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The Undisputed Cornhole All-Star Team

Posted by Dan Stern On August - 17 - 2015Comments Off on The Undisputed Cornhole All-Star Team

If you were to assemble a Cornhole team that could go undefeated for years and years without ever facing a serious competitor, who would you pick to be on the team? Well, don’t think too hard about it because through sheer determination and a lengthy analysis, I found people who, through a diverse range of skills, would form the undisputed Cornhole All-Star Team.

Gronk Cornhole

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Rob Gronkowski – Picking Gronk for the Cornhole All-Star team was probably the easiest and most obvious choice. Have you seen that touchdown spike? He’d have an unconventional toss, but I don’t think anyone would be able to slam the bag into the hole quite like Gronk. He would also be the team captain, considering his outgoing demeanor, and the fact that he loves to party. The chemistry he would bring to the team would be unprecedented in Cornhole leagues. During squabbles, he’d tell everyone to shut up and shotgun a beer with him. Now that’s a true leader, and one of the big reasons Gronk gets our pick for the Cornole All Star team.

Aroldis Chapman

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Aroldis Chapman – You didn’t see this one coming did you? The Cincinnati Reds star pitcher is a surprise pick for the Cornhole All-Star team, considering his anonymity outside of hardcore baseball circles. But, the guy is a flamethrower. He can sling a baseball over 100 mph consistently. No competitor is going to want to play him with bags flying at their heads at 100 mph. That’s a guy I want on my Cornhole team. Like Gronk, he’s going to have a weird tossing style, but if anyone can sling the bag into the hole every single time, it’s going to be Chapman.

Steph Curry

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Steph Curry – The NBA champ and MVP! If anyone knows how to win, it’s Curry. Plus have you seen that jump shot? Oh my God. If he decided to take his talents to Cornhole, it’d be the next major North American sport. You can see why I picked him for the Cornhole All Star team. If he can’t miss a 3-pointer from 60 feet out, how’s he ever going to miss the hole in Cornhole? Obviously he’ll use that talent for a throwing motion much different than Gronk and Chapman. Steph’s finesse and fluidity will be the perfect complement to his other teammates’ pure power and strength.

Jennie Finch

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Jennie Finch – You may remember Jennie as one of the best softball pitchers in U.S. history. She led the Americans to a gold medal in 2004 and a silver medal in 2008. Like Chapman, Jennie’s got a rocket for an arm, but because of her experience mowing down hitters in softball, her technique is better fitted for Cornhole. That underhand slingshot style is perfect for the later rounds of a Cornhole tournament, bringing back a more traditional Cornhole toss for crunch time.

Mark Cuban

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Mark Cuban – Mark Cuban rounds out the Cornhole All Star team. While not at his physical peak, Cuban brings trash-talking to a whole new level. He makes his opponents cry in the NBA, on Shark Tank and in every single market he conquers. You’ve got to have a guy like that on your team to get into your competitors’ heads. Cuban also has the savvy and charisma to find a way to motivate his team all the way to every championship. Plus, he can throw back beers with the best of them.

Who would you pick for your Cornhole All-Star team? What skills would be the most important? Let us know in the comments!

(This is a post by Dan Stern of East Coast Cornhole. Dan attended college at the University of Maryland where he perfected his tailgating style and his cornhole technique. He currently owns and operates the website eccornhole.com offering unique and customized cornhole sets for sale.)

Jerry King Tailgating Cartoon #195

Posted by Jerry On August - 15 - 2015Comments Off on Jerry King Tailgating Cartoon #195

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Review: Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case for iPhone 6 Plus

Posted by Dave On August - 12 - 2015Comments Off on Review: Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case for iPhone 6 Plus

Power. We all use it. Whether at home, in the car or out tailgating, we all use power. And if you are like most of us, we could always use more. More importantly, running out of power really sucks.

Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case for iPhone 6 Plus

While tailgating, our smart phones tend to consume a lot of power. Whether you leave your Bluetooth on or your phone is constantly searching for a WiFi signal, your phone is draining its power constantly. Add to it that while out tailgating, everyone else has a smart phone in their pocket and they are all drawing on the same cell towers and pulling data from them. With higher competition for data and bandwidth, your phone can drain quickly. Lastly, if you are a social media butterfly and will post photos and status updates while out tailgating or the constant texting with others to let them know what to bring or how to find you, your battery could be dead before you even get into the game. Fantasy football (and baseball) geeks, checking their phone to get the latest on how their fantasy team is performing will kill a battery. What you need while tailgating is extra battery life.

Unfortunately, the most popular smart phone manufacturer, Apple, does not make the iPhone with removable batteries. If they did, you could have an extra battery and just switch them out when your first battery got too low. iBattz came up with a solution and created the Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case for iPhone 6 Plus.

The Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case for iPhone 6 Plus is a removable battery case that provides 6000 mah boundless power, but also gives your iPhone 6 Plus full protection against impact and shock in a slim, snug fit profile. Included with the product is a premium clear 9H tempered glass screen protector to give extra frontal screen protection in case you drop your phone in the parking lot or any other hard surface.

Putting on the Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case for iPhone 6 Plus is quite easy too. Take a look at their demo video:

We had a chance to check out the Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case because I currently use an iPhone 6+. (Disclaimer: We received a Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case for iPhone 6 Plus sample. The fact this sample was provided to us free of charge in no way influenced our opinion of the product nor did it impact our ability to test and review the product fairly and objectively.)

Since testing out the product, we have dropped the phone (not intentionally) a few times and the screen protector and the case itself has protected the phone from any blunt force impact damage. The battery life is double compared to if I was using a normal phone case without an external battery. I merely charge the phone and battery case at night. Even if I know I will be using a lot of power from my phone that next day, I am not worried I will run out of juice.

After using the Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case for iPhone 6 Plus for about a month now, it is definitely “Tailgate Approved”. For those of you who follow Tailgating Ideas on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, have no fear, the photos and social media updates will continue fast and furious throughout the upcoming football season and beyond. I won’t run out of battery so the Instagram photos of what is on my grill will keep coming no matter how late in the day it becomes.

Power Specifications
Input – 5V DC, 1A
Output – 5V DC, 1A
Battery Capacity – 6000 mAh
Battery Charging Time ~ 8 hours
Battery Life Cycle – 500

Physical Measurements
Width – 85 mm / 3.35 in
Height – 169 mm / 6.65 in
Depth – 15 mm / 0.59 in
Weight with Battery – 140 g / 4.94 oz
Weight without Battery – 70 g / 2.47 oz

The Mojo Refuel Invictus 6000 Battery Case for iPhone 6 Plus will cost you $129.95 but is well worth the price to not run out of power on your phone. iBattz also offers other battery cases for other iPhone models including the iPhone 6 and iPhones 5 and 5/S.

City of Cleveland releases Muni Lot tailgating rules ahead of Browns preseason game

Posted by Dave On August - 12 - 2015Comments Off on City of Cleveland releases Muni Lot tailgating rules ahead of Browns preseason game

Infographic: 5 Cutting-Edge Supplements for Tailgating

Posted by Dave On August - 10 - 2015Comments Off on Infographic: 5 Cutting-Edge Supplements for Tailgating

Although dietary supplements are not a main item you serve at a tailgate party, we found this infographic interesting in that it includes the Hangover Prevention known as Dihydromyricetin a.k.a. DHM.

Supplements Inforgraphic

Infographic compliments of absorbyourhealth.com

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