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Let’s See Your Best Tailgating Pics

The New York Times asks for your tailgating photos. Since it’s an uncharacteristically good idea, let’s lend a hand. As Jim Luttrell writes:

As the leaves start to turn and the college conference schedule shifts into full gear, The Quad believes school spirit and tailgating will be in full bloom. And because we want our readers to get a full taste of it, we’re asking you to submit pictures from your football-related parties over the next couple of weeks.

This isn’t just for the crowd at the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party or the regular B.C.S. contenders. We hope to hear from Ivy Leaguers and small schools, too. Alumni and fraternities and sororities. Let us see those special smoked ribs and gourmet meals in addition to painted faces and parking-lot touch-football games. Can’t make it to the game? Let us see how you bring the game home.

If for no other reason, let’s do it for Jim: this great idea was his brainchild. The pics can be sent here. I’m telling you, the more people that respond the more likely the chance that The Times does similar things like this in the future; this would be great news for all parties. You want to get brought down a notch, on the other hand? Check out this comment one reader left on Jim’s introductory post:

Says Meghan, likely a loyal Times reader:

I never “got” tail-gating or college football. Or football. Sorry nytimes.

That’s a dynamite drop-in, Meghan. Really great stuff. Alas, that’s fairly typical stuff over at the Web site of The New York Times.

Still, let’s not allow that to get us down. It’s a good idea, so take the opportunity to have your drunken tailgate shown in color on The Times’ Web site. If you have more racy photos, those you don’t feel would pass the paper’s strict code of decency, please do one of two things: link them below, if you’re savvy enough to know how to do so; or email them to me: audible@presnapread.com is the address. I’ll do a mammoth post with the photos, listing credit for each one.

If these tailgating photos might be incriminating in any way — if you visited your alma mater for the big game, for instance, and don’t want your significant other knowing about the friend you made near your old frat house — just delete the picture immediately. No good can come of it.

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