Let Me Help You Tailgate- Thank you Subway

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Every time I hear The Autumn Wind the music reminds me of my favorite football team, The Oakland Raiders.

I joined the raider nation in the 1970s. The first game that I remember watching was in 1975. I was six years-old and I picked the team because I liked pirates. I still remember the pride I felt a few years later when my team won the ’77 Superbowl.

It was awesome.

In the years that have since come and gone I have spent more than a few moments watching football games on television and in the stands.  I can’t think of a time where tailgating wasn’t a part of the experience. Some of my friends will argue that you can’t tailgate at home but they would be wrong. You can tailgate wherever you are at.

But what you cannot replicate at home is the energy and excitement of being part of the crowd. Sometimes that feeling is absolutely electric and it is part of the experience that is simply awesome. The question is how to create that every time or at least try to. And to me that is where tailgating comes into play.

A good tailgating experience helps to set the tone and today Subway is going to help you with that. Yes, we are running a contest here. It starts today, December 15 and runs through Wednesday December 21.  Here are the highlights:

  $25 SUBWAY Card to buy delicious Steak Melts of your choice

–      Thermal cooler to keep your food toasty and warm

–      Gloves and hand warmers to keep warm at the big game

With the cold weather on its way in, SUBWAY Steak Melts are the perfect solution to beating the tailgate chills. From the Big Philly Cheesesteak, and Steak & Cheese for those afternoon games, to the Steak, Bacon, Egg & Cheese for those early morning kick-offs, satisfy that toasty food craving as you show your love for your favorite team. Treat yourself – you’ve earned it!

Here is what you need to do to enter. Leave a comment here telling me what your favorite Subway sandwich is. Earn one extra entry by tweeting about it. Please include @SubwayFreshBuzz and @thejackb in your tweet so that I can see that you have done it.

Make sure that you include a working email address so that we can get in touch with you to let you know if you have won.

This is the line where I let you and the FTC know that the fine folks at Subway provided me with my own gift card, hand warmers and gloves free of charge. Someone tell Jared to relax, they didn’t ask me to be their spokesperson…yet.

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  1. realmattdaddy December 21, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Almost always a 6″ meatball on wheat or Italian herb & cheese. Don’t know why I like it so much… but it hits the spot when I have the craving.

  2. zjrosenberg December 21, 2011 at 11:02 am

    I’m fairly consistent – Subway Club, italian herb & cheese bread, provolone, no tomato, no mayo/mustard/oil/vinegar, add peperoncinis and chipotle southwest dressing. Thanks jerk, now I have to go to Subway for lunch.

  3. OWTK December 21, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Call me an old fuddy duddy but I still dig the Italian BMT, which is the first sandwich I ever ate at Subway some 20 years ago before the company was as big a part of American food culture.

    • TheJackB December 21, 2011 at 12:32 pm

      @OWTK I was trying to figure out the first time I remember seeing one of their stores. I think that I was about 14 or so. Sigh, that used to be the majority of my life and not just a part.

      Nothing wrong with being a fuddy-duddy.

  4. jetts31 December 21, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I tend to make it up as I go down the line. Whatever I have usually includes black olives, banana peppers and wheat bread.

  5. Genuine December 21, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Wait do i have to tell you my favorite sandwich is the chicken bacon ranch if I tell you I hate the raiders? I am a Bronco fan afterall.

  6. PaulMBanas December 21, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I’m boring. Turkey and cheese.

  7. MatchesMalone December 16, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I usually go off menu, and create either a Philly Cheese Steak, or something with Chicken and Teriyaki.

  8. Ann December 15, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    We are athletically-ignorant and my son is gluten-intolerant. Your basic tailgating Debbie Downers.

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