November 3, 1988 |
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.
November 3, 1988 |
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.
September 30, 1996 |
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.
September 24, 1992 |
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.
February 2, 1999 |
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)
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.
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.
October 11, 1990 |
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.
August 27, 2009 |
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.
December 12, 2010 |
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.