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KVH Industries, Inc., the company that helped bring satellite TV to RVs in the 1990s and pioneered live satellite TV in automobiles four years ago, is raising the bar on the at-stadium tailgate experience with its TracVision® A7 mobile satellite TV system. Now, sports fans across the continental United States can enjoy in-motion reception of all their favorite live sporting events on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and PBS via their local TV affiliates in addition to up to 185 channels of national DIRECTV® programming the company has been offering motorists since 2003.
DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's leading satellite television service provider, presents the finest television experience available to more than 16 million customers in the United States. Each day, DIRECTV subscribers enjoy access to over 250 channels of 100% digital picture and sound, exclusive programming and the most comprehensive collection of sports programming available anywhere, including NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ and MLB EXTRA INNINGS®.
Joe Cahn of New Orleans is the self-proclaimed “Commissioner of Tailgating.” A professional tailgater who has spent the past 11 years visiting NFL and college football stadiums to assemble a comprehensive library of tailgating information for sports fans, Joe has steered his “Joemobile” more than 500,000 miles, visited hundreds of cities and eaten his way through more than 500 tailgating parties. A nomad with a purpose, Cahn has burned more than 83,000 gallons of gas/diesel during his journey to all 31 NFL stadiums and 123 college stadiums.
Andrew Kulyk and Peter Farrell started their quest to visit every major sports venue in December 2002 with a visit to Ford’s Field in Detroit. Since then, the best friends from Buffalo, NY, have personally visited and ranked more than 100 different professional baseball, football, basketball and hockey venues in 49 different cities, as well as numerous college and minor league stadiums. Their insights are featured in their continuously updated blog, www.thesportsroadtrip.com.
The ATA was founded in 2003 to extend the camaraderie and community of tailgating beyond our great nation’s parking lots and playing fields. Although we can’t replicate the sizzling sounds, tantalizing tastes and uncommon character of local tailgating through a website, we can celebrate it – providing tools, tricks, and tips that help you, your family and friends get even more satisfaction from your weekend (and lifelong!) adventures.
With more than two years of tailgating travel in a 40-ft Fleetwood motorcoach under their belts, Team Blacktop from www.yourtailgateparty.com offer a great perspective on tailgating, food, anf fun. Plus, Jay and Chef Bob offer suggestions, take calls, and offer advice on food and fun on their weekly Internet radio show, "The Tailgate Guy with Jay and Chef Bob."
Ken Callaghan is the executive chef and pitmaster at the ground breaking urban barbecue restaurant Blue Smoke & its sister jazz club Jazz Standard. Prior to the restaurant opening in 2002, Ken traveled across the country with restaurateur Danny Meyer and Chef/Partner Michael Romano to experience the best of the barbecue capitals of the country, training with award-winning and renowned pitmasters.