Originally Posted by FilchCock
I think it's because a lot of people view the games more as a social event than a football experience, and the most social place is the tailgate.
It's definitely not all of them, but sometimes people are just running late too. Last year for the ECU game the traffic was absolutely horrible (I park at the armory). That was the first time I've missed the pre-game ritual and kickoff since my mom grabbed the wrong tickets when we played Virginia in 2003 I think.
I did walk in right as Byrd caught that beautiful pass from Thompson though.