Monday, September 15, 2014

The people of Connecticut are still patiently waiting...

... for Julie Hermann to retroactively apologize for all the years of "Huck the Fuskies" buttons and t-shirts, now that she has apologized to Penn State.

I guess boorish football fans don't fit into the plan to turn R House into an idyllic sanitized "Disney World Experience." 

Friday, August 29, 2014


What a great win just now out in Seattle for the Scarlet Knights over Washington State. The team showed a lot of heart coming back over and over again tonight (this morning).

I have a season seat at Rutgers Stadium this year, but I'll be out of the country and away from television and computers during the first two home games against Howard and Penn State. I don't feel a need to do a KeepCalmAndChop poster for Howard, but I can't let the first Penn State game of Rutgers' Big Ten era pass without this:

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The First Keep-Calm-and-Chop Poster of 2014

Continuing a long Beat Visitor dot com tradition, here's the Keep Calm and Chop WSU poster for the Big Ten / Pac-12 showdown that will be taking place in Seattle on Thursday to open the season.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

"The Birthplace of College Football" Removed?

According to this article on this afternoon, the letters spelling out "The Birthplace of College Football" have been removed from the field-level wall on the south end of Rutgers Stadium.
According to the statement in the article from Jason Baum, Rutgers' senior associate athletic director for communications, a new spot for the letters hasn't been decided yet, but I have a suggestion. Put them back on top of the scoreboard (photo below from the December 5, 2009 West Virginia game) where they were before the sponsorship deal that removed them and replaced them with the commercial name we have never used (and will never use) when referring to Rutgers Stadium or R House or The Birthplace of College Football.

And put the letters back on the south wall too.

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 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.