Conceptualized by our fearless leader "Big Red Elvis Poppy" and former protege "Stan from College Park," this blog caters to the minions of B-REP Nation, focusing on Rutgers tailgates and other social elements and tomfoolery/TomLabuery as a Scarlet Knight fan.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
After attending a beautiful memorial luncheon on a sunny Sunday for a dear friend we lost last July to ALS, I can't help but be reminded to appreciate each blessing and moment.
Saturday was such an opportunity.
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For yours truly, it was great being back on campus and under center (the grill) to celebrate Rutgers football, our alma matter, and the friendships we've developed over time, both here and for our University of Delaware friends rounding out our 25-30 person tailgate.
The weather couldn't have been much nicer, and the grub not bad.
On the field, Rutgers took care of business against a game but lesser-caliber Delaware Blue Hens.
"Cruisin'. Cruisin'. I ain't losin'."
It seems we may be past the days of awful losses to overmatched teams, and the win pushes Schiano's squad to 3-0 against nationally ranked B1G foes Michigan and Ohio State in successive weeks. Rutgers is a double-digit underdog in Ann Arbor for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff, but perhaps maybe the seemingly vanilla schemes to this point were just to throw off the Wolverines. We'll soon find out.
Back in our tailgate...the turnout was fabulous.
Surely we missed Tom, Chris and John, but were graced by several of Kathy's fellow UD alums and longtime friends. Fortunate in their case that Pete didn't bully them into downing the blue-green hard-boiled eggs he went through all the trouble to procure. Pete also did a great job with stocked coolers, and our other visitors came with tasty IPA.
The Black Lot folk also were graced by the vocal styings of Adam, who showed zero rust behind the mic, banging out some classics from the Roxx Armada catalogue.
Enough of my rambling. Here's a bunch of good photos of the festivities.