BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A long season without football makes the anticipation for LSU's season opener one of the most anticipated events of the year. Add in a 13 year old revenge story against the University of Alabama Birmingham, and you've got a reason to get fired up. And Sam Terito is as passionate about tailgating as he is about the game.
"It is just a part of our city; this is what we do" said Terito who is also a LSU grad.
This was the first home game tiger fans had a chance to tailgate at home. He says tailgating is deeper than just something to do before the game.
"It's just in the culture here. It's in the blood if you're from the south, whether you're here at Tiger stadium or on The Bluff," he continued.
He remembers in 2000 when UAB beat LSU, but this year he isn't worried.
"They have no chance. This is not Nick Saban's team. We definitely are going to take it to the house the Blazers are going to have a hard time," said Terito
LSU will have face Kent State at home this week.