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WindowFanz Review

Posted by Rob On September - 10 - 2013Comments Off

When Allen Iverson led the Sixers to the 2001 NBA Finals, the entire city of Philadelphia came along for the ride. Everyone was sporting jerseys and hats, and you couldn’t drive a few blocks without seeing Sixers flags proudly waving from car windows.

Showing my support, I affixed one to my trusty Geo Prizm and took a ride on the bandwagon. However, my enthusiasm for my home team was quickly pitted against my annoyance with the flag, always flapping in the wind. Rolling the window down quickly became out of the question. To make things worse, a few weeks of typical East Coast weather caused fading and fraying. No true fan should have to support their team in this way. Before I could bring myself to take it down, I woke up to find it had been stolen.

When my WindowFanz helmet arrived, I realized I would not have the same problems that the flag presented. The unique design allows you to connect the three-dimensional helmet of your choice to your car window with suction pads and a Velcro strap that connects it securely inside the car. The helmet itself is way more impressive than a plain flag. Made out of the same materials as actual helmets, it is a true-to-life replica complete with face mask, screws, and official logo.

WindowFanzMy Baylor University helmet arrived the morning I was heading down to the Jersey Shore for Labor Day weekend. I was running late, but it only took about 30 seconds to place it on my Toyota Corolla. After that, I was off and running, taking highways and byways and zipping in and out of the holiday traffic. When I reached my destination, the WindowFanz was safe and sound, right where I left it.

My Corolla and my helmet spent the weekend dealing with salty air and intermittent thunderstorms. By the time I left, I had to run the wipers a few times to clean my windshield, but the beautifully detailed helmet was firmly planted and in great shape.

I thought that was a great initial test for this well-designed product, but the next few days really proved its value.

Philly is certainly not the epicenter of Baylor University fandom, but I still got many honks and thumbs up from other passengers (and no, the honks were not a result of my driving skills). It seems the WindowFanz helmet is such a new and unique item that people can’t help but admire it, no matter their allegiance.

WindowFanzWhile WindowFanz are a much-needed alternative to (and improvement on) the traditional car flag, the availability of different teams is a concern. There are currently 23 college and 5 high school teams available through the website, but that is expected to increase as demand grows and licenses are secured.

Overall, this is a fantastic product. The sections will work on any non-porous surface, and, unlike car flags, there is absolutely no wind noise or fraying. Also, for our non-driving sports enthusiasts, WindowFanz can be placed on a desk or bookshelf, where it will sit upright. You can also remove the Velcro strap to use on an RV or rear window, or remove the suction cups to hang on a nail or wall hook. This versatility definitely adds to an already impressive, and much-needed, method for showing your team spirit.

If you are ready to take your fandom to the next level, ditch the flags and fly your WindowFanz! For more information or to see which schools are currently offered by WindowFanz, please visit: windowfanz.com

Chargers vs Texans Monday Night Football photo

Posted by Dave On September - 10 - 2013Comments Off

If you are not following @TailgatingIdeas on Instagram or on Twitter, here is what you may have missed.

Jeremy With Chargers tailgating girls

This photo was taken yesterday while out tailgating prior to the Chargers/Texans Monday Night Football game. The guy in the hat is Jeremy McGhee. We met Jeremy in 2010 and he has been tailgating next to our normal spot ever since. Jeremy has lost the use of his legs after being hit by a car while riding his motorcycle years ago. Despite being in a wheelchair Jeremy is quite the inspiration to anyone he comes in contact. Jeremy is an extreme sports athlete, speaker and author and has accomplished more things without the use of his legs than most able bodied people have accomplished in their lifetime.

To learn more about Jeremy and what he does and to understand his story, visit: jeremymcghee.com

Jerry King Tailgating Cartoon #174

Posted by Jerry On September - 8 - 2013Comments Off


Weekend Wrap-Up #141: Michelle McLaughlin Edition

Posted by Dave On September - 7 - 2013Comments Off

Despite the NFL tailgaters in the group salivating at the thought of tailgating this week “for real”, college football tailgaters have been feasting on two weekends of tailgating already. In honor of that we offer you the stunning visuals of Michelle McLaughlin sporting a very collegiate look. Football is back and let the hardcore tailgating begin. Follow us on Instagram and be ready for some fun photos from the upcoming Monday Night Football game when the San Diego Chargers host the Houston Texans. Links follow the eye candy.

Michelle McLaughlin courtesy of Playboy for iPhone

Michelle McLaughlin

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Instagram Tailgating Round-up #1

Posted by Dave On September - 6 - 2013Comments Off

Ever since joining Instagram last month, it never ceases to amaze us how many users post up and share their tailgating photos via social media. From time to time we will browse all the photos that Instagram has to offer and aggregate the photos we think are the best of the best and share them here in a photo gallery. So here’s to our inaugural Instagram tailgating Round-up for this week.

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