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November 3, 1988 | By ACEL MOORE
For one football game each year for the last five years, a group of about 25 to 30 men have gathered in a parking lot across from Veterans Stadium two hours before game time for a tailgate party. It has become a ritual for them as it has for many other Eagles fans. This year the men chose last Sunday for their annual outing. Most of them started arriving at the parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Greeted by a brisk wind and bright sunshine, they found a nearly perfect autumn day for a football game and a party.
NEWS
November 3, 1988 | By Barry Emas, Special to The Inquirer
On Nov. 19, Lower Merion High School will play host to Radnor in a Central League football game. What makes the day different from any other Saturday afternoon is that Lower Merion will be holding a special football reunion party to honor Fritz Brennan, Duke Etzweiler and Jack Murray, three keys to the Aces' long-running winning streak during the mid-1950s. John "Fritz" Brennan, who was associated with Lower Merion football for 32 years, died suddenly on Oct. 16. "Fritz was an outstanding coach and a tremendous person," said Jack Cummings, treasurer for the Lower Merion football reunion and a former Ace who played under Brennan.
SPORTS
September 30, 1996 | by Edward Moran, Daily News Sports Writer
It's all right to get a beer buzz in the parking lots outside Mile High Stadium in Denver. And even though it's against the law in Irving, Texas, and Chicago, go ahead and have a few, nobody is watching. Different cities handle tailgat-ing and fans' drinking differently. Some don't sell alcohol during night games; some claim to have respectable fans who don't need watching. Drinking is legal in the parking lots of 22 of the 30 NFL teams. But as most Eagles fans probably already know, Philadelphia is not among them.
NEWS
September 24, 1992 | By Bill Ordine, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Frank Trombino stood watch over a sizzling grill full of hamburgers, hot dogs and sausages in the parking lot near Villanova Stadium, a spatula in one hand, a plastic cup of beer in the other. "Frank, can't you put that beer down for a minute?" said his wife, Lynn. "Nope," Frank shot back, deftly flipping a burger. Then as an aside, Trombino explained to a nearby visitor: "She forgets I've been doing this my whole life. I'm a cement finisher. I've got great wrists. " Before Saturday's thrilling Villanova football victory over Richmond at the Wildcats' stadium on Lancaster Avenue, the Trombinos and a few hundred kindred souls were indulging in a cherished American autumnal tradition - the tailgate party.
NEWS
February 2, 1999 | JILL ANNA GREENBERG / Inquirer Suburban Staff
Five weekend skiers make a tailgate party of it after an accident on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike blocked southbound traffic near the Lansdale interchange for nearly two hours. Motorists James Colleran, 54, of Radnor, and Chevelle Roman, 35, of Telford, had slowed to avoid deer when their vehicles were hit by a tractor-trailer driven by Glen Phillips, 49, of Wilmington, about 2:40 p.m. All three were in stable condition at area hospitals. The tieup brought (from left)
SPORTS
April 27, 2014
What: National Lacrosse League, Colorado Mammoth (7-10) at Wings (6-11) When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center Outlook: The Wings wrap up the season with a playoff berth against postseason-bound Colorado. . . . Forwards Jordan Hall and Kevin Crowley lead the Wings with 32 goals each, which is tied for 11th in the NLL. . . . John Grant Jr. leads the Mammoth with 40 goals (fourth in NLL) and 51 assists. . . . It's Wings Fan Appreciation Night: Festivities included are a tailgate party featuring NXTsports' Trashcan Lacrosse Experience, rally towel and team poster give-a-ways and postgame autographs from the entire Wings roster.
SPORTS
February 18, 2011
THE NFL DOESN'T like to be embarrassed. Especially when the whole world is watching. On those rare occasions when it happens, you can usually count on finding a body or two floating in the river. Seven years ago, Janet Jackson had her infamous "wardrobe malfunction" at Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston when her outfit came undone and briefly exposed one of her breasts. Less than 2 months after the world got a quick glimpse of Janet's left nipple, John Collins, the NFL's top marketing executive and the man who signed off on allowing MTV to manage the SB XXXVIII halftime show, resigned, which is the word the corporate world uses for beheadings.
NEWS
October 11, 1990 | By Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The widow called the drunken-driving death of her husband "a freak accident," and said his best friend had "suffered enough" for his role in it. The best friend, Robert Markley, "shouldn't suffer anymore," Anne Marie Szewczak, 31, said yesterday at Markley's sentencing for manslaughter and drunken driving. After Common Pleas Judge Robert A. Latrone sentenced Markley, of Eyre Street near Thompson, to 11 1/2 to 23 months in prison under the work-release program, Szewczak said, "I would have preferred probation.
SPORTS
August 27, 2009 | Daily News Staff and Wire
The attention outside Lincoln Financial Field tonight might not only be on tailgating. With Michael Vick expected to make his Eagles debut, protests - both for and against Vick - are in the works. No formal demonstrations have been announced, but grassroots gatherings are possible. One e-mail asked supporters to show up with their leashed pet - and water and cleanup bags - large-lettered painted signs and a bullhorn or megaphone. The e-mail also urged participaints to show respect for the law and others in attendance.
NEWS
December 12, 2010 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
It makes sense that a marathon tailgate party at the Army-Navy game was organized by a bunch of long-distance runners. And so it was 5:30 a.m. when Mike Erwin steered a rented truck into the M parking lot at Lincoln Financial Field - more than nine hours before the coin toss for the 111th gridiron showdown between the archrivals. Temperatures were still in the 20s on the dark and quiet Saturday morning, a time when dedicated marathoners are usually out training. But for this special event, Erwin and his friends set up for what would be a long run of partying - through the afternoon kickoff and wrapping up with what these former West Pointers hoped would be victory drinks in the evening.
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SPORTS
April 27, 2014
What: National Lacrosse League, Colorado Mammoth (7-10) at Wings (6-11) When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center Outlook: The Wings wrap up the season with a playoff berth against postseason-bound Colorado. . . . Forwards Jordan Hall and Kevin Crowley lead the Wings with 32 goals each, which is tied for 11th in the NLL. . . . John Grant Jr. leads the Mammoth with 40 goals (fourth in NLL) and 51 assists. . . . It's Wings Fan Appreciation Night: Festivities included are a tailgate party featuring NXTsports' Trashcan Lacrosse Experience, rally towel and team poster give-a-ways and postgame autographs from the entire Wings roster.
NEWS
January 26, 2013 | By Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press
Super Cold? NFL officials aren't just bracing for potential wintry weather at next year's Northeastern Super Bowl, they're embracing it, commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday. The first Super Bowl ever in the New York metropolitan area is almost exactly a year away in a region currently clenched by bitter cold, reviving chatter about whether the weather may chill fans' enthusiasm. But Goodell said the league would be prepared if there are snow, ice or low temperatures for the game on Feb. 2, 2014.
SPORTS
November 3, 2012 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Sometime in the hazy evening on Monday, long after the bar crawls on Saturday and Sunday nights, beyond the pep rallies in the afternoon and the tailgate party in Lafayette Square, that's when the rented high school band will break into "The Philadelphia Eagles Victory Song" and thousands of fans will fall into line - or just fall - as the parade to the Superdome begins and they attempt to navigate their own road to victory. "It could be a little loud. It might be a little obnoxious, but that's kind of par for the course," said Craig "Qwimby" Chenosky, founder of the Green Legion, one of several Philadelphia-area businesses that specialize in travel packages for Eagles fans who want to take their special act to other cities.
NEWS
August 9, 2012 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
WILDWOOD - A plan to ease the city's strained finances by allowing RV campers on a patch of beach in this Jersey Shore town - one of the few that don't charge for beach access - has oceanfront-property owners irate that their "lawn" could take on a "trailer park atmosphere. " "We plan to do whatever we have to do to make sure this doesn't happen. The beach is about flying kites, playing volleyball, enjoying the environment of the beach. . . . RVs are not part of the beach," said Robert Grandinetti, president of the Wildwood Ocean Towers Condominium Association, which has mounted an aggressive effort to prevent RV camping, which could begin next week.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 2011
THE HOLIDAYS are here, and with them, holiday celebrations. Which is great, because if there's one thing vegans know how to do, it's PARTY! What? What'd I say??? OK, I know the stereotype. But we're not all pious and self-righteous - not all the time, anyway! We make time for our fave social activity: stuffing ourselves with animal-free food. And yes, in a lot of cases, drink! Don't take my word for it. Check out these recent cookbooks touting veggie special occasions.
SPORTS
November 20, 2011 | Associated Press
A driver of a U-Haul truck carrying beer kegs through a tailgating area before the Yale-Harvard game in New Haven, Conn., Saturday suddenly accelerated, fatally striking a 30-year-old Massachusetts woman and injuring two other women, police said. It's not clear why the driver sped up, New Haven Police spokesman David Hartman said. The truck then crashed into other U-Haul vans in the lot, an open playing field used for pregame tailgating parties before Yale home games. People huddled around the victims trying to help, according to a video that appears to have been recorded shortly after the accident and posted online.
SPORTS
February 18, 2011
THE NFL DOESN'T like to be embarrassed. Especially when the whole world is watching. On those rare occasions when it happens, you can usually count on finding a body or two floating in the river. Seven years ago, Janet Jackson had her infamous "wardrobe malfunction" at Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston when her outfit came undone and briefly exposed one of her breasts. Less than 2 months after the world got a quick glimpse of Janet's left nipple, John Collins, the NFL's top marketing executive and the man who signed off on allowing MTV to manage the SB XXXVIII halftime show, resigned, which is the word the corporate world uses for beheadings.
NEWS
December 12, 2010 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
It makes sense that a marathon tailgate party at the Army-Navy game was organized by a bunch of long-distance runners. And so it was 5:30 a.m. when Mike Erwin steered a rented truck into the M parking lot at Lincoln Financial Field - more than nine hours before the coin toss for the 111th gridiron showdown between the archrivals. Temperatures were still in the 20s on the dark and quiet Saturday morning, a time when dedicated marathoners are usually out training. But for this special event, Erwin and his friends set up for what would be a long run of partying - through the afternoon kickoff and wrapping up with what these former West Pointers hoped would be victory drinks in the evening.
NEWS
October 4, 2010 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sick of all the buildup about the second coming of Donovan McNabb? Had enough of the frenemy frenzy over the McNabb-Michael Vick matchup? Not Steve Russell. At a tailgate party Sunday outside Lincoln Financial Field, he was reveling in the hype. "I used to be an Eagles fan," said the 50-year-old Domino Sugar executive from Richmond, Va. He was raised in Syracuse, N.Y., and began following McNabb's career when McNabb played for Syracuse University. "Then the Eagles traded my quarterback to the Redskins," Russell said, pulling a long face.
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