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Weekend Wrap-Up #94 : Drill Blender Edition

Posted by Dave On February - 28 - 2010

This has got to be one of the worst “commercials” for a great tailgating product. It’s like watching a train wreck but you can’t look away. I have a Boat Blender myself and will admit that before I got my ETQ 1800i portable generator I used it to make blender drinks in the parking lot all the time. Links follow the video.

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• Las Vegas NASCAR fans know how to tailgate in style
• Elene Gedevanishvili Is The Olympics Figure Skater With A Bikini-Worthy Body
• Become a Tailgating King
• 8 Desserts for the Grill
More Tailgating, Less Curating
• Audrina Patridge Bikini Shoot
• CBS 58 reports on the Brewers Arctic Tailgate Party
• 8 Interesting (And Insane) Male Rites of Passages From Around the World
• Virginia Tech Hokie Tailgating: Critical Success Factors When Planning
• You Better Be Tailgating The Right Way In Your New Or Used Car!
Promotional Tailgate Party Giveaways
• Budget Friendly Nascar Tailgating Used Bus
Ultimate Tailgating Food
• ESPN Gameday Gourmet: More Than 80 All-American Tailgate Recipes …
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50% Off Omaha Steaks Until March 4th

Posted by Dave On February - 28 - 2010

OmahaSteaks.com, Inc.Because we as tailgaters like to grill, I get tons of press releases in regards to grilling accessories, tools, sauces, etc. Normally I discard them because I know all they are trying to do is a get a little free pub. Also, if I don’t know the product and the manufacturer is unwilling to send me a sample to test out, I am unwilling to offer an endorsement. we would lose lots of a credibility with you the tailgating public if we just cut and pasted every press release that comes down the email pike. However, I do pass this type of promotional information along when I believe that you as a tailgater could benefit from the information.

So that is why I am sharing this little tid bit. I know, and hopefully you do too, that Omaha Steaks are some of the highest quality meats you can buy online. That’s why I am passing along to you that Omaha Steaks is offering up its entire online inventory at 50% Off the regular price. The only catch is this 50% off sale at OmahaSteaks.com expires after March 4, 2010.

I checked out the sale and they are offering up some really good deals. They are offering The American Collection package at just $59.99 when it regularly sells for $180. The American Collection includes:
4 (5 oz.) Top Sirloins
4 (4 oz.) Boneless Pork Chops
4 (4 oz. approx.) Boneless Chicken Breasts
2 (4.5 oz.) Stuffed Sole with Scallops and Crab
4 (4 oz.) Omaha Steaks Burgers
8 (3 oz.) Gourmet Franks
8 Potatoes au Gratin

Other deals include:
12 (6 oz.) Bacon-Wrapped Filets regularly priced at $179.00 now selling for $79.99
12 (5 oz.) Filet Mignons regularly priced at $160.00 now selling for $69.99
2 (6 oz.) Warm Water Lobster Tails regularly priced at $84.99 now selling for $29.99
6 (8 oz.) Top Sirloins regularly priced at $87.99 now selling for $34.99

You get the idea. The list is pretty extensive and includes everything they offer on their website. Football season may be over but it doesn’t mean you’ll have to wait months to start grilling some great steaks. Keep in mind the sale only lasts through March 4, 2010 so you don’t have a lot of time to procrastinate.

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
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• 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





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