Collegiate and pro-sports fans look forward to fall with the sort of fervor usually reserved for momentous life events. For sports enthusiasts, the end of summer marks the beginning of football season, which goes hand in hand with the time-honored tradition of tailgating. In fact, nearly 70 million Americans will be a part of a tailgate party this fall [source: Food Channel]. During the pre-game hours of tailgating, parking lots at college and professional football stadiums fill up with eager game-goers and their grills, side dishes and coolers. Some stick with faithful tailgating fare, such as hamburgers and beer, while others host more elaborate spreads, like low-country boils and mixed drinks. Whatever your preference, the key to successful tailgating is following the three P's: plan, prepare and party.