Tuesday, November 19, 2013

PSU vs. Nebraska 3:30 Kickoff and Soup Cookoff

Hello fellow Tailgreaters!  It is hard to believe another tailgating season is coming to an end.  It has been a busy tailgating season with some amazing weather!  

Our beautiful tailgate weather streak just might end this week.  Current forecast is High of 43 with 60% of showers :( Booooo!  Let's hope for a change as the week progresses.

The up side is this weekend is the annual soup cook-off so that should warm us right up!  Bring a crock of soup if you would like to enter.  Prizes awarded for the Top 3 soups as well as most unique recipe!

Pam and Donna are we in need of more bowls for this tasty event?

See you on Lot 24,

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

PSU vs. Purdue

Hello TailGreat Family!

We truly can call ourselves the TailGreat as we are the #4 tailgate of PSU! 

The Tailgate of the Year competition was heavy and a lot of work.  So I am really just thinking this tailgate should be a easy-peasy throw together :)! Please bring any of your tailgate go-tos and lets just enjoy each other's company!

Our final TailGreat (Nebraska Nov 23rd) will be the annual Soup Cook Off! (my personal favorite!) My the best soup win!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Penn State vs. Illinois and Tailgate of the Year Final

Hi all,

A noon kickoff means a very busy morning!  The theme this week is Mexican Fiesta/Halloween Bash. The judges will be coming to our tailgate from 8:50-9:05am.  They will judge us on our overall spirit, originality, and food.

We need to prepare:

  • one appetizer
  • one entree
  • one dessert

We've got Donna' pepperoni bread for the appetizer. We are looking for an entree and a dessert if anyone has a good option that is judge worthy, please let me know!! I have a dessert idea, but if someone else has a suggestion I'd love them to go for it.

At 10am there will be a cornhole tournament at the Tailgate of the Year spot.  We need two folks from our tailgate to go up there and whip some butt!!  Any volunteers to play? I have official rules from the Tailgate of the Year crew I will send to the players.

Here is the spot location: Red parking lot (between the BJC and baseball stadium), RV spot #1769 -look for white tent with toty logo on it

Finally at 11am they will announce the winner.  Any and all are welcome and they are going to be giving away some merchandise.  

We are slacking BIG time in the votes, so we are a pretty long shot....but it was nice to make the top 6!

Thanks all and we'll see you on Lot 24!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Check out our video :)!

What do ya think?  I love the song she picked for us! Vote everyday and tell your friends to vote!! :)

Click here to vote: www.tailgateoftheyear.com 

Monday, October 7, 2013

We Are... Officially Finalists!!

Wow everyone!  What an amazing job you did to get our TailGreat up to 4th place by the end of the first round of the competition.

Next Round of Competition: I received an email tonight from the coordinator.  He will email us our official video/interview time by Wednesday but the time slots are between 10:30-11:30 and 1:30-4:00.  You could request times so I requested after 1 so those of you coming up from far distances that day could arrive in time!  Hopefully we get a good time slot.  I will email you all when I know that confirmed time!  The video/interview will take about 30 minutes of which they will cut down to 1 1/2-2 min of footage :)  What will make the cut?....ha, ha!

Theme this Week: The theme this week is Pigskin!  We shall eat all things Pig :).  I have already heard of gumbo coming, pulled pork, ham (mom I will bring rolls), mac and cheese.  I will be bringing a sausage pasta dish and coleslaw to go with Gregg's pulled pork.

TailGreat Tourney: We will also be holding our annual TailGreat Tourney!! Corn hole, Beer Pong and Ladder Ball. If you know who you would like to team up with please leave me a comment or email me (tclemente13@hotmail.com).  All the rules will be posted and prizes will be awarded along with bragging rights of course!  

Bring it Big Time!  Let's show this crew what our unique TailGreat is all about!  As always all are welcome and we hope to get a great, great turn out for this memorable event!

See you on Lot 24!


Monday, September 16, 2013

Penn State vs. Kent State

Hi all!

Please, please vote for our tailgate as Tailgate of the year!! The top 6 vote getters become finalists and get a more in-depth article and the competition moves forward from there.  You can vote once a day and vote on multiple devices. Tell your friends.  Here is the direct link to vote!


A 3:30 kickoff and three weeks in a row of PSU football!  Can we hang another week? :)  It will be a good month before our next TailGreat together so let's make it count!

Thanks Lynn for the fun Disco/70s theme!  Food-anything goes.  I was too young to know what cuisine was in during the 70s, but perhaps some of our elders could help in that department? :)

Expect disco balls/lights/disco music?...don't have a lot of this so bring some if ya got some.  And perhaps some funky clothes!

Pam met a PSU alum while on vaca this week and he sent us a little video message.  Here also are pics from the NJ tailgate and last week's hoopla!

See you on Lot 24!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Join us in Margarita-ville!

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It was so great to catch up with everyone on Saturday.  Fun to see how everyone's kids had grown, fun to hear what the more grown-up kids are up to and fun to hear how everyone spent their off-season.  

This Saturday's night game looks to be a perfect day for tailgating!  Mostly sunny and high of 65.  We will take a journey to Jimmy Buffet's Margarita-ville on Sat (Bring your Buffet music if you got it).  Enjoy some cheeseburgers in paradise while we whip you up a tasty beverage in the 'ole margarita maker. Food is Jimmy Buffet island and/or American casual.  What doesn't go with Jimmy Buffet?

I am going to enter our little spot in PSU heaven in a local tailgating contest and will be taking photos and video on Saturday.  So look festive and supply us with your best PSU pride!

Kick off is at 6pm and you know Donna and Pam will have us hooked up by 8am when the lot opens!

See you on Lot 24,

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Welcome to the TailGreat 2013 Season!

Highlights from last TailGreat season (share pics if you have them so I can add them to our blog!)

Welcome to a new TailGreat Season!  We are excited to reconnect with those that share a love for Penn State Football!  We have a fun season of TailGreats planned. Here is a list of proposed TailGreats:

  • Coffee and Doughnuts (Breakfast Theme)
  • Margaritaville ala Jimmy Buffet
  • Waffle House at Lot 24
  • Pig Day-TailGreat Game Tourney!
  • Happy Days in Happy Valley (50s Theme)
  • Mexican Fiesta/Halloween Party
  • Annual Soup Cook-off 

Specific details for each TailGreat will be posted as the game gets closer.

Our first TailGreat is the Home Opener- PSU vs. Eastern Michigan. With a noon kickoff will we be having a Coffee and Doughnuts theme.  Bring your favorite breakfast treat to share.  We'll have a Coffee Bar (with spirits) and gear up for a new season!

Share this Web site with your friends so they know how to find us. 

See you on Lot 24!