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LSU kids playing beer pong

Posted by Dave On October - 21 - 2014

LSU kids playing a game of "beer pong" while tailgating

Little LSU fans playing what appears to be a game of beer pong while tailgating in Baton Rouge. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Crisp Twitter @elizabethcrisp


We know that in the SEC, or all over the college football landscape, indoctrinating the next generation into the traditions and the culture of your favorite college football team is the main reason for having kids. So why would it be any surprise that this group of young tailgaters appear to be playing a game of beer pong at an LSU tailgate? Maybe because the oldest one in the photo looks to be about 11 years old.

After a closer look, it appears that the two bottles of water and the Sprite are the ones being used for the refills. But at first glance, it looks to be a bit jarring. But that’s how they do it down in Baton Rouge.

Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) assists on LSU keg stand

Posted by Dave On September - 21 - 2014
Mary Landrieu spotted at an LSU tailgate assisting a Tiger fan with a keg stand

Mary Landrieu spotted at an LSU tailgate assisting a Tiger fan with a keg stand. Photo courtesy of Ellen L. Carmichael Twitter @ellencarmichael

Mid-term elections are about six weeks away and it is a full court press for Congressional members and Senators to go out and campaign as if they are “one of the people”. Apparently that included Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) hitting Baton Rouge on Saturday visiting tailgate parties prior to LSU hosting Mississippi State. Although not dressed like an LSU fan (her shirt looks more like a blue cheetah pattern) she demonstrates that when in Rome, do as Romans do… which includes assisting in pulling off a successful keg stand.

The reaction via Twitter was, as you might expect, pretty funny filled with cheers from supporters and jeers from opponents. Comments like, “That’s what I call a Beer Summit” (referencing the Henry Louis Gates arrest controversy in which President Obama hosted a “Beer Summit” in 2009 at the White House) and “(Keg) Stand with Mary”, were all over Twitter after the photo was tweeted and retweeted.

Just in case you didn’t get enough of the first photo, here is another angle.

Alternative angle of Mary_Landrieu assisting with a keg stand while at LSU tailgate party.

Alternative angle of Mary Landrieu assisting with a keg stand while at an LSU tailgate party. Photo courtesy of Brad Dayspring Twitter ‏@BDayspring

Fan pleads guilty in stadium bottle attack

Posted by Dave On March - 7 - 2014

Back in October of last year we posted a video and wrote a commentary, Video: Tailgaters, This Is Why The NFL Hates You Part 2. In a nutshell, it was a bunch of idiots getting into a fight in the parking lot of Qualcomm Stadium and one guy decided to break a glass bottle over one of the other combatants heads. Here is the video.
(Warning: The video does contain swear words, blood and violence. NOT safe for work and best not shown with kids in the room.)

UPDATE: The guy who smashed the beer bottle pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 9 in San Diego Superior Court.

For the full story from the San Diego Union-Tribune, read: Fan pleads guilty in stadium bottle attack

Video: Tailgaters, This Is Why The NFL Hates You Part 2

Posted by Dave On October - 1 - 2013

A few years ago, October 12, 2009 to be exact, we posted a video of a drunk Cleveland Browns tailgater on top of a port-a-potty dancing and stripping off his clothes and throwing them down on the other tailgaters. We titled it: Video: Tailgaters, This Is Why The NFL Hates You.

Now comes this past weekend where some San Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboys fans got into it in the parking lot complete with glass bottles broken upside the combatants’ heads. Take a look:

(Warning: The video does contain swear words, blood and violence. NOT safe for work and best not shown with kids in the room.)

The Qualcomm Stadium parking lot has a strict rule against glass bottles or any glass containers of any sort in the parking lot. Even a glass jar of salsa if left out in the open will get a tailgater a ticket by the San Diego Police patrolling the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot. People ask, “why is there such a stupid rule?”. The above video is the great example of why that rule exists.

The above video is also a glaring example of why the NFL and it’s member teams want to curtail tailgating time in the parking lots. The NFL believes that the more time parking lots are open and allow tailgating, the more time tailgaters will take that opportunity to drink and become violent.

It’s up to you tailgaters. If you want your time in the parking lot to get shortened to the point you can only park and head into the game, then keep allowing this boorish behavior to continue in the tailgating parking lots.

Scheduled Maintenance For Sunday, August 25, 2013

Posted by Dave On August - 24 - 2013

frustrated manAlthough this may not be the most ideal time of the year to have our website go down, seeing how it is one week away from the start of the college football season and people are getting fired up for tailgating, TailgatingIdeas.com and Shop.TailgatingIdeas.com could be offline for an extended period on Sunday, August 25, 2013.

Our hosting company, Hard Hat Hosting, has informed us that they will be performing updates, rebooting and relocating each VPS Node to their new data center located in the same building. Due to the lengthy uptimes of all servers, the systems will check disk on reboot which this process can take up to an hour.

Translation: It means Tailgating Ideas.com and Shop.TailgatingIdeas.com could be offline for a little while.

Not to fear. This is only temporary and if you are able to read this it means our host servers have yet to be moved or the move was completed and we are back up and running. But if you visited and got an error message or come back and receive an error message, that is the reason.

Yes, we understand that it can be frustrating but you have to do what you have to do. We were informed that the moves and maintenance will take place between 12:00 pm central time and 6:00 pm central time. The total estimated downtime should last from 60 to 120 minutes.

Thanks for your patience and we will be back up and running soon bringing you great tailgating ideas, product reviews and recipes along with humor pieces and news that tailgaters and those who enjoy the tailgate party lifestyle would appreciate.

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