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Week 3: USC vs ECU

While you cannot call me {and will never be able to call me} a South Carolina football fan... I do enjoy the tailgating. It's one thing that I really look forward to about going to their games.

Especially because my husband really, really, really loves to tailgate before his games. He's truly in his element when the astroturf is rolled out, the tent is up, and the grill is cooking something delicious that he's prepared. I say that Kiawah is my happy place. Tailgating at a USC game is definitely his.

 tent (similar) | USC table | folding table | chairs (similar) | Astro Turf
The tailgate for the USC vs ECU game was no exception.

For food, we contributed burgers, black bean & corn salsa, and homemade pimento cheese.

Mainly because I really, really wanted a pimento cheese burger. It was as delicious as I was hoping it would be, too.

We tailgated with some good friends.

& my favorite in-laws!

{for the record, that's a Beat SC State sticker on my shirt, not anything Gamecock related!}
& as for that game?

Well. It was beyond HOT. USC ended up holding on to their lead & beating ECU to improve to 2-1.
We are football free next weekend thanks to both teams traveling to away games but in 12 days I'll be back in Clemson! We're playing Louisville. And I'm more than a little nervous because that team is Dangerous with a capital D {63-20 over FSU? You'd be scared, too} Thank goodness we have them at home this year.


  1. You're pimento cheese burger looks delish! Couldn't believe the score of the Louisville and FSU game.... But you know I was thrilled!!! :)

  2. I'll be up in Clemson on Saturday for the Tail of the Tiger Regatta! It's the best of football season without the traffic. I hope the weather is nice. And they shred Tech like they did last year.

    I have so many friends and family who were at Saturday's USC game that it's like I was there!

    I'll have to try the pimento cheese burgers! Looks yum!!

  3. HAHA I love that you didn't actually support the Gamecocks! Too funny! You guys always have the best food and tailgate set up! I need to get that turf for my tailgate. I got eaten alive by fire ants this weekend! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. Do you know I've never, ever tried pimento cheese? Also, all this college football is so foreign and fascinating to me!! Love it!

  5. Those pimento cheese burgers look amazing! It sounds like a great game and I agree that Louisville is dangerous! Good luck! Jess at Just Jess

  6. I can't imagine doing a game in that heat - way to go! The food looks delicious - I think we're finally going to bring down a grill to our next game and I can't wait!

  7. I dont think we are going to get to tailgate this year and that makes me sad :( xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  8. Looks like a great weekend of tailgating! I love a pimento cheese burger. With a new baby, I'm afraid we'll only get to one this season.

  9. GO LOUISVILLE! just kidding, i have no idea what i am talking about ;)
    one day i want to tailgate with you guys. i have gone tailgating once for a football game (does tailgating for the Derby count?) - actually no, twice, once for college football and one for big man football. regardless, neither time was as awesome as you all make it look. we didn't have burgers.

  10. A pimento cheeseburger sounds amazing! Yum!


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