Tailgating works even for a night game

The last Syracuse football game took place on a Friday night. Before I forget, yes, the tailgating parking lot my dear wife Karen and I bought into this season was still into it. On a Friday after work, we pulled in about less than two hours prior to the 7 p.m. kickoff, to temperatures under…

Fun before the game moves closer to the action

The Syracuse University football folks did a good job of upselling me between last season and this. No, I didn’t go for the next price level of tickets for me dear wife Karen and I. But I did decide to join in on the university-sponsored parking plan for the first time in the almost-decade we’ve…

We’re glad it’s not a noon start

I will be working at the library’s annual book sale before heading out to the Syracuse football game against Connecticut at the Carrier Dome today. So my dear wife Karen and I were quite pleased to hear it when the start time was announced two weeks ago. (These mid-season decisions to please TV are tiresome,…

Happiness Is

Why, yes, she is my daughter. How did you know? The party started with tailgating in the parking lot for the six of us: My dear wife Karen and I, Elisabeth and her boyfriend George Three, and his parents Susan and George Two. With Father’s Day the following day, the timing could not have been…