Sunday, October 23, 2022

A B1G Home W-IN!

The Scarlet Knights finally came through with a B1G home win vs. Indiana, beating the Hoosiers 24-17 on a picturesque homecoming that provided the backdrop for yet another great BREP Nation tailgate!

Dave, Tom solve RU's
scoring problems
It's impolite to point
Eavesdropping on the
ladies' conversation
It was a beautiful autumn morning that started out in the high 40s but quickly warmed as the day progressed. The menu was solid enough, with a normal breakfast fare of scrambled eggs, homefries, pork roll, bacon, bagels, pastries, Kentucky and New Hampshire bourbon and Natty Bo. The turnout was favorable too; just a great bunch of folks to make an autumn Saturday all the better.

On the boards, the highlight was perhaps Kathy's 3 bullseyes in her and the author's double-digit thrashing of the Eric-Pete duo. 

RU 1-0 when this
crew visits Dana's brick

As generous as our buffet was the group inheriting a seat two rows in front of us from a fan who left Section 121 early. Between that and the gift of a Rutgers home win, an early Thanksgiving blessing!

Banner October day for Scarlet Knights football

Rutgers is at Minnesota next week, with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff. It's a huge game for the 4-3 Knights, who are still very much alive for a .500 season and bowl bid. Of course a Nebraska win would have made that road a lot less rocky, but beating the Gophers, also 4-3 overall and 1-3 in conference, puts us in a good position with four games to go. 

Our next home game is Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Michigan, kickoff at 7:30 p.m. (Some vintage Ann Arbor trip pics below).

Kickoff is TBD but it's not too early to discuss tailgate menu options. A few tailgates ago vs. the Wolverines we crafted sandwiches from the Maize and Blue Deli in Ann Arbor, MI, which were a big hit and fairly easy (mostly cold cuts and home made cole slaw with toppings). We could revisit those or go elsewhere (e.g. Oktoberfest menu, Jim's Blimpie burgers), so let's get the chatter going.   

It's all the more exciting to think about off a win!

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

RU IN? Saturday, Oct. 22, Noon

You can't spell R-U-I-N without Rutgers and Indiana. 

The loser of this game is looking at an even more ruined season, with Rutgers having 2 weeks to stew over a miserable loss to Nebraska and still trying to get its first B1G home win since 2017 and firmly in the cellar of the East division at 0-3.

Remember to wear red
Yet our Scarlet Knights could turn the tables with a homecoming win this Saturday at noon vs. Indiana, which has lost 3 in a row and is 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the B1G. 

It's likely that fans of both teams, especially Indiana's, are looking forward to men's basketball season.

Yet we still have 6 games left to make something happen On The Banks.

R U IN for this Saturday's tailgate, around 845-9 a.m. in the usual spot? 

Let's do a roll call in the comments and thoughts on cuisine. 

The early kickoff makes breakfast the logical choice but it's a democracy.

Forecast looks stellar: sunny and high of 68 (probably chilly morning).