Pats vs. Jets: Old friends and new 11/13/08
The most anticipated game of the AFC east race and classic rivalry in prime time was circled on the calendar for most Pats fans for quite some time. The forecast called for torential downpours so the Razor’s Edgers came well prepared with raingear, tent walls and changes of clothes. Fortunately, the rain that was horrific during the day tapered off almost as soon as we got there.
Mike came equipped with his Jets dummy and Zip proved once again that there is doubt in his inability to see..hehe…! We had quite the extended tent city once again despite the absence of some regulars. Darren set up under our digs and Robin jumped in as well. Zip’s guest was tailgate vet, Bino who brought along some family made wine and an ancient Zip email, which accompanied the Razors Edge wine that Zip brought along as well.
Barry and Denice of the Orange County Pats Fan club and the PatsTG yahoo group fame made it up for the game and took in the sights as well as some quality tailgate time. It’s always nice to see them and we attended their tailgate in San Diego in October. Angie joined in the fun, bringing along her cousin. Of course, Bren was in town with Theresa and some other Jets fans who ended up next to us. They had previously come down and joined our crew a few years back in P2 (in the pouring rain along with Sean of Jets Insider. Making an appearance to hang with them was Patriot Nation’s Yer Ol Pal, Fitzy. We got a chance to talk for a little bit and he graciously posed for pictures with all who asked.
Robin brought some kickin chocolate tequila and the shots went round to ward off the chill and to propose numerous toasts. Of course, my chili pot was on the stove and there was every kind of meat imaginable going round. Naturally, there was too much food and drink, but what else is new? Some of Al’s buddies had a fire going and Jeff attended despite the fact that his team, the Dolphins would be playing the Pats the following weekend in Miami. The Planeteers popped over to visit, making the walk over from P10S.
Come gametime, the skies looked really promising and we felt confident that we would be dry for the duration. The first half was rough then Troy Brown was honored at half-time as promised. The Pats made an incredible comeback from a 24-6 deficit and fought hard only to tie it up and end up losing by a FG in overtime. It was a very exciting game and one that would linger 10 days until the next tilt in Miami on the following Sunday.