Monday, July 14, 2014

If they insist on fooling with the lyrics to 'On The Banks of the Old Raritan'...

... maybe we can make 'Scarlet Begonias' our school song.


(After watching this video from the Capitol in 1976, I remember why I missed so many football games when I was in New Brunswick in the '70s.)

There's no video of this following show available, but here's the whole first set of the Jerry Garcia Band's show at The Barn on December 4, 1977. Anyone else there? I was in the second row after waiting for tickets overnight in the Brower Commons.

Monday, June 2, 2014

If I Wanted a Fucking "Disney World Experience," I'd Go to Fucking Disney World

"What I can promise you, one of the things we're working on most, is when you come see us at ball games, starting with High Point Solutions Stadium, you have a world-class, Disney World experience. That's important to us." --Julie Hermann, Rutgers Athletic Director

First of all, it's properly referred to as "Rutgers Stadium" or "R House".

Second, most of our fans are past the age of ten and couldn't imagine a worse hell than being subjected to a "Disney World experience" when attending a Rutgers football game.

Just thought I'd get that on the record. That's important to me.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Get Ready for the 2014 Season at R House

Yesterday we received our challenge from fans of that other football on the opposite side of the Atlantic, piloting one of the most accurate analog drones (formerly known here as "paper airplanes") in the history of sports during a friendly match between England and Peru:



Though our paper-airplane piloting dominance may have dropped since its high point in the middle of the last century, now we remember why the players in the American version of football started wearing helmets.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Rutgers Then-and-Now Photos

Here's a must see for anyone who ever spent any time On the Banks.
Elijah Reiss on the Muckgers website has done a wonderful job of presenting historical Rutgers photos and combining them with contemporary shots taken from the same perspective; a slider allows you to time travel.


It's amazing how little some of our favorite locations have changed in a century or more.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The World's Worst Person In Sports Is ...

Julie Hermann, Athletic Director at Rutgers, is Keith Olbermann's worst person in sports today for her idiotic attack on one of the last remnants of the free press in New Jersey. She even beats out the NYPD and FDNY hockey teams and their bench-clearing brawl at Nassau Coliseum.


If Olbermann's video needs more context, here's a link to the original story at Muckgers.com that was later picked up by the local and national media and gave The Star-Ledger the headlines she tried to deny them.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

National Championship Winners

The Rutgers women just completed their quest for the 2014 WNIT championship before 12,000 loud UTEP fans in El Paso.
Late-game heroine Tyler Scaife seconds after the final buzzer.
The 2014 WNIT trophy.
Congratulations to C. Vivian Stringer and all the players, all of whom should be back next year to face the Big Ten.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Off Tackle Empire at SB Nation is looking for a Rutgers writer

If I knew anything about sports (on more than a casual and intermittent basis) I might apply myself, but click here if you or anyone you know might feel like contributing a Scarlet Knights' perspective to this Big Ten blog.

Friday, February 14, 2014

An R.U. Rooting Interest in the Winter Olympics.

In this off season for Scarlet Knights football, do any other fans of Rutgers find themselves inexplicably pulling for the Russians in Sochi?

Friday, January 10, 2014

Sunday, December 29, 2013

BeatVisitor Dot Com Cleans House and Prepares for the B1G Time

On this day after the Pinstripe Bowl loss to the team with the most obnoxious drunken fans in college football (some Golden Dome supporters in section 322 provided a strong argument against ever serving beer at House), I decided to refresh the BeatVisitor dot com sidebar to your right (if you're viewing this on a non-mobile device). I've removed the links to the USFs and UConns and Temples and replaced them with links to the Ohio States and Penn States and Michigan States on our football schedule for the foreseeable future. If you know of any strong or humorous Big Ten blogs that I haven't included in this first pass, please suggest them in the comments.

I was thinking of mentioning the interim conference we're leaving, which I've never mentioned by name here in this blog, to complain about their bad officiating and petty money grubbing, but I won't bother naming them now; they're in our past. Rutgers should post a picture when their ugly logo is removed and the B1G logo is painted on our field. That will be a day to celebrate.

I've also placed the 2014 schedule high on the sidebar. 2013 is over. Life begins again in Seattle on August 28th. Keep Calm and Chop Cougars.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Full House

I hope this crowd looked as good on television as it did from the stands at the beginning of the 4th quarter (with the Irish only leading by 3).