Monday, October 5, 2015

Time to Break Out the Lederhosen

After a much-needed bye week, BREP Nation will return in full force for this Saturday's 8 p.m. tilt with nationally ranked Michigan State.
"Prost!" says the Festmeister, sans
handlebar mustache

It's a "Black Out," which means I need to fish around for black RU apparel this week.

I'm proposing we meet at 4:30 p.m. for the traditional carpool from Wal-Mart, but if that's too early please speak.  The forecast looks decent but definitely autumn, pegged at partly cloudy and 50s.

Processed German meats, carbs and
freaking cold weather are just a
short drive from East Lansing
Kuchenchef Skurat, Monmouth County's authority on proper Oktoberfest celebrations, is eager to produce yet another award-winning 'fest for "the Nation" and will spearhead the campaign this week, requesting everyone pitch in with a contribution(s) for the event; stay tuned here this week for correspondence.

In separate discussions over bagels and another Jets victory on Sunday morning, I already offered to make potato pancakes and will provide the accompanying applesauce and sour cream.

MSG and former UFO axman
showing his Rutgers support
In the spirit of all-things German, B-REP will provide an iPod playlist featuring the Scorpions, Michael Schenker Group (MSG), Falco (Austrian synth pop '80s sounds are acceptable) and Accept and leverage Tom's wide-ranging musical knowledge and probable ownership of lesser-known (in the U.S.) but influential music from Kraftwerk and Tokio Hotel.

For background, as I understand it, the Oktoberfest theme fits exceedingly well with Michigan State, which is based about an hour from Michigan's "Little Bavaria" in Frankenmuth.

I encourage you to at least hit Wikipedia before Saturday's big BREP Nation Oktoberfest, as a quiz will be given by the Festmeister.

28 comments:

  1. Dave noted the early-arriving crowd for Kansas and proposes we meet earlier; I can be there as early as needed (i.e. between 3-4 p.m.). Everyone please chime in for a consensus.

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  2. I vote for 4pm as I agree crowds will be huge plus that's just more time to enjoy the tail gate.

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  3. And Oktoberfest sounds wunderbar (opposite of fubar) and we'll bring a pasta salad plus Miller Lite which is brewed in the old Bavarian section of Milwaukee (don't go there after dark unless you're carrying your luger).

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  4. Let's plan to LEAVE the lot at 4pm!

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  5. Sounds like a plan; I'll shoot to be there by 345pm

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  6. And not to be snippy, but everyone please respond with what you're bringing ASAP, whether it's Oktoberfest food of not; there's a big crew this week and I know Chris has a lot of prep work. Knowing Friday night won't help. I'm doing potato pancakes and sides to go with them (applesauce, sour cream, cinnamon). I'll bring drinks too if needed.

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  7. Guten Tag meine Rutgers freunde! Looking forward to seeing everyone. It sounds like a 345 meeting to leave by 4pm...sounds good to me.

    As for the Oktoberfest feast, I was planning on making the beer brats with sauerkraut, fried onions, relish & German mustard. Also a cucumber salad. Bill has the potato pancakes covered. We could also use some German potato salad if anyone feels up to it? Finally, a nice starter would be those large pretzels that have at Philly Pretzel factory of anyone has access to one on the way so they are still fresh & warm. I will have a nice variety of German beer as well a bottle of Jaegermeister! As for desserts, apple strudel & linzer tarts are always a nice option. Other than that, I think we are good to go. Let me know who is bringing what.

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  8. I am planning on bringing beer and perhaps some sweets. I can be there at 3:45pm as well.

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  9. I will be there at 3:45 PM so we can leave at 4 PM. I agree we need to get to the black lot a little earlier as we need to make our way in earlier through the drunken darkness. I will bring a case of beer, a case of water, and a German type dessert treat.
    REMEMBER TO WEAR BLACK!!!!!

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  10. I will bring some Apple strudel. Looks like just Donna and I.

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    1. In addition to Orzo (pasta) salad and Miller Lite, our group will also bring a dessert. We will have 4 people in our party - me, Sharon, and our two neighbors Donna and Glenn. Donna will use my 3rd ticket and Glenn has a single ticket (section 110) he received from a family member. Glenn is from Sayreville but we try not to hold that against him.

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  12. I will bring soda & waters. Chips, Kettle Corn and some Strudel.

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  13. Must have been distracted last night watching Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win!
    Probably don't need THAT much strudel. I'll bring something else sweet- perhaps chocolate?

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  14. Here's the rundown so far -- waiting on word from the Burks and Basil/Scott. Far as I can tell, the only things we're short are rolls for Chris' brats (unless Chris already has) and I guess any vegan alternatives to German links, in addition to pre-game snacks and maybe Chris' ideas for hot pretzels and German potato salad.

    CHRIS: Beer brats, kraut & fried onions, relish & German mustard, cucumber salad, German Beer

    BILL: Potato pancakes, applesauce & sour cream

    TOM: Beer, sweets

    PETE: Pasta/orzo salad, Miller Lite

    B-REP: Case of beer, case of water, dessert

    JOHN: apple strudel

    DAVE: soda, water, chips, kettle corn, chocolate/dessert

    ERIC & ANDREA: ?

    BASIL & SCOTT: ?

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    TICKET-WISE, it'll be just me and Shane (Kaitlyn's going to ComiCon) and will be joined by our friend Terry Flanagan. I MAY have a 4th available but am waiting for word from another person first. If there's someone in our group in need of 1 please let me know.

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  15. I will get the rolls as well. The potato salad and/or pretzels would be ideal if someone can offer to pick up one of those items.

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  16. We can bring potato salad and pretzels-no guarantee on the fresh soft ones as I don't know of any places near us that make them

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  17. There are some old school German markets near me so hopefully I can get some authentic German potato salad and maybe some German type cheese and crackers. They boast "come shop where the wurst is the best"!

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  18. Bill, If you do have an extra ticket- I will take it for Jen.

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  19. Quick update that my man Terry Flanagan is signed on to bring warm Philly Pretzels, which I know will excite Festmeister Chris!

    Jennifer Labue will be using my extra ticket; glad to see her tomorrow!

    Forecast looks good -- high 67, low 42 and dry.

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  20. I MAY be in need of 1 ticket for Evan, depending on whether Scott U is coming or not...just in case anyone has an extra to spare.

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  21. I have made sure to get some German music on my I-Pod. Some of it will be none, others are obscure. I looked, but no Can, Neu! or Kraftwerk.

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  22. As long as you have Der Kommissar!

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  23. Would David Hasselhoff count? I heard he was really big in Germany.

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  24. Basil: I'll bring some sliced up German smoke meat products to eat with Andrea's cheese and crackers. I got the old box of paper products and forks and junk. I'll bring a small cooler for Guinness and some sodas.Some other work people might stop by. I'm going to bring a few veal brats and rolls that I wanted to try out.

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  25. 16:24 Sun time test

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