Not to switch gears too dramatically from Joe Gibbs and the Book of Job and faith and all that, but here's your Screaming Eagles tailgate update for this weekend, courtesy of an SE song leader and organizer-type.
The Screaming Eagles are proud to announce that our tailgate for the Eastern Conference Finals, the last home game of the year for our beloved DC boys, is FREE TO ALL MEMBERS and will be catered by Rocklands BBQ. If you've ever been to Rocklands, you know they have the best BBQ in the area, so we're all pretty excited about this.
BBQ beef brisket
BBQ pulled pork (rolls will be available too)
BBQ baby back ribs
Grilled skewers of sliced vegetables
BBQ baked beans, potato salad, pasta salad w/artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes
Mini honey-jalapeno corn muffins
If you're a member, all you'll need to do is show your membership card and you'll be good to go (if you just recently joined we will have a membership roster). If you're not a member or you're bringing non-members to the game, no sweat. Non-members can eat for $5 if ordered in advance and $8 at the game. Send payment via www.paypal.com and include the names of the non-members to firstname.lastname@example.org to order in advance and get the discount. Deadline for advance orders is 5 pm, Saturday, November 4 (and please print a copy of your receipt and bring with you). Day of game tickets can be purchased at the SE ticket window, Lot 5, Gate B. If you have extra tailgate passes, hold onto them and you can use at the first few tailgates in 2007.
And the beer. Oh yes, the beer. We will have three kegs this week:
Red Hook IPA
Yes, you read that right. There will be a keg of Guinness at the Screaming Eagles tailgate this week.
And while Mike Rumberg won't be able to make it this week, two of his famous Horse-Killing Liquor Kegs of Death will be there. One will be filled with cosmopolitans, as usual. The other keg - we're not sure just yet. We're working on something that will both be black-colored (to go with the red cosmos) and also taste good.
Of course, the Hpnotiq and the Rated X will be there, too. As will the usual selections of soda, water, lemonade, iced tea, and other non-alcoholic beverages.
And since it's a big game and this is a big party, we're starting early. Our doors will open at NOON this week. We'll start to take down between 3 and 3:15, so that everyone can be inside between 3:30 and 3:45. Get there early so you can fill up for FREE on all the tasty BBQ and beer.
Also, our special guests this week will be some of the players' wives, girlfriends, and families. Let's make sure they feel welcome!