Big Tailgate 2016 Announced – Notre Dame vs. Syracuse

 

 

Our tailgate party got together for a group photo after our two full busloads arrived at West Point to celebrate Game # 500 last November.

Our tailgate party got together for a group photo after our two full busloads arrived at West Point to celebrate Game # 500 last November.

After such a great time at West Point last season for our 500th Game celebration, attendees are still talking about what great time they had.  One reveler claimed that once he got off the bus at West Point, he felt like he knew everybody even though he knew very few to begin with.  We all had a great time tailgating before the game, enjoying the pregame festivities at Michie Stadium, and enjoying more tailgate cuisine, beverages, and camaraderie after the game where Rutgers defeated Army, 31-21.  Like many others, he said he would definitely go with us again this season.  Well, 21 tickets have already been purchased of the 55 we have for this season’s Notre Dame vs. Syracuse clash to be held on Oct. 1 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.  The cost is $100 per person that covers your $60 seat in the upper deck , parking (probably about $30 if you came in your own car), and some special tailgate fare to be planned.  Profits go to the Boonton Knights of Columbus as an annual fundraiser to raise money for local and national charities such as Wounded Warriors.

The Irish were on our schedule last season when they visited Temple at the Linc in Philly for a 24-20 win.

The Irish were on our schedule last season when they visited Temple at the Linc in Philly for a 24-20 win.

The game time has not been announced yet, but we’ll be flexible with the bus most likely leaving from the K of C Hall in Boonton, NJ.  So if you’re interested, not many tickets remain for what promises again to be a fun time.  We’re on a record-setting pace to sell most of these tickets so fast for any events the Knights have hosted before including an upcoming Yankees vs. Red Sox game this May ($60/each).  The event should be outstanding once again.   Notre Dame, a preseason Top Ten pick in most early polls,  will be a looking to rebuild its defense with several key players from a year ago moving on the pros.  Syracuse comes in with its first year Head Coach Dino Babers who likes to run a wide-open offense like the ones he created at Bowling Green the last two seasons.  A year ago, Barbers’ Falcons posted a 10-4 record, won the Mid-American Conference Championship , and averaged 44.2 points per game.  The Orange fans will be fired up to see more points up on the scoreboard, and their could give a revitalized Irish defense a run for its money.  And we’ll guarantee that the tailgating in The Meadowlands parking lot will be outstanding! E-mail me at sjk_cff@hotmail.com  if you’re interested in attending this year’s Big Tailgate.

We look forward to seeing the Syracuse cheerleading talent again this upcoming season!

We look forward to seeing the Syracuse cheerleading talent again this upcoming season!

About Steveo

This website is dedicated to my unique and ongoing adventure to continue to see every major Division 1A (I despise the moniker "FBS") football team play in person at least once. I've seen all 124 teams in existence as of 2013 play and plan to attend games with the five newest editions in the next few years. This also records my ongoing adventures attending as many college football games as possible every season. I "officially" started this crazy goal in 1979. The upcoming 2014 season will be the 35th straight year of sharing this fun endeavor with others in person and through weekly reviews about each game I attend. Entering 2014, I have attended 459 NCAA football games at all levels. My book, Tales from the Tailgate: From the Fan who's seen 'em all! published in 2011, tells my story over 30 years of when I attended a game in person played by each D1A team for the first time. Now, I haven't attended a game at every major stadium on each campus (yet) because I'd probably be unemployed and definitely divorced by now. However, I'm proud to report that I remain gainfully employed and have been married to the same woman ("Saint Laurie") for almost 25 years. We have two kids that have recently ventured away from our home in Byram Township, NJ over the last few few years. Our daughter Alex is a junior at the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!), and our son Eric is now enlisted in the United States Navy (Go Navy!). You will find that my site and my book focus on enjoying a passion for college football and great opportunities to have fun with friends and family around the country.

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