Some of you may be familiar with LUNCH JUDGMENT, a weekly exercise in which I ask folks to describe what they had for lunch and then rate it from 1 to 10. Well, it has come to our attention that humans desire judgment in all things, and in all meals. And that is why we at SB Nation are introducing TAILGATE JUDGMENT.
Here's how it works: you leave a comment below, describing what you had to eat and/or drink during weekend football festivities. It could have happened on either Saturday or Sunday. Perhaps you were tailgating. Perhaps you bought food in the stadium. Perhaps you had drinks and snacks at a friend's house. Or maybe you took a weekend off and stayed home to watch football.
Time permitting, I will then answer your comment with a 1-through-10 rating and an attempt to explain my rationale. To demonstrate how this works, I will fall on my own sword:
TO EAT: N/A.
TO DRINK: Upland IPA, Basil Hayden bourbon.
I was at a friend's house, and we all ate beforehand, so I had no food. As for the drink situation, the Upland is a good, affordable IPA, and Basil Hayden is one of my favorite bourbons an existence, but there's no particular reason to drink them both in the same evening. I give myself a drink score of 6, and a food score of 0, which of course gives me a cumulative 6.
Now it's time to hear from you. Please remember that while I do not set out to be cruel or hurtful, I do intend to exact fair judgment. If your food or drink was crummy, I will tell you that it is crummy. So if you went to your grandmother's house to watch football and ate her oatmeal raisin cookies with milk, you may want to shield your feelings and abstain from this exercise.
The only real reason for you to ever eat food is so that I -- literally, me, Jon Bois -- can issue judgment upon it, and you. And that's just what I plan to do (for as long as I can, anyway). Have at it, friends.