Sunday, September 29, 2019

Time for Some Nunzio's

In the wake of a 52-0 drubbing vs. Michigan and the exceedingly necessary dismissal of head coach Chris Ash and highly offensive coordinator John McNulty, it seems fitting that we buy enough food from Nunzio's Kitchen in Sayreville for our Saturday morning tailgate.

We'll just get 17 pizzas.

Just kidding...

But we are on for a noon kickoff vs. Maryland, which itself is having some troubles, though something tells me the Scarlet Knights -- like the cowbell for famous record producer Bruce Dickinson -- are just the cure.
Your interim head coach...
Nunzio Campanile
Anyway, let's come up with a tailgate plan. 

We can replicate the breakfast spread, but that could be boring.

Otherwise please throw out some ideas, and let's wrap it up by Wednesday night to give everyone time to shop.

If we go with a Maryland-oriented theme -- you're talking crab cakes, Utz potato chips, crab fries/tots, pit beef, Berger cookies (Tom), Natty Boe...

Roll call-wise, I know Kaitlyn (SAT) and Skurat (Notre Dame) are out this week. 

P.S. I'm sure you're passionate followers, but there's a good chance The Chris Ash Show will not be heard at its usual time on R Vision.

And I move that we open each tailgate with Louder Than Loud.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Good Morning and Thank YOU BREPNation!!

Shane clearly bored listening to adult
talk while awaiting some Roxx Armada!
It was a glorious sunny morning when the BREPNation crew descended on what has been called the overflow black lot, the lower black lot, and the ASB lot. For continuity purposes, we need to really come up a with a definitive name. Whoever comes up with the best name will be rewarded by sitting behind the dude who thought we were too loud at the game and wanted to fight us. Please, no profanity though. I think we are already on double secret probation and don't need to be hassled by the man again.

Moving on to tailgate business, the usual crew was down a bit with no Biz, Jen, David (and head) and Andrea, but we carried on undaunted as we played some respectful tunes for Ric Ocasek of The Cars, and Eddie Money, while showcasing he new official band of BrepNation, Roxx Armada. Unfortunately the game didn't go so well as Rutgers lost to BC by a score of 30-16 it. It was a very winnable game that RU let get away.

BREP meets Red Panda Head 
My heart was deeply touched by a special gift given to me at
the tailgate. The presentation of a
Rutgers Coke Zero bottle and the head
of RU basketball halftime performer
Red Panda was a moment I will never
forget.The only thing that could top it would be to get her to perform at our tailgate. Seeing her daredevil unicycle act of throwing stack plates from her leg to her head in person may have to wait until the reception after one of Pete's or Bill's kids get married.

Next game is a noon start versus Maryland on October 5. See you there
The Icon herself

It wouldn't be gameday if Dana didn't show
somebody where his brick is, this time on an diorama

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!