts on college tailgates around the country, you will love the beautiful and intriguing pieces that these two brothers and their team have created.
Tailgate 32 rolled into town for the September 20th game featuring the Carolina Panther and the New York Giants. Here is what the guys found throughout their time in the Queen City.
They guys are about a quarter of the way through their journey. If you are interested in following them check out their twitter and facebook pages
Here are their next few stops.