Texas Football Traditions with Ozarka® Waters

Tailgating isn’t a word that I grew up familiar with.  See, I grew up in Canada where football is a bit of a different game than it is here in the United States.  The field is bigger, the end zones deeper and we only get 3 downs.  There are more differences of course, but I’d say the biggest is that high school and college football = not a big deal (gasp, I know!!).  Tailgating…pretty much non-existent.  I mean really think of the logistics in a place where there is generally a first snow fall by Halloween.  It’s too cold to tailgate in Canada in October (well I’m kind of exaggerating…maybe…)

We got up to speed with American football when we moved to South Dakota.  But ‘homegating’ is far more popular there because in this case ‘south’ does not equate to warm weather.

And then we moved to Texas and let me just sum it up in the words of Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Theory:

Football is ubiquitous in Texas. Pro football, college football, high school football, Pee-Wee football; in fact, every form of football except the original: European football

‘Nuff said.

Celebrating football traditions is big here in Texas.  Dare I even say: BIGGER…because it is Texas.  And darn it – our family needed to start some of our own!

This is our daughter’s first year of college and she’s going to a UT school.  So we’re proudly wearing the burnt orange and yelling Hook ‘Em Horns!  Our Texas Football Tradition started with a massive tailgate in early October on Family Day on the college campus.

There’s nothing better than cheering on your team with hundreds of other people, even if you don’t know them.  

And then there’s the food!  Burritos, Chips and Salsa and bottles of cold Ozarka® Natural Spring Water, a brand rooted in Texas for 100 years.

Who wouldn’t want to play a game of giant Jenga during half-time?

I can’t wait to do it again next year, and the next, and the next…  While we’re just starting our football traditions, there are so many celebrated traditions that fans around the state of Texas hold dear in their hearts.

This year Ozarka® will be the official bottled water of the Southlake Carroll High School football program and Dragon Stadium.

Here’s a video to give you an idea of what Texas traditions look like for the Carroll Dragons.

Ozarka® is calling on Texans to share their favorite football traditions with #TexasTradition and #H2Ozarka online or at the Ozarka® activation booths at home games.  Throughout the season they will focus on three main traditions: tailgating, pride, and victory celebrations.  <– And we all know Texans are pretty good at all three of those, don’t we?! 🙂

It’s natural for Ozarka® to focus on these traditions as you can only get Ozarka water in Texas. It comes from carefully selected Texas springs including Piney Woods Spring in Wood County, Moffit Spring in Walker County, and Roher Spring in Henderson.

Visit www.facebook.com/ozarkawater or follow @OzarkaSpringWtr to find out more.

I have a giveaway for Texas residents to win a year supply of Ozarka Waters!

39 thoughts on “Texas Football Traditions with Ozarka® Waters

  1. I don't think I can justify moving to Texas just for the water. You look good in Orange.

  2. We love Ozarka. We buy it for when we travel and for tailgating. It really is our favorite brand of bottled water.

  3. My favorite thing about high school football is when the band is excited for their team and cheering louder than the cheerleaders.

  4. My favorite thing about tailgating is food and fun. I live in Texas and football is everything here. I live close to a high school football stadium that is massive and outshines most colleges.

  5. We love to make spicy chicken wings for tailgating. Living in Austin there is lots of tailgate fun in the fall for UT!

  6. My favorite part of tailgating is being with friends. And high school football makes me nostalgic! 🙂

  7. Tailgating is my favorite excuse to eat yummy food & get together with friends! Looks like you're having a blast with your daughter.

  8. I haven't seen the Ozarka brand of water before. We go through a lot of bottled water in our house. I usually just get the store brand of purified water.

  9. The best part about tailgating is how pumped up the fans get and all the great food and beverages.

  10. Tailgaiting is fun because you get to spend time with like-minded people and enjoy good food and drink.

  11. My favorite thing about high school football is the whole community getting together to cheer for our team
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  12. I love how everyone had the school spirit. They dressed in our colors and painted their faces.

  13. the food at tailgating is nice and watching HS football is so much fun cheering on the team.

  14. I love the fun of it and you get to do it with your family. Thanks for the contest!

  15. I just love the idea of tradition. Here in Texas – people are serious about "Friday Night Lights" and all that goes with it. It was something I did every Fall Friday night growing up and am sure my kids will be enjoying the fun of tailgating and football games when they are older.

  16. My favorite tailgating tradition is my husband making his delicious ribs. We always have a big grill the day of the game and his ribs are always the star.

  17. in high school i was in the band. i loved performing during the halftime shows and from the stands. i loved the football games.

  18. We love tailgating. Everything from the food, friends, good natured rivalry, to the games themselves.

  19. Just the overall school spirit is great. Having pride cheering for your school.

  20. I always loved knowing everyone as I would walk around the track at football games.

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