Navy opens their season on Saturday, September 1st with an away
game vs Hawaii. There is a '79 group going that will
represent the class well! Going to be a very late night for
you on the east coast with game kick-off at 11pm. I expect
everyone one to stay awake and cheer on the Navy team!
Home Football Games- Starts Saturday, September 8th
Our tailgate area remains the same for this season. We are
located in spot #3 on the Gold Side near the Courthouse.
Kick-off for all home games is set for 3:30pm. We usually
start setting up for the class tailgater around 11am.
We are in need for tents to be set up for the food area.
If you have one, please bring it. We could use 4 tents.
If you have a table, please bring it with you as well. We
usually have 3-4 tables for food (some times we need more)
and any extras can be used back on the walking path for
dining. Fred will be bringing the generator for crock pots
and warming trays.
Please bring at least one dish
(appetizer, main entree, side or dessert) to the tailgater
share. I know it is a challenge for some but we can't rely
on the regular attendees to serve all. Items don't have to
be homemade or even with the theme. Store bought is
Also, bring your own drinks and chairs.
Remember that you don't have to stay with the theme. It
only serves as a guideline. As an example, Chuck's
Amaretto Cake goes with all themes and is mandatory at every
tailgater. Any dish, dessert and/or shot is welcome!
Here are the much anticipated themes for the 2018 Tailgater
Sept. 8th vs Memphis- Barbecue & Bourbon Blowout!
Brisket, Pulled Pork, Ribs with all the Southern Sides. All
popular Gin Bucket too!
Bourbon Tasting: bring your favorite bottle for everyone to have a
taste (shot glasses provided).
Sept. 15th vs Lehigh- Margaritaville: Cheeseburgers in Paradise
Cheeseburgers, Shrimp & Key Lime Pie. Don't forget the Margaritas
with plenty of Tequila!
One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila...Navy Score!
Oct. 13th vs Temple- Crockpot Madness!
Mains, Sides, Desserts & Drinks...Use Your Imagination (or
Oct. 20th vs Houston- Oktoberfest
Brats, Sauerkraut or your Favorite Fall Dish. Pumpkin and Spiked
Nov. 17th vs Tulsa- 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Competition On! Not a Chili Champion, please bring a Side Dish and
The Kruegers will again be hosting the halftime tailgater in
the Admiral's Row parking area on the gold side, space 572
just outside Gate M. A halftime cooler will be at the class
tailgater site for you to place your halftime spirits in.
The cooler is labeled with a 79 class crest. Any
beverages not picked up after the game will be marked with a
blue tape and made available to all at the next game!
Cooler will be available at the class pre-game tailgater all
Home Parking Info from NAAA
Season tickets should be mailed out. If you purchased
perimeter parking passes, it should be included with your
game tickets. Call NAAA if there is an issue.
Navy vs Army (Lincoln Field/ Philadelphia) December 8th
Game kick-off is 3pm. Information regarding the "tailgater" will
be sent at a later date.
Future '79 Road Trips
Navy vs Notre Dame- October 27, 2018 in San
Diego. An excuse to head to the west coast! Not sure if
anyone is taking a lead on any class activities. Fred and I
are not attending so I don't know of any plans.
Looking forward to seeing everyone and catching up after the
long off-season. Keep positive thoughts for a dry, cool
tailgating season. I'll keep you updated with any changes
and/or additions to this email. Feel free to forward this
email on to any fellow 79er's. Have them email me to be
added to the group list. If you have any changes or
preferences in the email I use for you, please let me know
to make the changes.
Fred's Cell # 410-446-3370
Valerie's Cell # 410-562-7728