This Giant Burrito Blanket Is Perfect For Tech Football Games This Fall [PICS] [VIDEO]
Texas Tech won't allow tortillas into the stadium anymore unless a food vendor brings them. There was some, ugliness, maybe injuries, and lots of mess on the field. But this blanket solves that.
If you've been a fan of Texas Tech football for over 5 years or so then you know that throwing tortillas on the field is an unofficial tradition at home games.
According to vivathematadors.com:
The tradition of throwing tortillas has very humble origins. According to EverythingLubbock.com, the tradition hails from 1989, when students would take the lids off of their 44oz cokes and throw them on the field. Soon thereafter, the lids were gone, and since tortillas are a pretty popular tailgate food item, cheap, and fairly easy to hide on your person, they became the throwing item of choice. The more dramatic version of the story says that when top-ten ranked Texas A&M came to Lubbock in 1992, an ESPN announcer said that there was "nothing but Tech football and a tortilla factory in Lubbock". Therefore, in a little bit of cheeky fun, tortillas were thrown before the game.
So now tortillas are banned and confiscated at home games, if they're found that is. But this huge burrito blanket shaped like a giant tortilla is an awesome way to show tortilla support without breaking any stupid safety rules. Unfortunately it says its currently sold out at Amazon, but smart tortilla shopper can find one somewhere I'm sure. We're Red Raiders and we won't let anything stop our air raid tortillas!