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Pac 12 Tailgate Rankings

Posted by Peter On May - 6 - 2012

Pac 12 tailgating is certainly different from the other five BCS conferences. Considering it is comprised of mostly west coast schools, it should be. One thing it has that no other conference in the country can create, is the picturesque landscapes. Whether it’s the deserts of Arizona, the lake at Washington or the mountains of Colorado, almost every school’s tailgate has beautiful scenery surrounding the stadium. The Pac 12 might’ve been the most difficult conference to collect data on tailgating, but hopefully these rankings will encourage tailgaters to raise their school’s tailgating up to higher levels, generating more information and better rankings in the future.

Washington Tailgate Blender

Washington: Tailgate yachts, snow capped mountains, salmon and crab are just some of the nouns that describe a Washington tailgate. On most Saturday’s in the fall, over 10,000 people party out on Lake Washington before heading off into Husky stadium, makes Washington one of the most unique tailgating experiences in the country. Members of Washington’s rowing team will even shuttle you from the dock to your boat. How is that for service? “Sterngating” is very unique. Where else can you fish for your tailgate food and then cook it minutes later? Besides tailgating in boats, there are also several painted RVs that do a good job of maintaining a solid ground atmosphere near the stadium.  Bottom line is this is one of the coolest places to visit in the whole country.

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Weekend Wrap-Up #123: Kacie McDonnell Edition

Posted by Dave On May - 1 - 2011

You’re probably asking yourself, “Who’s Kacie McDonnell?”. Well, even if she was some random girl trying to break into modeling you would have to agree she deserves a spot in one of our link dump posts. She is not only deserving on looks alone but also is one of the hottest and newest WAGs (abbv: wives and girlfriends of athletes and celebrities) since last Thursday. That’s because Christian Ponder, the Florida State Quarterback, was drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Vikings. And because Kacie McDonnell is Christian Ponder’s girlfriend, she instantly became one of the hottest WAGs out there. So there you have it. Not only did Christian Ponder score big time by getting drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft but it appears he has already scored a few touchdowns in the hot girlfriend department. Links following Kacie McDonnell…
Kacie McDonnell
• Join us on our Tailgating Ideas Facebook Fan Page
• While we’re being all social media, feel free to follow Tailgating Ideas on Twitter too
• Cocktail Recipe: The Tailgater
• Seven Myths About Grilling a Steak
• 250 Never Before Seen Drunk Arizona State Party Girl Pics
• Baking in the Wild: How to Make Bannock Bread
• Now Wisconsin tailgaters can start boozing 2 hours earlier (Yay!)
• University of Texas Centennial Park tailgating fee likely (Boo!)
• Why Tailgate Parties Were Better 20-30 Years Ago
• Have Beaver Stadium tailgating restrictions gone too far?
• ‘World’s largest tailgate party’ expected at Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final launch
• Direct vs Indirect Grilling
• Enhanced parking options on horizon at University of Wyoming
• Sausage Recipe: Smoking Fatties
• Tailgating at the Grand National: A Sport of Its Own
• Playboy Ranks UCF in the top 10 Party Schools in Nation
• Up to Bat, Time to Tailgate
• The 20 Funniest Tailgates and Drunk Fans
• Easy Buffalo Chicken Wings at Home
• The 15 People You Hate To Tailgate With
• Miller Park Tailgating is unique
• Limits on tailgating anger Vanderbilt Greek community
• Opening Day: When a Game is Just an Excuse to Tailgate
• Baseball, Brats, and Spicy Mustard

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Road Trip This Week: Destination Arizona State

Posted by Dave On March - 29 - 2009

Look out Tempe, Ariz., the TailgatingIdeas.com staff a friend and I will be headed out to Packard Baseball Stadium this week for some baseball and tailgating. The Cal State Fullerton baseball team is taking on Arizona State in a two-game non-conference series match-up between two highly ranked programs. Fullerton entered this past weekend ranked No. 1 by Baseball America and Arizona State was ranked No. 3. This series could easily be a preview of two teams set for a collision course to meet again in Omaha, the home of the College World Series.

The great baseball in store for us aside, we are loading up the SUV, attaching the Freedom Grill FG-50 and packing the beer pong table, N-Ice Rack, The Beer Belts among other tailgating essentials and we will tailgate both games to the fullest extent. We already have a Tri-Tip marinating in some Stubb’s Beef Marinade and brats are coming with us too. Of course the beers will be icing down on the five hour drive from So Cal so they will nice and cold by the time we park and set up.

Seeing how this is our first time out to Packard Stadium, if there are any locals or veterans of the tailgating scene for ASU baseball, feel free to drop us some of the ground rules in the comments section below. We would hate to show up and start to tailgate assuming something is allowed, i.e. glass bottles, only to find out it is a big time no-no there. No matter what, keep up to date on the progress of this tailgating trip by following Tailgating Ideas on Twitter. We’ll be Twittering from the moment we pull out of the driveway and you can even get visuals of the trip through photos on Twitpic.

Here’s to a great road trip and some awesome tailgating upcoming.


Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper #27: Ashlynn Brooke Edition

Posted by Dave On December - 3 - 2008

In honor of the Oklahoma Sooners getting invited to play in the Big XII championship this weekend (sorry Texas and Texas Tech) I thought it would be appropriate to include a photo of an OU fan. Thankfully you won’t be seeing Toby Keith here under that criteria. It was a toss up between Jesse Jane and Ashlynn Brooke. Both ladies are from Oklahoma and currently call the Sooner State their home. Both ladies are incredibly hot. If you Google both ladies, expect quite a few NSFW images and links to come back as well. By virtue that we already brought you a gallery of Jesse Jane back in July, it would be only fair to share with you the lovely and talented Ashlynn Brooke. You’re welcome and on with this week’s links.

Ashlynn Brooke

Weekend Wrap #11: Link Bait Week

Posted by Dave On May - 10 - 2008

news_wrap.jpgThis past week TailgatingIdeas.com saw quite a bit more visitor traffic than normal. I’m not complaining at all, believe me. A big thanks goes to those websites and blogs out there that sent us lots of visitors. DonChavez.com posted a link to The 14 Tailgaters Who Annoy the Crap Out of You in his Cuthbert Dumper posting. The Parottheads from the BuffettNews.com forums visited en masse to check out my posting asking Is Kenny Chesney The New Jimmy Buffett? Last but certainly not least, both The Beer Goggler and Bright Black Internet both picked up the Custom Printed Beer Pong Balls Perfect For Tailgating article. Thanks for all the links this week and if you are a recent visitor that signed up for updates either via email or RSS, welcome aboard and we hope you become a regular.

Now that all the thank yous and ass smooching is out of the way, let’s check out what has been going on in the world of tailgating this past week.





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