Sunday, September 20, 2015

“Keep Calm, Tailgate On”

The Tailgate was grounded this weekend from live games, however no need to fear, there was a soiree here! We had the annual back yard Tailgate that used to include our departed friend Fritz Scharff. In honor of Fritz we dedicated his favorite bar stool at DB&G with an engraved plate and a brief ceremony. He was a huge college football fan and a loyal member of the DFT nation. In attendance was his daughter and her family. Additionally Mrs. Tailgate honored Fritz with her Tailgater Deviled Eggs that he was known to consume like a lion would a gazelle.

Honoring Frtitz From The Tailgate

Little DFTers enjoying the new games

The fellas at DB&G

I made the Crownies. Don't be this me.

Around the Country: Many epic games were played Saturday that helped fill my void of not being at a live one. So here we go with the Great pretenders of the Season: Auburn gets trashed in Baton Rouge, LA. Mizzou barely beats UConn 9-6, The Razorlessbacks lose to Texas Tech. The Urban Renewal project almost came to a screeching halt in Columbus, OH against a pesky NIU team. The Trojans run into a tree and fall off their horse in the coliseum. It was rumored that Coach Sark punished his med and liquor cabinets at home after the game.

In Tuscaloosa where ESPN College Gameday put down its stage for the weekend and the DFT traveling banner was represented, Alabama went down in defeat to a strong Ole Miss team for the second year in a row. Two good friends of the Tailgate Dr.’s Rector and Wilkinson paused at halftime and called a cease fire to pose for a picture like Grant and Lee.
The Dr Alabama Al family and friends repping DFT at Gameday
The Alpha Gamma Girls posing with Corso
General's Grant and Lee burying the hatchet

The Dawgs laid waste to the Cocks “between the hedges” in Athens, GA. The Fighting Irish dominated a tough Georgia Tech team in South Bend. Rudy did not get into the game this time as ND forgot to play the last 90 seconds after dominating all game. The Irish lost another starter due to a torn ACL this time during a celebration air bump. Floridumb State (as Marco Rubio would agree) was tested once again against the BC Eagles in Chestnut Hill. No more magic for Tanner and the BY Usters as he threw his last pass of the game to the wrong team in Pasadena as the Bruins secured a close one.

Eagle Tailgaters at Chestnut Hill Friday night.

At least someone sent me a picture from the OU game. (Courtesy of Lauren Mullica)

The Northwestern Wildcats win the prestigious Commander and Nerd Cup as they took down the Dukies in the Durham Sweat box. Having beaten both Stanford and Duke qualifies them for the Title “King of the Nerds”. Rice and Vandy have already been mathematically eliminated from contention.


Navy gets a big win over East Carolina at Navy Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, however their brothers in Arms from West Point and Colorado Springs were not as fortunate as each suffered a loss. 

The Navy Swabbies

Michie Field, USMA (Picture Courtesy of Major Tom Voytek)

The head Hog Curt Peters and his better half, AKA my Mother In Law

An Elvis like moment for me at Tulane. Spooky.

Zombie Hawkeye attacks rogue Sun Devil

Bieberiety: No contest this week. Honors go to Rutgers University. After a week of player suspensions for a home invasion and assault, Coach Kyle Flood followed up with a transgression that may even be more egregious. You see, Coach Flood in purely a caring and selfless manner thought it would be a good idea to contact one of his playa's Professors and encourage him to see things differently. The player in question Nadir Barnwell, a fine upstanding citizen who coincidentally was also involved in the home invasion and assault had not achieved the required passing grade in his badminton class. Coach Flood believed it to be wise to contact him using Hillary Clinton’s personal e –mail so there would be no trace of evidence. However, In this case, the professor did not wipe his hard drives clean and retained the “Offer Letter” from Coach Flood. It was really some purdy written prose asking the professor if he could see to a better score for his resident Rhode Scholar and that he really was a hard worker and good student. Mr. Blutarsky, your Zero Point Zero grade point average is even unacceptable here at NJ State U, and Coach Flood you are this week’s Bieber honoree.

Next Week, double header weekend in the Commonwealth of Virginia with Friday at UVA and Saturday at Old Dominion. Will meet up with old high school and college friends for both Tailgates and games.

PSA Announcement: We are in need of someone hosting the traveling banner at Gameday next week at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Most of you know the drill on what is expected of its host. Please notify me ASAP if you have someone who will do it.

Happy Tailgating!