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The Ultimate Tailgating Bracket Round 1, Deep-Fried Region: (5) Pork Cracklins vs. (12) Fried Alligator

Which mascot portion would you rather devour?

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No. 6 Pork Cracklins

Take a pork belly, cut it up into chunks and throw it in a pot and let it fry up in its own grease until crispy. The fun part about serving cracklins is that if you tell the uninitiated what they are, they probably won't want any. But then they try and OMAHGUH. Seriously, it's almost like big hunks of extra-crispy bacon.

No. 12 Fried Alligator

Admittedly, this kind of lags behind gator's blackened form, but at the same time, there's nothing quite like having opposing fans at your tailgate and serving them their own mascot. Titus Andronicus would be proud.