Show Your Support!

For me, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s college football season! There is nothing like going to a college game. People are happy, excited, and ready to cheer their team on. It’s the sights, sounds and smells of tailgating. The games being played, friendly banter, and I have noticed more over the past few years, people’s tailgating getting more elaborate. We are talking car magnets, banners, wrapped mini buses and tailgate trailers. I see more of it every year.

I had the pleasure this past Saturday of spending the day with my best friend and her family at the Iowa State football game. This is always a great time. Her dad is a fanatic! The man will leave at 3:00AM (it’s only a 2 hour drive to Ames) to get in line so he gets his favorite tailgating spot. This year he has aquired the name “Cyclone Doug”. Love it! The food and hospitality are top notch, and I can’t think of anywhere else I would want to tailgate.

The Matthies Family Tailgate!

On our drive to Ames, we saw the usual car flags on vehicles going to the game. That’s great, but the new way to show your spirit, is really dressing up your vehicle, trailer, or rv. We saw a tailgate trailer with “Mobile Man Cave” decaled on the side of the trailer. The ideas in my head started to spin! There were buses with the homemade paint job, next to buses that were professionially wraped with Cyclone spirit! Awesome! I saw an rv that had a custom giant Cy decaled on the back to match it’s paint. Sweet! There were custom vehicle magnets, and a lot of banners telling you whose tailgate you are passing by.

Whether it’s college, high school, or pro teams, it is now possible to show your team spirit as an individual, and not break the bank. Be bold and daring! Get noticed! Give us a call at Rose City (800-316-9122) or visit us on our website (, and let us get you going in the right direction. We would love to help you show your spirit!