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Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper #81: Snow Bunny Edition

Posted by Dave On February - 24 - 2010

It’s inescapable. I’m talking about the Winter Olympics in Vancouver going on right now. Whether it is highlights on your local news channel, your favorite NBC sit-com being bumped for that awful tape delayed coverage or that annoying dude at work that wants to talk to you about it, the Olympics are everywhere right now. So if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em I say. It’s too bad this little snow bunny isn’t competing in Vancouver this week. Lindsey Vonn is cute and all but this gal takes the gold medal in hotness. Links following the eye candy…


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Buckeye fan to turn fire truck into tailgating dream machine
• There’s no arguing: Ole Miss is The Grove and The Grove is Ole Miss
• Ohio State asks tailgaters to fork over donations
• Central Florida Student Government against tailgating changes, but respects final decision
• A Photo gallery of Jimmy Buffett tailgaters
• Racing Fans “Clean Up” When It Comes To Tailgating
• Canadians Prefer Bacon to Sex
• Penn State Nittany Lion Tailgating: Keys to Success
• 15 Things You Should Know About Breasts
Tailgating Done Right?
• Stephen Colbert Plays “Fondue Pong” at The Winter Olympics
Tailgating at 9am
• Your Olympic thong of the day
• Tailgating, a Great Way to Have Fun With Your Family and Friends
• Don Chavez has compiled 9 Of The Greatest Atomic Sit-Ups You’ll Ever See
Parrotheads flock to Colonial Life Arena
• 15 Genius Ways Apple Should Advertise To Men

Virginia Tech Custom Tailgate Grill

Posted by Dave On February - 18 - 2010

I have to give it up to you readers out there. A few days ago I shared a photo of a University of  Oregon tailgating grill a reader had emailed in to me. I asked for those of you who have also painted up your grills to send in photos so they could be shared with the rest of tailgate nation. Ask and ye shall receive is what I always say. Here is an email and accompanying photos I received yesterday.

I love my grill! I’m a paramedic in Blacksburg and we use the grill all the time at the office. It’s always nice to have a grill at the ready to use whenever you might need it! I figure it’s time to show it off to the rest of world so I’m sending you some pics. Love the site by the way.


So here are the photos of this guy’s Virginia Tech tailgating grill. Nice work DJ! I’d say the Hokies are represented well here.



Have you yourself painted one or seen a Margaritaville/Freedom Grill painted in team colors? Did you snap a photo? We want to see it. Email photos to Dave [at] tailgatingideas dot com.

Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper #80: Golf Babe Edition

Posted by Dave On February - 17 - 2010

Did you know that one of the biggest professional golf tournaments will be going on this weekend? Yeah, me neither. It took an announcement by Tiger Woods’ people that he will be having a press conference on Friday regarding “his transgressions” that reminded me. It’s the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship that starts on Thursday. So with all this golf news going on I thought it would be appropriate to post a photo of the ultimate golf caddy. She may not know club selection very well but then again, do you care? Links following the eye candy.


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• Tiger Woods (Allegedly) Knocked Up Adult Film Star Joslyn James Not Once but Twice?
• Introducing the Bacombardi Trophy!
• Please UCF change tailgating rules to tempt fans
• Why “Nice Guys” Finish Last
• Virginia Tech Tailgating in Blacksburg: Critical Success Factors When Preparing
• Tips for Planning a NASCAR Tailgate Party at the Track
• Simple Side Suggestions To Go With Burgers For Tailgating This Weekend?
• Tailgating Produces Red-Hot Atmosphere at Nova Southeastern University’s Homecoming Basketball
• The Missouri Students Association works toward on-campus tailgating

Oregon Ducks Custom Tailgate Grill

Posted by Dave On February - 16 - 2010

The other day I got an email from a reader who customized his own tailgating grill to Oregon Ducks colors. I thought it would only be fair to share it with you all to offer you some additional inspiration to customize your own. I have painted a few of these myself and I must admit this one is quite impressive. Check it out.


Although from start to finish it does not take a long time to customize your tailgating grill you may want to considering doing your own soon. If you procrastinate too long, next football season will be here before you know it. Or you could just have us do one for you.

Have you yourself painted one or seen a Margaritaville/Freedom Grill painted in team colors? Did you snap a photo? We want to see it. Email photos to Dave [at] tailgatingideas dot com.

Weekend Wrap-Up #93: Viral Video Edition

Posted by Dave On February - 15 - 2010

Upon hearing the term “viral video” years ago I immediately assumed it was video content that would spread malicious computer viruses that would hack my bank accounts. Trust me, as a victim of the Happy 99 worm virus over 10 years ago, I am always skeptical when it comes to anything that remotely sounds like a computer virus.

To my surprise viral video actually means a video that gets passed around via email or gets posted on the internet because it is either funny or controversial. Budweiser has had some success capturing the power of the internet by producing a few commercials for the web with the intent of being a bit more edgy than regular TV would allow in hopes the video goes viral. They nailed it a while back with a video entitled “swear jar” and have hit another home run with “Clothing Drive”. I’ll share both because you’ll probably get a laugh out of both. Links follow the videos.

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• A Valentine’s Day joke for the single guys
• The 25 Hottest “Hot Girls from Facebook” Photos
• The Pros and Cons Of Qualcomm Stadium
• 25 Valentines Day Girls in Lingerie
• How To Weather The Tailgating “Offseason”
14 Best Boxing Movies
• Super Bowl Bound? Leave Your Hibachi at Home
• 25 Pics of Verne “Mini Me” Troyer With Hot Chicks
• New restrictions for Point-to-Point tailgates
• Which Celebrity Would You Want on Your Beer Pong Team?
• Tailgating Recipes in NASCARista
• The Leno Show Goes To The World Series of Beer Pong
Tailgating and Speed Dating
• A tale of good food from some tailgaters
• Tailgate party focuses on fitness, not football
• And the Winner of the Epicurious Tailgating Contest Is…
• Tailgating 9 Tips for beginners, which will make you feel Like a Pro
Tailgating In A Church Parking Lot?




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