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Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper #104: Snow Bunny Edition

Posted by Dave On February - 3 - 2011

No matter where you live in the United States, chances are you are fully aware that most of the country is buried in snow. The airlines have been forced to cancel hundreds of flights due to the weather and people are shoveling out tons of snow everywhere. So we thought it appropriate to include a little snow bunny as this week’s eye candy. Enjoy and try to stay warm no matter where you are. Links follow the eye candy:

Snow Bunny

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• Senior Bowl Tailgating
• Boozin’ for longer life
• Southlake’s tailgate party could make city history
• Charlotte man goes long for tailgating food
101 Best Super Bowl Recipes
• Baseball Tailgating – Useful Tips in Tailgating
• College Dorm & Tailgating Tips
• 50 Wonderful Winter Beer Recipes for the Home Brewer
• Editorial: UGA students must earn tailgate changes
• Senior Bowl tailgating secret: Be one big, happy family
• Enter the Super Sucky Sweepstakes and you could win swag from Ref You Suck
UGA considers easing tailgate rules
• Offer up a Coke Cheers and for each “Coke Cheers” submitted, Coca-Cola will donate $1 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Triple Play program
Tailgating decor

Cooler Dry Giveaway

Posted by Dave On January - 11 - 2011

Cooler Dry close upWere you with us last week when we introduced you to the Cooler Dry? It is a simple yet ingenious plastic clip that props the lid of your cooler partially open allowing for air circulation and proper evaporation of moisture. As you can imagine it fights the build up of mold, mildew and that awful “old cooler” smell after it has been packed and stored for months.

We were sent a sample three-pack and have installed all three Cooler Dry clips on three coolers here at TailgatingIdeas.com headquarters. We have another three-pack that is unopened and we thought it a good idea to give it away to one of our readers. It won’t cost you anything to toss your hat in the ring for consideration. Here’s how it will work.

The winner of the three-pack of Cooler Dry will be determined via Twitter. (Twitter is free to use and if you don’t have an account already, you can sign up for free at Twitter.com) The winner will need to send out a Tweet to their followers using the hashtag #coolerdry. Here is a suggested tweet you can cut and paste and send out to your Twitter followers:

@TailgatingIdeas giving away a 3-pack of Cooler Dry http://j.mp/gR4MhD to avoid having a smelly cooler. Use #coolerdry in your tweet to win

Here is where it really gets good. For every 100 followers you have on Twitter, that is equal to one entry. (Don’t worry. If you have less than 100 you still get one entry.) Have 1,000 followers? That equates to 10 entries. If Ashton Kutcher, (@aplusk) who has 6,196,873 followers on Twitter at the time we posted this, tweets out the above message, he would receive 61,968 entries. So the more followers you have on Twitter, the more entries you’ll receive. Multiple tweets are appreciated but will not increase your chances of winning nor will they boost your number of entries.

Deadline to Tweet is Friday, January 14, 2011 at midnight pacific time. The winning entry will be determined randomly and picked by the True Random Number Generator. The winner will be notified via Twitter and once we have your address we will send you your three-pack of Cooler Dry clips. We’ll even foot the bill for the postage.

Now that football season is over and most of you tailgaters are winterizing your tailgating gear, a set of Cooler Dry clips will help out a ton next summer when it is time to break it out and do it all over again. Good luck to everyone.


Last week we featured a video of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders attending the Howl-O-Scream event at Busch Gardens. That was just a warm up for the coming weekend which featured NFL games being played on October 31st. Most NFL cheer squads dress in Halloween outfits on the home game that is closest to Halloween but this year, Halloween fell on a Sunday. So if you didn’t go to an NFL game this Sunday, here is a taste of what you missed. Links to follow:

San Diego Chargers Girls on Halloween

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• Taylor Mathis shot some awesome photos at the world’s largest outdoor cocktail party
• How PSLs Killed a Thousand Friendships
• Last Football Game = First Tailgating
• Game Plan for the Perfect Game-Day Tailgate
• Eastern Kentucky Homecoming offers everyone a time for tailgating and traditions
• Guide to tailgating at Buffalo Bills games
• Tips for a Fabulous Tailgate
• The Tailgate Party and Liability
• Tailgating opportunities build up school, team spirit at University of South Dakota
• Party your tailgate off!
• Tailgating at the Towson vs. Rhode Island Game
• Gameday in Tempe – Part One – The atmosphere
• Steelers Tailgate party more than just a fun gathering
When Should You End Your Tailgate?
• Taylor Swift Tailgates For College Football
• Friday I’m in Love with Tailgate Technology
• Changes to UNLV student tailgating policy
Tailgating at The Rivalry
• Take tailgating to a higher level
• Tailgate parties are ruined by yellow napkins

Weekend Wrap-Up #116: Don’t Be That Guy Edition

Posted by Dave On October - 18 - 2010

We’ve all had one too many while tailgating. But I am not sure if we all have tried to take a nap in our tailgating chair. And I highly doubt that any of us have ever been so hammered we have been dumped out of said chair and not been able to figure out if we were pushed rather than figuring we fell out on our own. Or maybe this guy knew Ohio State was going to lose their No. 1 ranking after only having it for a whole week and decided getting blasted was the better option. Links follow the video:

• Join us on our Tailgating Ideas Facebook Fan Page (If we can get 300 fans by Halloween we’ll give away a free Drill Blender to one fan selected randomly.)
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• This Beer Is Half As Strong As Whiskey
• Tailgating Games: Stump
• Do’s and Don’ts for This Tailgate Season
• Higher attendance for tailgate, few arrests made over Central Michigan Homecoming weekend
• Army truck provides unique draw at Aggie tailgate
• See Donuts Are Good For You
• Tailgating carries responsibilities
• Strongsville students flock to inaugural football tailgate party
• Football Tailgating Menus, Recipes and Food Ideas
• Dairy Council of Arizona has some healthy alternatives to typical tailgating foods
• Putting some green on your tailgate
The Gentleman’s Tailgate
• USC Tailgating experience in jeopardy?
• Rangers fans start tailgating early
• Easy Breakfasts on the Grill
• Candidates meet voters with pre-game tailgates
• USC Cracks Down on Beer Pong, Loud Music at Tailgates
• In Kansas: For the love of pre-game
• Tailgating Pitt dental student style
• Finding the Perfect Tailgating Food
• Gameday crime changes UTEP tailgating rules
The Arizona Cardinals Want To Destroy Tailgating In Favor Of Money
• Houston Texans Turn Tailgaters Into Dollars
• Tailgating in style: Far, far beyond hot dogs and beer
• Sweeten your tailgating party with these tips
• MSU vs. U-M: Who tailgates better?
• PTA May Lose $10K If Tailgating Not Allowed
Family Tailgate Party Raises Money for Flood Victims
• Houston Texans new policy keeps lots free of nonpaying fans — but not gripes
• Testing a timeless tradition of tailgating
• Tailgating Crowds Noticeably Smaller At Texans Game

Cover Your Bass

Protect Your Tailgating Gear Using Kiwi Camp Dry

Posted by Dave On September - 5 - 2010

Kiwi Camp DryWhether you tailgate college football or the NFL, more than likely this time of year you have added some new tailgating gear to your arsenal. We all love the way our new tailgating gear performs and looks when it is brand new and fresh out of the box. But we all know that tailgating is never done in a vacuum or under a bubble. By the very nature of tailgating you are going to be exposed to the elements. I recently discovered a great way to keep your new tailgating gear looking and performing as if you just picked it up from the store. You can keep your tailgating supplies fresh and new by using Kiwi Camp Dry.

Kiwi Camp Dry is a silicone based spray that bonds to materials to create a water and dirt barrier. Sure, the weather right now might be warm and sunny but by the end of the season most of us tailgaters will experience some sort of rain, sleet, snow or whatever else Mother Nature decides she throw at us to test our commitment to tailgating. By using the Kiwi Camp Dry protectants, you can keep your tablecloths and outer wear dry by using the KIWI Camp Dry Fabric Protector.  Use it on all of your synthetic, nylon and Gore-Tex fabrics from hats and jerseys to coats, fleeces and gloves. Simply put, this fabric protector is great at repelling water, dirt and stains.

We’ve all got some kind of tailgating tent. It helps keep you dry whenever that raincloud opens up. A great way to keep your tent canopy dry is by using the Kiwi Camp Dry Heavy Duty Water Repellent. The silicone content bonds to materials, creating a water barrier and can protect your grill covers, tailgating chairs, tarps, car mats and of course, your tailgating tent. Take a look at this quick video on how Kiwi Camp Dry products can repel water and protect your gear.

I was sent a sample kit to try out myself and found it perform as claimed. I used the Kiwi Camp Dry Fabric Protector on my Tablevogue tablecloth and the Kiwi Camp Dry Heavy Duty Water Repellent on my Tailgator Sunshade. I even went as far as to break out the garden hose and sprayed the canopy with water to see how well the water would bead off. It passed with flying colors and now I have no worries of potentially getting wet or our tailgating canopy from leaking through.

If you would like the opportunity to protect your tailgating gear by using the Kiwi Camp Dry family of products, you have a shot at receiving a complimentary Kiwi Camp Dry tailgaters kit which includes a can of Kiwi Camp Dry Fabric Protector and Kiwi Camp Dry Heavy Duty Water Repellent. You only need to do two things to qualify.

1) Post a comment below saying what type of gear you have that you would like to protect from the elements using the Kiwi Camp Dry family of protectants.
2) Follow Kiwi Camp Dry on Twitter @KIWICampDry. (It would be cool if you also followed @TailgatingIdeas on Twitter but is not necessary in order to qualify for the prize package.)

The winner of the prize package will be selected randomly from those who comment. Deadline to leave a qualifying comment is midnight Pacific time, Sept. 11, 2010. Make sure you leave your Twitter name in your comment so that you can be verified as following @KIWICampDry. Good luck and to learn more about Kiwi Camp Dry, visit their website: kiwicampdry.com.




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Started in August 2007 by tailgating enthusiast Dave Lamm, TailgatingIdeas.com has evolved into an advocate for tailgaters rights and is not afraid to touch on controversial issues confronting those who frequent the tailgating parking lots.

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