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Texas Man Has Been Tailgating Since 1975

Updated: Sunday, September 15 2013, 10:54 AM CDT

It’s all about the horns.

Fans of all ages ready to root for UT

But it’s the tailgating that has people pumped up and Fred Andrews has been at it for nearly 40-years.

“Today, we’ll have about 60-people,” says Fred.

Andrews, also known as coach Fred to his friends and his wife Kay started their tailgate in the 1970’s.

Both are University of Texas graduates and so are all three of their children.

Kay says “we started in the back of his blazer, literally with a tailgate. We started with Oreo cookies and fritos and bean dip and a little beer.”

Some even call Fred Andrews the mayor of tailgate city.

Others call him a UT good luck charm.

His friend Van Reese says “It’s pretty hard to wear him around your neck but he is good luck.”

While the “Coach Andrews tailgate has grown, one this has stayed the same.

 “We don’t charge money or whatever, it’s like okay, if you want to come back, bring some food or bring some beer,” says Andrews.

Rain or shine, Coach Andrews and his friend are here rooting for their horns.

He says “this tailgate is more than us, just coming and having something to eat and having a beer. It means a lot to a lot of people, so I feel like maybe I’ve accomplished something.”

Texas Man Has Been Tailgating Since 1975


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December 17, 2014 08:07 GMT

NBA

Tuesday's Games

Washington 109, Minnesota 95

Miami 95, Brooklyn 91

New Orleans 119, Utah 111

Memphis 105, Golden State 98

Dallas 107, New York 87

Oklahoma City 104, Sacramento 92

Wednesday's Games

Phoenix at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Atlanta at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

Utah at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Orlando at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Brooklyn at Toronto, 8 p.m.

Memphis at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

Milwaukee at Portland, 10 p.m.

Indiana at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

Houston at Denver, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Tuesday's Games

Columbus 1, Detroit 0, SO

Florida 2, Washington 1, SO

Nashville 3, Boston 2, SO

Tampa Bay 3, Philadelphia 1

Toronto 6, Anaheim 2

Montreal 4, Carolina 1

St. Louis 5, Los Angeles 2

Winnipeg 5, Buffalo 1

Chicago 5, Minnesota 3

N.Y. Rangers 5, Calgary 2

Arizona 2, Edmonton 1, OT

Wednesday's Games

Ottawa at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Boston at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

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