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Video: Tailgating The Mall

Posted by Dave On December - 19 - 2008

Christmas is less than a week away. That means this weekend will undoubtedly be the busiest shopping weekend for last minute holiday shoppers. Of course you know your wife will probably drag you out to the mall. She always does this time of the year. I am sure your buddies’ wives will do the same thing.

Scott Salter, founder and creator of the Freedom Grill, has a great idea. Instead of spending your Saturday wandering around Yankee Candle or some other God awful store, why not round up your friends and tailgate the parking lot of the mall? Scott, I think you are onto something here.

Party hard at SpencersOnline.com!

New Sholf Design Available January

Posted by Dave On December - 15 - 2008

You may not have been a regular reader over a year ago when we first introduced you to a great new tailgating game called Sholf. It’s a combination of the game of shuffleboard and golf to create a brand new game perfect for tailgating.

I have good news and bad news. I was just informed by the manufacturer that the original design of Sholf is completely sold out. That’s the bad news. The good news is that they have a brand new and fresh redesign coming out and it will be available mid-to-late January 2009. More good news is that the price will go down as well. Here is a sneak peek at the new design.


Sholf 2.0 Design

This design is not finalized but could be very, very similar when it all said and done.


Tailgating Gift Giving Guide

Posted by Dave On December - 1 - 2008

Adult Ms. Santa Baby CostumeThe holiday gift giving season is upon us and that means you are completely at a loss for what to get that tailgater on your list. Have no fear but Tailgating Ideas has your 2008 Holiday Gift Giving Guide for Tailgaters. We’ll break it down by the basics for those tailgaters just starting out to the more lavish for the tailgater that has everything.

The Basics
Freedom Grill FG-50
Instant Canopy Shade in NFL and college colors and logos.
Tailgating Chairs with team logos
Team Throw Blankets
Tailgating Flags
GasWatch Propane tank gauge
Portable Folding Table
12 Volt to 1250 Watt Power Inverter
Ice chest/cooler


Ladder Golf Sets
Cornhole Boards
Inflatable and Portable Beer Pong Table
Hard Top Portable Beer Pong Table


For the Tailgater Who Has Everything
Portable Satellite System
YM Sport Grilling Grate in your Team’s logo
Stainless Steel Portable Outdoor Heater
The Boat Blender
The Tailgate Party Mate tailgating table system
The Party-a-Cargo Tow Hitch Kegerator
The Remote Controlled Beverage Cooler
Mobile Tiki Bar
Lumipic Lighted Cornhole Board Overlays
Cruisin’ Cooler Motorized Scooter Cooler

Head Be Gone Beer Defoamer – When You Just Can’t Wait

Posted by Dave On November - 25 - 2008

Head on your beer can be a good thing. Like on top of a pint of Guinness Stout. Head and foam build-up in your beer bong, not so good.

I thought the only way to kill the foam on top of your beer bong was to swipe your finger across your nose or forehead and then stir it around in the foam to kill it off. Kind of gross and rather unsanitary if you ask me. So with that in mind, I recently discovered a product, Head Be Gone, that kills the foam on a beer bong without having to use your nasty nose grease. Check out the video.

I was sent a sample bottle of Head Be Gone so of course I tried it out. I tried it out using my Flabongo. I sprayed the inside of the Flabongo with three sprays as directed. When I poured the beer into it, it was a “hard pour”, if you know what I mean. I turned the can upside down to try to generate a lot of foam. True to form, the Head be Gone worked like a charm and there was no foam.

Despite killing the foam on the initial pour, the product does not take out all the carbonation. When I bonged the beer I could tell there still was carbonation in the beer and it was very apparent afterwards because I had one of those “post beer bong” loud burps. (Yes, I am sure too much information but it was all done in the name of science.)

Two or three sprays should kill the foam for about four or five beer bongs before having to reapply. Right now the Head Be Gone comes in one size, a 1 oz. spray bottle, but you would have to be a serious beer bong fanatic to burn through that in a hurry. You can buy a bottle online for less than $5.

If you are tired of wiping your nose and stirring it around in your beer bong, you should try Head Be Gone.

Custom Tailgating Gear From H2O FX

Posted by Dave On November - 24 - 2008

In an effort to tell you how cool the company H2O FX is, I have to reveal what a forgetful jackass I am. If you want to visit their website and check out their fully customizable products cut with a water jet and spare me some embarrassment, go right ahead.

Here’s how I came to know about H2O FX. On September 22, I took my best friend to the Chargers vs. NY Jets Monday Night Football game. Of course we tailgated it from the moment they opened the gates complete with all my usual tailgating gear including my Aluminum Portable Telescoping Flagpole and Tire Mount. We were a bit rushed for time in breaking down all the tailgating gear to get into the game before kick-off. We made the decision to leave the flagpole tire mount underneath the tire of my SUV. After all, who was going to be able to steal it while we were inside the game? The problem of other people stealing it should not have been our biggest worry.

Aluminum Portable Telescoping Flagpole and Tire Mount (19 ft. x 2 in. diameter)
After the game let out and we got back to the car, the parking lot was not backed up yet. If we hurried we would be able to get out of the parking lot rather quickly. The prospects of getting out of the stadium parking lot without delay can make a person forgetful and solely focus on getting in the car and getting out. We both failed to remember that we had left the tire mount under the tire and we needed to grab it after we backed up. Adding to that, I didn’t even realize we had left it there at Qualcomm Stadium until I was already home and unpacking the car. A call down to Qualcomm Stadium the next morning to see if there was a possibility that someone had turned it in to lost and found was met with laughter. My flagpole tire mount was long gone; probably in a dumpster mixed in with all the other parking lot refuse.

That following week I was talking to a friend of mine and lamenting what a jackass I am for leaving my flagpole mount at the stadium.  After agreeing with me that it was a boneheaded move on my part, he mentioned that he has a friend that owns a metal fabricating business. He went on to say he would probably be able to make me a replacement flagpole tire mount holder. He suggested I give him the specs on how big the base needs to be and the diameter of the flag pole and he was confident he could have one made before the next game.


True to his word I was able to use my new flagpole tire mount this past weekend while tailgating before the Chargers/Colts game. (If you want one of your own, H2O FX can sell you one for $29.95 plus shipping) I even had the pleasure of meeting and tailgating with Steve from H2O FX this past Sunday. Of course I personally thanked him for the tire mount. While there we even discussed the potential of making a customized tow hitch adapter so I could mount my Freedom Grill FG-50 and utilize my SportMast at the same time.

There are two lessons to be learned here.

1) When tailgating, make sure to pack up EVERYTHING before you head into the game. That way you won’t forget anything and avoid that embarrassing phone call to the stadium the next day.

2) H2O FX can probably make anything you want out of stone, tile or metal. If you have a gadget or an idea that could help you tailgate better, call them at (760) 597-9977 or email them at [email protected] Tell them your tailgating idea and I am sure they can come up with something that will fit what you need.

Thanks again to Steve and the people at H2O FX. I can now fly my flag with pride above my tailgating spot once again thanks to them.




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