August Sports ’16

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

 

 

 

As we head into August, we can get excited about the Summer Olympics as Rio de Janeiro, Brazil plays host to the XXXI Summer Olympics from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 21, 2016. The opening ceremony will take place in the Maracanã Stadium on Friday, August 5th. It’s officially known as Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium, holding 74,738 spectators and serving as the official Olympic Stadium. There are over two dozen distinct competitions in the 2016 Summer Olympics. They include traditional Olympic swimming, gymnastics, and cycling competitions, as well as newer sports that are of keen interest such as beach volleyball!

August is also the time to start to think about Football. No not Olympic soccer. The real American game of Football. NFL Training Camps have started, and it’s Back to Work as the 2016-17 NFL Season is just getting started.It all begins at the Hall. The Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers will travel to Canton in August to kick off the National Football League’s 2016 preseason in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game. The preseason classic is set for Sunday, Aug. 7 at 8 PM ET in Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

The Colts and Packers will close out the 2016 Enshrinement Weekend one day after three of their famed legends are formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Longtime Packers quarterback BRETT FAVRE and the Colts’ former head coach TONY DUNGY and wide receiver MARVIN HARRISON are among the eight-man class that was recently elected to the Hall of Fame. Other members of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 include owner EDWARD DeBARTOLO, JR., linebacker KEVIN GREENE, tackle ORLANDO PACE, quarterback KEN STABLER and guard DICK STANFEL.

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.

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 29th 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.

If watching cars fly around a small track (especially at night) is your thing, than you will love Saturday August  20th, 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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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil plays host to the XXXI Summer Olympics from Friday, August 5 to Sunday, August 21, 2016.

There are over two dozen distinct competitions in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

They include traditional Olympic swimming, gymnastics, and cycling competitions, as well as newer sports that are of keen interest such as beach volleyball!

New this year? Olympic golf! It will be the first time golf has been played at the Olympics since the 1904 Summer Olympics.

 

Quick Guide

Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When: August 5 – August 21, 2016
Number of sports: 28
Number of events: 306
Countries represented: 146
Athletes in competition: 5,412

Official Webpage

 

The Olympic mascot is called Vinicius and is named after musician Vinicius de Moraes. The Olympic mascot represents a mix of Brazilian wildlife with the intelligence of cats, the agility of monkeys, and the grace of birds.

Click Here for the Mascot Page

 

XXXI Summer  Olympic Notes

This is the first time the Olympics will be held in South America and the first time Rio de Janeiro will play host.

No stranger to international sporting events, Rio has already played host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

This year, there will be 33 different Olympic venues in four different districts of Rio de Janeiro (Copacabana, Barra de Tijuca, Deodoro and Maracanã.) The city’s largest sporting venue, Maracanã Stadium, will also host the opening ceremony on August 5 and the closing ceremony on August 21.

Total cost to Rio for hosting the 2016 games? 37.6 billion Brazilian Real, or about $95 million US dollars.

The official motto for the 2016 Games is “Live your passion.”

The very first modern Olympic games were the Summer Olympics held in 1896. Because Ancient Greece was the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Athens was considered to be an appropriate choice to stage the inaugural modern Games.

London is the only city to host the Summer Games three times — in 1908, 1948 and 2012. The Summer Olympics have been held in the USA four times (1904, 1932, 1984, 1996) – but in three different cities.

The United States has won more gold and overall medals than any other country in the Summer Games. Summer Olypian Michael Phelps is the most-decorated Olympic athlete of any nation, with 22 Olympic medals (including 18 golds).

Yes, it’s true. Olympic gold medals aren’t really made of solid gold, but silver with gold plating. Olympic gold medals haven’t been pure gold for about a century.

The modern games were only canceled three times, and it was always the Summer Olympics. The 1916 Summer Olympics in Berlin were canceled because of World War I. The 1940 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, as well as the 1944 Summer Olympics in London, were canceled because of World War II.

 

 

 Links:

 

olympic.org/rio-2016

Wiki Page

Olympic Venues

NBC Olympics Page

Rio 2016: 16 Fun Facts About This Year’s Olympics – NBC News

Random olympics trivia

Olympic Fun Facts

 

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Major League Baseball

 

The Chicago Cubs spent two weeks out of the top spot, but this week they are back at No. 1. The Cubs limped to the All-Star break but  won three straight series to open the second half. The Cubs jumped back up ahead of the struggling San Francisco Giants, who have scuffled out out the break, opening the door for the Nationals to take the second spot in the FANFOOD Rankings. We’ll count the third spot as a toss up and give it to the Cleveland Indians who are slightly better right now than the Giants and the Orioles.

With the MLB Trade Deadline July 31st, Much can change as we head into the dog days of summer.

Click Here for a Handy Trade Tracker to see what all the teams did and didn’t do.

  1. Cubs
  2. Nationals
  3. Indians
  4. Giants
  5. Orioles
  6. Blue Jays
  7. Rangers
  8. Red Sox
  9. Cardinals
  10. Dodgers

 


Here are the MLB Nationally Broadcast Games in August’16:  

 

DATE TIME AWAY HOME TV
Mon, Aug 17:10 PMNew York YankeesNew York MetsESPN
Tue, Aug 27:10 PMSt. Louis CardinalsCincinnati RedsFS1
Sat, Aug 64:05 PMBoston Red SoxLos Angeles DodgersFS1
Sun, Aug 71:35 PMSan Francisco GiantsWashington NationalsTBS
Wed, Aug 107:10 PMNew York YankeesBoston Red SoxESPN
Thu, Aug 113:35 PMBaltimore OriolesOakland AthleticsMLBN
Sat, Aug 134:05 PMPittsburgh PiratesLos Angeles DodgersFS1
Sat, Aug 137:10 PMLos Angeles AngelsCleveland IndiansFS1
Sun, Aug 141:10 PMLos Angeles AngelsCleveland IndiansTBS
Sun, Aug 148:08 PMSt. Louis CardinalsChicago CubsESPN
Fri, Aug 1910:05 PMNew York YankeesLos Angeles AngelsFS1
Sat, Aug 204:05 PMNew York MetsSan Francisco GiantsFS1
Wed, Aug 243:35 PMCleveland IndiansOakland AthleticsMLBN
Sat, Aug 274:05 PMChicago CubsLos Angeles DodgersFS1
Sat, Aug 277:10 PMLos Angeles AngelsDetroit TigersFS1

 

Here is the FULL MLB Schedule – August’16:

AugustGameGame Time
   Mon 1Minnesota @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Miami @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Washington @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Boston @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Tue 2San Francisco @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Texas @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Miami @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Houston8:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Washington @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Oakland @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Boston @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Wed 3Miami @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Washington @ Arizona3:40 PM ET
Milwaukee @ San Diego3:40 PM ET
San Francisco @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Texas @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Houston8:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Oakland @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Boston @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
   Thu 4Minnesota @ Cleveland12:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Tampa Bay12:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Cincinnati12:35 PM ET
San Francisco @ Philadelphia1:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Detroit1:10 PM ET
Texas @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Oakland @ LA Angels7:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Houston8:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Boston @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
   Fri 5Cleveland @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
Texas @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET
Atlanta @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Miami @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Boston @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ San Diego10:40 PM ET
   Sat 6Cleveland @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Boston @ LA Dodgers4:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Tampa Bay6:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
San Francisco @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ Chi. White Sox7:10 PM ET
Texas @ Houston7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Kansas City7:15 PM ET
Atlanta @ St. Louis7:15 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Arizona8:10 PM ET
Miami @ Colorado8:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ San Diego8:40 PM ET
LA Angels @ Seattle9:10 PM ET
   Sun 7Cleveland @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Detroit1:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Tampa Bay1:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh1:35 PM ET
San Francisco @ Washington1:35 PM ET
Texas @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Kansas City2:15 PM ET
Atlanta @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Arizona4:10 PM ET
Miami @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ San Diego4:40 PM ET
Boston @ LA Dodgers7:10 PM ET
   Mon 8Tampa Bay @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
San Francisco @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Milwaukee7:20 PM ET
Houston @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Texas @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Baltimore @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Tue 9Texas @ Colorado3:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Washington7:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Arizona @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Boston7:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ Miami7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Houston @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET
Baltimore @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Wed 10San Francisco @ Miami12:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ LA Dodgers3:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Washington4:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Arizona @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ St. Louis7:15 PM ET
Colorado @ Texas8:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Houston @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET
Baltimore @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Detroit @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
   Thu 11Arizona @ NY Mets12:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Pittsburgh12:35 PM ET
Houston @ Minnesota1:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Texas2:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Oakland3:35 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Boston7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET
   Fri 12St. Louis @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Colorado @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Houston @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Miami7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Boston7:10 PM ET
San Diego @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Sat 13Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Houston @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
St. Louis @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ LA Dodgers4:05 PM ET
Colorado @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee7:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Minnesota7:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Boston7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Miami7:10 PM ET
San Diego @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ San Francisco9:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Oakland9:05 PM ET
   Sun 14St. Louis @ Chi. CubsTBD
Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Houston @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Miami1:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Cleveland1:10 PM ET
San Diego @ NY Mets1:10 PM ET
Arizona @ Boston1:35 PM ET
Atlanta @ Washington1:35 PM ET
Colorado @ Philadelphia1:35 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Minnesota2:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Texas3:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Oakland4:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ LA Dodgers4:10 PM ET
   Mon 15Boston @ Cleveland1:10 PM ET
Toronto @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Miami @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Washington @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
NY Mets @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Seattle @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Tue 16Milwaukee @ Chi. Cubs1:20 PM ET
Boston @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Miami @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Washington @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
NY Mets @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Seattle @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Wed 17Toronto @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
San Diego @ Tampa Bay1:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Washington @ Colorado3:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ San Francisco3:45 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
Miami @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
NY Mets @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Seattle @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
   Thu 18Boston @ Detroit1:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Chi. Cubs2:20 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Houston @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Miami @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Washington @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET
Seattle @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Fri 19St. Louis @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Miami @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Houston @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Texas @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Washington @ Atlanta7:35 PM ET
Oakland @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
NY Yankees @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego10:40 PM ET
   Sat 20NY Mets @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Texas @ Tampa Bay6:10 PM ET
Houston @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Miami @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
Oakland @ Chi. White Sox7:10 PM ET
Toronto @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Washington @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Kansas City7:15 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Colorado8:10 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego8:40 PM ET
NY Yankees @ LA Angels9:05 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Seattle9:10 PM ET
   Sun 21NY Yankees @ LA AngelsTBD
Toronto @ Cleveland1:10 PM ET
Boston @ Detroit1:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Cincinnati1:10 PM ET
Texas @ Tampa Bay1:10 PM ET
Washington @ Atlanta1:35 PM ET
Houston @ Baltimore1:35 PM ET
Miami @ Pittsburgh1:35 PM ET
St. Louis @ Philadelphia1:35 PM ET
Oakland @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Kansas City2:15 PM ET
NY Mets @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ Colorado4:10 PM ET
Milwaukee @ Seattle4:10 PM ET
Arizona @ San Diego4:40 PM ET
   Mon 22LA Dodgers @ Cincinnati12:35 PM ET
Houston @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
Washington @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Boston @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Milwaukee7:20 PM ET
Atlanta @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Cleveland @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Tue 23Washington @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Houston @ Pittsburgh7:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Kansas City @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Boston @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Texas @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Colorado @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Atlanta @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Cleveland @ Oakland10:05 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Seattle10:10 PM ET
San Francisco @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ San Diego10:10 PM ET
   Wed 24Houston @ Pittsburgh12:35 PM ET
Colorado @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Oakland3:35 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ San Diego3:40 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Seattle3:40 PM ET
Baltimore @ Washington7:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Kansas City @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Boston @ Tampa Bay7:10 PM ET
Texas @ Cincinnati7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Detroit @ Minnesota8:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Atlanta @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
San Francisco @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Thu 25Detroit @ Minnesota1:10 PM ET
Boston @ Tampa Bay1:10 PM ET
Baltimore @ Washington7:05 PM ET
LA Angels @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Kansas City @ Miami7:10 PM ET
NY Mets @ St. Louis7:15 PM ET
Cleveland @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
San Francisco @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
   Fri 26Colorado @ Washington7:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ NY Yankees7:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Toronto7:07 PM ET
Kansas City @ Boston7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Cleveland @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Chi. White Sox8:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Houston8:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
Oakland @ St. Louis8:15 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Arizona9:40 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ LA Dodgers10:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Sat 27Colorado @ Washington1:05 PM ET
Baltimore @ NY Yankees1:05 PM ET
Minnesota @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ LA Dodgers4:05 PM ET
Kansas City @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Chi. White Sox7:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Houston7:10 PM ET
LA Angels @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee7:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Miami7:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Oakland @ St. Louis7:15 PM ET
Cleveland @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Arizona8:10 PM ET
Atlanta @ San Francisco9:05 PM ET
   Sun 28Baltimore @ NY YankeesTBD
Minnesota @ Toronto1:07 PM ET
LA Angels @ Detroit1:10 PM ET
Philadelphia @ NY Mets1:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Miami1:10 PM ET
Kansas City @ Boston1:35 PM ET
Colorado @ Washington1:35 PM ET
Seattle @ Chi. White Sox2:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Houston2:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee2:10 PM ET
Oakland @ St. Louis2:15 PM ET
Cleveland @ Texas3:05 PM ET
Atlanta @ San Francisco4:05 PM ET
Cincinnati @ Arizona4:10 PM ET
Chi. Cubs @ LA Dodgers4:10 PM ET
   Mon 29Toronto @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Washington @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Miami @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee7:20 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Seattle @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Houston8:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Cincinnati @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
   Tue 30Toronto @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Washington @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Miami @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Boston7:10 PM ET
Chi. White Sox @ Detroit7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Seattle @ Texas8:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Houston8:10 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Colorado8:40 PM ET
Cincinnati @ LA Angels10:05 PM ET
Arizona @ San Francisco10:15 PM ET
   Wed 31Chi. White Sox @ Detroit1:10 PM ET
Tampa Bay @ Boston1:35 PM ET
Seattle @ Texas2:05 PM ET
Oakland @ Houston2:10 PM ET
LA Dodgers @ Colorado3:10 PM ET
Arizona @ San Francisco3:45 PM ET
Cincinnati @ LA Angels7:05 PM ET
Toronto @ Baltimore7:05 PM ET
Washington @ Philadelphia7:05 PM ET
Miami @ NY Mets7:10 PM ET
Minnesota @ Cleveland7:10 PM ET
San Diego @ Atlanta7:10 PM ET
Pittsburgh @ Chi. Cubs8:05 PM ET
St. Louis @ Milwaukee8:10 PM ET
NY Yankees @ Kansas City8:15 PM ET

 

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National Football League

 

 

Training camp is where it all starts and when teams begin forming the group of players that will take them through the 2016 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 along with the start dates.

Only 11 teams are going away for camp, both because many teams just find it easier to stay in their multi-million dollar facilities and because the new CBA cut down on camp time and on-field hours.

Though all teams can report for camp 15 days before their preseason opener, each team manages open practices and some early workouts differently. Below is a list of every team’s first full practice; teams that leave their home sites/facilities for camp are noted, as are key training camp dates.

 

AFC

Baltimore Ravens

First practice: July 29

Key dates: Open practices at M&T Bank Stadium Aug. 1 and Aug. 6

 

Buffalo Bills – at St. John Fisher College, Rochester

First practice: July 30

 

Cincinnati Bengals

First practice: July 29

Key dates: The Bengals host the Vikings for joint practices Aug. 10-11

 

Cleveland Browns

First practice: July 29

Key dates: Aug. 6, intrasquad scrimmage at Ohio Stadium in Columbus; Aug. 23-24 practices with the Buccaneers in Tampa

 

Denver Broncos

Official dates have not been released. The Broncos host the 49ers for joint practices Aug. 17-18.

 

Houston Texans

First practice: July 31

Key dates: Joint practices at 49ers Aug. 12 and vs. the Saints Aug. 18-19

 

Indianapolis Colts – at Anderson University, Anderson, Ind.

First practice: July 27

 

Jacksonville Jaguars

Official dates have not been released. The Jaguars will host the Buccaneers for joint practices Aug. 17-18.

 

Kansas City Chiefs – at Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, Mo.

First practice: July 30

 

Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins haven’t yet released official camp dates.

 

New England Patriots

First practice: July 28

Key dates: Joint practices with the Saints (Aug. 9-10) and Bears (Aug. 15-16).

 

New York Jets

First practice: July 28. Only six practices will be open to the public.

 

Oakland Raiders – at Napa Valley, Ca.

The Raiders haven’t yet released official camp dates.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers – at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa.

First practice: July 29

Key dates: Aug. 9-10 joint practices with the Lions

 

San Diego Chargers

First practice: July 30

Key dates: Joint practice with Cardinals Aug. 16 in Qualcomm Stadium

 

Tennessee Titans

First practice: July 30

Key dates: Aug. 6 stadium practice open to fans

 

NFC

 

Arizona Cardinals

First practice: July 29

Key dates: Joint practice at Chargers Aug. 16

 

Atlanta Falcons

First practice: July 28

Key dates: Aug. 5 “Friday Night Lights” practice at Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga.

 

Carolina Panthers – at Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C.

First practice: July 28

 

Chicago Bears – at Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Ill.

First practice: July 28

Key dates: Aug. 6 practice at Soldier Field; Aug. 15-16 joint practices at the Patriots

 

Dallas Cowboys – at Oxnard, Ca.

First practice: July 30

 

Detroit Lions

First practice: July 29, though the Lions have not yet released a full camp schedule.

Key dates: Aug. 9-10 joint practices at the Steelers

 

Green Bay Packers – at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis.

First practice: July 26

Key dates: July 31, Family Night at Lambeau Field

 

Los Angeles Rams

The Rams haven’t yet released a full camp schedule.

 

Minnesota Vikings – at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Min.

Key dates: Joint practices vs. Bengals in Cincinnati Aug. 10-11

 

New York Giants

First practice: July 29

 

New Orleans Saints – at The Greenbrier, White Sulfur Springs, W.V.

First practice: July 28

Key dates: Joint practices at the Patriots Aug. 9-10 and at the Texans Aug. 18-19

 

Philadelphia Eagles

First practice: July 28

Key dates: Open practices at Lincoln Financial Field on July 31 and Aug. 14

 

San Francisco 49ers

Exact camp dates not yet announced. The 49ers will host the Texans for a joint practice Aug. 12, then visit Denver for joint practices Aug. 17-18.

 

Seattle Seahawks

First practice: July 30

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

First practice: July 30

Key dates: Joint practices at the Jaguars (Aug. 17-18) and vs. the Browns (Aug. 23-24)

 

Washington Redskins – at Bon Secours Training Center, Richmond, Va.

First practice: July 28

 

source: PFT

 

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NFL Preseason 2016

 

 

NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME

AUGUST 7TH

8:00 PM

 

To kick off the 2016 season, the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts play the first preseason game of the year at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium with football on Sunday night!

The Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers will travel to Canton in August to kick off the National Football League’s 2016 preseason in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game. The preseason classic is set for Sunday, Aug. 7 at 8 PM ET in Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

The Colts and Packers will close out the 2016 Enshrinement Weekend one day after three of their famed legends are formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Longtime Packers quarterback BRETT FAVRE and the Colts’ former head coach TONY DUNGY and wide receiver MARVIN HARRISON are among the eight-man class that was recently elected to the Hall of Fame. Other members of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 include owner EDWARD DeBARTOLO, JR., linebacker KEVIN GREENE, tackle ORLANDO PACE, quarterback KEN STABLER and guard DICK STANFEL.

Favre spent 16 of his 20 NFL seasons with the Packers and led the resurgence of the franchise that resulted in a Super Bowl XXXI victory. He retired as the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards, attempts, completions, and touchdowns. Dungy coached the Colts for seven seasons during which time the team posted 12 or more wins every year except his first when Indianapolis finished 10-6. He became the first African American head coach to win a Super Bowl when he led the Colts to a victory in Super Bowl XLI. Harrison played his entire 13-season career in Indianapolis and racked up 1,102 catches for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns. He was named All-Pro six times and voted to eight Pro Bowls.

The Colts and Packers will each make their fifth appearance in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game.

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The 2016 preseason schedule features the Rams‘ return to Los Angeles in a prime-time clash with the Dallas Cowboys – one of eight games on the national TV schedule.

2016 preseason national television schedule (all times Eastern)

 

Hall of Fame Game (Canton, Ohio)

Green Bay vs. Indianapolis (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET), Sunday, Aug. 7

Preseason Week 1 (Aug. 11-15)

Dallas at Los Angeles (ESPN, 8 p.m.), Saturday, Aug. 13

Preseason Week 3 (Aug. 25-28)

Atlanta at Miami (NBC, 8 p.m.), Thursday, Aug. 25
Cleveland at Tampa Bay (CBS, 8 p.m.), Friday, Aug. 26
Tennessee at Oakland (CBS, 8 p.m.), Saturday, Aug. 27
San Diego at Minnesota (FOX, 1 p.m.), Sunday, Aug. 28
Arizona at Houston (FOX, 4 p.m.), Sunday, Aug. 28
Cincinnati at Jacksonville (NBC, 8 p.m.), Sunday, Aug. 28

2016 preseason week-by-week schedule

 

Hall of Fame Game — Aug. 7

Green Bay vs. Indianapolis (ESPN)

 

Week 1 — Aug. 11-15

Dallas at Los Angeles (ESPN, Aug. 13)
Carolina at Baltimore
Cleveland at Green Bay
Denver at Chicago
Detroit at Pittsburgh
Houston at San Francisco
Indianapolis at Buffalo
Jacksonville at NY Jets
Miami at NY Giants
Minnesota at Cincinnati
New Orleans at New England
Oakland at Arizona
San Diego at Tennessee
Seattle at Kansas City
Tampa Bay at Philadelphia
Washington at Atlanta

 

Week 2 — Aug. 18-22

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

 

Week 3 — Aug. 25-28

Atlanta at Miami (NBC, Aug. 25)
Cleveland at Tampa Bay (CBS, Aug. 26)
Tennessee at Oakland (CBS, Aug. 27)
San Diego at Minnesota (FOX, Aug. 28)
Arizona at Houston (FOX, Aug. 28)
Cincinnati at Jacksonville (NBC, Aug. 28)
Buffalo at Washington
Dallas at Seattle
Detroit at Baltimore
Green Bay at San Francisco
Kansas City at Chicago
Los Angeles at Denver
New England at Carolina
NY Giants at NY Jets
Philadelphia at Indianapolis
Pittsburgh at New Orleans

 

Week 4 — Sept. 1-2

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

 

 

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San Diego Chargers

Week 1: at Tennessee Titans
Week 2: vs. Arizona Cardinals
Week 3: at Minnesota Vikings
Week 4: vs. San Francisco 49ers

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San Francisco 49ers

Week 1: vs. Houston Texans
Week 2: at Denver Broncos
Week 3: vs. Green Bay Packers
Week 4: at San Diego Chargers

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Seattle Seahawks

Week 1: at Kansas City Chiefs
Week 2: vs. Minnesota Vikings
Week 3: vs. Dallas Cowboys
Week 4: at Oakland Raiders

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 1: at Philadelphia Eagles
Week 2: at Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 3: vs. Cleveland Browns
Week 4: vs. Washington Redskins

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Tennessee Titans

Week 1: vs. San Diego Chargers
Week 2: vs. Carolina Panthers
Week 3: at Oakland Raiders
Week 4: at Miami Dolphins

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Washington Redskins

Week 1: at Atlanta Falcons
Week 2: vs. New York Jets
Week 3: vs. Buffalo Bills
Week 4: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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 on TV 

 

The NFL has announced its preseason schedule for August and early September and there are a few quirks this year as compared to other preseasons. Due to the Olympics, the NFL is backloading its national television schedule. CBS, Fox and NBC will air their games over a four-day span between August 25 and 28.

As all of the NFL’s TV partners air two preseason games each, the broadcast networks will take care of their commitments during that time frame. As for ESPN, it will have its two games aired early in the preseason with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, OH on August 7 and the Rams’ first game in Los Angeles against Dallas on August 13.

The Hall of Fame Game normally is broadcast by NBC, but with the Peacock committing its resources to the Rio Olympics from August 5 through 21, ESPN takes over this year.

As for the rest of the national television preseason schedule, it looks like this:

 

Sunday, August 7 NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, OH: Green Bay vs. Indianapolis ESPN (8:00 PM)

 

Preseason Week 1 (August 11-15)

Saturday, August 13 Dallas at Los Angeles ESPN (8:00 PM)

 

Preseason Week 3 (August 25-28)

Thursday, August 25 Atlanta at Miami NBC (8:00 PM)
Friday, August 26 Cleveland at Tampa Bay CBS (8:00 PM)
Saturday, August 27 Tennessee at Oakland CBS (8:00 PM)
Sunday, August 28 San Diego at Minnesota FOX (1:00 PM)
Sunday, August 28 Arizona at Houston FOX (4:00 PM)
Sunday, August 28 Cincinnati at Jacksonville NBC (8:00 PM)

Notice that NBC’s game on August 25 is a nod to the network’s airing of Thursday Night Football beginning this year. CBS gets games on consecutive nights like it has in past preseasons. And Fox has a Sunday afternoon doubleheader. It has previously aired Sunday afternoon preseason games. NBC ends the preseason smorgasbord with a game in its traditional Sunday night time slot.

If you need a preseason fix during the Olympics, NFL Network will have games both live and on tape delay. It will release its schedule at a later date.

So if you like watching preseason football, you’ll have opportunities to watch early on ESPN or late on CBS, Fox and NBC.

 

 

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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.

With 11-12 year-olds taking the field, national pride is on the line as 8 U.S. and 8 international teams vie for the title of Little League champion. The final game, by tradition, is always slated on the weekend just before Labor Day in the USA.

 

All times Eastern. All games live unless otherwise noted.
Little League Regional Games
Monday, August 1, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Little League Softball Southwest Regional Final2 p.m.LHNWaco, Texas
Little League Softball Southwest Regional Final5 p.m.LHNWaco, Texas
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Little League Softball Southwest Regional Final1 p.m.LHNWaco, Texas
Thursday, August 4, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Southwest Game No. 111 a.m.LHNWaco, Texas
Southwest Game No. 22 p.m.LHNWaco, Texas
Southwest Game No. 36 p.m.LHNWaco, Texas
Southwest Game No. 49 p.m.LHNWaco, Texas
Friday, August 5, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Southeast Game No. 110 a.m.ESPN3Warner Robins, GA
Southeast Game No. 21 p.m.ESPN3Warner Robins, GA
Southeast Game No. 34 p.m.ESPN3Warner Robins, GA
Southeast Game No. 56 p.m.LHNWaco, Texas
Southeast Game No. 47 p.m.ESPN3Warner Robins, GA
Southeast Game No. 69 p.m.LHNWaco, Texas
Saturday, August 6, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Southeast Game No. 110 a.m.ESPN3Warner Robins, GA
Southeast Game No. 21 p.m.ESPN3Warner Robins, GA
Southeast Game No. 34 p.m.ESPN3Warner Robins, GA
Southeast Game No. 56 p.m.LHNWaco, Texas
Southeast Game No. 47 p.m.ESPN3Warner Robins, GA
Southeast Game No. 69 p.m.LHNWaco, Texas
Sunday, August 7, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Mid-Atlantic Game No. 110 a.m.ESPN3Bristol, Conn.
West Game No. 111:30 a.m.ESPN3San Bernardino, CA
Midwest Game No. 112 p.m.ESPN3Indianapolis, Ind.
Southeast Game No. 91 p.m.ESPN3Warner Robins, GA
New England Game No. 11 p.m.ESPN3Bristol, Conn.
Midwest Game No. 22 p.m.ESPN3Indianapolis, Ind.
Northwest Game No. 12 p.m.ESPN3San Bernardino, CA
Mid-Atlantic Game No. 24 p.m.ESPN3Bristol, Conn.
Southeast Game No. 104 p.m.ESPN3Warner Robins, GA
Great Lakes Game No. 15 p.m.ESPN3Indianapolis, Ind.
Southwest Game No. 96 p.m.LHNWaco, Texas
Northwest Game No. 27 p.m.ESPN3San Bernardino, CA
Great Lakes Game No. 27 p.m.ESPN3Indianapolis, Ind.
New England Game No. 27 p.m.ESPN3Bristol, Conn.
Southwest Game No. 109 p.m.LHNWaco, Texas
West Game No. 210:30 p.m.ESPN3San Bernardino, CA
Monday, August 8, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Mid-Atlantic Game No. 310 a.m.ESPN3Bristol, Conn.
Great Lakes Game No. 311 a.m.ESPN3Indianapolis, Ind.
Southeast Game No. 1111 a.m.ESPN3Warner Robins, GA
Northwest Game No. 311:30ESPN3San Bernardino, CA
New England Game No. 31 p.m.ESPN3Bristol, Conn.
Great Lakes Game No. 42 p.m.ESPN3Indianapolis, Ind.
West Game No. 32:30 p.m.ESPN3San Bernardino, CA
Midwest Game No. 34 p.m.ESPN3Indianapolis, Ind.
Mid-Atlantic Game No. 44 p.m.ESPN3Bristol, Conn.
Southwest Game No. 115 p.m.LHNWaco, Texas
Midwest Game No. 46 p.m.ESPN3Indianapolis, Ind.
New England Game No. 47 p.m.ESPN3Bristol, Conn.
Southeast Game No. 12/Semifinal No. 17 p.m.ESPNWarner Robins, GA
West Game No. 47:30 p.m.ESPN3San Bernardino, CA
Southwest Game No. 12/Semifinal No. 19 p.m.ESPNWaco, Texas
Northwest Game No. 410 p.m.ESPN3San Bernardino, CA
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Mid-Atlantic Game No. 510 a.m.ESPN3Bristol, Conn.
Great Lakes Game No. 511 a.m.ESPN3Indianapolis, Ind.
Northwest Game No. 511:30ESPN3San Bernardino, CA
New England Game No. 51 p.m.ESPN3Bristol, Conn.
Midwest Game No. 52 p.m.ESPN3Indianapolis, Ind.
West Game No. 52 p.m.ESPN3San Bernardino, CA
Southeast Game No. 13/Semifinal No. 23 p.m.ESPNWarner Robins, Ga.
Mid-Atlantic Game No. 64 p.m.ESPN3Bristol, Conn.
Midwest Game No. 64 p.m.ESPN3Indianapolis, Ind.
Great Lakes Game No. 66 p.m.ESPN3Indianapolis, Ind.
New England Game No. 67 p.m.ESPN3Bristol, Conn.
West Game No. 67:30 p.m.ESPN3San Bernardino, CA
Southwest Game No. 13/Semifinal No. 28 p.m.ESPNWaco, Texas
Northwest Game No. 610 p.m.ESPN3San Bernardino, CA

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Midwest Game No. 711 a.m.ESPN3Indianapolis, Ind.
Mid-Atlantic Game No. 71 p.m.ESPN3Bristol, Conn.
Great Lakes Game No. 72 p.m.ESPN3Indianapolis, Ind.
Southeast Championship Game No. 143 p.m.ESPNWarner Robins, GA
New England Game No. 74 p.m.ESPN3Bristol, Conn.
Southwest Championship Game No. 147 p.m.ESPN2Waco, Texas
Northwest Game No. 77 p.m.ESPN3San Bernardino, CA
West Game No. 710 p.m.ESPN3San Bernardino, CA
Thursday, August 11, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Midwest Game No. 8/Semifinal No. 111 a.m.ESPNIndianapolis, Ind.
New England Game No. 8/Semifinal No. 11 p.m.ESPNBristol, Conn.
Northwest Game No. 8/Semifinal No. 13 p.m.ESPNSan Bernardino, CA
Great Lakes Game No. 8/Semifinal No. 15 p.m.ESPN2Indianapolis, Ind.
Mid-Atlantic Game No. 8/Semifinal No. 17 p.m.ESPNBristol, Conn.
West Game No. 8/Semifinal No. 19 p.m.ESPNSan Bernardino, CA
Friday, August 12, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Midwest Game No. 9/Semifinal No. 211 a.m.ESPNIndianapolis, Ind.
New England Game No. 9/Semifinal No. 21 p.m.ESPNBristol, Conn.
Northwest Final Game No. 9/Semifinal No. 23 p.m.ESPNSan Bernardino, CA
Great Lakes Game No. 9/Semifinal No. 25 p.m.ESPN2Indianapolis, Ind.
Mid-Atlantic Game No. 9/Semifinal No. 27 p.m.ESPNBristol, Conn.
West Game No. 9/Semifinal No. 29 p.m.ESPN2San Bernardino, CA
Saturday, August 13, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Midwest Championship Game No. 1011 a.m.ESPNIndianapolis, Ind.
New England Championship Game No. 101 p.m.ESPNBristol, Conn.
Northwest Championship Game No. 103 p.m.ESPNSan Bernardino, CA
Great Lakes Championship Game No. 105 p.m.ESPN2Indianapolis, Ind.
Mid-Atlantic Championship Game No. 107 p.m.ESPN2Bristol, Conn.
West Championship Game No. 109 p.m.ESPN2San Bernardino, CA
Ancillary Championships Telecast Schedule
Tuesday, August 2 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Big League Baseball Final8 p.m.ESPN2Easley, S.C.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Senior League Softball Semifinal No. 111 a.m.ESPN3Lower Sussex, Del.
Senior League Softball Semifinal No. 22 p.m.ESPN3Lower Sussex, Del.
Senior League Baseball Final2 p.m.ESPN2Bangor, Maine
Junior League Softball Final4 p.m.ESPN2Kirkland, Wash.
Big League Softball Semifinal No. 15 p.m.ESPN3Lower Sussex, Del.
Big League Softball Semifinal No. 28 p.m.ESPN3Lower Sussex, Del.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Senior League Softball Final12 p.m.ESPNLower Sussex, Del.
Big League Softball World Series3 p.m.ESPN2Lower Sussex, Del.
Intermediate Baseball Final8:30 p.m.ESPN2Livermore, Calif.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Little League Softball Semifinal No. 17 p.m.ESPN2Portland, Ore.
Little League Softball Semifinal No. 29:30 p.m.ESPN2Portland, Ore.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Little League Softball Final9 p.m.ESPN2Portland, Ore.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKSITE
Jr. League Baseball Final1 p.m.ESPNTaylor, Mich.

Little League World Series 2016 TV schedule

This year, the landmark 70th Little League Baseball World Series will be played August 18 – 28, 2016. 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 28, 2016 on ABC beginning at 3PM ET.

 

2016 Little League World Series TV Schedule
Double-elimination round
Thursday, August 18, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKFIELD
(1) Mexico vs Latin America: Opening Round1 p.m.ESPNVolunteer
(2) Mid-Atlantic vs New England: Opening Round3 p.m.ESPNLamade
(3) Australia vs Europe & Africa: Opening Round5 p.m.ESPNVolunteer
(4) Northwest vs Southeast: Opening Round7 p.m.ESPNLamade
Friday, August 19, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKFIELD
(5) Japan vs Canda: Opening Round2 p.m.ESPNVolunteer
(6) West vs Midwest: Opening Round4 p.m.ESPNLamade
(7) Asia-Pacific vs Caribbean: Opening Round6 p.m.ESPNVolunteer
(8) Southwest vs Great Lakes: Opening Round8 p.m.ESPNLamade
Saturday, August 20, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKFIELD
(9) Int’l: Loser of Game 1 vs Loser of Game 312 p.m.ESPNVolunteer
(10) US: Loser of Game 2 vs Loser of Game 43 p.m.ABCLamade
(11) Int’l: Loser of Game 5 vs Loser of Game 76 p.m.ESPNVolunteer
(12) US: Loser of Game 6 vs Loser of Game 88 p.m.ESPNLamade
Sunday, August 21, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKFIELD
(13) Int’l: Winner of Game 1 vs Winner of Game 311 a.m.ESPNVolunteer
(14) US: Winner of Game 2 vs Winner of Game 43 p.m.ABCLamade
(15) Intl: Winner of Game 5 vs Winner of Game 75 p.m.ESPNVolunteer
(16) US: Winner of Game 6 vs Winner of Game 87 p.m.ESPN2Lamade
Monday, August 22, 2016
EVENTTIMENETWORKFIELD
(A) Loser of 9 vs Loser of 10 – Consolation11 a.m.ESPNLamade
(17) International: Loser of 15 vs Winner of 91 p.m.ESPNVolunteer
(18) US: Loser of Game 16 vs Winner of Game 103 p.m.ESPNLamade
(19) Int’l: Loser of 13 vs Winner of 116 p.m.ESPNVolunteer
(20) US: Loser of Game 14 vs Winner of Game 128 p.m.ESPNESPN
Elimination round
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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(B) Loser of 11 vs Loser of 12 – Consolation11:30 a.m.ESPNLamade
(21) Int’l: Win of 17 vs Win of 19 – Elimination3 p.m.ESPNLamade
(22) US: Win of 18 vs Win of 20 – Elimination7:30 p.m.ESPNLamade

Wednesday, August 24, 2016: Double Elimination

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(23) Intl: Winner of 13 vs Winner of 153 p.m.ESPNLamade
(24) US: Winner of 14 vs Winner of 167:30 p.m.ESPNLamade
Thursday, August 25, 2016: All Elimination Games
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(25) Int’l: Winner of Game 21 vs Loser of Game 233:00 PMESPNLamade
(26) US: Winner of Game 22 vs Loser of Game 247:30 PMESPNLamade
Saturday, August 27, 2016
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(27) International Championship12:30 PMABCLamade
(28) United States Championship3:30 PMABCLamade
Sunday, August 28, 2016
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(29) Consolation Game – 3rd Place Game10 a.m.ESPNLamade
Little League World Series Web Gems/Preview12:30 p.m.ESPN
(30) World Series Championship3 p.m.ABCLamade

 

 Links:

 

Little League Online

Little League World Series

Small Ball – A Little League Story

2016 LLWS ESPN Page

 

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NASCAR

 

CHEEZ-IT 355 AT THE GLEN

SUNDAY, AUG. 07 / 2:30 PM ET
WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL

 

Track Detail

Preview

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BASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACE

SATURDAY, AUG. 20 / 8:00 PM ET
BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Track Detail

Preview

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PURE MICHIGAN 400

SUNDAY, AUG. 28 / 2:00 PM ET
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

 

Track Detail

Preview

 

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Here is the schedule of golf events for the PGA of America and all the major tours for July ’16 with links:

 

 

Aug. 4-7

PGA Tour: Travelers Championship

http://travelerschampionship.com/

TPC River Highlands

Cromwell, Conn.

 

Aug. 4-7

European Tour: Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play

http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2016/tournamentid=2016060/index.html

Murcar Links Golf Club

Aberdeen, Scotland

 

Aug. 5-7

Champions Tour: 3M Championship

http://www.3mchampionship.com/

TPC Twin Cities

Blaine, Minn.

 

Aug. 9-12

PGA of America: Junior PGA Championship

presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks

http://www.pgajuniorseries.com/detail.asp?id=31

Wannamoisett Country Club

Rumford, R.I.

 

Aug. 11-14

PGA Tour: John Deere Classic

http://johndeereclassic.com/

TPC Deere Run

Silvis, Ill.

 

Aug. 11-14

Olympics: Men’s Golf Competition

http://www.rio2016.com/en/golf

Olympic Golf Course

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Aug. 11-14

Champions Tour: U.S. Senior Open

http://www.usga.org/championships/2016/u-s–senior-open.html

Scioto Country Club

Columbus, Ohio

 

Aug. 18-21

PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship

http://www.wyndhamchampionship.com/

Sedgefield Country Club

Greensboro, N.C.

 

Aug 18-21

European Tour: D+D Real Czech Masters

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%2BD_Real_Czech_Masters

Albatross Golf Resort

Prague, Czech Republic

 

Aug. 18-21

Olympics: Women’s Golf Competition

http://www.lpga.com/2016-olympics

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Aug. 25-28

PGA Tour: The Barclays

http://thebarclays.barclaysgolf.com/index.html

Bethpage State Park (Black Course)

Bethpage, N.Y.

 

Aug. 25-28

European Tour: Made In Denmark

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Made_in_Denmark

Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort

Farso , Denmark

 

Aug. 26-28

LPGA Tour: Canadian Pacific Women’s Open

http://www.cpwomensopen.com/

Calgary, Alberta

 

Aug. 26-28

Champions Tour: Boeing Classic

http://boeingclassic.com/

TPC Snoqualmie Ridge

Snoqualmie, Wash.

 

 

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Professional Tennis

 

August 1 – 7, 2016

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

Brasil Tennis Cup (Women) Florianopolis, Brazil

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

August 4 – 14, 2016

Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games (Men & Women) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

August 8 – 13, 2016

Abierto Mexicano Los Cabos (Men) Los Cabos, Mexico

August 14 – 21, 2016

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

August 21 – 27, 2016

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

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

Louisville International Open (Women) Louisville, KY, U.S.A.

August 29 – September 11, 2016

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’s US Tennis Open is expected to attract a record crowd of over 650,000 ticket holders as the world’s top tennis players compete in New York City from Monday, August 29 through Sunday, September 11, 2016.

Celebrating its 134th anniversary in 2016, the US Tennis Open has over the decades become the hottest ticket of the international tennis year.

 

When: August 29 – September 11, 2016
Where: Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York City
TV Coverage: ESPN, ESPN 2
Women’s Final: Saturday, September 10
Men’s Final: Sunday, September 11

 

 

Men’s Draw

The top four men’s players in the world will return to New York next month to compete for a shot at the title at the year’s final Grand Slam. Defending champion and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, reigning Wimbledon winner and No. 2 Andy Murray, five-time men’s singles champion and No. 3 Roger Federer and two-time titlist and No. 4 Rafael Nadal headline a packed men’s singles field set to compete at the 2016 US Open.

This year’s men’s field includes five former men’s singles champions. In addition to Djokovic (2011, 2015), Murray (2012), Federer (2004-2008), Nadal (2010, 2013), 2014 winner Marin Cilic is also entered. Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, is entered as an alternate and would be making his first appearance at the US Open since 2013.

In addition, each of the world’s top 98 men, representing 38 countries, received direct entry into the 2016 tournament.

This year, the US Tennis Open kicks off with First Round action on Monday, August 29 leading up to the men’s final on Sunday, September 11, 2016.

 

About The Ladies

A year ago Serena Williams arrived at the US Open looking to become the first woman since Steffi Graf in 1988 to win the calendar-year Grand Slam. She will be coming to New York with history on the line once again in 2016.

The official women’s singles field for this year’s US Open was announced Wednesday, and it will again be headlined by Williams, the reigning Wimbledon champion and world No. 1. A victory in Flushing Meadows would be her seventh US Open women’s singles title – snapping a tie with Chris Evert for the most in the Open era – and her 23rd Grand Slam singles title – which would surpass the current Open era mark she shares with Graf.

In all, 101 of the top 103 women in the current world rankings are on the initial entry list, including past US Open champions Serena, Venus Williams (2000-01), Svetlana Kuznetsova (2004) and Samantha Stosur (2011). Notably absent is the 2015 winner, Flavia Pennetta, who announced her retirement from the game in the on-court ceremony following her maiden Grand Slam triumph a year ago.

Also slated to appear at this year’s Open are 2016 Australian Open champion and world No. 2 Angelique Kerber, 2016 French Open titlist and world No. 3 Garbiñe Muguruza and past US Open finalists Roberta Vinci (2015) and Caroline Wozniacki (2009, 2014).

Rounding out the top 10 entries are world No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanksa, No. 5 Simona Halep, No. 7 Venus, No. 8 Vinci, No. 9 Carla Suárez Navarro, No. 10 Svetlana Kuznetsova and No. 11 Madison Keys.

Not entered are world No. 6 and two-time US Open finalist Victoria Azarenka, who announced last week that she is pregnant and taking an indefinite leave from the tour, and No. 97 and 2006 champion Maria Sharapova, out due to an ITF anti-doping provisional suspension that is currently under appeal.

There are 37 different countries represented in the 2016 women’s entry list. Fourteen U.S. women received direct entry into the main draw, which is the most of any country and the most for American women since 15 earned direct entry in 2004.

In addition to Serena, Venus and Keys, the other American women set for this year’s field are world No. 23 Sloane Stephens, No. 35 CoCo Vandeweghe, No. 52 Varvara Lepchenko, No. 55 Madison Brengle, No. 57 Shelby Rogers, No. 63 Christina McHale, No. 69 Louisa Chirico, No. 70 Irina Falconi, No. 71 Nicole Gibbs, No. 78 Alison Riske and No. 101 Samantha Crawford.

The last player accepted directly into the women’s field of 128 was Belarussian Aliaksandra Sasnovich, ranked No. 103. Three players are using a special ranking to gain entry into the main draw: No. 27 and 2014 US Open semifinalist Peng Shuai, No. 64 Galina Voskoboeva and No. 91 Vitalia Diatchenko.

Sixteen more players will gain entry through the US Open Qualifying Tournament, held Aug. 23-26, with the remaining eight spots reserved for wild cards awarded by the USTA.

The July 18 edition of the WTA rankings was used to determine the US Open main draw entry list. Seeds will be determined and announced closer to the start of the event.

 

 

 

 Links:

2016 US Open - Check out the official site with all the latest news, ticket information, photos, video clips, background info on the stars, plus a look back at past champions and U.S. Open history, and the complete TV schedule on CBS and ESPN.

United States Tennis Association - Jump into the U.S. tennis scene with the spotlight on the U.S. Open Series bringing tennis to American TV all summer long, together with the big game’s winners and losers, player profiles, plus info on the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and more on leagues, tournaments and USA Team Tennis.

 

 

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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, many websites have a checklist you can use

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

Just Don’t forget your game tickets.

 

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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.

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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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