Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tailgate 2008 #4

So I haven't really followed through with posting about the tailgates, but actually nothing noteworthy has gone on so far. Our default fare is hot dogs. This year I swapped out chicken breasts split down the middle lengthwise for a hot dog and with the ketchup and mustard, you can't really tell the difference.

This past week, being our last tailgate for a month, I decided to take it up with carne and pollo asada. The Sprouts grocery by our house has great marinated meat for purchase and it just happened to be on sale for $3.99 a pound. I picked up 4 pounds of chicken and 3 of beef. For sides I made 2 types of rice, one was salsa and cilantro rice, the other was cilantro and adobo seasoning. I also made up 2 cans of black beans with some diced jalapenos in it. We had chips, salsa, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, corn and flour tortillas and shredded cheese. I brought the stuff to make authentic margaritas using a classic 3-2-1 ratio (tequila, triple sec, lime juice) along with a bunch of Tecate and lime slices. It was quite a bit of fun. We has a childless tailgate and Darrell Kinder showed up sans wife. One of my cornhole boards took a beating last week when Zach jumped onto it. I fixed the most obvious issue, but found that one of the joints had come loose so only one board was used. I will have a whole month to fix the other board as it is late October before our next home game (2 open dates and 2 road games) and I am planning to do an Oktoberfest theme with Brats and some good German beer. After that it is Homecoming and then our post T-Day bash.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Tailgating Rudowns

Because my life is sooooo interesting, I am going to do tailgating rundowns on the blog, including but not limited to talking about what I cooked, new toys and games that I bust out for the games and a recap of what we drank. I know, I know it sounds truly fascinating and everyone with be hammering the site Monday mornings looking for my posts. Actually there are some interesting things that go on and I have cooked some pretty interesting things, so I give this a shot. Look for it next Tuesday (Monday is a holiday and will not be doing much of anything.)

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Pittsburgh Photos

Here is a slide show of pictures from my trip. Includes a number of shots from PNC.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

ASU 2007 Season Tickets

I ran into an issue when I went to renew my season tickets for the upcoming 2007 ASU football season. Here is the complaint I sent to the ticket office that details the issue:

"I just wanted to submit a formal complaint about what now appears to be my former seats. I have been a season ticket holder since 1994, and have sat in the same place for the past 6 seasons, section 24 row 50 seats 11-14. Apparently these seats were given to the visiting team this year. No notification was made that this was being done until I called to find out why my seats couldn't be renewed online. No action was taken on the part of the school to proactively find replacement seats for me. We hold seats next to friends and family and now have to go through a massive effort to make sure that we can still be near each other. My oldest child turned 3 in December and I was looking to try and acquire the seats immediately in front of me which went unoccupied for much of last season, in an attempt to instill a love for the school in another generation. I am now thrown into chaos, as I don't get 2 more seats and actually loose the ones I had.

What makes me angriest about this is that no effort to find an alternative was made, let alone was I contacted about this change. In the future I can only hope that your season ticket holders are treated better."

In the end, my new seats are now in Section 12, Row 42 Seats 5-8.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Local Pro Sports

My uncle and his partner are going to be in town for Easter, so I decided to look for a professional sporting event we could go to if they wished. For the days April 6-7 (no Easter, the family would frown on that) I found that the valley has the following pro teams with a game:


Arena Football

All 5 teams play a game over this 2 day period and none of them are in town. It must be statistically impossible to replicate over any given Friday and Saturday, so I had to make note of it.

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Friday, November 03, 2006

Saginaw Spirit

I saw this article on and I have to say, I love this logo. I immediately ran to the team's site and found it down, but there was a link to their store. I would love to have a jersey. There is just something about following a small, obscure team like this. Obviously, with Steven Colbert's support, this team isn't all that obscure anymore. Someone read this and find a minor league hockey team with the coolest logo and hook me up.