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Who’s Up? Mobile App

Posted by Dave On February - 12 - 2014Comments Off

Who's up LogoWhether you like it or not, beer pong is rapidly becoming more and more popular in the tailgating parking lots. It still hasn’t surpassed cornhole in popularity but it is quickly gaining.

We recently discovered a mobile app from Who’s Up? Games – appropriately named Who’s Up? Beer Pong. In a nutshell, Who’s Up? Beer Pong is a mobile app for iPhone & iPad that notifies you when it’s your turn to play beer pong. Upon downloading it, we discovered it is a bit more than just that.

The basic gist of the Who’s Up? Beer Pong app is to eliminate the inconvenience of using a sign-up sheet for whomever has next game of beer pong. Typically if you are within a group and there is only one beer pong table, a sign-up sheet gets produced. Normally that sign-up sheet invariably gets wet and the ink runs everywhere, other people’s writing is illegible or it flat out gets lost. A total pain and even if the sign-up sheet is followed, you have to linger around the table to see if you are close to playing or you might get skipped.
Who's up screen shot
The Who’s Up? Beer Pong mobile app eliminates all that by keeping record of those teams in line waiting to play. The app alerts the next team electronically when the previous game is completed and it is now their turn to play. No more doing that “drive-by” the table to see how long you have to wait until it is your team’s turn. This mobile app uses push notifications to promote organization and management for recreational games like beer pong. (They also have an app that uses the same technology for cornhole and table tennis coming soon. The cornhole app is due for release in March.)

Unique features of Who’s Up? Beer Pong mobile app:

• Easily create and find games using GPS location services
• Connect with friends to create teams
• Take or add a photo for a personal sports card
• Make your own team names
• Talk smack
• Instant alerts for players when it is their turn to play
• Option for private, password-protected games
• Share wins on Facebook and Twitter
• Stat tracking

After downloading it to our iPhone, we really liked the app. It was easy to use, allows you to use your Facebook profile to set your photo and your name and allows you to create your own team name. I personally liked the stats feature where you can keep track of wins and cups made.

As for being a tailgate friendly game? It is because it is a mobile app you place on your phone. As for the practicality of using it while tailgating, that may be a bit of a stretch. Normally beer pong at a tailgate is not that highly organized to the point there is a sign up sheet or a waiting list. I have been to a few tailgate parties where there was only one beer pong table and there were people waiting to play but that was on rare occasions. I see this app being more geared towards college Greek house parties or even local bars that want to have their beer pong table be a bit more organized. Could you use it while tailgating? Of course, but the likelihood of your group being that big you need a sign-up sheet for beer pong is low. If your tailgate party is that big, hats off to you.

Currently the Who’s Up? Beer Pong mobile app was free to download. (At least it was free for me without having to charge my credit card or use a promotional code.) If the app does turn into a paid app, the folks at Who’s Up? Games were gracious enough to provide four of our TailgatingIdeas.com readers with promo codes to try the game for free.

Promo Codes:

Depending on how fast people use these promos codes will determine how soon they will expire and be no good. So if you are interested in trying out this mobile app for free, search for, “Who’s Up? Beer Pong” in the app store. You can also get the app by visiting their website, www.whosupgames.com.

Can Stamp

Posted by Dave On February - 5 - 2014Comments Off

Can Stamp Featured
While tailgating, there are a few methods to identify which beverage is yours. Some people turn the opener tab to the side to indicate that it is theirs. Some people will push in a dent behind the back of the can to mark their territory. Others will search for that one of a kind koozie (**cough** Shark Koozie **cough**) to make it know that that can is only theirs.

We recently came across a new product called the Can Stamp. Simply put, the Can Stamp is an easy and handy solution to properly identifying your beverage can. The Can Stamp is a key chain with raised letters that imprints a word or words into the curved upper section of the beverage can you plan to consume. You simply press and rock it along the “shoulder” of the can to get a visible imprint that makes it unmistakeably your can. Take a look at their video on how to make a nice, clean stamp in a single motion.

As you can see in the video, a smooth rocking motion produces a nice, clean stamp. We were sent a sample of the Can Stamp and tried it out for ourselves to see how well it works. We have a side by side comparison of a Diet Coke can we stamped ourselves with little practice next to a can the folks at Can Stamp did with assumed much more practice and experience.

Diet coke properly stamped

Can Stamp done by Can Stamp people

Diet Coke amatuer stamp

Can Stamp done by Tailgating Ideas

As you can see, we need a little more practice to get the stamp just right.

In our experience, we found that you do not have to press so hard in order to get a good stamp. Subsequent stamps we made on other cans turned out much better and after a few attempts, we started to get the feel for how much pressure to place on the stamp.

The fact that the Can Stamp is also a key chain means that whenever you go to a tailgate party, you will always be able to quickly and easily identify your canned beverage. No matter if you drove to the tailgate party or not, you will always have your keys. How else are you going to get into your dorm room? – unless your roommate hung a neck tie on the door and then you are on your own.

The Can Stamp comes in a variety of stamped sayings including, MINE, IN USE, FUEL, DRUNK and 1 MORE.

Unfortunately at this time they do not make custom messages for the Can Stamp. The tooling and the molds would cost too much for custom orders. They will make custom stamps for really large orders. We are talking huge orders of a massive bulk size number of Can Stamps. Think Fortune 500 company sized big, huge bulk sized order. For all the guys in your frat house? Not so much.

We thoroughly enjoyed the Can Stamp and for the price, durability, uniqueness, ingenuity and portability, the Can Stamp is definitely “Tailgate Approved”.

The Can Stamp runs $7.95 per stamp plus $2.99 for shipping. Order as many or few as you like and the $2.99 covers shipping and handling for the entire order to any destination in the continental USA by way of the U.S. Postal Service.

For more information on the Can Stamp, visit: canstamp.com. You can also like them on Facebook

Weekend Wrap-Up #143: Kelly Karloff Edition

Posted by Dave On February - 2 - 2014Comments Off

Today is Super Bowl Sunday. Many people consider this a great day but we as tailgaters embrace this day with a bittersweet one-armed man hug.

Although it does involve a violent land acquisition sport and copious amount of snacking, Super Bowl marks the end of tailgating as we know it. Football tailgating that is. But grieve not our fellow tailgaters. College Baseball season is just two short weeks away. The season starts on February 14th, Valentine’s Day. And what could be more romantic than taking your sweetheart to an open parking lot and sharing a romantic meal of charred animal flesh before a baseball game? If that is not your partner’s idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day, you may want to start to look for a new mate.

Speaking of a new mate, in honor of Super Bowl today, we have chosen to feature Kelly Karloff in Super Bowl gear courtesy of The Roosevelts. There are other photo galleries of her in both Seahawk and Bronco gear if you want to see more. After the Super Bowl eye candy, links follow:

Kelly Karloff

Kelly Karloff appears courtesy of The Roosevelts

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Johnsonville – Make the Best of the Wurst Tailgate

Posted by Brandon On January - 31 - 2014Comments Off

As much as we love them, sports tend to come with their frustrations.  Being a fan of some franchises that haven’t  seen championship glory in a few years, if at all, this is nothing new for me. However I can say with some amount of pride, that my Buffalo Bills did not finish dead last this year.  That unenviable distinction went to the Houston Texans.

Even though their team fell short of expectations, Texans fans were still rewarded for their loyalty when Johnsonville’s Big Taste Grill showed up at a local shopping mall for one last tailgate party.   If there was ever a silver lining to be had from such a miserable season, the arrival of a tractor trailer size grill loaded with premier sausage would definitely be it.  If that wasn’t enough donations were accepted for a local charity that specializes in helping people who have fallen on hard times.

Below you can see a couple of pictures from the event, and you can click here and here for some videos that the local news station produced.   After those be sure to check out a super easy recipe that I found on Johnsonville‘s page for a sandwich that should be right at home for whatever festivities you may be planning for this weekend’s big game.


Reuben Brat Hoagie

(Originally found at http://www.johnsonville.com/recipe/reuben-brat-hoagie.html)

What you need

  • 1 package (19 ounces) JOHNSONVILLE® Original Bratwurst
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/3 cup Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 1/3 cup coarse ground mustard
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, drained
  • 12 slicesSwiss cheese, thinly sliced


  • 1 Grill brats according to package directions. When cool enough to handle, cut into ¼-inch bias slices.
  • 2 In a skillet, sauté onion in butter until tender; set aside. In a small bowl, combine salad dressing and mustard.
  • 3 Slice French bread lengthwise and transfer to a baking sheet.
  • 4 Spread salad dressing mixture on the inside of bread. Layer bottom of bread with six slices of cheese, brats, onions, sauerkraut and cheese.
  • 5 Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut hoagie and serve hot.

70 Layer Dip Recipe

Posted by Dave On January - 30 - 20141 COMMENT

Dr Evil "Super Bowl"I don’t know if you heard or not, but apparently there’s this thing going on Sunday called the Super Bowl? You may have heard about it once or twice this week from possibly a co-worker or a neighbor.

Outside of Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is probably the one day when Americans consume the most calories. One of the more popular Super Bowl snacks is the 7-layer dip. Usually consisting of refried beans, sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, salsa and either sliced black olives, diced tomatoes or onions or whatever you like. Pretty standard stuff. But we here at Tailgating Ideas got to thinking.

This year’s Super Bowl features the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. One of the underlying story lines is the fact that the two states these two teams hail from, are the only two states in the union to have passed laws that legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

With that said, we thought that since we never like to follow the beaten path, why would we bring just a plain, old 7-layer dip? In honor of the two states the Super Bowl participants represent, we thought a 70-layer dip consisting of typical 7-layer dip ingredients and stoner munchie snack foods would make for a better contribution to your Super Bowl party buffet table.

Anti 7 Layer Dip

So here it is. The TailgatingIdeas.com 70-Layer Dip recipe.

1. Refried Beans
2. Sour cream
3. Guacamole
4. Shredded Cheddar CheeseCap'N Crunch Crunch Berries
5. Diced Tomatoes
6. Jalapeno Slices
7. Sliced Black Olives
8. Ground Beef
9. Chunky Salsa
10. Crushed Fritos
11. Peanut Butter
12. Sliced Bananas
13. Mini-Marshmallows
14. Cap’n Crunch Crunch Berries
15. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – Uncooked*
16. Nutella
17. Yellow Cake Crumbles
18. Nutter Butters
19. Nilla Wafers
20. BBQ Sauce
21. Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies
Flammin Hot Cheetos22. Flaming Hot Cheetos
23. Double Stuffed Oreos
24. Twinkies
25. Cheez Whiz
26. Strawberry Pop Tarts
27. Gold Fish
28. Rice Krispie treats
29. Cheese Puffs
30. Top Ramen noodles
31. Chili
32. Macaroni and Cheese
33. Gummi Bears
34. Crushed Cool Ranch Doritos
35. Funyuns
36. Bugles
37. Girl Scout Thin Mints
38. Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey
Raspberry Zingers
39. Raspberry Zingers
40. Chex Mix
41. Tater Tots
42. Chorizo
43. Diced Red Onion
44. Spanish Rice
45. Black BeansMini Corn Dogs
46. Mashed Potatoes
47. Totino’s Pizza Rolls
48. Turkey Gravy
49. Chick-Fil-A Cross Cut Fries
50. Cream Cheese
51. Sweet Chili
52. Apple Sauce
53. Chicken Nuggets
54. Pulled Pork
55. Pastrami
56. Mini Cinnamon Rolls
57. Spagehtti-O’s
58. Sliced Hard Boiled EggsBacon Strips
59. Sliced Bagel Dogs
60. Mini corn dogs
61. Melted Velveeta
62. Marshmallow Cream
63. Chocolate Pocky
64. Grape Jelly
65. Cut up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
66. Sweet pickles
67. Chocolate pudding
68. Whipped Cream
69. M&M’s
70. Bacon

*The consumption of raw cookie dough is unhealthy and is dangerous. Please understand that we included this ingredient for comedic value because eating raw cookie dough has been a stereotypical drunken/stoned munchie food since, well, forever. Seriously, there are real health risks to eating raw cookie dough




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