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Best Hardware Retail BlogTailgating Ideas is proud to announce that we have been named one of the 40 Best Hardware Retail Blogs of 2014 as chosen by Industry Edge.

Industry Edge serves the hardware industry with daily reporting and analysis of new product trends, industry insights, and business smarts. Associated with the National Hardware Show, Industry Edge is the communication force behind hardware retailing and over the recent years has been promoting tailgating and the tailgate party lifestyle within the hardware industry.

Named along with us in the Outdoors, Tailgate & Recreation category was CBS Local and their Tailgate Fan series of videos. We have featured numerous videos from Tailgate Fan on our website since they started and we are honored to be included with CBS Local on this list.

Thank you to Whitney Richardson for including us and for more information on Industry edge and the National Hardware Show, visit: industryedge.nationalhardwareshow.com

Tailgate with Jake (Plummer)

Posted by Dave On October - 27 - 2014

Arizona Cardinals fans tailgate on the Great Lawn outside of University of Phoeniz Stadium
If you are an Arizona Cardinals fan and have ever wanted to have a former player stop by your tailgate, you are in luck.

King Controls, makers of the Tailgater satellite TV antenna system, is joining forces with former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Jake Plummer to have Jake “the Snake” visit one lucky tailgate party on November 9, 2014. In addition to Jake Plummer being your special tailgate party guest, you and your crew will also receive a free Tailgater satellite TV antenna, DISH receiver and free DISH programming for the rest of the football season (through February 2, 2015).

To enter, visit tailgatewithjake.com. To submit your entry, tell Jake Plummer about your set-up, your traditions, how long you and your family and friends have been tailgating Arizona Cardinals games. Include photos to help increase your chances of winning. Jake Plummer will review the entries and personally select the story he likes best. It’s free to enter and the best tailgate party will get a visit from Jake “the Snake” Plummer and a sweet TV set up courtesy of King Controls and Dish Network.

All the legal mumbo jumbo and rules can be found here. Get your entry in early in order to beat the November 5, 2014 at 11:59 PM mountain time deadline. You could be tailgating with Jake Plummer November 9th before the Cardinals take on the St. Louis Rams.

Spring has sprung and it looks like mother nature is gradually coming out of winter kicking and screaming. And with Spring upon us that means two things. Baseball tailgating and country music festival tailgating. Two of the biggest country music festivals happen out here in the Southwest. Stagecoach in California and Country Thunder in Arizona bring out the biggest crowds and some of the wildest tailgating. To honor that tailgating tradition we thought it appropriate to pay homage to the country music festival by checking in with our friends over at Tempe 12. This week’s edition of the Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper features Isabella Hartman who is not from Arizona but rather from the San Francisco bay area but is a country girl at heart. Links follow the eye candy.

Isabella Hartman

Isabella Hartman appears courtesy of Tempe12.com

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• What a douche! Houston Texans fan sues Reliant Stadium after tailgating accident
• Brewers fans wake up early to find perfect tailgating spot
• Ohio State fans tailgate enough to prevent beer sales in Ohio Stadium
• Buffalo Bills fans to celebrate Owner Wilson’s life with tailgate party
Fans party on Opening Day in Detroit
Tailgating Recipes for the Grill
The result of the 10 to 10 zone during Boise State football tailgating
• Thousands gather to cheer, tailgate at Aiken Trials
A Backstreet Boys 2014 Summer Tour Tailgate Drinking Game Because There’s No Such Thing as “Too Old”
• What Do You Need to Tailgate in a Sunny Climate?
• Don’t use Gabiola Field for C of I tailgating
Pre-parade parties add to the fun
• Pics of Hot Girls at SEC Tailgate Parties
Tailgating death results in charges
No-alcohol tailgate parties
• LeRoy Butler leaps on Kickstarter bandwagon with tailgating invention
• Tight Rules Keep Super Bowl 2014 Tailgaters in Check
• IFC’s Portlandia goes tailgating…for Prairie Home Companion

Weekend Wrap-Up #143: Kelly Karloff Edition

Posted by Dave On February - 2 - 2014

Today is Super Bowl Sunday. Many people consider this a great day but we as tailgaters embrace this day with a bittersweet one-armed man hug.

Although it does involve a violent land acquisition sport and copious amount of snacking, Super Bowl marks the end of tailgating as we know it. Football tailgating that is. But grieve not our fellow tailgaters. College Baseball season is just two short weeks away. The season starts on February 14th, Valentine’s Day. And what could be more romantic than taking your sweetheart to an open parking lot and sharing a romantic meal of charred animal flesh before a baseball game? If that is not your partner’s idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day, you may want to start to look for a new mate.

Speaking of a new mate, in honor of Super Bowl today, we have chosen to feature Kelly Karloff in Super Bowl gear courtesy of The Roosevelts. There are other photo galleries of her in both Seahawk and Bronco gear if you want to see more. After the Super Bowl eye candy, links follow:

Kelly Karloff

Kelly Karloff appears courtesy of The Roosevelts

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• Big Boss Beer Prototypes a Tailgating Tower
• Super Bowl tailgating restriction impacts bus company business
• ‘Portlandia’ Offers Its Guide To Tailgating In New Web Series
Seahawks fans tailgating before the big game
• Super Bowl XLVIII tailgating: You can’t start the fire, but can still serve agreat stadium spread
• Top 10 traditional tailgate foods with a twist
A brat hot tub
• Five rules to enjoy a great tailgate party, whether you go to the game or not (with recipe)
Senior Bowl tailgaters brave cold temps
The Perfect Homemade Tailgating Sausages
• Broncos fans camping out to get best tailgating spots
What to Serve at Your Next Tailgate Party
• Yale frat sued over death of woman in tailgating crash
• 49ers new stadium adding 10,000 parking spaces; Monday night games back on
• Rain does not keep Pats fans from enjoying playoff tailgating
PepsiCo CEO Talks Tailgating on CNBC
• Charlotte FOX8 News team shares tasty tailgating recipes
• Former Texas Longhorns Head Coach Mack Brown looking forward to tailgating
Holy Grail Of Grove Tailgating Rises Again
Greatest tailgate ever? Philadelphia Eagles fans soak in working hot tub before playoff game

Weekend Wrap-Up #142: Barbara Palvin Edition

Posted by Dave On December - 15 - 2013

According to the Christmas Clock, you only have nine days, give or take whatever time zone you are in, before Christmas. If the bell ringers and the holiday decorations weren’t a constant reminder, maybe this photo of Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin will remind you. Barbara Palvin is Hungarian fashion model and actress and this shot was taken at the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. If you are behind on your holiday shopping, have no fear. In case you missed it, we published our 4th annual Holiday Gift Guide for Tailgaters – 2013 Edition on Wednesday. If you already got the big gifts out of the way, stay tuned because we will be putting out our Stocking Stuffer Guide tomorrow morning. Links follow the eye candy.

Barbara Palvin

Barbara Palvin courtesy of Victoria’s Secret

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Plight of the tailgaters: Super Bowl no-grill policy is no frills for fans
• Longtime Carolina Panthers tailgater to retire
• Indiana U. plans paving large lot near football stadium
• Getting ready for Christmas like tailgating before a big game
• Grizzlies helped Fairview Heights father-son duo master tailgating
A Greek-Style Tailgating Tradition At USC
• 2nd Annual Tailgating with TailGate Beer Competition
• Fresno State football: Extreme Red Wavers take pregame to new level
• Tailgating Outside Minneapolis MetroDome No Longer a Tradition After This Season
• The end of a tailgating era – The WhoDeyFans Bus
• ASU vs. UofA: Rivalries run high at tailgate parties
Hanukkah Tailgating at FedEx Field
• Best Craft Beers for Your Tailgate Party
• From a Texas A&M fans perspective, the LSU tailgating scene was tamer than anticipated
• Stripper Bus Returns To Lions Tailgating Scene [VIDEO]
Auburn, Alabama fans have turkey at the tailgate
Tailgaters will be able to flush in style at AT&T Stadium
• Riding Along with Mounted Patrol Through USC Gamecocks Tailgate
Put your tailgating style in overdrive
Taking tailgating beyond BBQ and beer
Black Friday is tailgating, concrete camping
• Snapshots: Tailgating before the USC v Coastal Carolina game
• NDSU tailgating group survives propane explosion
Grey Cup tailgating parties





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