Rutgers students were met with a big surprise this year when they found out they would be getting a student tailgate section, called “The Alley.” Having a student tailgate section means you’ve finally got the chance for a solid home field crowd (something Rutgers doesn’t typically have), because drunk students equals rowdy crowd, and rowdy crowd equals home field advantage.
Unfortunately for the students of Rutgers, the excitement of tailgate lasted a full two weeks, because the university decided to cancel the whole party.
Man, that’s just a kick right to the nuts. Only 500-800 kids showed up week two against Howard, but apparently almost 3K showed up last weekend for New Mexico thanks to the power of social media.
News of the shutdown came after a video surfaced of Rutgers Athletic Director Patrick E. Hobbs drinking a light beer on stage.
The big story here is not that piss poor effort of “chugging” as some people have called it. It’s the fact that Rutgers is officially dead in football now. You can’t expect to be drinking like you’re in the Big East after moving to the Big 10. This is big boy football, and big boy football means you need a tailgate that gets a little crazy sometimes. Why do you think Texas Tech can have one of the craziest crowds in college football? It’s because Red Raider fans start drinking from sun up.
Secondly, Hobbs. My man. If you’re at a tailgate and someone tosses you a beer in front of a crowd cheering you on, you’re not supposed to sip that thing. Pop a key into the bottom, make a hole, and shotgun that shit for the boys and girls of Rutgers. Send a message that the Scarlet Knights are here to party.
Wouldn’t be surprised if Rutgers doesn’t win another game the rest of the season..