Doesn't matter who is our head coach (given the state of our program we have been "coachless" for last 4+ years anyways), the Rose Bowl is going to be rocking on Saturday:
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I wish I was at the game, but will have to settle for throwing down some cold ones at our local shindig in DC.
Now, before I get into listing all the shindigs, here is a simple request to all of you who are heading out to the Rose Bowl this weekend. Show our visiting friends in green from Southern California and across the nation, the same respect and hospitality they showed us when the Bruin Nation went to South Bend. They are having one of the toughest season in their storied history but they still have the tradition that makes them more than worthy of our respect. Plus they despise the (alleged) thug program from cross-town, which makes them more than worthy of being friends of the Bruins Nation.
So please do not act like Bruce Davis or Trey Brown when you are tailgating out at the Rose Bowl this weekend. Welcome them to the greatest venue in college football, show them our Bruin hospitality, offer them a cold one, and drink up with a toast against TrOJan SCums.
On to our parties and man for those of you outside West Coast you will need to hit the bars, given how ABC's coverage map (pdf) is looking thanks to the 0-5 Irish and the pathetic underachieving program of Karl Dorrell. Here are the ones we know of:
- Once again Bay Area Bruins are putting together two parties. One is going to be at the Stadium Pub in East Bay at 1420 Lincoln Avenue, Walnut Creek. If you want to join this party please RSVP to Harry Machnov here. The other is going to be at Dan Brown's Lounge and Sports at 4141 El Camino Real in Palo Alto.
- As usual the alums in NYC will be watching at Fat Annie's Truck Stop. Fat Annie's located at 131 West 33rd Street betwn 6th and 7th Avenues. Apparently those parties in NYC gets packed as their site notes, "Due to our tremendous turnouts, Fat Annie's has requested that NYC Bruins make reservations directly with the bar at (212) 695-1122."
- Alums in Washington, DC will be watching the game at the Ugly Mug - 723 8th St SE (near the Hill). If you are taking the Metro, take the Blue/Orange line to Eastern Market Metro Stop. Not sure if I am going to make it there this week. I was there last weekend and it was pretty awesome.
- In Chicago, the Bruins watch their games at Joe's Bar, located at 940 W. Weed St. Here are the details.
- Here is a new one. Very excited to announce one of our BN readers is organizing a Bruin watching party in Dallas. Folks are getting together at Purdy's Bar & Grill, located at 4812 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254 (SE corner of Beltline and Inwood). According to organizer David's email he is donating a Bruin flag to put on their wall, and if he can get more than 10 people to show, the owner will make $1 pint specials and play the fight song every time we score. So those of you in Dallas get there on Sat. night!
- And if you are in motherland, Bruins in South Bay are organizing their "BIGGEST and BEST tailgate" of the season. You can rsvp to Scott Fellows by emailing him here.
- I also want to mention that folks at BruinGold are putting together a tailgate and have extended an invitation to all other Bruin online communities including BN to come and hang out. This is what it should be all about. Despite our differences at the end of the day we are all Bruins. I believe its BYOB though and you can get the details here.
And as always if there are no parties in your areas, you can always self organize and plant a base at some local bar, café, or at your place! And, if you are planning to put together something big, or Bruin alums in your area are putting together a big event around this game, please share the details with us in this thread and invite everyone to come.