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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2012
Jiffy Lube Live banned tailgating last spring over concern about endless tailgates and excessive drinking at its massive parking lot, Ambassadors. Fans were aghast, creating a handful of "Boycott Jiffy Lube" Facebook groups and online petitions. On Thursday, the venue, run by Live Nation, announced it would bring tailgating back starting with the new concert season under a new set of rules and increased supervision from police and staff. The Bristow, Va.-based venue describes the return of the tailgates not as a cave-in to fan demand, but a reconfiguration of a tradition the venue had been well known for. To keep the tailgating in check, the venue came up with a new set of guidelines in in cooperation with Prince William County Police; they are: -  "All parking is on a first come, first served basis and spaces cannot be reserved or held for other cars.  Each car must occupy only one space and all tailgating activities must occur directly in front, behind or inside the car.  Due to the space challenges and safety concerns, tents will not be allowed in order to keep all pedestrian and drive isles free from obstruction.
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Last weekend, Towson students jammed into a parking lot outside Johnny Unitas Stadium, drinking and partying in a pre-game tailgate bash that university officials said left a police officer injured and a girl needing stitches after she attempted a backflip off a pickup truck. None of that was evident Saturday before the Tigers' football game against the Maine Black Bears, after university administrators cracked down on hard-core partying and set new rules for student tailgating.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 26, 2005
UPON READING last week's column about safety tips for driving around big trucks, Columbia's Don Oliver e-mailed that he expected I would hear from many readers about giving trucks room for safety. He was correct. Most of your comments focused on trucks tailgating. He did agree, however, that it is in everyone's best interest to give them room. "But, far too often I find myself being tailgated by an 18-wheeled monster, even in the right lane. Truckers endanger drivers by speeding, driving when tired and most importantly, by tailgating," Oliver said.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Students who wish to tailgate for Towson University football games must attend a "risk reduction workshop" before getting a parking pass, one in a series of stricter new rules put in place after officials opted against a full ban this week. At last Saturday's tailgate in the designated student lot, Lot 14, students were dancing on the roofs of cars and were "hostile" and "uncooperative," according to Towson officials. Deb Moriarty, Towson's vice president for student affairs, was so concerned by the behavior and the potential risk to student safety she asked a group of other top officials to consider a ban on student tailgates Wednesday.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2011
The clerks at the Days Inn of Westminster know that every Friday night before a McDaniel College home football game, a bearish guy with a thick New York accent will appropriate their refrigerator and fill it with 150 cubes of yellow and green Jell-O — spiked with a little something extra. "Everyone knows that if you want a Jell-O shot, you come to the camouflage tent at the 50-yard line," says a beaming Joe Timpanaro, whose son plays wide receiver for the Green Terror (the team colors correspond with dad's Jell-O)
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March 14, 1997
A motorist who found himself facing a gun when he confronted a tailgating driver on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard used pepper spray on the man and ran back to his car, county police reported.Christopher D. Morrow, 20, of Pasadena told police he was westbound on Route 100 near Catherine Avenue shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday when a green Chevrolet Cavalier entered the highway and its driver began tailgating him.Morrow drove to Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, stopped at Furnace Branch Road and got out of his car, police said.
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By Jody K. Vilschick and Jody K. Vilschick,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 4, 2004
TAILGATING IS subjective: What's too close for me may be within someone else's comfort zone. But there have been times when I couldn't see a car's headlights in my rearview mirror: Now that's tailgating. Barb Shepard believes that tailgating, as defined by James Tibbs in the April 13 column, is unrealistic on today's highways. Mr. Tibbs said in that column that there should be one car length for every 10 mph. Traveling 60 mph, there should be at least six car lengths of empty space between your front bumper and the rear end of the car in front of you. Anything closer is tailgating.
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By MICHAEL DRESSER | November 5, 2007
Unless he's pulling our legs, Patrick Gesselman of Conowingo deserves credit for candor, frugality and clear writing. He's an admitted tailgater, and he says he does it to save money. After last week's column on tailgating, Gesselman, 28, was the only reader to come forward with an explanation of why one would want to follow another vehicle closely at a high rate of speed. His logic and economic calculations may be questionable, and he clearly undervalues his own neck, but at least he's given the practice some thought.
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By Rob Kasper | November 7, 2001
WHILE MOST OF the tailgaters who set up their spreads in the parking lots around PSINet Stadium are rooting for the Ravens to repeat as Super Bowl champions, one group, Poe's Crows, has a large stake in the team's success. If the Ravens make it to the Super Bowl in February, then six members of the Poe's Crows tailgating group will get a free trip to New Orleans. The Poe's Crows contingent won this shot at the Super Bowl several weeks ago, when the group's tailgating operation at Stockholm and South Sharp streets was judged "most spirited" by Lynne Tolley.
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By Gary Lambrecht | July 11, 1997
In a response to the demands of their fans, the Ravens will allow tailgating at home games this season in designated parking areas near Eastern High School.More than 900 stall parking places will be made available to Ravens season-ticket holders. The parking places, costing $20 per game and sold on a season basis, will be offered first-come, first-served.Tailgating had been banned by city ordinance, but by reaching a compromise with Baltimore City officials, the Maryland Stadium Authority and Memorial Stadium neighborhood residents, the Ravens created an arrangement that will allow fans to bring their charcoal grills and refreshments up to four hours before each game.
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By John Thomas and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
For tailgating purposes, avocados are mostly used for chip-dipping guacamole. However, it is easy to change things up and offer an amazing appetizer that most tailgate aficionados haven't even considered. When avocados are grilled, the inside turns soft and molten, with a hint of nutty flavor. It can be easily scooped with a spoon and enjoyed with a variety of toppings. This is a fantastic game-day appetizer. Grilled avocados with pulled pork Ingredients 6-8 fresh ripe avocados 2 cups prepared pulled pork 2 cups shredded cheese salsa The morning of the tailgate, cut the avocados in half, and remove the pits.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
A raucous tailgate last weekend in which students were dancing on the roofs of cars and were "hostile" and "uncooperative" prompted Towson University officials to consider banning student tailgating at football games the rest of the season. Though officials ultimately decided Wednesday to reject such a ban, they will discuss with student leaders over the next several days potential changes to the college's tailgating policy and its enforcement prior to football games at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
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By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2014
Lawrence Prather from St. Albans, W.Va., was seeking a recipe for a making a cornbread salad. Beatrice McElhinny from Dunbar, W. Va., sent in a recipe for a cornbread salad that she thought Prather might like to try. While a cornbread salad may sound a little odd, it is surprisingly good. This colorful, layered side dish would be terrific for a potluck or picnic and is a great way to use up left over cornbread. It would also make a nice addition to a tailgate or Super Bowl gathering.
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By John Thomas, For The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
This recipe has the savory flavors of bratwurst, onions, garlic and parsley, and is mixed with cheese and then wrapped stromboli-style in a pizza dough. All of the preparation for this recipe is performed at home, making it a great light tailgate offering that can be ready to eat in under 10 minutes at the parking lot. Bratwurst roll 1 pack of bratwurst sausage (5 or 6 links) 14 ounce pre-made pizza dough (from the pop-can) 1/2 of a large sweet onion (diced) 5 cloves of garlic (peeled and diced)
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By John Thomas, For The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2013
One of the staples of Maryland eating is pit beef. There's something special about the flavor produced when cooking a beef roast over fire. It's not the most common sandwich to see at the stadium, but when done correctly, it makes for an easy and extremely tasty tailgate. This recipe has you doing most of the cooking at home before the game, with an easy reheating step at the parking lot. Maryland-style pit beef Makes 10-15 sandwiches 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon chili powder 4-6 pounds top, bottom or eye round beef roast 10-15 soft kaiser rolls 2 large white onions (sliced very thin)
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The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2013
Everyone who follows Orioles center fielder Adam Jones on social media knows how much he loves food. So, on Sunday morning, he combined that love of food with another one of his passions, raising money for charity. Jones held his first #StayHungry Purple Tailgate before the Ravens-Bengals game to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore. With food catered by Blue Agave, Ryleigh's Oyster and Abbey Burger Bistro, as well as Mouth Party Caramels, plus two bands, raffles and a silent auction, Jones announced that the event raised more than $10,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs.
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By Danielle Rumore and Danielle Rumore,SUN STAFF | August 3, 1997
Scott Walters, his older brother Mike and nine friends parked their van in a designated spot right off 33rd Street in the old Eastern High School parking lot across from Memorial Stadium. They took out beer and a grill and began tailgating for the Ravens' preseason opener against the New York Giants yesterday.Their purple van, affectionately nicknamed "The RaVans," carries each of their first names, the Ravens' team symbol and phrases such as "Ravens Lunatics." Last year, such a conspicuous tailgating sign was absent.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | September 20, 2004
YOU SAY you're really into tailgating. You show up in the stadium parking lot before every Ravens game, crack some beers, throw some burgers on the grill, toss a football around with whoever's sober enough to go out on a pass route without slamming into another car and ending up in the emergency room. But compared to Joe Cahn, you're strictly a dilettante, my friend. You're a rank amateur and this guy is literally a professional, and you just have to deal with that. Quite frankly, you couldn't carry this guy's spatula.
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By John Thomas, For The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
There are a couple of ways to make a juicy fail-proof burger for a tailgate. The easiest and most consistent way to do it is to stuff the burger with cheese. A stuffed burger is juicy by nature because the inside is oozing gooey cheese rather than dense beef. This gives you more flexibility at the tailgate because you can keep the burgers warm on the grill longer without worrying about drying them out. The addition of bacon and jalapenos to the cheddar cheese center of this burger provides a unique texture along with a spicy kick that will change the way you view a typical burger.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
Adam Jones' first #StayHungry Purple Tailgate will be held before the Ravens' Nov. 10 home game against the Bengals from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 1111 Leadenhall Street near M&T Bank Stadium. Jones announced the event early this month and released more details this week on his website . All proceeds from the event will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore. Earlier this year, Jones and the Orioles donated $75,000 to the Brooklyn O'Malley Boys and Girls Club to renovate and expand a Technology and Learning Center there.
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