Well, damn. Certainly not what we hoped for at...

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the beginning of the season. There's a lot of blame to go around but it hurts too much to assign the correct amount of blame to the appropriate person(s). So instead of picking apart of Offense/Defense/Special Teams/Coaching Staff.....I choose to just blame Haus, Waters and Hogan. They can take it. Haus has seven sisters so he's gotten blamed for a lot of shit over the years. Waters simply takes it and repackages it as praise like some sort of fucked up human emotional...  read the rest

Well......shit.  NOT writing didn't work.  Thursday nite. Almost t

brought forth this day: 2016-11-17 23:05:02
weekend. The Weekend before Thanksgiving and nobody does anything Thanksgiving weekend. So this is basically a 10 day vacation. AND.....it's New Orleans.
AND its the return of Mr. Frenchy Bordeaux and his 'Nawlings BBQ Shrimp. If you don't know anything about Mr. Frenchy Bordeaux.......well.....listen up.

Born Jaques Theolodan Cruex Bordeaux on a  paddle river boat casino to a fun loving good natured house whore, Frenchy Bourdeaux was an...  read the rest

Well......shit.  NOT writing didn't work.  Thursday nite. Almost t

brought forth this day: 2016-11-16 23:05:03
weekend. The Weekend before Thanksgiving and nobody does anything Thanksgiving weekend. So this is basically a 10 day vacation. AND.....it's New Orleans.
AND its the return of Mr. Frenchy Bordeaux and his 'Nawlings BBQ Shrimp. If you don't know anything about Mr. Frenchy Bordeaux.......well.....listen up.

Born Jaques Theolodan Cruex Bordeaux on a  paddle river boat casino to a fun loving good natured house whore, Frenchy Bourdeaux was an...  read the rest

This is NOT a rant. Haven't written a...

brought forth this day: 2016-11-11 23:05:02
rant in two weeks and we won. So this is DEFINITELY NOT a rant.
It IS an informative email detailing the specifics of this weeks Tailgate which features Kansas City.
KC is known for one thing - BBQ.They founded the  KCBS - Kansas City Barbecue Society- and sponsor a crap load of BBQ Competitions.They probably are known for some other shit too but does it matter? I'm sure Kris Kross made other songs besides JUMP, JUMP....but can you name one?
SOOOOOOOO......This weekend,...  read the rest

This is NOT a rant. Haven't written a...

brought forth this day: 2016-11-10 23:05:07
rant in two weeks and we won. So this is DEFINITELY NOT a rant.
It IS an informative email detailing the specifics of this weeks Tailgate which features Kansas City.
KC is known for one thing - BBQ.They founded the  KCBS - Kansas City Barbecue Society- and sponsor a crap load of BBQ Competitions.They probably are known for some other shit too but does it matter? I'm sure Kris Kross made other songs besides JUMP, JUMP....but can you name one?
SOOOOOOOO......This weekend,...  read the rest

Well, Shit. Didn't expect 1-3 start. But I...

brought forth this day: 2016-10-09 23:05:01
also didn't expect to get a prostrate exam at 23 years old. 
Guess it goes to show that things can change in an instant in the NFL. And you should think twice about getting a routine physical from someone named Dr. Ben D'over.
But there is still A LOT of football remaining. And we need this one against the Bucs. Cam is out. The D isn't playing well. Offense isn't clicking. But it's Monday nite. It's a divisional game and we need to represent. 
It...  read the rest

Wow. Tough week, TGRC'ers.  I've been questioning how and...

brought forth this day: 2016-09-23 23:05:02
why we got to this point. How things can spin out of control so fast. Sure, there have been tensions before but you never thought it would get to this point. 
Now, traditionally, the TGRC is not a forum for this type of dialogue and discussion but these are special times and call call for special measures. And, who knows, maybe we can play a role in the healing. There are two sides to every story and I think it's important that we listen and try to understand both - Seek...  read the rest

Last Thursday nite I was mad. As angry...

brought forth this day: 2016-09-16 23:05:02
as the taint of nude Tour de France cyclist riding on a rough grit sandpaper covered banana seat.
But that anger subsided - surprisingly with no ointment or salve needed. It was not the same cheap tequila college hangover that the Superbowl induced. You remember those? In bed for days - can't get rid of the trots - Malaria-like night sweats.  And once you recover, you still have flash backs. Weeks later you're at the shitty college town Piggly Wiggly spending...  read the rest

Last Thursday nite I was mad. As angry...

brought forth this day: 2016-09-15 23:05:02
as the taint of nude Tour de France cyclist riding on a rough grit sandpaper covered banana seat.
But that anger subsided - surprisingly with no ointment or salve needed. It was not the same cheap tequila college hangover that the Superbowl induced. You remember those? In bed for days - can't get rid of the trots - Malaria-like night sweats.  And once you recover, you still have flash backs. Weeks later you're at the shitty college town Piggly Wiggly spending...  read the rest

It was the Redskins game last year when...

brought forth this day: 2016-09-08 23:05:01
I started to think we'd open up the season the following year. This year. The honor bestowed to the Champions.
I was sitting with Haus that game and told him, "We're going to the Superbow." I was right. 
After getting there, I was nearly certain we'd be hanging a banner in BOA Stadium - Tonite. I had already priced a replica Lombardi trophy in exact detail with an added TGRC logo. I was inquiring how to get BigRed in the parade. I had written a speech...  read the rest

For those looking for a bracket.....from Piton "Todd"...

brought forth this day: 2016-03-15 23:05:02
Horton - 


All:

For those interested here are the details for the 2016 TGRC NCAA Pool

$10/sheet

Payouts:
$10 - Last *
$20 - 3rd
$40 - 2nd
Balance - 1st

* Assumes 30+ entries

League Name - TGRC B-Ball '16
League ID: 86036
Password: panthers

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This where it all started folks. Smithfield-Selma Middle...

brought forth this day: 2016-01-22 23:05:01
School Fighting Knights.
#12. Quarterback. Jason Oliver. 
THAT is where the legend started.  
We use to have yearly assessments by school guidance councilor and when I was 8 or 9 I was deemed "Excitable". Jason has a "vivid imagination" and sometimes "difficult to control or focus" they told my parents. "Channeling his efforts would be good" they said. 
Well, its been 15 years since middle school (cough, cough) and Jason is...  read the rest

Alright, alright. Come on in here TGRC'ers. Huddle...

brought forth this day: 2016-01-15 23:05:01
up, huddle up. Everybody take a knee. 
I wanna talk to you about a few things. I wanna talk to you about opportunity - about accountability - about being special.
Here we sit in support of the 15-1, #1 Seed, league leading Carolina Football Panthers. Feels good, doesn't it? People will say none of that matters now.......i say that's bullshit. Those accolades represent what got them to this point. Its true, that record can't help them anymore....but that record...  read the rest

When was the last time you were on...

brought forth this day: 2015-12-11 23:05:02
the verge of doing the best you’ve ever done ...at anything?
Been 4 or 5 years since Waters did the original Hell-Della Hot Wing challenge. Hasn’t done one thing worth noting since. I’d say landing Amanda but he didn’t do that…she’s just charitable.
Haus’ crowning moment was the suspenders and speedo’s tailgate and chastising Danny Morrison about Jimmy Clausen. Every single thing he’s done since that time has been an utter...  read the rest

When was the last time you were on...

brought forth this day: 2015-12-10 23:05:02
the verge of doing the best you’ve ever done ...at anything?
Been 4 or 5 years since Waters did the original Hell-Della Hot Wing challenge. Hasn’t done one thing worth noting since. I’d say landing Amanda but he didn’t do that…she’s just charitable.
Haus’ crowning moment was the suspenders and speedo’s tailgate and chastising Danny Morrison about Jimmy Clausen. Every single thing he’s done since that time has been an utter...  read the rest

Chili Cookoff.  This sunday. Vs Resdskins.  All entries welcome. Winne

brought forth this day: 2015-11-16 23:05:02
defending champion.

More details later this week, but let this serve as your heads up. 
Get your game plan together. Bring it.

9-0
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Chili Cookoff.  This sunday. Vs Resdskins.  All entries welcome. Winne

brought forth this day: 2015-11-15 23:05:03
defending champion.

More details later this week, but let this serve as your heads up. 
Get your game plan together. Bring it.

9-0
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Undefeated. Back to back prime time wins. Game...

brought forth this day: 2015-11-05 23:05:02
and half lead in the NFC South and solo 1st place in the NFC.
Damn it feels good to a Panther! (insert song from the Ghetto Boys).

If you watched MNF from the warm and comfy confines of your couch – thanks for your moderate fandom. Oh…and you missed Meat Sandwiches. About 12 of us ate two tenderloins. So I hope your shitty Wendy’s chili was good on a cold and rainy nite.

If you went to the game – what an experience! It was like watching...  read the rest

I heard something absolutely absurd in regards to...

brought forth this day: 2015-10-30 23:05:02
the weekly rant. Someone said, "Jason, you know whatever you put in cyberspace is there forever, if someone really wants to find it." 
HAHAHAHA! You mean all the nonsense I've spewed is immortalized? All the sexually laden, obscene and disgusting musings are there for someone to dig up? All my unsanitized thoughts - from my wife  giving birth, my premarital sexascapdes, the unrelenting written abuse of Haus and Waters and all the other low brow,...  read the rest

I heard something absolutely absurd in regards to...

brought forth this day: 2015-10-29 23:05:02
the weekly rant. Someone said, "Jason, you know whatever you put in cyberspace is there forever, if someone really wants to find it." 
HAHAHAHA! You mean all the nonsense I've spewed is immortalized? All the sexually laden, obscene and disgusting musings are there for someone to dig up? All my unsanitized thoughts - from my wife  giving birth, my premarital sexascapdes, the unrelenting written abuse of Haus and Waters and all the other low brow,...  read the rest

Next up - Philadelphia Eagles.  But let's revisit, briefly,...

brought forth this day: 2015-10-23 23:05:02
that Seattle game. I, literally, thought I pooped my pants. Had to check. Just hot farted but it was close. Almost spiked one of my kids out of excitement. Tongue kissed April... on the mouth. Man....winning close will make you do crazy things. 

On to Philadelphia. 

Couple things - NIGHT GAMECHEESESTEAKS and 6-0!!! 
I should end it right now. That's all that needs to be said.
Purchased a a flat top griddle just for...  read the rest

Next up - Philadelphia Eagles.  But let's revisit, briefly,...

brought forth this day: 2015-10-22 23:05:02
that Seattle game. I, literally, thought I pooped my pants. Had to check. Just hot farted but it was close. Almost spiked one of my kids out of excitement. Tongue kissed April... on the mouth. Man....winning close will make you do crazy things. 

On to Philadelphia. 

Couple things - NIGHT GAMECHEESESTEAKS and 6-0!!! 
I should end it right now. That's all that needs to be said.
Purchased a a flat top griddle just for...  read the rest

It's rarely good to be late. Like a...

brought forth this day: 2015-09-26 23:05:02
missed period by your high school girlfriend, it only creates anxiety and a bunch of frantic calls asking, "did you get it, yet?"
Apparently the same is true with the Rant. Not getting it drives some of you to txt and email - "no rant? WTF" or "quit slacking and send the rant", or my favorite "Douche. Rant?"
Well, here's your stomach cramping, headache causing, acne outbreak making, over the pants only heavy petting rant for the...  read the rest

It's rarely good to be late. Like a...

brought forth this day: 2015-09-25 23:05:01
missed period by your high school girlfriend, it only creates anxiety and a bunch of frantic calls asking, "did you get it, yet?"
Apparently the same is true with the Rant. Not getting it drives some of you to txt and email - "no rant? WTF" or "quit slacking and send the rant", or my favorite "Douche. Rant?"
Well, here's your stomach cramping, headache causing, acne outbreak making, over the pants only heavy petting rant for the...  read the rest

So there I am, flat on my back...

brought forth this day: 2015-09-17 23:05:07
with my pants around my ankles and a man in a mask is fondling my scrotum and gingerly asks, “So what’s this....Big Red?”
Now, I know what you’re thinking – “what Chinese Laundromat attendant did you find to indulge your sadistic role play, this time”.
But think again, my friends. This guy was an American. He was educated. And had hands like a grandmother tending crying children-soft and caring but purposeful.
Sure... this cost was at a...  read the rest

So there I am, flat on my back...

brought forth this day: 2015-09-16 23:05:03
with my pants around my ankles and a man in a mask is fondling my scrotum and gingerly asks, “So what’s this....Big Red?”
Now, I know what you’re thinking – “what Chinese Laundromat attendant did you find to indulge your sadistic role play, this time”.
But think again, my friends. This guy was an American. He was educated. And had hands like a grandmother tending crying children-soft and caring but purposeful.
Sure... this cost was at a...  read the rest

Playoffs.  For those of you like me, who never...

brought forth this day: 2015-01-02 23:05:01
ever questioned whether we would get to the playoffs- not even once even when we were lost 7 in a row - you're now rewarded!

Doesn't matter how you get here - just get here. And we're here and making some noise and the team is coming together at the right time.
And we've got some unfinished business against Arizona. The last playoff game against them is, by far, the  worst i've ever felt leaving that stadium. But that changes tomorrow. 

I'm not...  read the rest

Justice has been restored within the TGRC, folks....

brought forth this day: 2014-12-19 23:05:02
Last Sunday I put the Chili Champion trophy in Big Red, where it belongs. And I learned a few things along the way.
Matt Waters is dedicated competitor. He tweaks, and tinkers and dabbles and puts in a lot of time and effort every year. I applaud and love him for that. But he's so rattled from getting crushed about his steak stew from a few years back, he doesn't know the difference between chili and country ham. He'll get out of this slump, I'm certain. But...  read the rest

Justice has been restored within the TGRC, folks....

brought forth this day: 2014-12-18 23:05:02
Last Sunday I put the Chili Champion trophy in Big Red, where it belongs. And I learned a few things along the way.
Matt Waters is dedicated competitor. He tweaks, and tinkers and dabbles and puts in a lot of time and effort every year. I applaud and love him for that. But he's so rattled from getting crushed about his steak stew from a few years back, he doesn't know the difference between chili and country ham. He'll get out of this slump, I'm certain. But...  read the rest

Chili Cook off This Weekend!!!! That fact and the...

brought forth this day: 2014-12-10 23:05:02
need to prepare your recipes is driving the early release of this week's Rant. Not Cam's accident, from which he's lucky to emerge relatively unscathed. This is a blessing. And now Cam and I have one more thing to add to the long list of things we have in common.
 
Its doubtful Cam plays this weekend, but Derek Anderson beat the Bucs to start the year....he can do it again. And if we win out and get a little bit of help....as unbelievable as it is....we're in...  read the rest

Chili Cook off This Weekend!!!! That fact and the...

brought forth this day: 2014-12-09 23:05:02
need to prepare your recipes is driving the early release of this week's Rant. Not Cam's accident, from which he's lucky to emerge relatively unscathed. This is a blessing. And now Cam and I have one more thing to add to the long list of things we have in common.
 
Its doubtful Cam plays this weekend, but Derek Anderson beat the Bucs to start the year....he can do it again. And if we win out and get a little bit of help....as unbelievable as it is....we're in...  read the rest

...

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4 whole chickens for meat and broth -...

brought forth this day: 2014-10-29 23:05:02
check.
10lbs of rice - Check.
5lbs sausage - check 
Celery, onions, garlic - check
Shit load of butter - check
stewed tomatoes - check.
2 gallon bucket of spices - check.
fog machine - check
Drew Brees vodoo doll - check
Shit......i'm tired of writing the check list. 
Here it is people......the Thursday Nite Saints game! It's Halloween. You ain't working Friday - or at least very little. This game is for first place in the division. Geoff and Lorin are back...  read the rest

I'd like to send a special THANK YOU...

brought forth this day: 2014-10-24 23:05:02
to Wisconsin State Highway Patrolman, Jess Hanson. He single handedly, caused us to loose that game Sunday.
Many of you may remember Jess - He's been to the Tailgate a few times. In fact, he made one hell'uva Ditka a few years back. He's the godfather to Rusty's daughter and he lives in Wisconsin and is a Packers fan. I got a message last week saying Jess stopped a guy for speeding and the guy was wearing Panthers gear - headed to Green Bay for the game. Jess said...  read the rest

I'd like to send a special THANK YOU...

brought forth this day: 2014-10-23 23:05:02
to Wisconsin State Highway Patrolman, Jess Hanson. He single handedly, caused us to loose that game Sunday.
Many of you may remember Jess - He's been to the Tailgate a few times. In fact, he made one hell'uva Ditka a few years back. He's the godfather to Rusty's daughter and he lives in Wisconsin and is a Packers fan. I got a message last week saying Jess stopped a guy for speeding and the guy was wearing Panthers gear - headed to Green Bay for the game. Jess said...  read the rest

Well….the SNF game against the Steelers sucked. Tailgate...

brought forth this day: 2014-10-03 23:05:01
was great. Everyone gets pudding b/c you did a great job eating your meat. How could you have gotten any pudding if you didn’t eat your meat?
As if the Steelers game wasn’t depressing enough, Baltimore hangs a double digit loss on us a week later. And Smitty torches everybody. I was hoping the Ravens game would go something like this –

  • We win.

  • Smitty has a good game but we win.

  • The Big Cat comes down after the game and tells Smitty...  read the rest

    Well….the SNF game against the Steelers sucked. Tailgate...

    brought forth this day: 2014-10-02 23:05:01
    was great. Everyone gets pudding b/c you did a great job eating your meat. How could you have gotten any pudding if you didn’t eat your meat?
    As if the Steelers game wasn’t depressing enough, Baltimore hangs a double digit loss on us a week later. And Smitty torches everybody. I was hoping the Ravens game would go something like this –

    • We win.

    • Smitty has a good game but we win.

    • The Big Cat comes down after the game and tells Smitty...  read the rest

      Great showing, people. Great hustle. Really liked the...

      brought forth this day: 2014-09-19 23:05:02
      effort. Really sharp.
      Let’s recap a little…
      What we know:

      • New Tailgate spot was universally praised. Great turnout and atmosphere for 1st home game. Lets hope we can keep it. Nothing is guaranteed over there.

      • If you’re parking anywhere on Cedar, do NOT turn back toward Morehead when leaving. Took an hour to get from Draft to Morehead. The Oliver’s made a poor decision in turning left. (it was April’s decision to turn...  read the rest

        Great showing, people. Great hustle. Really liked the...

        brought forth this day: 2014-09-18 23:05:02
        effort. Really sharp.
        Let’s recap a little…
        What we know:

        • New Tailgate spot was universally praised. Great turnout and atmosphere for 1st home game. Lets hope we can keep it. Nothing is guaranteed over there.

        • If you’re parking anywhere on Cedar, do NOT turn back toward Morehead when leaving. Took an hour to get from Draft to Morehead. The Oliver’s made a poor decision in turning left. (it was April’s decision to turn...  read the rest

           What comes to mind when I say -...

          brought forth this day: 2014-09-11 23:05:02
          mid seventies, occasional wind from the south and mostly sunny?
          Although popular, the answer is not... Edis Fulghum. The correct response is - It’s the perfect Football Funday Sunday TGRC 1st Tailgate Kick Off environment!!!! And that’s what we hope to get Sunday  vs. Detroit. But we’ll get to them in a minute.
          Lot’s going on to start the new football season. And almost none of it has to do with actual football. The NFL is a fixed outcome, a Hulk...  read the rest

          It's time, everybody. Get you shit together. No more laying...

          brought forth this day: 2014-09-04 23:05:02
          in bed on Sat morn, flipping between Road House on TBS and Law & Order-Criminal Intent on USA, - Game Day is on, son! No more sleeping in Sunday morning and then going for mimosas and a nice quiche...No Sir.....You've gotta be up early having beers and chicken buffalo dip by the fork full. You think you're gonna have a nice cup of coffee, catch up on a few topical news events on the iPad and then retire to the water closet to leisurely move your bowels? HAHAHAHA...  read the rest

          Just a quick update - for those coming...

          brought forth this day: 2014-08-17 23:05:01
          to the tailgate today.....Big Red will NOT be in attendance. She is still in the shop for her yearly updates/checkups. Was supposed to pick her up Friday but when we got there, they were closed.
          Inexcusable and I'm sure she wants to get out of there as much as we want her out. I could summon her like Kit from Knight Ryder (many of you won't even get that reference) but I'd hate for her to destroy the shop in doing so. 

          We will still be out there in the Cedar...  read the rest

          Last week was a test. I didn't send...

          brought forth this day: 2014-08-15 23:05:01
          out very much instruction for tailgating and got many responses. Most of you passed.Good to know the passion is still there. 

          This week we have our last home preseason tune up game. Big Red is getting out of the shop today. Coincidence that Big Red and Cam are making their debuts at the same time? Unlikely. Big Red is a source of strength and healing for so many. Guaranteed she had something to do with it. Jonathan Stewart needs to sleep in her like a hyperbaric chamber...  read the rest

          Preseason starts tomorrow. Big Red is still getting...

          brought forth this day: 2014-08-08 23:05:03
          her annual once over so, unfortunately, she will no be ready to go yet. 
          But we'll be out in the lot where we were last year scoping things out. If you're hanging out, treat it like a BYOB event. 
          We'll get things fired up for real when Big Red is back on her feet. 
          It's about that time again. Get ready for for thrown sandwiches, something covered in hot sauce, morning beers, crappy playlists and unproductive Monday's.
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          Preseason starts tomorrow. Big Red is still getting...

          brought forth this day: 2014-08-07 23:05:02
          her annual once over so, unfortunately, she will no be ready to go yet. 
          But we'll be out in the lot where we were last year scoping things out. If you're hanging out, treat it like a BYOB event. 
          We'll get things fired up for real when Big Red is back on her feet. 
          It's about that time again. Get ready for for thrown sandwiches, something covered in hot sauce, morning beers, crappy playlists and unproductive Monday's.
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          Well, people…it doesn’t get any bigger than this....

          brought forth this day: 2014-01-10 23:05:03
          There’s been no more important game played in that stadium. This is what we’ve asked for. A few years ago when Haus confronted Danny Morrison (Panthers President) in nothing but speedos and suspenders and demanded he “Fire Jimmy Clausen, we want to win”- this is what we asked for. When Jill and Rachel dressed up like Panthers in full costumes and growled and posed for pictures with Danny Morrison- this is what we asked for. When Danny Morrison came by the...  read the rest

          Well, people…it doesn’t get any bigger than this....

          brought forth this day: 2014-01-09 23:05:01
          There’s been no more important game played in that stadium. This is what we’ve asked for. A few years ago when Haus confronted Danny Morrison (Panthers President) in nothing but speedos and suspenders and demanded he “Fire Jimmy Clausen, we want to win”- this is what we asked for. When Jill and Rachel dressed up like Panthers in full costumes and growled and posed for pictures with Danny Morrison- this is what we asked for. When Danny Morrison came by the...  read the rest

          Who Dey? Bounty Gate? Beignets? If I stand for...

          brought forth this day: 2013-12-17 23:05:01
          anything it's having zero patience for poorly spoken english, encouraging/rewarding the injuring of others during sport and trying to give a fancy damn name to a doughnut. These are all things the New Orleans Saints, not only do, but promote about themselves. Next to treason and Travis's playlist, these are some of the most offensively offensive offenses in which one can participate. And these below sea level scumbags come to town this weekend for all the marbles in the...  read the rest

          Just gonna get right to the point on...

          brought forth this day: 2013-12-13 23:05:02
          this one - 

          • Sunday vs Jets - BIG GAME!

          • 4:05 Kickoff but that doesn't change the Tailgate start. Judge me. I don't care.

          • MEAT F'ing SANDWICHES!!! That's right. It's that time. Perfectly marinated beef tenderloin (or as Eric calls it...chili meat)  grilled rare/med rare and served on a warm pita with Spread sauce. It's a Rech Family concoction. I think they use virgins and unicorns in the marinade....but not sure....  read the rest

            Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!   Let me get this outta the...

            brought forth this day: 2013-11-30 12:21:14
            way since most of you don’t read past this point –

            CHILI COOKOFF IS THIS WEEKEND!!!
            Before I get a ton of messages about doing it another weekend….we don’t have time.  Jets Game will be Meat Sandwiches, NO has to be Gumbolaya and then the last game is ATL. So scrape all those Thanksgiving leftovers into a crockpot Thurs nite,  dump in a can of tomatoes and put it on low till Sunday morning.
             
            (Thanksgiving Fact #1–...  read the rest

            Tomorrow is Thursday. There is no Thursday mascot....

            brought forth this day: 2013-08-29 23:50:02
            No HUMP DAY camel. I wish there was. Thursday is a lead in - a build up day. Need to work on a THURS-DAY mascot.
            This Thursday is huge! It's the start of FOOTBALL!!!!!
            Panthers game doesn't mean squat. Stay healthy boys, get out of there and get ready to play Seattle. The End.
            But College. Oh College. We kick it off in a big way on Thursday. UNC vs USC. Heels vs Cocks. South vs More South. Blue vs. Red (sorta). 
            I'm not gonna hype Thursday's Tailgate because,...  read the rest

            What? You thought I forgot? That's silly. I've just been...

            brought forth this day: 2013-08-08 23:50:02
            lying dormant, like a big ole  grizzly bear about to wake up from a long hibernation all ravenous and ready to feast on a diet of football and tailgating.
            We've got a couple of weeks to stretch, rub the eyes, shit, shower and shave and then be ready to get after it. 
            As you recall, last years spot was less than desirable. So, like a bunch of gypsies who chase storms and offer discounted rates to reshingle your house, we're on the move. And the only...  read the rest

            In an effort to infiltrate every aspect of...

            brought forth this day: 2013-03-18 23:50:05
            your lives....Introducing the TGRC March Madness Bracket. Soon you'll have the option to receive your paycheck in TGRC Dollars and you can spend them at the Big Red General Store.

            If you want to participate....keep reading.  Todd "Piton" Horton is running the show so its more info than you need or want...but it's worth it. I hilited the important parts for those with...  read the rest

             Well, it’s that time of year again. Time...

            brought forth this day: 2012-12-21 23:50:03
            to spread good will and cheer to all! Time for visions of Sugar Plums dancing….dancing…. on a pole …with your head between her….oh wait…..what are we talking about?
             
            Anyway…..MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! And Haus… HAPPY HARMONICA! (That’s a Mormon Hanukah, boys and girls).
            I’d ask if you’ve been naughty or nice but that’s like asking the British if they brush their teeth.
            Most...  read the rest

             December!  Let’s break it down – Dece  -  from.

            brought forth this day: 2012-12-07 23:50:02
            the root word deca which is a numerical prefix for 10. December is not the 10th month but it is how many games some folks thought the Panthers might win. Those people are wrong.
            It’s, also, in 000’s the amount of money you might spend on Christmas.
            Ember – The Embers are an awesome beach music band with hits like Cool Me Out, I love Beach Music, and a song they wrote about me, 60 Minute Man. If you’ve ever been to a Beach Music festival you will attest...  read the rest

             Chili Participants - Have your Chili at the tailgate...

            brought forth this day: 2012-11-16 23:50:02
            by 10:00am for judging no later than 10:30am.
            Express your Culinary talents. Bring a Chili and compete!!!!read the rest

             This one’s coming out early for a coupleof  reasons.  

            brought forth this day: 2012-11-13 23:50:04
            I owe everyone an apology. April says my conduct, when on the microphone, was not very adult like. Or at all decent, for that matter. I trust April's view on these matters approx 50.5% of the time. She typically has my best interests at heart. The problem is.... I really cant be held accountable for my conduct. You see…I have a medical condition. The filter that exists between your brain and mouth no longer exists with me. I had one….but it kept...  read the rest

            You ever been kicked by a horse? You ever...

            brought forth this day: 2012-11-09 23:50:05
            got folks together to celebrate it and pay money for it to happen?
            No? Me either....and I don't want to start now. The last time the Bronco's were in town we were on our way to a 12-4 Season. Ahhh....the good old days.
            I would write more but the Internet dosen't have enough space based on the dissertation below by the one an only - HAUS!
            That man has a lot of shit to say. And you know what they say about someone who has a lot to say? They talk alot.
            I generally enjoy...  read the rest

             Folks...it’s a special week. I'm not talking about...

            brought forth this day: 2012-11-01 23:50:04
            the week when we nudge our youth toward obesity and diabetes thru the fee giving of candy. Or every females’ attempts to dress like a sexy (insert anything here). I'm not even talking about it being the week before we elect a new President or Hurricane Sandy reshaping the Jersey Coastline.

            Hurricane Sandy Disclaimer Start ** I have family who lives in the northeast and I sympathize with all those who have lost property, family, time, money, etc. The devastation is...  read the rest

            The winds of change….they are ‘a blowing.  And...

            brought forth this day: 2012-10-25 23:50:03
            it’s long overdue but we’ll  get to that.
            First, let’s talk about what I learned at the last Tailgate. Let recap:


          • Of the two Fulghum siblings – Jill is the best one by far. Hogan came in 3rd. Jill is funnier and prettier than Hogan, and most importantly, she’s actually present at the tailgates.


          • With a few exceptions, Dallas fans really are the dumbest collection of people you can encounter. 


          • Travis...  read the rest

            Tailgate. Sunday. Cowboys. 60's. Clear skies. Brunswick Stew. Cold Beer

            brought forth this day: 2012-10-19 23:50:03
            fans to mock.
            Flip Cup - Dead Even.
            Same location - Might not be a good thing.
            Winning Lotto #'s 7-12-25-35-37 - 18

            That is all.
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            I don't have much to say. It's the Bye...

            brought forth this day: 2012-10-11 23:50:03
            week.
            For most teams that's when they get a "bye" from playing. They rest up, get healthy and get refocused.
            For the last 4 years, the Bye week for Carolina is the time we say Bye to the season. Bye to the hopes and dreams. Bye to the playoffs and Bye to a few of the good players.

            Maybe it's my fault. Maybe I don't tailgate hard enough. Maybe I don't get to the lot early enough. Maybe I don't waste enough time focused on football and...  read the rest

            Today, my fellow TGRC'ians, we're gonna learn some...

            brought forth this day: 2012-10-03 23:50:03
            vocabulary. Today's words are  Haruki Nakamura, Marty Hurney and Ron Rivera.
            Now you may be saying, "Jason..those are names. We already know these people. Haruki Nakamura is the incompetent Safety for Panthers. He's constantly out of position and was responsible for the 59yrd Roddy White catch that lead to the winning Atlanta field goal in the final seconds of the game on Sunday. And Marty Hurney is the Panthers General Manager who has...  read the rest

             That was a complete and fulfilling experience! Let’s...

            brought forth this day: 2012-09-18 23:50:02
            do that again!

            Which group of people have made that statement the fewest times over the past two years –


          • Anyone eating a meal at a Captain D’s


          • Any female leaving Haus’s bedroom


          • Edis after a proctology examination


          • Panther Fans reflecting on the Tailgate AND football game


          • All of the above


          • There’s always some truth to every multiple choice answer…but the definitive selection is...  read the rest

            If Football were my wife…. I’d be arrested...

            brought forth this day: 2012-09-13 23:50:02
            for spousal abuse.
            I mean, I love her so much but then she goes and does something so stupid, like lose to the Bucs…I…I just got to punch her in the face.  I mean, I don’t want to….but why did she do that?
            By Tuesday I’ve apologized and she’s forgiven me and we are back on speaking terms. By Thursday we're ready to go out for another fun filled/highly combustible weekend full of passion and alcohol.
            Now, I’m not making...  read the rest

             Good evening: I spent my morning ride to work...

            brought forth this day: 2012-09-05 23:50:02
            thinking about how to address everyone as we approach the upcoming season.

            Should I pretend Football Season is an empty chair and ask it questions and respond to its fake answers? 
            I can’t bring myself to do it. I’m too embarrassed for Clint Eastwood to make fun of him. I mean this is Dirty Fucking Harry. The man who starred in Pale Rider, Hang ‘em High and Bridges of Madison County (what? go F yourself, it was very touching) has been reduced to baboonery...  read the rest

            This is a bit late…and for that, I...

            brought forth this day: 2012-01-13 23:50:03
            apologize. It’s April’s fault….and that’s the truth, but we’ll get to that.

            So…we close out another season. Big Red has turned in her playbook, did her physical/checkout , took down dates for OTA’s and is now on a beach somewhere sipping Havoline Hurricanes, Jiffy Lube Juleps and doing Quaker Stake Car Bombs.  When there is no post season for the old girl…she prefers to get away from it for a while. Refocus and retool for...  read the rest

            I think Cam found the Pig Cooker Tampa Bay...

            brought forth this day: 2011-12-09 23:50:03
            stole from us....and since we have a new one...he crammed the old one up their ass! Nice work Panthers! I'd love to see some solid progression and momentum headed into the off season. There are a few more legitimate wins on the schedule, and they get those and then work thru the draft and free agency......and you're looking at a playoff team with a dynamic offense, folks.

            But enough about Football....let's talk Tailgating!...  read the rest

            I think Cam found the Pig Cooker Tampa Bay...

            brought forth this day: 2011-12-08 23:50:02
            stole from us....and since we have a new one...he crammed the old one up their ass! Nice work Panthers! I'd love to see some solid progression and momentum headed into the off season. There are a few more legitimate wins on the schedule, and they get those and then work thru the draft and free agency......and you're looking at a playoff team with a dynamic offense, folks.

            But enough about Football....let's talk Tailgating!...  read the rest

            Well, this weekend sets up quite nicely! To...

            brought forth this day: 2011-12-01 23:50:08
            kick things off, the parents are outta town in Tampa Bay (going down there to kick some ass about a pig cooker) and left little Johnny with the keys to the complete BOA house and grounds. So, as many of us have done, little Johnny called up 73,000 of his closest friends for a little get together - And we all know what comes next. Dad's liquor cabinet will be raided, people will have sex in your parents bedroom, somebody will feed...  read the rest

            It's Thanksgiving week! One of the best holidays...

            brought forth this day: 2011-11-24 12:52:04
            on the American calendar. We're encouraged to give Thanks for all the abundance in our lives. I, for one, am Thankful more some many things....the TGRC is certainly one of those.  I'm Thankful, in advance, for the many Superbowls the Panthers will win. They've been succesful in losing games everyway possible so I gotta believe they've identified all the things NOT to do - the WINS have to be right around the corner. I'm...  read the rest

            I think America has an asshole

            brought forth this day: 2011-10-07 16:08:37
            I think it's New Orleans. I mean, it makes sense....if your looking at the US as a side profile then Florida is the flacid penis hanging down...and that makes Panama City kinda the taint and the gulf coast our "balloon knot". Just a thought.

            I'm not taking anything away from 'Nawlings. I'm also not giving it anything - although I'm prety sure it gave me crabs last time I was there. But that's another story....we're here to talk Football and Tailgating. And I couldn't think of...  read the rest

            One...two...three...there's four....and here's five.

            brought forth this day: 2011-09-29 17:05:04
            Oh...hey there...I didn't see you reading this. I was just sitting here counting my chickens. They haven't hatched yet....but I'm counting them anyway. It's been a while since we've had anything to count....so I'd figure I'd get started. Those "chickens" are wins. And I don't expect a whole lot of eggs to hatch this season...but maybe more than expected. What I'm really looking forward to is the big ass monster "chickens" that will hatch in a couple of years. And they will be...  read the rest

            (shot) AGAIN! (shot) AGAIN! (shot) AGAIN! (shot).....

            brought forth this day: 2011-09-22 20:09:35
            ...that's what Hogan was yelling at my last year when we were in Mexico at a bar. I walked up and he was standing there and this silly Mexican was giving fizzy slammer shots. I didn't say anything to Hogan, I just took one. And then he started screaming at me like a drill sergent - AGAIN. My dumb ass kept taking them. But we all know who was the winner of that trip....don't we Mr. Limpy?

            I feel like Ron Rivera was screaming the same thing to Cam last week. And holy...  read the rest

            It's Good to Come Home...

            brought forth this day: 2011-09-14 18:48:03
            ...to Cam-elot.....or Cam-olina....or one of the many other "Cam" references made in the media this week. Right or wrong, deserved or too early to tell....at least it's exciting... and for that I'm Thankful. It's well documented that I will suspend all rational thought and common sense when it comes to the things I support....like boobies, and beer and .... sports.....and...well that's about it. But that's what fans do. But before I anoint Cam...I need to see a little more. But...  read the rest

            The Old One - Two Punch

            brought forth this day: 2011-08-31 17:03:35
            That's right folks....this weeks a double header! A little dress rehearsal preseason action on Thursday with the Steeler's and then Saturday welcomes those dirty Pirates from Greenville and a bunch of Cocks from Columbia. Charlotte is gonna have to wash the proverbial sheets of the city when this weekend is over.
            Now, Thursday's game is typically a walk thru on the year for the players and similar fashion for the Tailgate. Make sure everything is in place, run a few plays and...  read the rest

            Hello Football my old friend...I've come to Celebrate you once again....

            brought forth this day: 2011-08-28 17:44:24
            Hello. How are you? Good? That's nice.

            Now that the pleasantries are over, let's get down to business.

            By now I shouldn't have to tell you what comes next. Your internal clock should be ticking like the intro of Time by Pink Floyd - (and if you have to google that to know what i'm talking about you should slap yourself). If you were kidnapped, taken to a wilderness in a far away land, put in a dark cave in complete isolation until now.....something deep in your...  read the rest

            Dearly beloved, we are gathered hear today....

            brought forth this day: 2010-12-30 18:04:16
            ...to pay tribute to the this season. We will not mourn the losses but celebrate what is to come. When the clock hits 0:00 on Sunday, Carolina is "Officially" on the clock for the first round draft pick. We will be waiting and watching with baited breath.

            But before we move on....we tip our 40 to John Fox, we toss our pall bearer rose on Jeff Davidson, we give the 21 gun salute to all the bad plays, busted coverage, third and longs, allowed sacks and interceptions. Panthers...  read the rest

            Christmas Time in the Parking Lot

            brought forth this day: 2010-12-22 13:02:25
            Well, we put another one in the books! Some of the best efforts yet! I gotta say this Tailgate season was the Best of Times and the Worst of Times. What we did was awesome! As always, you guys represented but we didn't get much help from the Panthers. But if things go right...Jolly Old St. Nick is gonna stuff a #1 Draft pick down the chimney at BOA Stadium.....and Marty Hurney (or whoever the GM will be) better not break it thinking he can put it together without reading the...  read the rest

            ...and so we face the final curtain.

            brought forth this day: 2010-12-15 18:25:22

            Well, the curtain on this season can't close soon enough. It's like watching an all nude geriatrics Cirque de Soleil. You were a little concerned the tickets were so cheap but never expected to see an 85 year old, naked, 92lb man swing for the titties of a 92 year old, naked, 250lb woman. You didn't sign up to see scrotums the size of tarps and nipples as hard and crusty and a year old loaf of rye bread. Shortly after it started, you wanted to claw your eyes out and run to the...  read the rest

            The Weather Outside Will Be Frightful...

            brought forth this day: 2010-12-09 16:45:35
            ....But the Chili in your gut will be delightful!!!!

            The forecast for Sunday doesn't look promising - 50's with an 80% chance of rain. But we've got tents, heaters and booze. So quit 'chore belly-aching!!!!

            It's that time of year again, folks...the time of year when all you culinary masters get to flex your muscles and battle in the TGRC Big Red Chili Cookoff. This has quickly become one of the most lucrative and sought after culinary titles in competitive cooking....  read the rest

            Tailgating: The College Years

            brought forth this day: 2010-12-01 18:21:54
            There are so many great things about college. Skipping class, new people, cheap beer, free rubbers from Student Health, freshman girls to help use the afore mentioned free rubbers, meal plans, zero responsibility, and the list goes on and on. College is everything you hoped it would be and very little of what our parents hoped you would get out of it.
            For most of us the College Years have come and gone. Campus life is in the rear view mirror. It's further back for some than...  read the rest

            I'm Very Thankful...

            brought forth this day: 2010-11-23 19:49:03
            This time of year we tend to look around us and take inventory of all our many blessings. It's a time to give Thanks for all that we hold dear. I'm very Thankful for a lot of things in my life...here are a few -

            • I'm Thankful for stress free Sundays - This season I never have to worry about a nail biting game that will have playoff implications.

            • I'm Thankful for expensive PSL's and Season Tickets - Had I not already purchased the tickets....I would be...  read the rest

              That's soooo Raven...

              brought forth this day: 2010-11-17 19:08:21
              I really want to write a spirited rant about the game and how any team that would name themselves after something as mundane as a Raven should get the shit kicked out'em. How the Panthers, albeit bad, has a shot and could find some positive in a win, even in a lost season. But I can't. I can't even muster the internal optimism to lie to myself and you. Now don't get me wrong...I'm still a fan and I'll always support 'em. I'd rather shit a cactus than have this kind of...  read the rest

              We don't even look good on a Mexican TV

              brought forth this day: 2010-11-10 19:46:06
              I thought being in a dingy Mexican bar drinking tequila might make the Panthers look better. Well......Me equivoque. Like looking at your penis thru a magnifying glass (careful don't do that in the sun), I was hoping it would give a different version of the reality. But as the saying goes - You can paint a turd gold....but it's still a turd. In our case...we painted a bunch of turds blue, gave them a bunch of money, and hoped they would magically turn into gold. I guess we hoped...  read the rest

              Oh When the Saints Come Marching In...

              brought forth this day: 2010-11-03 18:41:34
              "Oh When the Saints, go marching in. Oh when the saints go march-ing in. You'd bet-ter not be on the defense....when the Saints' go marching in".

              Well, that little song ain't as scary as it once was. The Saints aren't as high powered as they once were. Their running game is sputtering, the passing game is struggling. Lately, Brees has been the patron Saint of Interceptions. And our defense will need him to "bless" us with a record number of 'em if we're gonna have a...  read the rest

              I'm not one to dwell in the past...

              brought forth this day: 2010-10-28 10:05:14
              ...But if you didn't have fun Sunday.....sorry, we're just not your kind of people. You'd be better off hanging out with pedophiles, meth addicts or Democrats! (Don't worry, I'm not gonna get all political but it is election season and the TGRC Rocks The Vote!) ((Does MTV even use that anymore?))

              What else could you have possibly wanted? We had a drunken Elf, a baby jumping Doctor, a displaced Buffalonian: circa '87, a discount coffee getting Senior, a Horace Grant meets a...  read the rest

              Ba-Ba-BOBCATS! You wanna read this start to finish

              brought forth this day: 2010-10-20 17:59:45
              "It's amazing, I'm the reason, everybody is fired up this evening..." Kanye West

              Long before the Panthers were a twinkle in the eye of the Charlotte community there was another sports team that captivated the city. A team that brought the first professional sports "buzz" (pun completely intended) to the state. And to say they were welcomed and supported would be an understatement. When the Charlotte Hornets opened their first home game in 1988 more than half of the sold out...  read the rest

              These are the times that try men's souls...

              brought forth this day: 2010-10-13 17:52:46
              I just made that up. You should write that down. That'll probably be famous.

              It's about perservereance people. Sure, you could throw in the towel and say "0-5, we've got no shot at the playoffs...I'll find something else to do with my time" Well, unless your naked you're not gonna have more fun than you are in the parking lot. I think a prime example of that was this past Sunday. Tailgate was great! Don't even know where to begin -- We had young Ditka's, we had your...  read the rest

              Da Bearsss...

              brought forth this day: 2010-10-07 09:48:54
              You can feel the season starting to change. There's a crispness and chill to the morning air. The Panthers actually made it a game against the Saints. The leaves are starting to turn. In the afternoons, you're relaxing with a nice glass of bourbon or scotch vs. a refreshing vodka/tonic (apparently Dwayne Jarrett relaxed with both all the time-byebye DJ). It's officially Fall and with it brings the "MEAT" of the Football and Tailgate season.

              And this Sunday is no exception....  read the rest

              Keep Hope Alive

              brought forth this day: 2010-09-29 17:42:08
              Now I know the Panthers aren't a good Football team. But before the season started I had HOPE - and it certainly wasn't supported by anything other than fan'dom....and that's OK. We all have Hopes and Dreams that, deep down, we know aren't gonna be realized.

              I'm sure there are pedophiles who dream about having countless kids delivered to their door for long sleepovers. And having the parents, not only approve, but drive 'em over.

              There's gotta be drug addicts who wish...  read the rest

              Jimmy Throws the Ball Hard...

              brought forth this day: 2010-09-22 20:23:47
              Hey Panthers.....it's one thing to drop a seafood and curry filled Gila-Monster dump on the road in someone else's house.....but in front of your own fans? At least give us a courtesy flush or strike a match, ...Damn!?!? The joint still stinks from that performance Sunday. Smells like someone cooked a bunch of cabbage in your grandma's orthopedic shoes, strained them thru the crotch of her panty hose and served them in her week old crusty Depends. Now, I apologize to all the...  read the rest

              Kurplunk-Splatty-Sploosh-Frrrppphh!

              brought forth this day: 2010-09-15 21:37:25
              That's the sound of the Turd that the Panthers dropped on Sunday. The recap of the Panthers first game and every one of my prom dates were exactly the same...."Decent first half and moved the ball well....but made too many mistakes, stopped doing what you do best and ultimately left a lot to be desired".
              But unlike me and prom dates....the Panthers had the chance to score multiple times. Now they've just got to actually do it - Nobody's out of it after week one.

              On a...  read the rest

              Knock...Knock...

              brought forth this day: 2010-09-08 19:06:27
              (An early Sunday morning - doorbell rings)
              Football Season: (Ding Dong) I'm baaaack, Let's Go!
              You: Hello....OHH....Football Season! I wasn't expecting you just yet. I was just....
              Football Season: I don't give a Damn what you just doing!!! You knew I was coming. Now I'm here and your standing there scratching your a$$. Put on some britches, grab a hat and a BC powder and let's go!
              You: ......

              Your next response is a defining moment. It'll...  read the rest

              From the Horses Mouth

              brought forth this day: 2010-08-19 00:00:00
              I've heard the rumors.... the back alley whispers. I've sensed the uncertainty, doubt and tension.
              "Will there be a Tailgate, Saturday?"...."Will the truck be there"..."Are they building Jason a new liver out of Big Red's old gas tank?"

              Well let me set the dam record straight..... like Brett Favre, Ric Flair, Keith Richards and crabs on a college campus.....WE AIN'T GOING NO WHERE, BABY!!!!!!

              Did you think an injury would stop us? No one person is bigger than the...  read the rest

              ALL THINGS - BUFFALO WINGS!

              brought forth this day: 2009-10-15 15:33:38
              We all have a story about a high school guy or girl we knew that was very ugly. No one wanted to date or hang around. Maybe you were that person.

              But then, you see this person in the future and he/she is remarkably different. They went from a pimply faced, overweight, greasy hair, Dungeons and Dragons dressing, get beat-up and write about it their journal, never seen a real b00bie, Crap-bag... to a bronzed skinned, ripped abs, perfect hair, trend setting, never f'd with,...  read the rest

              Battle of Bull Run

              brought forth this day: 2009-10-08 15:00:07
              You know how you felt when you were really hoping you were going somewhere cool on the family vacation, like a far away amusement park or cool beach or something F'ing awesome...but instead it turned out to be a trip to an Amish woodworking village or some crappy lake full of mosquitoes and rednecks? Well, the season has kinda started off the same way. Sure we had high hopes for the team and right now they kinda look like an overweight fat kid with a mullet and cut off jean...  read the rest

              I feel Better Now

              brought forth this day: 2009-09-17 14:53:21
              Sunday, Sept. 13th 7:15am till 1:28pm = AWESOME!

              Sunday, Sept. 13th 1:29 till 4:00pm = Miserable!

              It's taken some time to get over things. The body recouping form the tailgate....the heart and mind from the game.

              The tailgate was top-shelf! When it's rolling hard by 8:00...it's a good day. To recap a few hilites -

              Beers cracked by 7:30.

              NFL Live came by for interview - apparently we were on TV. Our PSL seat neighbors saw us.

              Rusty did the days first beer bong...  read the rest

              You might wanna get something to drink for this.....I've got a lot to say!

              brought forth this day: 2009-09-10 15:24:38
              It's just days away....can you smell it? Can you taste it? Is your stomach in knots? Are you nervous? You feel like you're gonna vomit? You need to pinch your bathing suit area to keep from peeing a little bit? It's OK.....it's normal. Embrace it, let take hold.....breath it in, salivate over it, double over at the waist, throw up on the floor and piss all over yourself....we understand. But this reaction isn't caused by bad sushi, the swine flu, an overactive bladder or Obama's...  read the rest

              Pre-Season

              brought forth this day: 2009-08-26 00:00:00
              Now, I know some of you probably feel like you are ready to go. Probably feel like you are in game shape right now. If it were for real tomorrow, you feel like you could lace'em up and pick up where you left off last year. Well...YOU'RE WRONG. Off season conditioning is good...and I know many of you have conditioned the hell out of yourselves. But it's different when it's game time. Tailgate shape is different. Takes a different effort. Takes a different mental and physical...  read the rest