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CU at the Tailgate

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The new phonebooks arrived yesterday, which naturally made me think of the movie “The Jerk”. Then, I went home for lunch and Sarah & Adelaide were listening to some kids’ CD version of “Jump Down, Turn Around, Pick a Bale of Cotton…”, which of course also made me think of the movie “The Jerk”. If the thought of Navin R. Johnson, typical run of the mill bastard, being shot at while pumping gas doesn’t make you laugh, you just don’t know funny.

The whole thing made me wish we could all run off and join the circus for a wild fling with the daredevil motorcycle jumping lady/guy of your choice. Since that’s not likely, come out to the tailgate instead. The Tiggers face the puffaloes from Colorado University at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Sarah may or may not be taking pictures from a plane pre-game, but we’ll all be out at the tailgate by 10:00 or so regardless. We’re going to have some wings from CJ’s, and various other things that people may or may not bring. (If anyone from CJ’s is listening, please order me up some togo wings for Saturday).

CU is 3-0 thus far this season, but they’ve given up a bajillion yards on defense so we’ll be fine. The good guys have won their last 8 games at home, conveniently letting me ignore disasters at shoebirdville last year and the home of Troy this year. Tigers will move to 3-1 on the season and into first place in the Big XII North with a victory over the only University in the nation who’s had more bad press than us recently (recall, their president (female) trying to pass of cu** as a term of endearment for females, in court no less. At least our people had the good sense to only make idiotic statements on tape-recorded jail house conversations).

So, to recap:

  • Come on out to the tailgate.
  • Eat some wings, sandwiches, etc.,
  • Have a beverage.
  • See kids run around.
  • Discuss Steve Martin’s “The Jerk”

Who knows, there might even be actual live weight guessing. “Take a chance and win some crap!”.

And for more proof that the internet knows all, this link leads to what appears to be the entire script to The Jerk. http://blake.prohosting.com/bamzone/jerksc.txt

screw ku.

Written by Jason Becking

September 30th, 2004 at 12:53 pm

Posted in Tailgating Fun

Balls Tate

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Well, we’re still undefeated at home! It’s been a week, and I’m still disgusted about the Troy State game, but what do you do. Tailgate, that’s what.

The Tigers face the Cardinals from Ball State University on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Sarah & I will be out at the tailgate by 10:00. As always, please feel free to stop by. If you’d like us to take anything to the tailgate for you, please bring to the house Friday night sometime.

On to Muncie, Indiana’s own Ball State University…. how long do you suppose they had to think about the name “Ball State”? Seriously. Ball State? Luckily, the internet has all the answers. From www.bsu.edu “HISTORY — The university began as a private normal school that opened in 1899. Eventually, the campus and buildings were purchased by the Ball brothers, Muncie industrialists, and given to the State of Indiana in 1918. The institution became a university in 1965.”

After reading that, the more serious question is “began as a private normal school”? All the creative juices were flowing when they wrote that one. As opposed to all the other universities in Indiana that began as wide-open insitutions for three-legged bug eaters? I’m trying to come up with any good reason for including “private normal school” in their history. First person to send me a funny one wins a prize.

Anyway, tailgate, Saturday, 10:00 a.m., kickoff, 1:08 p.m. If the game’s not over by half-time prepare for more public grunting and moaning.

Written by Jason Becking

September 15th, 2004 at 12:52 pm

Posted in Tailgating Fun