Tuesday, September 16, 2008

In Memory of Walter Seward, Class of 1917

Walter Seward died at the age of 111 on September 13.

Here's a video of him singing "On The Banks of the Old Raritan" on ESPN during the historic Rutgers-Louisville game of November 9, 2006.

He was the oldest alumnus of Rutgers, the oldest graduate of Harvard Law School, and the fifth oldest male in the world when he passed away.

He is featured on the back page of the current issue of Rutgers Magazine (I just received mine last week).

Rest in Peace Walter (and pull some strings for your beloved Knights from up above!)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Orange::44 found a picture of a young Rutgers fan ...

... to use as this week's Crying Child®.

You can tell by the scarlet polo shirt.

Here (if you can bear to watch it) Is My Video of Last Thursday's Game

Here are the video highlights of last Thursday night's contest between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels as seen from section 123 of Rutgers Stadium:

OK, so once again the end result wasn't what any of us (except for those dressed in baby blue in section 101) wanted, but you may want to watch San San Te's first two field goals as a Scarlet Knight, or the muzzle flashes of the Rutgers cannon against the night sky, or Mike Teel's first TD pass of 2008, or to see what the Stadium looked like after you left in the 3rd quarter.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Only Hours Until Gametime

If you're in the mood to do more pregame reading, then here are your Game Preview & Game Notes from ScarletKnights.com and here's a blogger Q&A between bleedscarlet and Tar Heel Fan.

I've never been home from work on 9/11 before, so though I've gone to a few memorials on the day, I've never seen the hours-long reading of the names that is on every broadcast network in New York (2,4,5,7,9, & 11) as I write this. The reading of the names just ended and now they're playing taps.
All of us in this area have our own stories of where we and our friends and families were seven years ago, but here's a link to a story at Scarlet Knights Newzer about Mike Teel and his father on that day.

See you soon at the Stadium.
Go Knights!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The video from Labor Day's opener

It was great to be at the Stadium on Monday afternoon for the game against Fresno State even if the result wasn't what we all wanted and cheered for. The biggest losses from last year's team were the loss of Ray Rice's ability to get those last three yards on the ground, and the loss of Jeremy Ito's leg (but remember Ito's misses in his first game against Michigan State?).
Here's the video evidence that the loss had nothing to do with lack of spirit in the stands:

See you all on the eleventh as we face the team in baby blue. I'll be the guy in red in section 123.