$30 for unlimited Mac's, beer, a spot to party in (you have to pay for an extra parking spot in any tailgate lot), somebody to clean up after you, and a band is not a bad deal. If you go to Picasso's and get a plate of wings and beers with tip it will cost you almost that much.
I would have done the tailgates again this year but I have some family commitments and won't be able to go to all the games anyways. If I had done them I would have done them differently. We had the last Ranucci tailgate last year and people would eat competition quality BBQ that finished in the top 10 in Memphis two years in a row and leave a few bucks after eating several plates with sides and appetizers then try to bum beers off others.
BTW Iceberg Slim is the name of the sponsor that stiffed me. He had another screen name, sagacious panther or something like that, but after he didn't pay me for a sponsorship he agreed to do he quit posting for awhile, then changed his screen name so nobody would call him out. Piece of poo in my opinion. he's now posting almost daily.
Thanks Andy, those were really good times.