Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Not to be judgmental, but...

... how rich and/or idiotic does a person need to be to pay an extra $2,500 to $3,500 for a parking space closer to Rutgers Stadium? That's significantly more than my yearly tuition when I was on the banks (and riding my bike to games).
I'll be back in the RAC parking lot in September.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Finally, an improvement to Rutgers' transportation system...

I can't decide whether to take the zipline or the unicycle between the RAC parking lot and the Stadium for the first game of the season:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Radiolab's "American Football" Episode

If you're looking something to listen to in this long season between football seasons, I highly recommend listening to episode 4 of the 13th season of WNYC's Radiolab. No, they don't mention Rutgers football in this history of the early sport, but the Carlisle Indian School history is fascinating, as are the other stories in this show.

If you can't listen to the embedded player up above, then click this link to get to the episode's home page.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In news from central Pennsylvania...

Under Penn State's variable pricing policy, it has been announced that the most expensive 2015 games at Happy Valley will be for the games against Rutgers and Michigan. Here's hoping that the fans in blue and white spending $100 to $200 for tickets on September 19 leave early to beat the traffic and feel they didn't get their money's worth from TTFP. And that the visiting fans wearing scarlet stick around until after the game ends to sing 'On the Banks of the Old Raritan' with a happy team.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Perfect Rutgers Road Game for 2015

Today, with half a winter and a full spring and summer between us and the resumption of Rutgers football, we just got some great news about the 2015 season. The game between the Scarlet Knights and the Black Knights will be moving from the evil field in the Bronx to one of the best football locations in the nation, Michie Stadium at West Point.

I'll be there with my traveling companion. I hope it's better weather than the cold rain and snow mix we had in 2007. Other than being cold and wet, I remember that game for Ray Rice's 243 rushing yards and watching James Gandolfini mingling with the cadets on the sidelines. There were tons of empty seats in the wet upper deck that year, but let's fill it with scarlet in 2015.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

A Rutgers Championship!

The football team may not be playing in the National Championship game between Ohio State and Oregon going on in Texas right now, but someone from Rutgers is going to Disney World.

The Rutgers Cheer and Dance team just won the "Cheer On Your Disney Side" contest being run by ESPN and Disney tonight, beating out the other finalists Auburn, LSU, and Santa Monica. The program wins a hundred thousand dollar grant and a trip to Disney World. The past few weeks have been rough for the SEC.

Monday, December 29, 2014


I can't believe that it's been eight years since we traveled to Houston for Rutgers' first bowl victory over Kansas State in the Texas Bowl. It's fresh in my mind tonight as I'm watching Arkansas and Texas play this year's installment at Reliant Stadium.

Here's the Houston Chronicle I picked up at the airport the morning after:

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Kyle Flood's Post-Bowl Press Conference

This is what a happy coach looks like:

And here are a very happy Chris Carlin and Ray Lucas summarizing the 40-21 win over the Tar Heels:

"You could put that in your pipe and smoke it." --Ray Lucas sums up Rutgers Football's 8-win first B1G season in 2014.

Friday, December 26, 2014


If you want to know what that means, you'll have to ask ESPN:
Despite the third-string ESPN announcers and the mostly empty Ford Field (why wouldn't people want to travel to Detroit on Christmas?), the Scarlet Knights had a great 40-21 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels today. The game wasn't as close as the score would lead you to believe, with Rutgers dominating on both sides of the ball for almost all game until late in the fourth quarter when UNC recovered two onside kicks and made things look interesting for a few minutes.

Freshman running backs Josh Hicks (202 yards, 1 TD) and Robert Martin (100 yards, 2 TD) made 2015 look very bright, but 2014 -- finishing at 8-5 with a convincing bowl win against an ACC opponent -- didn't look too bad either.