I'm cross-posting here a message from Patsfans.com's messageboard.
I didn't name names there because I don't want to presume but I do
hope Karen, Al, Monty, Lisa, Dana and Robin all know I mean them as
the first line of our hospitality offensive!
Well there's an odd phenomenon at our tailgate and while it's of
little interest to most of this board I wanted to say it for all
those who may at some point join us. It's simply this: I love the
sport, the team and the entire notion of spending a Sunday Tailgate
with a group of people mostly possessed of a similar appreciation.
I've done virtually nothing to earn the thanks it is simply the side-
effect of the many good people who have chosen to gather where we
tailgate. The Jets crew was as good spirited and classy as any group
and we are as much in debt to them if not more so for their visits
each year. They were as good natured in their five straight wins in
Foxboro as they were for their loss on Sunday. Thank you all and
we'll be looking forward to catching up with all of you again in
December and future years.
"Zip's Tailgate" has my name associated in that I first bribed and
arm-twisted a group of folks into joining us. We've made it a home
base for internet Pats fans on various lists as well as inviting the
fans of other teams to join us when making the trek. The folks who
are regulars are sometimes found on this board as well and they are
the folks who take the pride in hospitality which helps give us a
bonus in appreciating the days adventure. We really do make a
spectacle of the day as much as possible. Please understand that
should you be making a trek to the stadium and value the notion of
hospitality, good food, drink, friendship and football - then we have
a great retreat and you are welcome to join us.
Armen - I barely had time to say hello and thanks. The victory spoils
were well appreciated and I'm only sorry I didn't have the chance to
sit and enjoy it while reflecting with you.
Limo-lady - thank you for the fine fare you brought as well.
Sooth and Bren - there will be pictures of your fine attire available
by the end of today!
Here's to football!