No matter how much of a tailgating pro you think you are, sometimes you forget to pack something. We’ve all had to borrow something from our tailgating neighbor once or twice in our tailgating careers.
While tailgating a college baseball exhibition game, we had a pot of sauerkraut boiling on the grill with the lid closed. The handle was way too hot to pick up with our hands and unfortunately we failed to pack a pot holder. Rather than turning off the grill and risking the contents of the pot cooling off along with the handle, we had to improvise using something I am sure everyone has at least of a few of these items floating around in their tailgating kits.
(If you are wondering where I got those outrageous bib overalls, visit: gamebibs.com)
If you are a regular or a casual reader of this tailgating blog, you probably have a grasp on how we have held the Freedom Grill in such high regard. What’s not to love about a bad ass grill you can put on the back of your car, take to the game, start grilling on a full-sized grill and then pack it away, lock it up and go inside the game without the grill leaking grease or dirt all over your truck or SUV?
Unfortunately because of a number of twists and turns in the economy among other exterior factors, the Freedom Grill is no longer in production. It went through some changes over the years and even went by a different name, the Margaritaville Tailgating Grill. The bottom line is you can no longer buy these tailgating grills and if you have one, consider yourself lucky. If you want the entire story in nauseating detail as to why the Freedom Grill and Margaritaville Grills are no longer in production, feel free to check out the Margaritaville Tailgating Grill Eulogy we published three years ago.
So why am I publishing a post about something that is extinct? Let’s just say I have been hearing things which opens up the door for a glimmer (emphasis on the term glimmer) of hope that Freedom Grill may be coming back.
Let’s be clear here – this is not any shred of an announcement that Freedom Grill is coming back and will start producing FG-50s any time soon. We are not saying that at all. What we are saying is the conversations are starting to pick up and the possibility of a Freedom Grill return is brighter than it has been in a number of years. And to be honest, the last three years the prospects for a return were pretty grim. So any conversation is better than none.
With that said, once we hear something that we can pass along, we will surely do that. But in the meantime, here are a few videos of the Freedom Grill to remind everyone how awesome it was.
If you follow us on social media, especially Twitter and Instagram, you already knew that in the beginning of this year we visited Las Vegas and attended the World Series of Beer Pong.
We popped into the World Series of Beer Pong to see what all the hype was about. We checked out the scene and had a chance to get a few moments with Billy Gaines, the owner and founder of BPong and the World Series of Beer Pong. In this interview he discusses the explosive growth and popularity of beer pong, how the WSOBP has grown over the years and some of the greatest teams in the history of the tournament.
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