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  1. SoCal Bong

    SoCal Bong Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    The Patriots will be playing in Detriot next season. We won't know the date of the game until April but that doesn't mean we can't start planning now.

    I run a club called Patriots Tailgate which is for Pats fans going to road games.

    Maybe a local can help me out with some of the logistics.

    Is there a lot of parking lot tailgating going on there? Or maybe there are nearby bars and restaurants that we could hang out for a few hours before the game and then walk over before kickoff? Which would work better?

    We also like to have a Saturday night party (night before the game) and if we can get a reserved section or a private room we might be able to get some special guests to join us (former players, PFW guys, Robert & Jonathan Kraft, etc.) as we've done for past road games.

    If you are thinking about going to this game, please join the Patriots Tailgate Yahoo Group.
    PatsTG : Patriots Tailgate

    If you would be interested in helping organize and coordinate the pre-game and tailgate parties please let me know.
     
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    Now that we know the game is at 12:30pm on Thursday, 11/25 we can begin planning.

    Tailgate at the stadium or a nearby bar/restaurant?
    For some stadiums, parking is very expensive and many people use public transportation to get to the stadium or they are very strict and really don't allow tailgating (Seattle). In those cases it makes more sense to find a bar or restaurant and just meet up there a few hours in advance of the game and head over to the stadium together. If it's in walking distance that's great but that could also mean that the place is crazy crowded on game day. Alternatively it could be a place not right near the stadium but close to jumping on public transportation.

    Obviously a Boston bar would be ideal but not necessary. We probably don't want to pick a place that is known as a popular Lions bar. In fact it doesn't even need to be a sports bar though it would be nice if it were a place where we could watch the pregame shows while hanging out.

    Stadium tailgating
    If you suggest tailgating right in the stadium parking lots, the key is picking a location in advance that doesn't typically fill up right away; we don't want to compete with the local diehards that line up at the parking lot gates at the crack of dawn. Just a location that other Pats fans can find us at regardless of what time they arrive. Also important to know which gates can be used to reach that section of the parking lot.

    If you have any input on that please let me know. It may be worthwhile to talk to friends who regularly tailgate at Lions games if you haven't gone too many times yourself.

    Looking forward to hearing back from anyone who has any input.
     
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    I am from Detroit and could try and help you with this.

    If you already have something lined up, I would like to join in on this event.

    Thanks.
     
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    Join Patriots Tailgate Yahoo Group and then vote on the poll and I'll include you in the email distribution for that game.

    Right now they are having trouble determining a tailgate location due to the parade and are exploring other options.
     
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    I am also going down to the Cleveland game this weekend.

    What does your group have going on down there?

    I have been looking for a tailgate group for awhile now.
     
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    Please join the Patriots Tailgate Yahoo Group.
     
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    Alright I did.
     
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    Anyone have any tailgating ideas? Good group of Pats fans are going to the game and are interested in meeting up but no one has come up with a viable option as to where to meet up before the game yet.
     

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