Sunday, September 15, 2019

If Not for You Guys, Another Bye Week Would Be Fine

Well, much as Monday for most of us presents the grim realities of our returns to school, work and unfortunately the Booger McFarland-Joe Tessitore duo on MNF, it also gets the ball rolling toward Rutgers' third game of the season.

Boston College is in Piscataway for a noon kickoff. We're only a 7.5-point underdog. Not bad for a team that still can't pass for 50+ a game.

As always let's try and meet at the lot no later than 9 a.m. The forecast is glorious -- 80 and sunny.

Food-wise, let's get the discussion going.

I'll throw out a few Boston-themed ideas, namely the Kelly's Roast Beef ( or sirloin tips sandwich (popular at Fenway Park).

Otherwise, if folks is feelin' fancy, and someone has time to make clam chowder or lobster rolls for 20, have at it, LOL.

Either way, let's get the discussion rolling and hopefully give good vibes to RU football for win #2!

Friday, September 6, 2019

A win to start the RU football season!!!!

This is what happens when we let an outsider direct our group photo!

This RU dog talks
and what a potty mouth!!!
 The crew descended on the Auxiliary Black parking lot to say goodbye to summer and say hello to the start of the 2019 RU football season. Newcomers Gene and Sue from the Witkowski clan brought their talking dog to enliven the tailgate festivities. Gene had recently completed a duck hunt and need a change of clothes to be fully BREPPED Up for Rutgers football.

Discussions of fantasy football overtook the tailgate between Holobowski and Labues alike with the entrance of the BREP2019 team into the reformed Art Vandelay Memorial Fantasy Football league.

Vote for your favorite Big head  !!!!

It was good to see all the big heads out in full force but it occurred to the editorial staff after taking the group picture that Shane had covered his face with LO-REZ BRES.  Also, please note these faces could be placed on pillows, blankets, mugs, etc. to make great holiday gift ideas!
The Dana brick is still there!!!

Kudos to Bill for picking up the great subs and all who brought stuff to make the tailate fun. As usual the group brought out its typical sass and hijinx before we packed up for our trip inside. On the way, Dana took a large portion of the group in to see his brick. We were also horrified to see that the Audi Club is no more!

As usual Eric was able to make it into the club and provide the group with ice cream during the game. Audi Club Eric is no more, so we asking for new names for our thrill seeking club crasher as Provident Bank Club Eric doesn't sound right.
A proud Eric shows off his laminated Provident bank
 club pass while a speechless Jen looks on in
amazement in the background

The natives were restless as the game got off to a rocky start until the offense cranked it up in the second quarter with 31 unanswered points on its way to a 48-21 over UMass behind 4 touchdowns from Isaih Pacheco (no relation to the late fight doctor Ferdie Pacheco.)

We have a few weeks off to the next home game on September 21 at noon versus Boston College. See you then!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

2019 Season Begins on Friday

Good morning, Nation!

Officially we've still got another month of summer, and then there's local's summer, which gives John the opportunity to once again find a parking spot in Asbury Park, at least until next July 4.

Have you seen this man?
The Audi club security would like
 to talk to him. 
As you already know, the Scarlet Knights 2-win 2019 football campaign begins this Friday night, August 30, with 7:15 p.m. kickoff and post-game fireworks.

Logistically the start time is a bit of a headache with many of us working a full day, though it provides us three potentially awesome beach days on Labor Day weekend and the chance to visit Saratoga for one last day trip before sadly the season concludes!

In that light, and as by the time we get into the parking lot we won't have a ton of time to cook, I propose ordering 3-6 foot subs from Pat's, which I'm happy to arrange. Figuring something like the breaded chicken cutlet-mozzarella-roasted pepper as done in the past? And we can each bring our own beverages before really embracing our true tailgate culture.

If people are really revved up to grill, I'll bring the tools, but ain't doing the cooking; just too tired (and still sorta battling a sinus infection). I'm happy, however, to once we really get into the campaign with home game #2 vs. Boston College on Sept. 21.

Please use the comment field to discuss how to proceed.

Me and Chris will likely leave Tinton Falls around least that's the goal. I've got one of the parking tags, and BREP has the rest of the group's tickets (Dave has his 4 and a parking already too), so my crew -- me, Kaitlyn and BRES -- can just meet the rest of y'all in the black lot if some of you plan on getting their earlier.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Football Ticket Renewal Time!

Panda is the inspiration for BREP
turning a new leaf for the '19 season,
as the "Poppy" part is put to rest.
As much as I want to avoid thinking about RU football until at least September, the ticket office has been calling, emailing...even sending its basketball halftime-show talent to my get us to renew our seasons for 2019.

After hanging out with Big Red Elvis Panda, "Cast Iron" Pete Witkowski and JSRC (John "Shore Running" Coulter) at several exciting men's basketball games this season, it's clear the fire for sub-.500 football and great tailgates still burns, and so we're dusting off B-Rep to conduct a roll-call for '19 tickets.

We're also considering a residency for Red Panda to perform acrobatics and such at our tailgates, and are in discussions to add "Spectrum" and select other members of the RAC Pack for effect.

"Let's start cutting those
checks, B-REP Nation!"
Please use the comment field to say how many you need, and let's try to wrap this up by April 1 so that we don't have to talk again for at least another five months, as it was meant to be.

I hope all's well w/everyone!

2019 Home Schedule
Fri. Aug. 30 vs. UMass
Sat. Sept. 21 vs. Boston College
Sat. Oct. 5 vs. Maryland
Sat. Oct. 19 vs. Minnesota
Sat. Oct. 26 vs. Liberty
Sat. Nov. 16 vs. Ohio State
Sat. Nov. 23 vs. Michigan State

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The 2018 Tailgating Season is over

For the final tailgate of the year, our usual black lot adventures have several dramatic highlights:

Basil and Shane contemplate what to do next 

Andrea finds an alternate grill with our engineering Class of  '86 neighbors
Grill Plate Saviors: 
The A&E production team quickly sprang quickly into action when it was determined our grill was useless without the grill plates. Our tailgating neighbors generously allowed us access to their grill to cook up  Andrea’s Eric's awesome Sloppy Joes! 

Let me explain - I got one car and two passes.... 
and I have no idea who Adam is

Parking Lot Drama: 
Members of the local precinct patrolled the black lot looking for offenders, finding someone to bother who was taking up an additional parking spot on a day when the stadium was half full. That group had an extra unused parking pass that upon appeal to the roving lieutenant of parking security was found acceptable to let them keep their space.  Tough to have a good tailgate time when you are getting hassled by the man.
Look! Fourth Quarter!

Not this week Buddy!
Rejected in his attempt to gain Audi Club Access, Three Quarters Eric actually stayed to see the fourth quarter.

Wail until the French aupairs
see the new 2019 Basil look  
Looking Sharp!

The Game:
It was another entertaining battle that ended up with RU on the wrong side of a 20-7 loss for an easy cover. If only Gio could have caught that double reverse touchdown pass, we could have had our play of the year! Also the red mac looks to be a new style choice heading into 2019!

In closing: As this year could be called The Season of the Big Heads, who knows what next year's trend will be. Wait until we get behind the backboard in the student section at a basketball game with all four heads!!! 
All I can say is I'm sure someone in the group will come up with something great! 

Long live!

Tailgaters pledge:
Thank you very much for the 2018 season tailgaters! You have inspired us for the last magnificent 7 tailgates. You have excelled in your corn hole competitions. You have shared your emotions with us and the whole RU world. You have celebrated our lone victory with dignity, and accepted numerous defeats with dignity. I declare the 2018 Rutgers tailgating season closed. In accordance with tradition, I call upon the youth of the world (and to assemble 9 months from now in the Black parking lot of Piscataway to celebrate with us the 2019 Rutgers football season!

See you next year!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

State Penn, Rutgers Horseplay

Well, we're back to the noon kick-off for our home finale vs. Penn State.

The Hobo clan's going to be light (likely just Bill and Shane; no Kaitlyn) and lacking in energy both for the game itself, and for running a tailgate.

If the group wants to tailgate, I'm happy to bring all of the stuff but someone else will have to run the show as I've got a really chaotic week and am using my normal Friday-night prep to attend our hoops tilt vs. St. John's.

The Saturday forecast is mid-40s and sunny, so if the group wants to meet at our usual spot please someone lead the charge. Otherwise, if we're looking at a pregame diner meet-up or other, same deal.

If folks wanna congregate in Tinton Falls, I can facilitate that too. Very open to ideas.