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#1 mush


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Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:58 AM

This Sunday the Panthers take on the Broncos at 4 pm. Tailgating will start much earlier. Our food and non-alcoholic drink is provided FREE of charge with Toys for Tots donation buckets present. 100% of donations go directly to purchase bikes for this week’s drive at the stadium. Our free tailgate food is prepared by Ranucci’s Big Butt BBQ (www.ranuccis.com) and the menu will be posted later in the week so check back for details. There will also be a limited Bojangles biscuit breakfast while it lasts for the early risers with biscuits, fresh made sausage, country ham, eggs, and cheese. There will be plenty of waters and assorted sodas to drink for free as well.

This week’s tailgate is sponsored by Shinner and pstall. Please be sure to thank them this week for their generosity because they make your gameday easier without having to plan/buy/cook/wash/cleanup/load your car/burn your food/etc. All you have to do is show up and enjoy good food.

Sadly this week concludes our regular season tailgating and hopefully there will be at least one playoff tailgate but as of now there are no guarantees. The presentation of the bikes to the Marine Corps will take place at 12:45 at the north gate. Thanks so much to all of you who have donated. We have raised over $5000 so far and have exceeded last year’s cash total.

Here’s the usual info:

Tailgating FAQ’s

1. Where do you guys tailgate? A group of 100+ people on the Huddle congregate at a lot that borders Church St., Poplar St., and 3rd St. downtown. Our group is at the corner of 3rd and Poplar RIGHT BESIDE THE LOWER LOT GATE. If you come to the lower entrance gate on the sidewalk you cannot miss us. We are always in the spot BESIDE that gate. We have a big 3X9 banner attached to our tent facing 3rd street that says carolinahuddle.com with big Panthers eyes.

2. How much does it cost? If you park in that lot, it costs $30 and it’s only 3 blocks from the stadium. But you don’t have to park in the lot to tailgate with us. You can easily drive back a few blocks from there and park for $5 or $10 and just walk up. Another popular option is to take the train into town for a few bucks.

3. What’s at this tailgating spot? Food and people, how many depends on how many show up. We have 4 tents for cover if it rains and for shade. All the condiments, plates, napkins, and plastic silverware will be there as well.

4. What do I need to bring? If you drink alcohol you need to bring your own as well as a donation to Toys for Tots. We never provide alcohol due to liability issues. Everything else is free (food and non-alcoholic drinks). If you bring a cooler make sure it has ice in it because ice is always in tight supply on gameday. We’ll be glad to store your cooler in our cars during the game but we’re not responsible for it if it gets stolen or if a beer comes up missing during handling.

5. You expect me to believe that you post free food and drinks on a message board and you’ll feed and quench the thirst of everyone that shows up? Yep, no problem, we've been doing this for almost 5 years now. Thousands of meals have been provided free and we welcome all. Some of us just love doing this kind of stuff and have fun doing it. Hopefully everyone that comes has a good time. Remember that this is for charity and that our sponsors have donated their money so that the beneficiaries (you) will donate money to our cause (Toys for Tots) and help needy families this upcoming holiday season.

6. What time do you start? This week we will start at 8 AM.

7. Is anyone welcome? Absolutely! Everyone is welcome even opposing fans.

8. Is it appropriate for kids to come to this? Kids are always welcome but parents should use their own judgment in bringing them. We are not responsible for what they may see or hear and we do not police adult behavior before football games.

Edited by mush, 11 December 2008 - 09:13 AM.

#2 catfang


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Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:48 AM

8 AM for a 4 PM kickoff? Ya, know, I expected nothing less!! :D

#3 mush


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Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:03 AM

I thought about starting at 9 am but then got worried I'd miss something out there.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:46 AM

What time do we need to be there to help with getting the bikes over to the stadium?

#5 Alverez


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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:00 AM

Mush... I'll be going with you in the AM... but might not be going to the game.

but, I'll be at the tailgate!!! We'll see how it goes!

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:20 AM

Need some help :cool:

#7 JakeFlake


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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:41 AM

I'm there!

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:47 AM

I came down for the Tamp Bay beat down, and the tailgate was AWESOME as usual. Zod's cider was like a warm taste of christmas. The Whole pig was ridiculously good. Ranucci is the man. I'm gonna try to come down for this game as well. If I can't make it you guys have a blast. This is the most fun tailgate ever. The Huddle rocks.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:47 AM

Me and the Wife will be there-

We have a party to go to on Sat night, so the early AM doest look as inviting.

See you around noon ;)

btw- had a BLAST monday night folks!

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:48 AM


Zod's cider was friggen GREAT!

#11 tattoorhino


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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:32 AM

A real fan shows up at 9:00am....Im just saying.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:35 AM

Mush... I'll be going with you in the AM... but might not be going to the game.

but, I'll be at the tailgate!!! We'll see how it goes!

Liar....don't believe him Mush!!! :Yawn:

#13 PowerlessDan


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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:40 AM

Life and I plan to be there and we plan to bring the little one.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:53 AM

I'm coming to this tailgate by God, come Hell or high water. I hate I missed the first 7...

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 12:01 PM

I am coming...I need a single ticket though....anyone have an extra PM me.


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