Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Novemberfest Tailgate a Big Success

Outside of our Scarlet Knights fighting hard for four quarters and easily covering the gigantic point spread vs. Ohio State, there were several positive takeaways from Saturday's gathering on what turned out to be a chilly but completely bearable mid-November day in the black lot.

Festmeister Chris did an outstanding job of procuring some of the best sauerbraten ever and spaetzle from his man at Bahr's restaurant, while the Burks came through with some great kielbasa/sauerkraut and the Polish powerhouses came through with harvest rice and potato pancakes. Throw in some awesome Mueller's glazed crumb cake and TONS of desserts and we were well-fed.
Festmeister conducting
quality-control checks in
BREP Nation tailgate

Fair to say, though, that Chris won the tailgate as the spiritual leader of what has become our annual Oktoberfest-style festivities.
Basil: *)(*)#$&()*&#$
Translation: BREP will not
be sharing in 50-50 winnings

The group also made a wise decision to shift away from beer on a cold day to warm spirits -- Jagermeister, Buffalo Trace, Jim Beam...yum! [And the Burks hot water for hot chocolate.

Meanwhile, Frank came through with a second set of cornhole boards for the group, enabling us to get involved in some heated competition.

And the tailgate wouldn't have been complete without coming nowhere close to hitting the 50-50.
Frank is:
a. strategizing
b. trying to locate other board
c. crop-dusting son Ryan (in background)
after kraut, processed meats and
potato pancakes
d. imitating his new grandson
making boom boom in pants

Of course it wasn't the same without our spiritual leader BREP, who was in the process of recovering from a gnarly case of bronchitis but used his time well by stalking Red Panda and trying to find a Groupon to get her to perform at our final home-game tailgate at a discounted rate.

We were also on a bye week for Roxx Armada, though our next gathering may feature some of the band's deep cuts, including a Christmas tune that might play well before our finale. 
BREP Nation welcomes
Lauren and Rob (seen here
admiring the Buffalo Trace)
Glenn & Frank discuss strategy
It took some sharpies, but we
finally made the stadium board
as "Tailgaters of the Game"
Festmeister enjoying quick
postgame burger & fries
Source: TMZ


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Not Sure +50.5 Is Enough Points for RU

As 5 of us sit here at the RAC awaiting the Rutgers-Drexel tipoff, we got to talking about Saturday's Ohio St. tailgate.

In honor of Festmeister Skurat, we're dusting off Oktoberfest. Maybe a month late, but that's how we roll.

Thus far we've got Chris ordering sauerbraten from his man in the Highlands; we can all kick in for that.

Hobo is doing potato pancakes. 

Pete the spaetzle.

Eric and Andrea kielbasa and kraut.

Comment on what you're gonna add.

We could maybe use desserts, e.g. apple strudel, brats (if anyone's inclined to grill them), Jaegermeister, etc.