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Team Cocktail Tailgating Shirts

Posted by Dave On July - 21 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

Drinking Shirt

It’s that time of year again. Time for you to assess what tailgating gear needs to be purchased, what tailgating gear needs to replaced and what tailgating gear needs to be repaired. The same goes with your tailgating clothing.

We recently discovered Team Cocktail, an apparel company out of Lenexa, Kansas that offers a wide array of clothing that promotes drinking, partying and boozing that would fit in perfectly at any tailgate party.

Although the vast majority of their offerings are mainly T-shirts, Team Cocktail also offers hats, can and bottle koozies, drinking glasses, tote bags, flags, bottle openers and alcoholic themed candles. They offer their apparel in both men’s and women’s sizes (sorry, no kids sizes… duh!) and even offer events and travel packages so you can meet and mingle with other like-minded booze hounds.

As you can see from the sampling of shirts the folks at Team Cocktail provided us, their mind is right on the money when it comes to tailgating and the tailgate party lifestyle. They have plenty more to choose from that all promote tailgating and the unique way of looking upon the world only we tailgaters know how.

Most Team Cocktail shirts run between $20 and $25 but some have been drastically marked down to $9.99. They even offer shirts in 3XL size for those of us tailgaters who enjoy our BBQ ribs a little bit more than others. You’ll just have to visit their website to see which shirts come in the different sizes and variations.

They currently offer free shipping on orders over $75 and that equates to about three shirts in a single order.

For more information or to get some shirts before football seaosn and the tailgating really cranks up, visit: TeamCocktail.com

Jerry King Tailgating Cartoon #189

Posted by Jerry On July - 20 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

Uninvited Tailgater

Canopy Cooler Price Reduced

Posted by Dave On July - 19 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

Canopy Cooler Featured

Do you remember last year when we introduced you to the Canopy Cooler? You probably thought it was an awesome way to weigh down your canopy on windy days and to also elevate your cooler off the ground. You probably didn’t buy it because you thought the price was a little high.

The good news is that the price has been lowered on the Canopy Cooler and is now available via our online tailgating gear store. Click HERE to purchase the Canopy Cooler now at it’s new lower price.

Video: Drunk Dude at Luke Bryan Tailgate Gets WWE Remix Treatment

Posted by Dave On July - 2 - 2014Comments Off
Luke Bryan Drunk Guy Gif

Image of drunken jackass tailgater falling down courtesy of Deadspin

Concert tailgaters tend to be a different breed. Concert tailgating is a lot more of high volume and rapid delivery of alcoholic beverages and not a lot of grilling and food consumption like you see for sporting event tailgating.

Those in Pittsburgh were treated to a Luke Bryan concert and with it came a lot of tailgating. This poor dude probably spent a ton of money on his ticket and never made it into the concert. And to add to it, the WWE fans will appreciate this remix dubbed from the WPXI’s 11 pm news report.

Hot dogs are among the many staples of fare found at tailgate parties.   Most of us develop a taste for them as children, and carry it well into adulthood.  However as we grow older our palates usually become more diverse, and as a result some move away from the simple ketchup and mustard dog, and towards something more adventurous.   We’ve all seen the advertisements for the fast food joints looking to sell you a hot dog with 3 pounds of condiments on them.  This is fine, but it can be downright sloppy to eat.   However if you changed the flavor of the hot dog itself you could make a huge change on the final product even before topping with your favorite stuff.ParksFinestSignatureSeasoned

This is what Ball Park did with their new line of Park’s Finest dogs.  In the Park’s Finest line up are 4 varieties of all beef hot dogs, Signature Seasoned,  Cracked Dijon Mustard, Smokehouse Barbeque, and Slow Smoked Hickory.  All of which are no preservative, and no nitrate/nitrite offerings. We were recently asked to review these new dogs, and as one of those people I mentioned before that have loved hot dogs since childhood I was happy to give these new styles a try.

Disclaimer: We were given samples of each of the 4 varieties of Park’s Finest Hot Dogs for free.  This in no way affected our ability to review the product objectively and fairly.

ParksFinestCrackedDijonMustardThe first variety I sampled was the Signature Seasoned. This hot dog is, of the 4, the most like your typical hot dog.  I felt it was a solid representation of what a beef hot dog should taste like.    Next I sampled the Cracked Dijon mustard.  These I had on pretzel buns which I found on sale, with some sauerkraut,  and  they were easily my favorite of the 4.  Observed in these were visible spices, which my friend noted was mustard seed.   The Smokehouse Barbeque had seasonings  like you might find in a BBQ rub, and I detected a subtle element of sweetness along with it.  Lastly the Slow Smoked Hickory definitely had a smoked flavor and texture, which I felt made it feel less like a hot dog and more like a sausage.  All 4 delivered on their claimed flavors, and did so convincingly.  Since it’s relevant to a hot dog discussion, the casing on the Park’s Finest were much like the other Ball Park varieties in that they do not feel like a casing at all.  They are not the snappier casings that you might find on a “deli” dog.

Each variety came packaged 7 to a pack and the packages were not resealable.  If I had one criticism to make it would be to make it an even 8, so as to be more in line with bun packaging, and add a zipper closure to the pack.  These are minor grievances for sure.  All in all the Park’s Finest Hot Dogs from Ball Park are solid hot dog offerings, and as such are “Tailgate Approved”.  If you plan to try these I would recommend the serving suggestion on the back of the package.  As I mentioned before I sample the Cracked Dijon Mustard style on a pretzel bun with kraut, which was listed on the package along with swiss cheese as a serving suggestion, and I felt like it made for a more gourmet experience which is where I think these would really shine.  If you’ve felt like you wanted more from a hot dog these are certainly worth a try.

Speaking of trying these, as part of the agreement for reviewing them we were also given 4 coupons to pass along to you all.    Now the coupons are good for 1 Ball Park item up to $9.99.   Entry will be easy, simple leave a comment on this post and I’ll randomly select 4 winners.  Winners will be contacted via email to arrange delivery of the coupons.   Contest will be open until Wednesday July 2nd at 11:59 EDT.  Good Luck.




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