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Just What is March Madness?

Every March basketball fans everywhere are glued to their TV’s or any other device to watch the annual NCAA basketball tournament. It’s affectionately called March Madness and fans love it.   Some take time off from work to catch the games and some watch or listen at work. (Uh oh.)  The lengthy tournament includes upsets and […]

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Final Four Weekend Party Ideas

Final Four weekend is almost here and if you have a team still in the big dance you may be planning a watch party for your friends.  Here are a few ideas to make it fun: Texas Theme:  The Final Four tournament is being held in Arlington, TX, and since you can’t be there in […]

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Creative Tailgating Ideas

Any Crafty Tailgaters Out There? If you are creative there are hundreds of ways to spruce up your tailgating party.  There are all types of team logo fabrics available now, for the NCAA, NFL, and NBA, etc…  You can make fantastic table cloths, aprons, decorations, stadium blankets, and much more.  Hancock Fabrics has a great selection […]

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New Bag Policy at NFL Stadiums

The NFL has adopted a new policy on what type of bags you can take to the game. You can either take in:

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College Traditions: What’s up with that Tree?

You know the tree I’m talking about. The quirky tree that dances around at the Stanford football games. I’ve always wondered why they have a tree as a mascot when they are the Stanford “Cardinal.” Right? The “Cardinal,” the color, not the bird has been their official mascot since 1975. Prior to that they were […]

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“Tailgate” Officially Makes It

In 1962 the folks at Merriam Webster decided that tailgating was so popular that they needed to add the sports related definition to their dictionary: Tailgate, adjective.  Definition: relating to or being a picnic set up on the tailgate especially of a pick-up.  Merriam Webster 1962 It was official and there was no turning back.  […]

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The Original Tailgaters

How did tailgating begin?  The most popular theory seems to be that the first actual tailgating before a football game happened in 1869 before the Princeton and Rutgers game.   Fans traveled by horse-drawn carriage and grilled sausages before the game.   Another theory was that Yale alums were the first to start tailgating.  The story is […]

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Best Games for Your Super Bowl Party

If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party you may want to have something for your guests to do at halftime or if the game gets too lopsided.  Here are some fun games to keep them entertained: Guess the Stats:  Have your guests predict the half time or final score, rushing yards, number of touchdowns etc…  Give […]

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College Football – What I Like About You

The official start to the college football season is upon us and football junkies everywhere are giddy with anticipation.  I confess, I’m one of those nuts who loves the football season.  I don’t know what it is about the season, but I know I can’t wait each year.  Is it the rivalries, traditions, tailgating or […]

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History of the Foam Finger

The idea for the foam finger came from Geral Fauss, a high school industrial arts teacher who also loved sports. Geral taught at Cypress Fairbanks High School in Cypress, Texas. In 1978 the high school football team made it to the state finals and Geral wanted to find a way to support the team and […]

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