You guessed it!
Time to kickstart the sarcasm and needling with the 2022 Scarlet Knights football season quickly upon us, and there's no better time to be a Rutgers fan than after a 1-0 start and nailbiting 22-21 win on Saturday at traitorous Boston College!
|Jack Wagner: |
(even if just pretend)
Seahawks may need
bionic powers vs. RU
As always, let's use the comments section to debate culinary choices and who's bringing what to our first tailgate of the new season.
In keeping with past attempts to align cuisine with the best food choices surrounding the university grounds of our opponent, the only thing that closely comes to mind here is an Italian buffet -- eggplant parmesan, chicken parm, antipasto, gabagool, etc.
Dr. Evil's righthand man
Likely blowing a save
If that doesn't work for folks (e.g. prep a dish in advance, heat and warm on the grill or sternos), we could do cheesesteaks, burgers, dogs or the more routine fare. Whatever people want.
Regarding meeting time, let's say ~12:30 p.m. in the Black lot? (Weather looks favorable.)
As there no longer a need to congregate at Wal-Mart, since everyone's on their own regarding tickets and parking passes, whomever's there first let's try to park where we often did last year -- back rows toward the student center.
Finally, we're using this space to reflect upon some of the most historically significant Wagners, since the college wasn't named after its founder, Pastor Frederic Sutter.
Rather, per its website, "John G. Wagner gave $12,000 to the school so that it could purchase a new campus, the grateful board of trustees renamed the school in memory of their benefactor’s son, George Wagner, who had died before realizing his own ambition to become a minister."
There's your history lesson. (And poor Mr. Rowan had to pay $500 million to get a school in his name. Now THAT is inflation!)
My eggplant parm's fairly solid if we go Italian; if another type, I'm happy to order butcher meats (steaks), subs...whatever.ReplyDelete
Hey Bill, thanks as always for starting the conversation. Italian theme sounds great. I'll bring an assortment of Italian meats and cheeses for an appetizer, and my sister-in-law Susan will bring Italian pastries for dessert. It goes without saying I'll bring Miller Lite, plus I'll supply some Yuengling and hard seltzers, as well as a full complement of plates, plastic utensils, serving spoons, aluminum foil and garbage bags.ReplyDelete
Our party will consist of 6 people in 2 vehicles - me, Sharon, my brother Gene and sister-in-law Susan in one, and Adam & Julia in the 2nd. We'll plan to arrive at the north end of the black lot (near campus center) at 12:30 and we'll leave a couple spaces between our vehicles if we're the first to arrive, although I would suggest folks get there promptly because I hear Wagner travels well (any excuse to get out of Staten Island).
Adam and Julie will sit initially in my two extra seats in section 120A until we see if there's space in our section. Those seats may turn out to be primo for the fireworks though. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Hi it’s Andrea, having trouble logging in, so I’m “Anonymous”! Nice job Bill with the opening message! We like the Italian theme and we can bring penne in sauce with Italian sausage. See ya on Saturday!ReplyDelete
Hi It's JC. I can't login either. Italian sounds great. Dana and I will bring caprese salad and garlic bread.ReplyDelete
Wow, things shaping up nicely for Italian buffet. I'll set up a table with trays and sternos (and will warm water for those); have plenty. So for now, foodwise we have appetizers (caprese salad, meats and cheeses), main courses (eggplant parm, penne in sauce with Italian sausage) and dessert (Italian pastries). Seems we're OK on beer (I'll bring some too). Confirmed headcount of 12 (Pete 6, Bill & Kaitlyn, Burks, John, Dana). The excitement builds!ReplyDelete
As for anonymous comments, make sure you're signed into your Google account when posting. I can't find how to fix otherwise.ReplyDelete
I will be up for the game, I'll bring beer and try and find something suitably Italian to bring,ReplyDelete
I will not attend the tailgate. Hope to go to gameReplyDelete
Sorry for the late reply. We'll be 4 for the game. Might be a few minutes later than 12:30. Jason has a morning soccer game.ReplyDelete
What else do we need to complete our Italian spread? I can hit up Joe Leone's.
Not sure we need more apps or main courses, so maybe just another dessert for those who aren't into pastries? maybe cookies? Unless someone has a different suggestionDelete
Only suggestion Dave is am appetizer like rice balls or something to accompany Pete's gobaghoul and brewjewt meat n cheese platter. Else your call.Delete
I have some Cannoli I am bring up.ReplyDelete
Hi Tom. We committed 3 days ago to bring Italian pastries which include cannoli, so I suppose you can bring more of the same but maybe better to bring something different? Or I guess we can have a cannoli competition which would be fun.Delete
Picked up some Orzo salad and Rice balls for appetizers. Also some Blue & Red domino's, & lays chips. Will bring water and a few sodas. Do have 2 more tickets in 120A that match with Pete's 2 if anyone is interested.ReplyDelete
If no one is using those tickets please let me know (and remind me of the section and seat #s) because I may want to spend some time down there.Delete
and Jill Wagner from Wipeout and other shows (like Blade) =)
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I sent Tom those seats as a test, so I no longer have them to tell you. But they were 120A and they were the seats next to yours.ReplyDelete
I have 2-3 extras (Kathy not coming + the 2 freebies a section over)Delete