Wednesday, September 28, 2016


The late arriving RU crowd pours through the east side gate minutes before kickoff 
Getting the cheese steaks started!

BREB pondering while leaning on the BRF (Big Red Fist)

For this week's tailgate we were treated to hot off the grill cheese steaks from our BRES Father. With two grills going cooking the steaks, melting the cheese, and heating up the peppers and onions, the foods was awesome as we took our tailgate to the Black overflow lot for the first time this year. Kudos to BREB for dusting off the backup grill (found in the RU purple lot years ago) for use in our time of despair.  

BREP-Nation supports the Cheer Squad, Dance Team, and Cheerleaders 
 After throwing our money away to members of the Rutgers Cheer Squads on our usual fruitless effort to try and win the 50-50, we were honored to have our first tailgate 
presentation ceremony of the year. 

Whistle presented
Whistle acceptance
Adding to his growing list of accolades, BRES was presented with a football tailgating whistle, growing his arsenal of paraphernalia at his disposal on game day. As for the game, the RU football team put up their most spirited effort of the year despite coming in as a large underdog to Iowa. Even with bringing out all the stops (including the debut of the BRES popcorn rally bag),  RU came up short by a score of 14-7, as they were a few big plays going their away away from pulling off the upset.   
BRES Popcorn Rally BAG 
Be ready to stripe the stadium for our next home game versus Michigan - REMEMBER TO WEAR BLACK RUTGERS CLOTHING AS WE ARE AN ODD NUMBERED SECTION. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

RU-Iowa Tailgate Discussion

Now that we are up and running again, is back and bigger than ever.

 As per Bill's earlier post:
"I'm ordering enough steak (and prepping home fries and onion & pepper) for 25 people (~ 8 lbs. of meat), so if you plan to bring several others to the table let me know ASAP and I'll order more......
BRES casts a big shadow as he prepares for this week's game 
I need to pick up the meat Friday by 6pm, so speak soon if you're bringing a ton of people along. We'll DEFINITELY need the second grill this week, mainly for warming the spuds and O&P. Someone needs to borrow one from a neighbor or something if Basil and Scott are not around." 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

RU-New Mexico Happy recap

A befuddled Eric struggling with leading us into the parking lot  
The breakfast buffet 

Rich. Lisa, & the MIB (with our resident photo bomber Eric)  
For the second of three consecutive weeks, the BREP-Nation crew assembled on a warm sunny morning to cheer on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. After a bit of drama in getting everyone parked in the same area through some nifty BREP negotiations with the RU parking staff, we were treated to a breakfast of Pete's Burritos and a tasty tater tot casserole created by Chris (aka Richie).

After getting settled, we gave a warm welcome to the new comers Rich and his crew before getting down to business for some serious corn hole. The Men in Black (MJ and Mike) stunned the BREP/BRES team with a crushing loss via a 6 point last bag throw.   Order was restored when Skurat & Son team was able to take down the MIB later in the morning.

BRES goes double fisted on the RU parking lot couch  
After making the trek to the stadium, we were stunned as the Scarlet Knights were down 21-0 nearing the end of the first quarter, Desperate times called for desperate measures, which after mixing up the seating arrangements, there was only one thing left we could do - RALLY CAPS!!!
BREP-Nation turns their hats around to turn the game around!!

Then something magical happened, as score RU touchdown after touchdown on a deep bomb, a reverse flea flicker, and a punt return. By halftime, Rutgers surged ahead. Feeling a need to do whatever was needed salt away a victory, Shane led the charge as we consumed 6 boxes of popcorn, allowing the master fan to create his ultimate weapon - the Bababooey box rally cap, carrying RU to a victory. never doubt the power of the rally cap.

Get ready for week 3 in a row of noon time starts against Iowa-Get ready to get B1G!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

RU-New Mexico Tailgate Discussion

Picture with words "Pete" and "Burrito" and absolutely no other relevance 
With another noon time start for this week's game, looks like we'll keep the 8:45 AM meet up time at Walmart. Pete has already pledge to get things started with making Breakfast Burritos. Let the discussion begin on who can bring what this week.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Rutgers-Howard Happy Recap

Rutgers honors America with the playing of the National Anthem - no one sitting 

The crew convened on a sweltering hot morning in the Walmart parking lot to kickoff the 2016 RU football season. Brave souls Bill. Scott, and Basil slaved over a hot grill in high humidity and heat to produce a great breakfast fare of eggs, ham, pan cakes and hash browns for the group of over twenty to chow down on.  A thrilling corn hole match came down to the wire with BREP & BRES narrowly escaping with a victory (on the last bag thrown) over the Bad Girls team.
Ready serve with bell and fist in hand 

The BRF in action !
In his regular ritual of reinventing himself for every new tailgating season, after a strenuous off-season workout regiment including a steady diet of Xbox games, BRES bring a new power packed beverage delivery with his Big Red Fist (i.e. the BRF) to add muscle to the Brepnation tailgate. The beers are even colder and tastier when delivered in this finely crafted Scarlet clenched hand (with a minor gratuity expected, of course, or deal with the fist of fury). Precisely sculpted to BRES's specific hand dimensions without affecting his dexterity even under sub-zero can temperatures, expect this newest tailgating sensation to begin to pop up all over the Black and Purple lot in coming weeks by BRES wannabes.    
Breaking out the big guns 
Rutgers Banana Guy!

On the way into the stadium, it was evident that new Rutgers Head Coach Ash was leaving nothing to chance in making sure to bring out the big firepower including the US Military and Rutgers Banana Guy, who appears well on his way to filling the void left by a missing in action King of Sandy Hook. After a rough start, and a tie at halftime, Rutgers rolled to a big win in the second half.

A big thank you to our photo journalist Julie W., who documented the day with the fine pictures shown hear on the blog.  
The Brepnation crew excited about the thought of next week's breakfast burritos! 
Next week is another noon time start, so expect to meet at 8:45 PM again at the usual place. Details to follow later this week.... 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Rutgers vs Howard tailgate - An Offer You Can't Refuse

Members of
You owe your tailgating leader (aka the "BRESfather") a service, as has started a new job this very day, and has limited time to organize this week's tailgate.  I have no doubt that you will repay him. One day, we knew he would call upon you to do a tailgating organizational service for him. That day has now come.  This weekend, as he will be at our tailgate, I ask for your help. Be there to greet him.
Well, my friends, are you ready to do him this service?  I want you to use all your powers, and all your skills, to help prepare an excellent first tailgate, or prepare to face the consequences.

We need input as to what to do this week - a breakfast tailgate, or a simple burger and dogs tailgate?
 I pledge to bring a case of Yuengling.  What do you pledge to your BRESfather?