The DawgNation has no trouble bringing high tech gadgets to this week’s game against Georgia Tech. The only thing Bulldog fans might need is extra battery power to take advantage of these phone apps for a full game day. Consider investing in a portable power pack or planning ahead for extra charging power to keep the fun going into the night.
All the apps shown below are available free for Apple and Android users.
The Amercian Cornhole League’s Cornhole App allows players to use their phone or tablet as a digital score sheet. You can select bag colors for each game, create player profiles and track team and player stats.
Football Scores and Stats
For the serious football fans that see tailgating as just the appetizer to the real excitement, there are several free apps to track up to the minute college football scores, schedules, and latest athletic news. Try College Football Scoreboard, Team Stream: Sports, College Football News or ESPN.
Want to escape reality? Create your own team, build a college campus, recruit team players and become a champion with the Bobblehead College Football app.
Alcohol Consumption Trackers
Track your beer consumption to avoid overindulgence, or for bragging rights… the choice is yours with these apps. Enter your gender, weight and beverage to estimate your blood alcohol content, track your alcohol expenses, calorie consumption and more. Look for BAC Calculator, Drinkcontrol, and Sober House.
Not really an app, but…
In a class all by itself is the Bevometer http://www.bevometer.com, a can cooler or koozie that tracks your alcohol, soda or water consumption. Slide a new can into the cooler and it will add up the number of drinks you’ve had today, as well as all-time. These containers are lightweight and the same size as traditional foam drink holders. Custom colors and printing are available. Brand your tailgating “family” or proudly flaunt your team colors. (Great Christmas gift idea!)
These Bluetooth connected apps are free with the purchase of digital cooking thermometers. They take the guesswork out of when to flip your burgers, or when the chicken or steak is done. Most provide timers, preset food settings and social media links so you can share your grilling masterpieces. Track multiple entrees at once and customize alerts with vibrations and sounds. Look for Weber iGrill, Brookstone Innovation Grill Alert, and Loki Smart WifiMeat Thermometer to name a few.
Low Tech Recipes
Georgia bulldog fans may have high tech tools, but our recipes need to be delicious and easy to throw on the grill. Here are a couple of our fan favorites.
Beer marinated grilled chicken
2 lbs. skinless, bone-in chicken parts (we like breasts, legs and thighs)
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup olive oil
1 can of beer
Wash chicken thoroughly and pat dry. Combine all dry ingredients, then rub on chicken. Place chicken in large freezer bag. Combine olive oil and beer, then pour over chicken. Refrigerate allow to marinate up to two days before grilling.
Grilled fruits & vegetables
Green, Red & yellow peppers
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar (optional)
Thoroughly wash all fruits and veggies. Slice peppers, squash, pineapple and watermelon. Brush all sides with olive oil. Grill on low heat to desired softness. Optional: Drizzle balsamic vinegar over veggies after removing to serving plate.