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Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper #111: Kate Upton Edition

Posted by Dave On July - 13 - 2011

We know we have featured Kate Upton photos and videos in our weekly link dumps in the past. But in all fairness, how could we pass up this photo opp with the hottest swimsuit model on the planet playing baseball in the All-Star Celebrity Game? Seriously. With the NFL and NBA both in lockouts right now our hand was pretty much forced. Links follow the eye candy…

Kate Upton
(Photo by Bruce Yeung/Yeung Photography and Sports Illustrated)

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• Men’s Health Magazine came up with the 35 Best Tailgate Foods
• Speaking of Kate Upton, Esquire Likes Kate Upton And So Does Don Chavez
• Men’s Fitness magazine give you Healthy Grilling Tips
• NFL’s Washington Redskins Use Solar To Power Stadium, Protect Tailgaters
• At the University of Florida, here are some of the Tailgating hot spots
• University of Central Florida Team Tailgate to redefine tradition
Tailgating for Southern Heritage Classic
• Did Amy Childs’ Faulty Strap cause a “Wardrobe Malfunction”?
• Austin Peay University 2011 Tailgate Alley Registration now available
• Phillies’ Tailgates Better Than Eagles Tailgates?
• ESPN Revisiting the tailgate debate on which AFC North teams’ fans tailgate harder
• Tailgate party to remember for last shuttle launch
• Tailgate tales and grilling tips from Kayem
• Bleacher report’s Best Week-by-Week Tailgating Locations This College Football Season
• Lions tailgater motors to the extreme
• Tailgating with the wine and cheese set

Weekend Wrap-Up #126: Sarah LoSasso Edition

Posted by Dave On July - 4 - 2011

Okay, so we understand that technically the weekend was over a day ago. But since July 4th fell on a Monday it extended the weekend into a three-day weekend. So why not treat today like the end of a weekend? And the best news is that since college football’s first weekend of play is September 1st, that means we are less than 60 days away from seeing some real football. Real football equals some hard core tailgating and that is why we are featuring Sarah LoSasso in this week’s edition of the Weekend Wrap-Up. A model from Tempe12.com she embodies what we all enjoy about college football and tailgating. Well obviously not everything but a lot of things….Links follow the photo:

Sarah LoSasso

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• 30 of the sexiest players of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup
• USS Columbia plans for MU tailgate party while at sea
• Hillsboro Water Department ditches ‘stuffy, old meetings,’ holds a tailgate party instead
• Ever seen a hot girl in bikini, jumping rope in slow motion?
• Preparing for Tailgating Season on the Fourth of July
• Twitter pics from Inside Hugh Hefner’s 4th Of July Party At The Playboy Mansion
• My Friend Evan Explains The History Of Beer
• Ute fans kick off Pac-12 move with early tailgating party
• 5 Signs in Finding a Legitimate Sports Fan Chick
• James Walker of ESPN says when it comes to tailgating in the AFC North, Baltimore Ravens fans have it covered.
42 College Football Twitter Accounts You Must Follow In 2011
• Bleacher Report lists 11 Places You Wouldn’t Want to Tailgate as an Opponent
Tailgating Orchestra Style – Picnic with the Pops
• Salmon vodka? 9 of the Meatiest Drinks Ever

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Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper #90: World Cup Edition

Posted by Dave On June - 10 - 2010

Whether you like soccer or not, you really won’t be able to avoid the fact that the FIFA World Cup starts tomorrow in South Africa. The United States Soccer Team has a very good chance of advancing out of their group into the elimination rounds. Brazil looks to be the favorite to win it all but if they get bounced early, the field is deep enough that it could be anyone’s game this year. More importantly is that Playboy Playmate Danielle Fornarelli unveiled the soccer uniforms the U.S. team will be wearing and did a little modeling of the home and away jerseys. Take a look. Links to follow:

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• 60 Hot World Cup Soccer Fans
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• The 55 Sexiest South African Women
• Party will go on at former Magic Bus tailgating spot
• 25 Sexy Brazilian Soccer Fans
• Couple looks to build year-round UCF tailgate
• Disney to Close Most ESPN Zone Restaurants
• Ranking the top sports venues in Michigan
Drink Your Beer In Style
• Tailgating on election night
• 7 things that ruin being at live sporting events
• Chicago Bears make room for non-drinking tailgaters
• Beer Pong Keeps These White House Staffers Entertained
• Football Tailgating Parties – 5 Items That You Don’t Want to Forget
• Fan not fond of NFL games overseas
• What is the tailgating policy at Angel Stadium?
Grillers moment of truth is tonight
• Bears Fans Get Screwed in the Parking Lot

Tailgating Gear in Review: April 2010 Edition

Posted by Dave On April - 29 - 2010

It seems as though April was a bit light for new tailgating games and gear coming out and hitting the market. That being said it doesn’t mean there was nothing new, just less than normal. I’m sure that will pick up in the coming months as we approach summer concert tailgating, summer grilling season and of course, football season is right around the corner. So, if you have been napping for the past month or this is your first visit here, here is what you missed.

Yankee Stadium cookie tinCooperstown Cookie Company – When you think of “tailgating gear” you probably don’t think of cookies. But what if they were shortbread cookies made in the shape of baseballs? Or what if these cookies were the official cookies of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York? You might change your tune on what exactly is considered tailgating gear.

Cookies are the desert of choice for tailgaters for a number of reasons. They are easy to transport and you can pick them up and eat them without needing a plate and fork like cakes and pies. Plus cookies shaped like baseballs are perfectly suited for tailgating this time of year. Combine that convenience with the fact these baseball cookies come packaged in special stadium tins designed to look like major league ballparks and you’ve got yourself a home run for those tailgaters with a sweet tooth. Find out more about Cooperstown Cookie Company or visit their website HERE.

New York Yankees Custom Tailgating Grill – Since last football season we have been taking Margaritaville Tailgating Grills and transforming them into custom team grills for various sports fans. Our most recent custom job was done for a die-hard New York Yankees fan. Of course when you customize a tailgating grill to honor the 27-time World Series champions, you need to step up your game. I think we did that in that we not only customized it to Yankees colors complete with a center emblem but also gave it the trademark Yankee pinstripes. (Click images for larger view)

New York Yankees Tailgating Grill.New York Yankees Tailgating Grill.New York Yankees Tailgating Grill

As you can see, the pinstripes are the exact color and width of a real Yankee pinstripe. The white spacing between them is also the exact width as you would find on an official Yankees uniform. To learn more about how this grill came to be or to see other examples of other grills we have customized, visit this post – Yankees Tailgating Grill

Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary Mix
– Typically an early morning call to the tailgating lot means two things… 1) ESPN has decided to televise your game and has moved it to a noon kick-off and 2) you are going to need a good Bloody Mary recipe. Now that I have discovered Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary Mix, No. 2 has just been eliminated. All the ingredients of a spicy Bloody Mary are right there in the bottle. All you need to do when you are ready to make one while tailgating is to “Shake the Bottle and Wake the Luv”.

Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary Mix is not for every tailgater. If you like a milder Bloody Mary, you may want to stick to those mixes you find in your local grocery store. The beauty of Jimmy Luv’s is the right combination of spices are already mixed in there. That means you don’t have to haul your entire spice rack from home just to make a good Bloody Mary in the parking lot.

You can get a three-pack of Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary Mix directly from their website for $24.99 with shipping included. A six-pack will cost you $41.49 with shipping thrown in and a 12-pack is $69.99 with shipping included. For more information or to buy some Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary Mix for your next tailgate, visit: jimmyluvsbloodymarymix.com

Go Green Tailgate Packs – As tailgaters we all want to lighten the environmental load our tailgate parties typically have. Because tailgating needs to be fast, quick and convenient, environmentalism sometimes gets sacrificed for convenience and disposable. Now with Go Green Tailgate Packs you can still have an easy set-up to your tailgate party yet still be gentle on the environment.

Go Green Tailgate Packs come in a variety of options but no matter what package you choose, you can rest at ease knowing all items are 100% recyclable or compostable. Go Green Tailgate items like plates, forks, spoons and knives are not made from paper and plastic but rather made of renewable resources like corn stalks and other environmentally friendly materials. To learn more about “going green” while tailgating, you can read more from our Go Green Tailgate post from Earth Day 2010.

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Weekend Wrap-Up #94 : Drill Blender Edition

Posted by Dave On February - 28 - 2010

This has got to be one of the worst “commercials” for a great tailgating product. It’s like watching a train wreck but you can’t look away. I have a Boat Blender myself and will admit that before I got my ETQ 1800i portable generator I used it to make blender drinks in the parking lot all the time. Links follow the video.

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