August Sports ’15

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Major League Baseball
NFL Preseason
Little League World Series
NASCAR
PGA Tour
PGA Championship
Professional Tennis
US OPEN
FANFOOD Tailgating

 

 

As we head into August, we are just about a week into NFL Training Camps,  it’s Back to Work as the 2015 NFL Season is just getting started. It all begins at the Hall. The Hall of Fame Ceremonies are coming up along with the 1st game of the preseason.Linebacker Junior Seau; running back Jerome “The Bus” Bettis; defensive end Charles Haley; wide receiver Tim Brown; offensive guard Will Shields; center Mick Tingelhoff; Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf; and ESPN NFL analyst and former NFL exec Bill Polian will be presented with their bust sculptures and gold jackets in Canton this summer. They will be formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at what is sure to be a memorable ceremony held at Pro Football Hall of Fame Field on Saturday, Aug. 8th.  The next day is when the AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game takes place before a nationwide audience airing on NBC beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET live from Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio. This year’s matchup features the Minnesota Vikings going up against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Unlike other NFL games, the NFL Hall of Fame Game is played in a historic high school stadium. But there are alot more games to be played this month, 65 all told – including a record 14 live games on NFL Network. Click here for the week to week schedule, team by team schedule and of course, every nationally televised game.

The boys of summer continue to fight it out for the right to compete in the postseason with another slate of grueling hot summer games. We got you covered with the full schedule of games including all of the ones on national television.  If you are stuck at the office or want to watch a game on your laptop at the pool, we got you covered there too and it won’t cost you anything. Click here for the FANFOOD MLB.tv FREE GAME of the DAY.

Speaking of the World Series (and the boys of summer), and free baseball,  8 U.S. and 8 international teams vie for the Little League championship with their annual tournament. There was alot of rumbling about the LLWS moving to LA, but this year they will continue to play in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where they have played there since 1947. But before they can get to the big game, they have to win their way in. The FANFOOD Little League World Series section have the full schedule of games.

If that tournament doesn’t get you excited, maybe this one will. The highlight of the month (and ATP Tour) starts August 31st and carries over into September with the men’s final on Sunday September 13th. More than 700,000 fans will enter the gates at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Anything can happen on the hard courts.

But August is not done there. Starting August 10th, The really big names in golf meet once again for the 2015 summer thriller at at beautiful Whistling Straits nestled along Lake Michigan in Kohler, Wisconsin. This year marks the 97th PGA Championship.

If watching cars fly around a small track (especially at night) is your thing, than you will love Saturday August  22nd, as the green flag goes down and the lights go on at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. The party atmosphere at Bristol makes this one of the “one of the best damn races” on the NASCAR schedule. We got links to all of the races for you.

But if all that wasn’t enough for you, August is also home to National Smores Day on the 10th, National Dog Day on the 26th.

But Most importantly, The month of August marks the return of the NFL and soon to be College Football, and this means Tailgating. It’s a large part of American culture, and is enjoyed today more than ever. The food, the drink, the friends, this act of pre-celebration before the big game or concert has often become more important than the events themselves.

Everyone has their own version of a tailgate party, and nobody wants to be told what to do and how to do it. Click here for an article prepared to help you enhance your next tailgate party with some tips and tricks from across the web, and the ones we picked up along the way.

Stay Cool, my friends and enjoy yourselves this summer.

 

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Major League Baseball

 

In St. Louis, the Cardinals continue to patch holes with journeymen and rookies, while their pitching staff — which leads the majors in ERA and FIP — is still the key to their success. Matt Holliday’s return has diverted everyone’s attention away from the ongoing woes of Matt Carpenter, who’s hitting .165/.283/.253 in July. Relegated earlier this month to the No. 7 spot in the lineup, Carpenter is a driving force behind the club’s 83 wRC+ this month – the fifth-worst mark in the National League. The Cardinals still continue to win in spite of this, of course. They are again the #1 Team in the FANFOOD TOP 10.

Welcome to Kansas City, Johnny Cueto. The Royals acquired the guy who will be their likely Game 1 starter in the postseason. Cueto has the opportunity to post his fifth straight season with an ERA under 3.00 (it’s now at 2.62). Left-handers are hitting .173 against him, making him a good matchup against the Yankees — you know, in case that happens. Dayton Moore’s desire to take advantage of his club’s competitive window manifested Sunday when he shipped three young left-handers to Cincinnati for Johnny Cueto, an impending free agent and a true ace who will – for the next few months – serve as the leader of a rotation that has been among the worst in the American League this season.

In San Fran, The Giants are on a roll heading toward the trade deadline. The pitching staff has been revitalized by the return of Jake Peavy, who has pitched into the seventh inning in his four starts since returning from injury. If anything, look for the team to explore adding a late-inning reliever or reserve utility player. But do they really need it with how they can take an unspectacular specimen like Matt Duffy, inject him with some of Buster Posey’s sweat, and produce an everyday third baseman who’s been better offensively this season (130 wRC+) than Matt Carpenter, Kyle Seager, and Evan Longoria. The only reason they are rounding out our TOP 10 is the fact that they have won three of the last five World Series championships. You don’t do that without knowing how to win in the dog days of August.

 

 

 

Here are the FANFOOD Top 10 heading into August:

 

  1. Cardinals
  2. Royals
  3. Giants
  4. Pirates
  5. Yankees
  6. Dodgers
  7. Angels
  8. Astros
  9. Nationals
  10. Cubs

 

MLB on TV Schedule – August ’15:

 

Here are the Nationally Broadcast Games this month:

 

 

DATETIMEAWAYHOMETV
Sat, Aug 14:05 PMLos Angeles AngelsLos Angeles DodgersFS1
Sun, Aug 22:10 PMNew York YankeesChicago White SoxTBS
Sun, Aug 28:08 PMWashington NationalsNew York MetsESPN
Mon, Aug 37:05 PMChicago CubsPittsburgh PiratesESPN
Wed, Aug 57:05 PMBoston Red SoxNew York YankeesESPN
Fri, Aug 77:05 PMLos Angeles DodgersPittsburgh PiratesESPN
Sat, Aug 84:05 PMLos Angeles DodgersPittsburgh PiratesFS1
Sat, Aug 87:10 PMSt. Louis CardinalsMilwaukee BrewersFS1
Sun, Aug 98:08 PMLos Angeles DodgersPittsburgh PiratesESPN
Mon, Aug 108:10 PMDetroit TigersKansas City RoyalsESPN
Wed, Aug 128:15 PMPittsburgh PiratesSt. Louis CardinalsESPN
Sat, Aug 157:10 PMLos Angeles AngelsKansas City RoyalsFS1
Sat, Aug 1510:05 PMWashington NationalsSan Francisco GiantsFS1
Sat, Aug 224:05 PMSan Francisco GiantsPittsburgh PiratesFS1
Sat, Aug 227:08 PMTexas RangersDetroit TigersFS1
Sun, Aug 238:08 PMSan Francisco GiantsPittsburgh PiratesESPN
Sat, Aug 294:05 PMBoston Red SoxNew York MetsFS1
Sat, Aug 297:10 PMNew York YankeesAtlanta BravesFS1
Sun, Aug 308:08 PMChicago CubsLos Angeles DodgersESPN

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FULL MLB Schedule – August ’15:

 

AugustGameGame Time
   Sat 1Kansas City @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Boston1:35 PM ET
LA Angels @ LA Dodgers4:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Chi. White Sox7:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Minnesota7:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Houston7:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Milwaukee7:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Washington @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Colorado @ St. Louis7:15 PM ET
San Francisco @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Oakland9:05 PM ET
   Sun 2Kansas City @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
San Diego @ Miami1:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Philadelphia1:35 PM ET
Detroit @ Baltimore1:35 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Boston1:35 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Minnesota2:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Colorado @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
San Francisco @ Texas3:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ LA Dodgers4:10 PM ET
Washington @ NY Mets8:08 PM ET
   Mon 3Minnesota @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Arizona @ Washington7:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Houston @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Cleveland @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
   Tue 4Boston @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Arizona @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Kansas City @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
NY Mets @ Miami7:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Houston @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Cleveland @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
   Wed 5Tampa Bay @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Colorado3:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ LA Angels3:35 PM ET
Baltimore @ Oakland3:35 PM ET
Boston @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Arizona @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Kansas City @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
NY Mets @ Miami7:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Houston @ Texas8:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
   Thu 6St. Louis @ Cincinnati12:35 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Philadelphia1:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
San Diego @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Washington4:05 PM ET
Boston @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Miami @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Houston @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
   Fri 7San Francisco @ Chi. Cubs4:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Colorado @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Miami @ Atlanta7:35 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Baltimore @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Houston @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Texas @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Sat 8Toronto @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Houston @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Chi. Cubs4:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Pittsburgh4:05 PM ET
Texas @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Tampa Bay6:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Miami @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee7:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Arizona8:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ San Diego8:40 PM ET
Baltimore @ LA Angels9:05 PM ET
   Sun 9Toronto @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Boston @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland1:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Tampa Bay1:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Washington1:35 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Baltimore @ LA Angels3:37 PM ET
Houston @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
Texas @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Arizona4:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ San Diego4:10 PM ET
Miami @ Atlanta5:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Pittsburgh8:08 PM ET
   Mon 10Colorado @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Cincinnati @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
Washington @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
   Tue 11Oakland @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Boston @ Miami7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Colorado @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Texas @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Cincinnati @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
Washington @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Houston @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Wed 12Baltimore @ Seattle3:40 PM ET
Cincinnati @ San Diego3:40 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Arizona3:40 PM ET
Houston @ San Francisco3:45 PM ET
Boston @ Miami4:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Colorado @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Texas @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Washington @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Thu 13Colorado @ NY Mets12:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Toronto12:37 PM ET
Texas @ Minnesota1:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ St. Louis7:15 PM ET
LA Angels @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Washington @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Fri 14Chi. Cubs @ Chi. White Sox4:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Seattle @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Atlanta7:35 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Miami @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
San Diego @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Cincinnati @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Washington @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Sat 15NY Yankees @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Seattle @ Boston1:35 PM ET
Oakland @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Minnesota7:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Chi. White Sox7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Kansas City7:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Houston7:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Milwaukee7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Miami @ St. Louis7:15 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Texas8:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Colorado8:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ LA Dodgers9:10 PM ET
Washington @ San Francisco10:05 PM ET
   Sun 16NY Yankees @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ NY Mets1:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Baltimore1:35 PM ET
Seattle @ Boston1:35 PM ET
Arizona @ Atlanta1:35 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Minnesota2:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Miami @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Texas3:05 PM ET
Washington @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ LA Dodgers4:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
   Mon 17Arizona @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Miami @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Houston8:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Tue 18Arizona @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Miami @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Houston8:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Washington @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Wed 19Minnesota @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Texas2:05 PM ET
Miami @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Oakland3:35 PM ET
Atlanta @ San Diego3:40 PM ET
Arizona @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ St. Louis7:15 PM ET
Detroit @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Washington @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
   Thu 20Cleveland @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Texas @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Kansas City @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Washington @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
   Fri 21Atlanta @ Chi. Cubs4:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Texas @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Kansas City @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Miami7:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Houston8:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Toronto @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Sat 22Cleveland @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Chi. Cubs4:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Pittsburgh4:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Texas @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Houston7:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Miami7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Colorado8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ San Diego8:40 PM ET
Toronto @ LA Angels9:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Oakland9:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Seattle9:10 PM ET
   Sun 23Cleveland @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Texas @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Miami1:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Boston1:35 PM ET
Minnesota @ Baltimore1:35 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Washington1:35 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Toronto @ LA Angels3:35 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ San Diego4:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Pittsburgh8:08 PM ET
   Mon 24Cleveland @ Chi. Cubs2:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Houston @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Boston @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Oakland @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
   Tue 25Houston @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Washington7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Minnesota @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Miami7:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Boston @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Oakland @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Wed 26Houston @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Seattle3:40 PM ET
NY Mets @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Washington7:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Detroit7:08 PM ET
Minnesota @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Miami7:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ Kansas City8:10 PM ET
Boston @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Thu 27LA Dodgers @ Cincinnati12:35 PM ET
LA Angels @ Detroit1:08 PM ET
Toronto @ Texas2:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ Kansas City2:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ San Francisco3:45 PM ET
San Diego @ Washington7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
   Fri 28Miami @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Colorado @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Kansas City @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Boston @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Atlanta7:35 PM ET
Baltimore @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Houston @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Sat 29Detroit @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
St. Louis @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Tampa Bay6:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Cleveland7:05 PM ET
Colorado @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Miami @ Washington7:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee7:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Chi. White Sox7:10 PM ET
Boston @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Houston @ Minnesota7:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Arizona8:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ LA Dodgers9:10 PM ET
   Sun 30Chi. Cubs @ LA DodgersTBD
LA Angels @ Cleveland1:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Kansas City @ Tampa Bay1:10 PM ET
Boston @ NY Mets1:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Atlanta1:35 PM ET
Colorado @ Pittsburgh1:35 PM ET
Miami @ Washington1:35 PM ET
San Diego @ Philadelphia1:35 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Houston @ Minnesota2:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Texas3:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Arizona4:10 PM ET
   Mon 31Tampa Bay @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Cleveland @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Miami @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Washington @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Arizona @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
LA Angels @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Texas @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET

 

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National Football League

NFL Preseason

 

 

We have entered the next phase of of the NFL calendar — NFL Training Camps. Teams in the NFL have assembled in late July to officially begin the march toward the 2015 season.

Training camp is where it all starts and when teams begin forming the group of players that will take them through the 2015 season. As camps unfold and teams slowly dwindle down to their 53-man rosters. Training camp is used in several different ways. New players and coaches use it to acclimate themselves to new teammates and systems. For younger players, it serves as a period of evaluation; for veterans, it is time to round back into form. Training camp is divided into several different components. The first is scrimmages. These are pseudo-games where teams run nearly full games’ worth of plays. Sometimes, two practice sessions are held on the same day. This concept is referred to as two-a-days. Other parts of training camp include drills, meetings with coaches and other players at one’s position, weight training, and pre-season games. The latter half of training camp leads directly into the exhibition season. More and more teams are practicing close to home. In fact, 20 out of 32 NFL teams hold camp at home. Here are the practice locations for all the teams in the NFL along with the start dates.

Here are the practice locations for all the teams in the NFL:

 

TeamSiteLocation
AFC
Baltimore RavensUnder Armour CenterOwings Mills, Md.
Buffalo BillsSt. John Fisher CollegePittsford, N.Y.
Cincinnati BengalsPaul Brown StadiumCincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland BrownsCleveland Browns FacilityBerea, Ohio
Denver BroncosPaul D. Bowlen CentreDove Valley, Colo.
Houston TexansMethodist Training CenterHouston, Texas
Indianapolis ColtsAnderson UniversityAnderson, Ind.
Jacksonville JaguarsFlorida Blue Health FieldsJacksonville, Fla.
Kansas City ChiefsMissouri Western State UnivSt. Joseph, Mo.
Miami DolphinsMiami Dolphins FacilityDavie, Fla.
New England PatriotsGillette StadiumFoxboro, Mass.
New York JetsSUNY CortlandCortland, N.Y.
Oakland RaidersNapa Valley MarriottNapa, Calif.
Pittsburgh SteelersSaint Vincent CollegeLatrobe, Pa.
San Diego ChargersChargers ParkSan Diego, Calif.
Tennessee TitansBaptist Sports ParkNashville, Tenn.
NFC
Arizona CardinalsUniv of Phoenix StadiumGlendale, Ariz.
Atlanta FalconsAtlanta Falcons FacilityFlowery Branch, Ga.
Carolina PanthersWofford CollegeSpartanburg, S.C.
Chicago BearsOlivet Nazarene UniversityBourbonnais, Ill.
Dallas CowboysRiver Ridge Playing FieldsOxnard, Calif.
Detroit LionsDetroit Lions FacilityAllen Park, Mich.
Green Bay PackersRay Nitschke FieldGreen Bay, Wis.
Minnesota VikingsMinnesota St Univ, MankatoMankato, Minn.
New Orleans SaintsThe GreenbrierWht Silver Springs, WV
New York GiantsTimex Performance CenterEast Rutherford, N.J.
Philadelphia EaglesNovaCare ComplexPhiladelphia, Pa.
St. Louis RamsRussell Athletic CenterEarth City, Mo.
San Francisco 49ersMarie P. DeBartolo CenterSanta Clara, Calif.
Seattle SeahawksVirginia Mason CenterRenton, Wash.
Tampa Bay BuccaneersOne Buccaneer PlaceTampa, Fla.
Washington RedskinsBon Secours CenterRichmond, Va.

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Hall of Fame Game

 

Formal enshrinement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, August 8th – followed by the biggest NFL preseason exhibition pro game of the year.

That’s when the AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game takes place before a nationwide audience on Sunday, August 9th airing on NBC beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET live from Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio. This year’s matchup features the Minnesota Vikings going up against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

BUT before the big game on Sunday there’s serious business to attend to.

That’s when the induction ceremony to the Football Hall of Fame recognizes retired pro players with the honor of a lifetime. (Check local listings and watch for the TV presentation by traditional broadcasters ESPN and the NFL Network.)

Who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year?

Linebacker Junior Seau; running back Jerome “The Bus” Bettis; defensive end Charles Haley; wide receiver Tim Brown; offensive guard Will Shields; center Mick Tingelhoff; Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf; and ESPN NFL analyst and former NFL exec Bill Polian will be presented with their bust sculptures and gold jackets in Canton this summer.

The preliminary list was released in September 2014. It included such notable names as quarterback Kurt Warner; wide receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt; tackle Orlando Pace, and kicker Jason Elam. All were snubbed in this year’s balloting, but as they say in football and at the Hall of Fame, there’s always next year ….

The preliminary list of 99 players and 14 coaches was pared down to 15 eligible candidates who were announced on the eve of Super Bowl 2015 on Saturday, January 31. For the second year running, online voting for the Football Hall of Fame at nfl.com helped engage fans in the process to determine who was picked for this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

To be considered for Pro Football Hall of Fame election, a nominated player or coach must have been retired at least five years. This year’s class will increase to more than 300 the players and coaches who are now permanently honored in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

In celebration, a 10-day party is traditionally planned in Canton at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival including fireworks displays, live music concerts, and even kids activities.

Opened in 1963, the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum has grown over the decades to become a multi-million dollar complex in tribute to American football greats, and a veritable shrine to American football history, records, stats and trivia.

 

 

NFL Preseason Schedule

 

WEEK-BY-WEEK SCHEDULE

 

NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME (Aug. 9)

Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota (NBC)

-WEEK 1- (Aug. 13-17)

Carolina at Buffalo
Dallas at San Diego
Denver at Seattle
Green Bay at New England
Indianapolis at Philadelphia
Kansas City at Arizona
Miami at Chicago
New Orleans at Baltimore
NY Giants at Cincinnati
NY Jets at Detroit
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville
San Francisco at Houston
St. Louis at Oakland
Tampa Bay at Minnesota
Tennessee at Atlanta
Washington at Cleveland

-WEEK 2- (Aug. 20-24)

Buffalo at Cleveland (ESPN, Aug. 20)
St. Louis at Tennessee (FOX, Aug. 23)
Cincinnati at Tampa Bay (ESPN, Aug. 24)
Atlanta at NY Jets
Baltimore at Philadelphia
Chicago at Indianapolis
Dallas at San Francisco
Denver at Houston
Detroit at Washington
Green Bay at Pittsburgh
Jacksonville at NY Giants
Miami at Carolina
New England at New Orleans
Oakland at Minnesota
San Diego at Arizona
Seattle at Kansas City

-WEEK 3- (Aug. 27-30)

Detroit at Jacksonville (CBS, Aug. 28)
Seattle at San Diego (CBS, Aug. 29)
Houston at New Orleans (FOX, Aug. 30)
Arizona at Oakland (NBC, Aug. 30)
Atlanta at Miami
Chicago at Cincinnati
Cleveland at Tampa Bay
Indianapolis at St. Louis
Minnesota at Dallas
New England at Carolina
NY Jets at NY Giants
Philadelphia at Green Bay
Pittsburgh at Buffalo
San Francisco at Denver
Tennessee at Kansas City
Washington at Baltimore

-WEEK 4- (Sept. 3-4)

Arizona at Denver
Baltimore at Atlanta
Buffalo at Detroit
Carolina at Pittsburgh
Cincinnati at Indianapolis
Cleveland at Chicago
Houston at Dallas
Jacksonville at Washington
Kansas City at St. Louis
Minnesota at Tennessee
New Orleans at Green Bay
NY Giants at New England
Oakland at Seattle
Philadelphia at NY Jets
San Diego at San Francisco
Tampa Bay at Miami

 

 SCHEDULE BY TEAM

 

 

 

Buffalo Bills

  1. vs. Panthers
  2. at Browns
  3. vs. Steelers
  4. at Lions

 

Miami Dolphins

  1. at Bears
  2. at Panthers
  3. vs. Panthers
  4. vs. Buccaneers

 

New England Patriots

  1. vs. Packers
  2. at Saints
  3. at Panthers
  4. vs. Giants

 

New York Jets

  1. at Lions
  2. vs. Falcons
  3. at Giants
  4. vs. Eagles

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers

  1. at Jaguars
  2. vs. Packers
  3. at Bills
  4. vs. Panthers

 

Baltimore Ravens

  1. vs. Saints
  2. at Eagles
  3. vs. Washington
  4. at Falcons

 

Cincinnati Bengals

  1. vs. Giants
  2. at Buccaneers
  3. vs. Bears
  4. at Colts

 

Cleveland Browns

  1. vs. Washington
  2. vs. Bills
  3. at Buccaneers
  4. at Bears

 

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Houston Texans

  1. vs. 49ers
  2. vs. Broncos
  3. at Saints
  4. at Cowboys

 

Indianapolis Colts

  1. at Eagles
  2. vs. Bears
  3. at Rams
  4. vs. Bengals

 

Jacksonville Jaguars

  1. vs. Steelers
  2. at Giants
  3. vs. Lions
  4. at Washington

 

Tennessee Titans

  1. at Falcons
  2. vs. Rams
  3. at Chiefs
  4. vs. Vikings

 

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Denver Broncos

  1. at Seahawks
  2. at Texans
  3. vs. 49ers
  4. vs. Cardinals

Kansas City Chiefs

  1. at Cardinals
  2. vs. Seahawks
  3. vs. Titans
  4. at Rams

Oakland Raiders

  1. vs. Rams
  2. at Vikings
  3. vs. Cardinals
  4. at Seahawks

San Diego Chargers

  1. vs. Cowboys
  2. at Cardinals
  3. vs. Seahawks
  4. at 49ers

 

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Dallas Cowboys

  1. at Chargers
  2. at 49ers
  3. vs. Vikings
  4. vs. Texans

New York Giants

  1. at Bengals
  2. vs. Jaguars
  3. vs. Jets
  4. at Patriots

Philadelphia Eagles

  1. vs. Colts
  2. vs. Ravens
  3. at Packers
  4. at Jets

Washington Redskins

  1. at Browns
  2. vs. Lions
  3. at Ravens
  4. vs. Jaguars

 

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Chicago Bears

  1. vs. Dolphins
  2. at Colts
  3. at Bengals
  4. vs Browns

Detroit Lions

  1. vs. Jets
  2. at Washington
  3. at Jaguars
  4. vs. Buffalo

Green Bay Packers

  1. at Patriots
  2. at Steelers
  3. vs. Eagles
  4. vs. Saints

Minnesota Vikings

  1. vs. Buccaneers
  2. vs. Raiders
  3. at Cowboys
  4. at Titans

 

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Atlanta Falcons

  1. vs. Titans
  2. at Jets
  3. at Dolphins
  4. vs Ravens

 

Carolina Panthers

  1. at Bills
  2. vs. Dolphins
  3. vs. Patriots
  4. at Steelers

 

New Orleans Saints

  1. at Ravens
  2. vs. Patriots
  3. vs. Texans
  4. at Packers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  1. at Vikings
  2. vs. Bengals
  3. vs. Browns
  4. at Dolphins

 

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Arizona Cardinals

  1. vs. Chiefs
  2. vs. Chargers
  3. at Raiders
  4. at Broncos

 

San Francisco 49ers

  1. at Texans
  2. vs. Cowboys
  3. at Broncos
  4. vs. Chargers

 

Seattle Seahawks

  1. vs. Broncos
  2. at Chiefs
  3. at Chargers
  4. vs. Raiders

 

St. Louis Rams

  1. at Raiders
  2. at Titans
  3. vs. Colts
  4. vs. Chiefs

 

 

 NFL on TV

 

2015 NFL Preseason National TV Schedule
DateMatchupTime (ET)TV
Sun, Aug. 9Pittsburgh Steelers vs Minnesota Vikings8 p.m.NBC
Thurs, Aug. 20Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns8 p.m.ESPN
Sun, Aug. 23St. Louis Rams at Tennessee Titans8 p.m.Fox
Mon, Aug. 24Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers8 p.m.ESPN
Fri, Aug. 28Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars8 p.m.CBS
Sat, Aug. 29Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers8 p.m.CBS
Sun, Aug. 30Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints4 p.m.Fox
Sun, Aug. 30Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders8 p.m.NBC

 

 

 

2015 NFL Training Camp Links:

NFL.com

SB Nation

CBS Sports

Bleacher Report

 

 

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Little League World Series

 

In some ways even more hotly contested than the Major League World Series for which it is named, the Little League World Series of baseball was first played in 1947 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and has been held at the same location in August ever since. National pride is on the line as 8 U.S. and 8 international teams vie for the Little League championship which, by tradition, is always slated on the weekend just before Labor Day.

This year, the 69th Little League Baseball World Series kicks off on Thursday, August 20, 2015. All games will be televised in the US in a broadcast partnership among ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, and ABC Sports. Watch for the final game to determine this year’s champions on Sunday, August 30, 2015 on ABC beginning at 3PM ET.

 

 

Beginning as a competition between American teams in 1947, the Little League World Series has since lived up to its name by becoming a truly international tournament among the best little league baseball teams from around the world. Today, the Little League Series is one of eight tournaments sponsored by Little League International, including several softball competitions for girls in various age divisions.

Little League was founded in Williamsport, Pa., by Carl Stotz, in 1939. In addition to celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the founding of Little League, This year also marks the 40th Anniversary of Little League Softball®, the 25th Anniversary of the Little League Challenger Division®, and the 15th Anniversary of the Little League Urban Initiative.
There are more than 35 million Little League graduates around the world. They are community leaders, Baseball Hall of Famers, academics, public servants, scientists, and educators. Illustrious former baseball little leaguers who went on to star in the big leagues include George Brett, Catfish Hunter, Jim Palmer, Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Don Sutton and Carl Yastrzemski.

 

LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL® WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE AND RESULTS

 

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Game 1Caribbean vs. Europe-AfricaESPN, 1:00 PM
Game 2Southwest vs. NorthwestESPN, 3:00 PM
Game 3Latin America vs. AustraliaESPN, 5:00 PM
Game 4Great Lakes vs. WestESPN2, 7:00 PM
Friday, August 21, 2015
TeamsTV Time (ET)
Game 5Canada vs. MexicoESPN, 2:00 PM
Game 6New England vs. SoutheastESPN, 4:00 PM
Game 7Japan vs. Asia-PacificESPN, 6:00 PM
Game 8Midwest vs. Mid-AtlanticESPN, 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 22, 2015
TeamsTV Time (ET)
Game 9Intl: L1 vs. L3ESPN, 1:00 PM
Game 10US: L2 vs. L4ESPN, 3:00 PM
Game 11Intl: L5 vs. L7ESPN, 6:00 PM
Game 12L6 vs. L8ESPN, 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 23, 2015
TeamsTV Time (ET)
Game 13Intl: W1 vs. W3ESPN, 11:00 AM
Game 14US: W2 vs. W4ABC, 3:00 PM
Game 15Intl: W5 vs. W7ESPN, 5:00 PM
Game 16US: W6 vs. W8ESPN2, 7:00 PM
Monday August 24, 2015
TeamsTV Time (ET)
Game AIntl: L9 vs. US: L10ESPN, 12:00 PM
Game 17Intl: L15 vs. W9ESPN, 2:00 PM
Game 18US: L16 vs. W10ESPN, 4:00 PM
Game 19Intl: L16 vs. W10ESPN2, 6:00 PM
Game 20US: L14 vs. W12ESPN2, 8:00 PM
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
TeamsTV Time (ET)
Game BIntl: L11 vs. US: L12ESPN, 1:00 PM
Game 21Intl: W17 vs. W19ESPN, 4:00 PM
Game 22US: W18 vs. W20ESPN2, 8:00 PM
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
TeamsTV Time (ET)
Game 23Intl: W13 vs. W15ESPN, 4:00 PM
Game 24US: W14 vs. W16ESPN, 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 27, 2015
TeamsTV Time (ET)
Game 25Intl: W21 vs. L23ESPN, 4:00 PM
Game 26US: W22 vs. L24ESPN, 8:00 PM
Saturday, August 29, 2015
TeamsTV Time (ET)
Game 27Intl: W23 vs. W25ABC, 12:30 PM
Game 28US: W24 vs. W26ABC, 3:30 PM
Sunday, August 30, 2015
TeamsTV Time (ET)
Game 29Third Place GameESPN, 10:00 AM
Game 30World Series ChampionshipABC, 3:00 PM

 

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE RESULTS

 

LLWS Links:

 

Little League Online - The official site of Little League International, with news & features on current & upcoming events, Little League World Series players & coaches, league information, history, free newsletter, online shop.

Little League World Series - Encyclopedic facts & information from Wikipedia with historical details, famous controversies, noted participants, and a complete roster of winners, runners-up, and scores dating back to the first Little League World Series game in 1947.

Small Ball – A Little League Story - Archived PBS television special chronicling the story of American little leaguers, theircoaches & parents, with a World Series timeline, photos, interactive games.

 

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NASCAR

 

Here is the NASCAR Schedule for August ’15:

 

PENNSYLVANIA 400

SUNDAY, AUG. 02 / 1:30 PM ET
POCONO RACEWAY
NBCSN

Track website

Track Detail

Preview

 

 

 

CHEEZ-IT 355

SUNDAY, AUG. 09 / 2:00 PM ET
WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL
NBCSN

 

Track website

Track Detail

Preview

 

 

PURE MICHIGAN 400

SUNDAY, AUG. 16 / 2:30 PM ET
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
NBCSN

Track website

Track Detail

Preview

 

 

 

IRWIN TOOLS NIGHT RACE

SATURDAY, AUG. 22 / 7:30 PM ET
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
NBCSN

Track website

Track Detail

Preview

 

 

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PGA TOUR – FEDEX CUP

 

The PGA Tour is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played primarily by men in the United States and North America. It organizes most of the events on the flagship annual series of tournaments also known as the PGA Tour, as well as the Champions Tour (for golfers age 50 and older) and the Web.com Tour (for professional players who have not yet qualified to play in the PGA Tour), as well as the PGA Tour Canada and PGA Tour Latinoamérica.

Originally established by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, it was spun off in December 1968 into a separate organization for tour players, as opposed to club professionals, the focal members of today’s PGA of America. Originally the “Tournament Players Division,” it adopted the name “PGA Tour” in 1975 and runs most of the week-to-week professional golf events on the tournament known as the PGA Tour, including The Players Championship, hosted at the TPC at Sawgrass, the FedEx Cup, and the biennial Presidents Cup. The remaining events on the PGA Tour are run by different organizations, as are the U.S.-based LPGA Tour for women and the other men’s and women’s professional tours around the world.

The Highlight of the Tour in July is the PGA Championship

 

Here is the Full PGA Schedule – August ’15:

 

JUL 30 - AUG 2Quicken Loans National CBS
Robert Trent Jones GC, Gainesville, VA
AUG 6 – 9Barracuda Championship GOLF
Montreux G&CC, Reno, NV
AUG 6 – 9World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational CBS
Firestone CC (South), Akron, OH
AUG 13 – 16PGA Championship CBS, TNT
Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, WI
AUG 20 – 23Wyndham Championship CBS, GOLF
Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC
AUG 27 – 30The Barclays CBS, GOLF
Plainfield CC, Edison, NJ

 

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PGA Championship

 

Official Website – PGA.com

 

The really big names in golf meet once again at the 2015 summer thriller, the PGA Championship — playing from Monday, August 10 to Sunday, August 16 — at beautiful Whistling Straits nestled along Lake Michigan in Kohler, Wisconsin.

This year marks the 97th edition of the PGA Championship as the field competes for the coveted Wanamaker Trophy with a total purse of $10 million.

About Whistling Straits

A throwback to the raw freshness of Ireland sculpted into the Wisconsin coastline, Whistling Straits is part of Destination Kohler in Kohler, Wisconsin. Located off the shore of Lake Michigan, Whistling Straits is comprised of two, 18-hole championship golf courses that continue to challenge the best professional and amateur golfers around the world. Arguably the best golf experience in America, these Pete Dye-designed courses continue to be ranked at the top of the list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses” by Golf Digest.

Championships – Past and future events  

2020 Ryder Cup will be hosted on The Straits at Whistling Straits.

2015 PGA Championship will be hosted on The Straits August 10-16, 2015.

The 2010 PGA Championship was hosted on The Straits. This was the second time the PGA Championship was hosted on The Straits, and for the second time on this riveting and unforgiving course, the winner had to be determined by a playoff. With the sun setting quickly and a nerve-wracking three-hole playoff between Martin Kaymer and Bubba Watson, it was Kaymer who pulled through for the win. Kaymer celebrated his first major championship win at Whistling Straits.

At the 2007 U.S. Senior Open, Brad Bryant became the 28th United States Senior Open Champion in exciting fashion, overtaking third-round leader Tom Watson with a birdie on the 16th hole. Bryant finished 6 under par for the tournament and won by three strokes over Ben Crenshaw. It was the second-biggest comeback in Senior Open history and capped off a thrilling championship week, as nearly 125,000 golf enthusiasts celebrated our country’s independence and watched the legends of golf test themselves on The Straits.

The Irish at Whistling Straits hosted the 2005 Palmer Cup, an annual Ryder Cup-style competition where top U.S. collegiate players tee off against their European counterparts. The American team reclaimed the Palmer Cup after winning the first six individual matches on the final day of play.

The Straits at Whistling Straits hosted the 2004 PGA Championship, one of golf’s four majors. The course had been open only two seasons when the announcement was made in January 2000. “Whistling Straits will provide the perfect test for the world’s best golfers,” said PGA President
Will Mann. “It already has proven itself worthy of a major championship and will be held in esteem for generations to come.” The PGA Championship is considered one of the toughest in all of golf to win and features the strongest field in major championship golf. After 72 holes of play, three players were tied for the lead — forcing a three-hole playoff, where Vijay Singh came out victorious, winning his 2nd PGA Championship.

The PGA of America selected The Straits at Whistling Straits as the site of the 1999 Club Professional Championship, making the announcement three months prior to the course debut. The national title championship was conducted on The Straits June 24-27, 1999, within one year after the course’s public opening. It was won by Jeff Freeman, a 37-year-old assistant professional at Tamarisk Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California). More than 18,000 spectators attended the event – an unprecedented and record-setting gallery in the history of the Club Professional Championship.

Course name 

The course was named by Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., Executive Chairman of Kohler Co., who was inspired while walking the land during early construction of the golf course. As he tells the story, the name came to mind quite naturally as it was a particularly blustery day,
a north-to-south gale was whistling along the bluffs, and white caps were breaking on the rocky shoreline – the straits – of Lake Michigan.

Course description 

Overview: Whistling Straits® is a public, daily-fee golf facility with golf memberships available. It is a component of Destination Kohler centered in Kohler, Wisconsin.

Designer: Pete Dye designed both courses at Whistling Straits, as well as both courses at Blackwolf Run®. Size of the site: 560 acres.
Configuration: Whistling Straits is comprised of two 18-hole courses: The Straits® and The Irish.
Opening dates: The Straits – July 1998 The Irish – July 2000

History of the site: In the 1950s, for approximately 9 years, the site had been used by the U.S. Army as an antiaircraft training facility called Camp Haven. Previously it was pancake-flat farmland.

Sheep: A flock of Scottish blackface sheep was acquired for Whistling Straits, with the intent that the animals wander the property freely as might be encountered on a country course in the British Isles. The sheep are kept on-site during the golfing season (they are moved to an offsite farm during the winter months).

Bunkers: The sand bunkers constructed for the course are composed of sand native to the area. Not all of the sand was original to the Whistling Straits property; additional sand from a site located 10 miles from the course was brought in to complete construction. In building The Straits, 7,000 truckloads of sand – approximately 105,000 cubic yards – were brought to the site. Maintenance of the bunkers is intended to be natural by the elements, primarily the wind; staff maintenance is minimal.

Distinguishing features: The Straits 

• Two miles of uninterrupted shoreline on Lake Michigan
• Eight holes hug the Lake Michigan shoreline
• View of Lake Michigan’s endless vista of water from all 18 holes
• Four stone bridges at holes 1, 9, 10 and 18
• Bluffs and massive sand dune areas
• Natural fescue fairways (rather than the traditional Bentgrass)
• Elevation change on the course (hole 15) is approximately 80 feet
• The Straits is a walking course only; walking distance for 18 holes on The Straits is approximately 5 miles • Caddies required (prior to twilight)

Grasses

• Greens are a Bentgrass cultivar (named Providence)
• Tees are a Bentgrass cultivar (named Penncross)
• Fairways are a blend of three fescue cultivars
• Primary rough is the same fescue blend as fairways, but maintained at a higher cut • Deep rough is a blend of four fescues. The mounds and berms are largely left uncut

Average size of the greens: 7,500 square feet Average tee size: 6,000 square feet
Acres of fairway: 22
Acres of rough: 150

Sand bunkers: More than 500 bunkers Water hazards: 14

PGA Championship 2015 TV schedule

Major US television coverage this year encompasses a total of 10 hours of air time in 2015, including the final two rounds of the PGA Championship on CBS Sports, with additional coverage and daily highlights airing on cable channel TNT.

all times ET

THURSDAY, August 13
Round One
TNT
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

FRIDAY, August 14
Round Two
TNT
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

SATURDAY, August 15
Round Three
TNT
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
CBS
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

SUNDAY, August 16
Final Round
TNT
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
CBS
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

PGA Championship Links:

 

2015 PGA Championship - The next best thing to actually being there with details on the golf course along with ticket information and online ordering, scores, player profiles and video clips, history and trivia, online store.

 

PGA Championship – Wikipedia - Deep background on the tournament with historical highlights and trivia, records, notable winners, dates and venues of future PGA Championships, related references and resources.

 

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Professional Tennis

 

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sport’s growth on every level in the United States, from local communities to the crown jewel of the professional game, the US Open. Established in 1881, the USTA is a progressive and diverse not-for-profit organization whose volunteers, professional staff and financial resources support the singular mission. The USTA is the largest tennis organization in the world, with 17 geographical sections, more than 770,000 individual members and 8,000 organizational members, thousands of volunteers and a professional staff dedicated to growing the game.

 

 

Professional Tennis Schedule – August ’15:

 

July 27 – August 2, 2015

Jiangxi International Women’s Tennis Open (Women) Nanchang, China

Baku Cup (Women) Baku, Azerbaijan

Brasil Tennis Cup (Women) Florianopolis, Brazil

BB&T Atlanta Open (Men) Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Credit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad (Men) Gstaad, Switzerland

bet-at-home Open – German Tennis Championships 2012 (Men) Hamburg, Germany

August 3 – 9, 2015

Citi Open (Men & Women) Washington D.C., U.S.A.

Bank of the West Classic (Women) Stanford, California, USA

Generali Open Kitzbuhel (Men) Kitzbuhel, Austria

August 10 – 16, 2015

Rogers Cup Montreal Quebec (Women) & Toronto Ontario (Men), Canada

August 17 – 23, 2015

Western & Southern Open (Men & Women) Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

August 23 – 29, 2015

Connecticut Open (Women) New Haven, CT, U.S.A.

Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University (Men) Winston-Salem, NC, U.S.A.

August 31 – September 13, 2015

US Open (Men & Women) Flushing Meadow, New York, U.S.A.

 

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US Open

 

New York City becomes the world capital of tennis in late August and into September with the action centering around Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens.

This year, the US Tennis Open kicks off on August 31 leading up to the men’s final on Sunday, September 13th as the mens’ final returns to its original Sunday time slot.

International stars such as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, and defending men’s champ Marin Cilic will be on hand to dazzle the crowds as tennis fever hits the Big Apple during the two-week event.

New this year, switch your channel in the US for live TV coverage — from traditional coverage on CBS — to the US Tennis Open’s new home on ESPN.

ESPN begins its first year as the exclusive U.S. Open TV partner with coverage of Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day on August 30 (1 PM ET, ESPN2). Weekday coverage airs from 1-11 PM ET during the first week of the tournament, with ESPN airing the daytime window (1-6 PM) and primetime coverage mostly on ESPN2 (6-11 PM).

ESPN2 will air coverage from 11 AM-11 PM on each day of Labor Day weekend, meaning the network will carry zero college football games on the first Saturday of the season. ESPN has the women’s semifinals in primetime on September 10 (7-11 PM) and eight hours of men’s semifinal coverage the following day (3-11 PM).

One of the biggest changes to the schedule is that the women’s final will air on a Saturday afternoon for the first time in 15 years. ESPN will air coverage at 3 PM ET, with college football as a lead-in. The men’s final returns to its Sunday afternoon slot for the first time since 2007, airing from 4-7 PM ET on ESPN.

 

2015 U.S. Open Schedule on ESPN Family of Networks

Subject to change; all times ET

 

StartEndRoundNet
Sunday, August 30
1:00 PM2:00 PMArthur Ashe Kids’ DayESPN2
Monday, August 31
1:00 PM6:00 PMFirst RoundESPN
6:00 PM11:00 PMFirst RoundESPN2
Tuesday, September 1
1:00 PM11:00 PMFirst RoundESPN
Wednesday, September 2
1:00 PM6:00 PMSecond RoundESPN
6:00 PM11:00 PMSecond RoundESPN2
Thursday, September 3
1:00 PM5:00 PMSecond RoundESPN
5:00 PM11:00 PMSecond RoundESPN2
Friday, September 4
1:00 PM6:00 PMThird RoundESPN
6:00 PM11:00 PMThird RoundESPN2
Saturday, September 5
11:00 AM11:00 PMThird RoundESPN2
Sunday, September 6
11:00 AM11:00 PMRound of 16ESPN2
Monday, September 7 (Labor Day)
11:00 AM11:00 PMRound of 16ESPN2
Tuesday, September 8
12:00 PM11:00 PMQuarterfinalsESPN
Wednesday, September 9
11:00 AM6:00 PMQuarterfinalsESPN
8:00 PM11:00 PMMen’s QuarterfinalESPN2
Thursday, September 10
7:00 PM11:00 PMWomen’s SemifinalsESPN
Friday, September 11
3:00 PM11:00 PMMen’s SemifinalsESPN
Saturday, September 12
3:00 PM6:00 PMWomen’s FinalESPN
Sunday, September 13
4:00 PM7:00 PMMen’s FinalESPN

 

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Tailgating is an art form; a delicate balance between fandom and celebration.  It’s a large part of American culture, and is enjoyed today more than ever. The food, the drink, the friends, this act of pre-celebration before the big game or concert has often become more important than the events themselves.

Everyone has their own version of a tailgate party, and nobody wants to be told what to do and how to do it. This article is prepared to help you enhance your next tailgate party with some tips and tricks from across the web, and the ones we picked up along the way.

We have tailgated across the country at well over 100 events from the Super Bowl to the Rose Bowl, NASCAR  and countless concerts and festivals.

Whether you are a die-hard experienced parking lot party-er or you are just getting started, here are our Tailgate Party Tips & Tricks, you might just get an idea for the next one.

 

 

- FANFOOD Tailgating Tips -

 

Know the Rules
Prepare for Success
Check the Weather
Pack the Standards
Wear Layers of Clothes - weather needs
Bring Sunglasses & Sunscreen
Go with a Theme
Create a Menu
Prepare a Checklist
Send out the Invites
Get Help
Make a Playlist
Put your Game Tickets in the Car the Night Before
Keep a Tailgating Toolbox in Your Car
Freeze Water Bottles or Balloons in Your Team Colors
Prep Food Before you Leave
Bring Enough to Share
Print a Plastic Tub for Dirty Dishes
Don’t Forget the Jumper Cables
Get There Early
Use a Balloon To Stand Out
Use Social Media
Set up a Car Bar
Consider Wind Direction
Know How to Light a Grill
Grill with Success
Set up a Hand Washing Station with Sanitizer
Watch TV in the Parking Lot
Make a Chip bag bowl
Turn a Case of Beer into a Disposable Cooler
Keep Organized
Eat With Your Hands
Keep Cool Foods Chilled
Class It Up
Cooler Packing 101 & Personalized Water Bottle Labels
Ice a Cake In Your Team’s Color
Play Games
Make Your Own Beer Pong Table
Learn how to Open a Beer Bottle with your Car Door
Drink in Moderation
Always have a Designated Driver
Enjoy the Game
The PostGate
Leave the Area Clean

 

 

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Know the Rules

Every venue has it’s own rules and you need to know them. If you are tailgating at a venue for the first time or just want a refresher course, find your venue website and read and understand the rules, this will go a long way in your planning and preparation.

 

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Prepare for Success

If you are a die hard tailgater, you already have all of your supplies together and ready to go. You don’t want to be running around the night before or the day off looking for all your supplies. Gather everything now and put them together in a room in your house or garage.

 

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Check the Weather

This is obvious. You need to follow the forecast in the days leading up to the big event.

When you wake up on GameDay, plan accordingly. Here is a link you can use.

Here is the Weather Section of FANFOOD Fantasy Football with some more links for you.

Click Here for Weather Underground Sports Forecasts

 

 

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Pack the Standards

You might be the lead tailgater or you might be joining a party. No matter what your role is this day, you need to have at least the basics packed and ready to go:

 

Game Tickets (pack them in the car you will be using the night before)
Cash
Water
Snack Food
Hand Sanitizer
Sun Glasses
Sunscreen
Garbage Bags

If you have all these items at minimum, you can enjoy going to the game and tailgating.

 

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Layers of Clothes - weather needs

No matter the weather, always dress in layers. Weather can change drastically during a long day of tailgating.

Better to have what you need then to need what you don’t have.

 

 

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Bring Sunglasses & Sunscreen

Be Sun Smart. You may have crisp weather at some of your tailgates, but don’t forget about protecting yourself from the sun. Bring sunglasses and sunscreen to prevent sunburns. You will know what to expect when you check the weather forecast, but as we just said, things can change.

 

 

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Go with a Theme

It might be a big rivalry, or it could be close to a holiday (i.e. Christmas) It is always fun to make your tailgate party theme related.

 

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Create a Menu

This depends on your theme, and even if you don’t have one, you should create a menu anyway (even if it is just for your own use)

This will help with your shopping, prep and help list. Print out the recipes you want to make and make sure to prepare everything you can in the days leading up to the event.

 

For Ideas and over 500 Recipes:

Recipes

Appetizers | Marinades | Rubs | Chili | Vegetables | Sandwiches

Pizza | Meats | Sauces | Breakfast | Desserts | Holiday | Drinks |

Equipment & Technique |

 

 

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Prepare a Checklist

No need to recreate the wheel here, the people over at Charbroil created one for you.

If you don’t want to use their’s create your own, print it out, and refer to it often.

 

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Send out the Invites

You may have the usual suspects attending, you may be a season ticket holder, you may tailgate in the same spot each game. Doesn’t matter, it’s always good to send out information to your guests. Especially if it the party is theme related. Use Social Media, you’ll see later how it will help.

 

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Get Help

This goes hand in hand with the invites. Don’t try to do everything yourself. Get help from your friends. Make sure to give out specific instructions so you don’t end up with 8 bowls of potato salad.

 

 

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Make a Playlist

Pick enough songs to last through the entire tailgate that everyone will listen to. Know your audience and stay away from offensive songs if there will be little ones there.

 

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Put Your Game Tickets in the Car the Night Before

You don’t want to forget the most important thing, the tickets. You could be rushed and running around packing the car the day of the event. It’s easy to overlook things like the tickets.

 

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Keep a Tailgating Toolbox in your car

For serious tailgaters only – Keep a fully stocked toolbox with supplies in your car.

 

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Freeze Water Bottles or Freeze Balloons in Your Team Colors

Freeze Water bottles and use them in your cooler. You can also make ice cubes with food coloring or skip the boring ice and go out and get black and gold balloons for your next STEELERS Tailgate (or the team colors of your choice). check this pinterest page for ideas

 

 

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Prep Food Before you leave

This is another obvious tip, but do EVERYTHING you can BEFORE you leave. Things like, marinating and skewering the meat, forming the burgers, making up the sandwich toppings tray, making your smoking pouches, etc. The least you have to prep in the parking lot the better.

 

 

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Bring Enough to Share

The Golden rule of Tailgating is to always bring enough to share with your parking lot neighbors. There is no room for being stuck up here, even if the poor slobs next to you are Ravens Fans.

 

 

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Print a Plastic Tub for Dirty Dishes

You are going to have dirty dishes, even if you plan on using disposable plates, etc. Do yourself a favor and bring a big plastic tub to put all the dirty stuff in, especially if you are using real plates, etc.

 

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Don’t Forget the Jumper Cables

These should be in your trunk anyway, but they are even more important in the parking lot, when you have been draining your car battery with music, TV, etc.

 

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Get There Early

This goes back to knowing the rules. When does the lot open? Do you have a favorite spot? What color is your parking pass? What is the weather supposed to be like? How much time do your guests want to spend outside? The answers to all these questions and more, will determine when you should get there.

Our advice, get there early and if there is a spot near a real bathroom, get it. Plan to arrive four hours before the game starts. Then eat two hours before the game so you have plenty of time to set up and clean up.

 

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Use a Balloon To Stand Out

Here is a cool trick for when you are meeting up with people. Bring a big Team balloon, or numbers of your favorite player like the # 7 above, ether will do. Fly it high so your guests can find you.

 

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Use Social Media

If there is ever a time to use facebook and it’s “check in” feature it is now. Once you have your spot and have your balloon flying, take a pic, check into your favorite social media sharred with your guests that are going to be joining your tailgate party. Nobody wants to be walking around on the phone during the tailgate party trying to find where Joey and the kids are. You got beers to drink, burgers to eat and footballs to toss.

 

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Set Up a CarBar

Convert the back of your car into a fully-stocked bar with a set of shelves.

 

 

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Consider Wind Direction

Now we are talking about the fun part, grilling in the parking lot. We have so many tips for you when it comes to this, but the first and foremost thing you need to consider is the wind direction, and where you are going to set up the cooker.

 

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Know How to Light a Grill

Remember FANFOOD RULES #2Never Use Lighter Fluid.

There are so many ways to light your charcoal, why would anyone use lighter fluid? While you might think it is easier, you NEVER want use lighter fluid or any kind of charcoal that is self-lighting (ones that have an additive to make it start without lighter fluid). Lighter fluid and these additives can leave behind a bad taste that you don’t want.

Charcoal should be clean and produce virtually no smoke when fully lit.

There are simple ways to light a charcoal grill without lighter fluid, Click Here for ways that are good to best

 

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Grill with Success

You probably don’t need us to tell you how to grill, but have you mastered the reverse sear technique? Do you know that you never want to put a cold steak on a hot grill? These are just a couple of tips and techniques that we offer on this website.

Do You Have a Plan for Used Charcoal?  It might sound obvious, but if you cook with charcoal, you need to have a plan on what you are going to do after the cook. Properly disposing of used charcoal is more than simply sending it to the landfill. You can get much more use out of it and if you BBQ as much as I do, you can save money too.

We are talking about tailgate cooking here, so we don’t have the luxury of waiting 48 hours for the coals to completely cool, plus we are not going to be bringing them home with us.  So what do we do?

You have a couple of options.

Check if your Venue has a Hot Coals Container

Let your coals burn down as much as possible. Scoop out and place in a disposable fold pan with some holes poked in. Pour water over coals. once cooled put in trash bag.

Bring a Metal Bucket - for still-glowing coals to transport to the Hot Coals Container

Do not use Galvanized Metal – This will put of noxious fumes.

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Set up a Hand Washing Station with Santizer

Go to Costo and buy a big laundry soap dispenser. When you have used it all, Wash it out and fill it with hot water and bring it to your next tailgate party. Set it up like the picture above to be used as a hand washing station. Don’t forget the sanitizer.

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Watch TV on the Parking Lot

If you want to throw the best tailgate party in the lot, why not bring take TV with you? You have options to get the games.

Of course there is always over air broadcasting, but if you have the  DirecTV Sunday Ticket, it is easier than ever.

First, you will need to get a screen mirroring device for your TV. Here are some links for you to check out

Android

Apple

Display the games on your phone or tablet and mirror to your TV it’s that simple. No wires, no Tailgate Satellite Dish KitCheck out this one from Amazon.

You can also use a slingbox. plug it into a projector connect it to the internet, and display your home channels on a screen.

With all the advances in technology, and abundance of mobile apps out there, you should have no problem watching LIVE sports in the lot, you just need to power it up.

 

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Make a Chip Bag Bowl

No need to dump the chips into a bowl you will have to clean, or throw away. Use the bag that it comes in turn it into a bowl.

 

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Turn a Case of Beer into a Disposable Cooler

In lieu of a cooler, get a case of your favorite drinks, empty it and line it with two garbage bags (so it doesn’t leak), then put the drinks back in and add ice. Afterwards, put the whole thing in the trash. Double the bag so you don’t have any leaks

 

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Keep Organized

Here are some tips to keep you organized during your tailgate party. (1) Bring a pre-packed set of drawers so everything is handy and organized while you’re cooking. Designate and label drawers: One for napkins, plates and utensils; one for koozies and bottle openers and cups; one for SPF and insect repellant, etc. (2) A clear shoe organizer is great for storing napkins, cups, koozies and more to free up room on the table. Bonus points because it rolls up for easy storage after the game. (3) Hang a paper towel roll using a bungee cord from the tent struts.

 

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Eat with your Hands

Nature’s Utensils. Try preparing everything you can eat with your two hands, show off your hand washing station and keep it simple with finger foods. Cook and serve your whole lobsters another day. Serve breakfast you can eat with your hands, like sausage and bacon wrapped in pancakes.

 

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Keep Cool Food Chilled

If you can’t serve just finger food and you must serve sides and salads, keep them chilled. Bring some extra ice and turn the lid of the salad bowl upside down, fill with ice and put your salad on top. Consider using a large aluminum foil container filled with ice and placing all your sides on top of the ice.

 

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Class it Up

Using clear plastic plates and silver plasticware can class up the joint, Using a cupcake stand, decorative paper towel holder, and chalkboard make this look especially nice.

 

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Cooler Packing 101 & Personalized Water Bottles

You might think that simply dumping a case of cans in a cooler and topping it with ice it the way to go. Sure that is one way. Here is another.

 

 

If you want a little extra touch, print out your own labels for your water bottles with the date and matchup and the name of your Tailgate Party.

 

Here is a template you can use, Or a google search for more.

 

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Ice a Cake in your Team’s Color

Click it here, as southern living share their playbook for to-the-drop formulas to create your team colors with icing.

 

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Play Games

You got beer pongmegapongbasketpongwasher pitbean bag tossladderballKanJam, whatever. Bring your favorite, or atleast bring a football to toss around.

Dick’s Sporting Goods has a bunch of games to choose from, or Shop.Tailgatingideas.com

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Make Your Own Beer Pong Table

 

directions here

 

 

 

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Learn how to Open a Beer Bottle with your Car Door

 

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Drink in Moderation

You will want to feel the need to drink heavily before going in the stadium, because you don’t want to pay the hefty price inside for adult beverages, but don’t do it. Drink in Moderation.

It is a long game, and long tailgate party, pace yourself and don’t be that person talked about all season long. Remember, tempers can get heated during and after a game, you’ll want to keep a level head.

 

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 DRIVER

 

Always have a Designated Driver

 

Do we really need to explain why this is important?

 

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Enjoy the Game

Win or Lose, enjoy yourself.

These tickets aren’t cheap and you need to make the best of it.

Have fun! Enjoy the game and your guests. It’s an experience and up to you to make it a good one or bad one.

 

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The PostGate

As Lee Brice says… “There’s ain’t no party like the after party!” So set up some chairs, take out some leftovers.

If you are using a gas grill, why not cook some fresh food? (don’t bother lighting new charcoal).

It’s going to take time for people to leave the parking lot and if Your Team wins your gunna want to raise a toast.

You can either wait in traffic or eat some food, it’s up to you.

Make sure to use your DD for the trip home.

 

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Leave Your Area Clean

This is another obvious tip, but you HAVE to leave the parking lot the way you found it, It’s a parking lot, not a trash heap! Stay Classy!

Use your garbage bags, dispose of your hot coals the proper way and respect the venue.

Don’t be that group we have all seen leaving their trash all over the lot.

 

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