As we are right in the middle of football season, Tootie Landry gives you the history of tailgating in this edition of "Not Necessarily The News".

"Hey! I’m Tootie Landry and this is what I found out today! Football season is in high gear and that means the ever popular “Tailgating” is cranked up. Tailgating has become a massive industry, generating up to 12 billion dollars a year! This backyard bar-b-que without a privacy fence is recession proof. It’s moved from the rabbit ears to high definition T.V.’s and portable satellites! There’s so much energy at tailgating, I think that’s why my phone doesn’t work!

                So how did this all begin? There’s been dozens of theories on the origin, including one that claims it began at a small Ivy League School on the east coast. Because of lack of parking spots, fans would arrive early to grab a space. With hours to kill, they brought a picnic basket; hence a new industry was formed.

                Tailgating has grown from a few hours before a game to a few days! Honey-do’s on Saturday are thrown out the window! And I’m pretty sure some of the generators I’ve seen out there, cost more than my house!

                So this weekend as you pack-up the coolers and tents and you tell me to meet you near the tailgating section… could you please be a little more specific than telling me you are wearing a red shirt  at Cajun Field! And I’m Tootie Landry and this is “Not Necessarily the News!”