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Ohio State Buckeyes v. Michigan University Wolverines

Called simply “The Game,” this rivalry dates back to 1897. And while the head-to-head is still close, the tailgates have only gotten better since. Ohio State’s tailgaters spread all over campus. Early kickoffs mean a breakfast of homemade egg “McMuffins” and Bloody Marys by the field; while for lunch, they make buffalo wings, sausages smothered in marinara sauce, chili, and a whole roasted pig. Michigan goes big with themed tailgates (one organizing website had luau, white trash, and Mardi Gras themes lined up for the 2011 season). They deep fry Snickers, make mayo-and-bacon pies, and bring bagels and cream cheese for early kickoffs.

Winner: Ohio State Buckeyes. (A whole roasted pig trumps a white trash theme.)

(Credit: Flickr/F. Tronchin)

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