Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Rutgers vs. Temple Roll Call

It looks like we may catch a break with the weather Thursday, assuming lingering hurricane effects clear after expected morning rain; so it's possible we'll be dry and with pleasant tailgate and game conditions vs. Temple. 

But if anyone has a canopy, please pack it just in case. I only have one.

There's a few things I need to address; too many things to put in comments to the last post. Just confirm briefly in the comment field to this post. 


The ticket office only had 2 years to get things straight, but didn't for this year's opener. It might actually work to our benefit.

We won't have hangtags for this week. Rest of the season we're OK. Just not on Thursday.

Our ticket guy asked for 5 names to put on the list for entry to the black lot. 

As of now, I'm going to suggest the following drivers just meet at/near the tailgate spot rather than Walmart. We'll do our best to get the lower lot if it's open. Otherwise we may be at the mercy of the dolts working the lots. 
  • Bill and Chris (2): Both in for game (solo) and tailgate; can carpool and set up camp
  • Pete and Sharon (2): tailgate + game
  • John and Dana: game only; working, arriving at kickoff
  • Dave + Family (4): tailgate + game
  • BREP (1): tailgate + game but leaving early
  • [Basil meeting us from work for tailgate + game]
The only folks yet to respond to the prior blog are Eric and Andrea. If coming to Thursday's game, please advise and we'll figure out offline who they'll drive in with; it can be me and/or Pete and Sharon.

Tom, if I recall, will be at the game as he's up for the football draft too on Friday night. 


Seems the few folks to respond were OK with cheesesteaks. We'll provide for anywhere from 12-16, depending on Burks and Tom. Kaitlyn's likely to bring from 1-3 apartment mates. 
  • Bill: Steak, rolls and onions plus condiments; grill, tailgate tools
  • Chris: Tater tot concoction
  • Pete and Larry: Beer; Lites and presumably Yuengling
  • Dave: All soft drinks; water, Pepsi...er, Coke products
  • Tom: Chips, munchies
  • Needs: Paper products, foils, etc. for the season. I'll sift through what we have later but think it's primarily plastic utensils.

Ticket Distribution and Kickoff

I'll pawn off everyone's paper tickets for the season and ask someone else to handle all parking passes, since I'm already out for Ohio State and Chris is only coming to half the games it sounds. Someone else can run point on that duty.

For Thursday it looks like we'll have at least 3 extras (Bill, Pete's 2). I know Rutgers is pushing for a sellout but that's a clear reach on a worknight with a 6:30 p.m. kickoff.

Let's cross our fingers the bad weather's gone by morning. Either way, it'll be great seeing most of you again as BREP Nation!


  1. Thanks for putting it together Bill. I need to use the parking pass this week, But I don’t anticipate going to the next two games. I’ll get a case of Yuengling. Whatever’s leftover you guys can keep for the next two games. BREP
    I believe Andrew and Eric aregoing to the game but they’re working out their logistics. Eric is coming from work so he doesn’t know what time he’s going to get there

  2. Because Rutgers turns everything into a God damned headache, they DID FedEx me 5 sets of parking passes...but no tickets (yet). So we'll need to meet at Walmart as usual so those of us tailgating can have parking passes.

    Dana, if you're in your TF office on Thursday I can drop off; or leave them in my mailbox for pickup on your way up to the game.

    Again, 2 years for RU to work on ticketing and passes...and THEY are the ones that insisted on our diffuse group sticking with paper instead of digital tickets and passes. Go figure.

  3. Tickets arrived...um, Friday. Never got an RU or UPS confirm, but I found the UPS envelope laying in my bushes. Anyway, we're set for tickets and passes on Thursday.

  4. Sharon and I are leaving home at 3pm so will be at Walmart at ~3:45pm. Can everyone who’s tailgating be at Walmart no later than 4pm for the ticket distribution?

  5. We'll also bring paper products, plates & utensils, garbage bags.

  6. Sounds good. See everyone on Thursday.

  7. Looks like I will not be able to make it up for the game on Thursday. Add my tickets to the extras in case anyone wants it. Hope to up in two weeks.

  8. Since Tom isn’t going we can bring some chips/pretzels plus cookies for dessert

  9. 3:45 at Walmart works, Pete; see y'all there! Smaller crowd but to be expected on a worknight. Figure on 12-14 people all told.

  10. Saw this on RU website for SHI Stadium. No idea what constitutes "indoors." Concourse? Rest rooms?

    Guests in outdoor seating locations are not required to wear a mask.

    Face masks will be required within indoor spaces at SHI Stadium, including the Provident Bank Stadium Club and press box.

    Those occupying indoor spaces may temporarily remove their masks while eating or drinking.

  11. I commented and don’t see it. I’ve got to work but hope to get out early enough to tailgate some. I will be in the office bill and look forward
    To seeing everyone

  12. Does anyone have a canoe? May need it to get to stadium. 7” of rain in New Brunswick so far. Saw on the news they expect the old Raritan to crest around 2 on tomorrow.

  13. Due to the storm and the subsequent flag, Piscataway is asking Rutgers to either postpone game or play without fans. Bro decision made as of 9 am

  14. I assume postpone because RU won’t want to refund tix and forego stadium revenue

  15. Game postponed to Saturday.


    I won't be there. I'll be in Saratoga. Let me know who I can give the grill and all stuff.

  16. We're out. See everyone at Delaware on 18th.