Well, it is that time of the year again. We’re not just talking about the start of fall semester classes; We’re talking about the highly anticipated football season! As true
Scarlet Knights, we are all eager to stand on those bleachers with our faces painted and our Rutgers football jerseys on, ready to cheer for our favorite team.
Let’s face it, we were BIG 10 rookies last year. We were the new kids on the block and even though all eyes were on us, we were given the benefit of the doubt for being new to the BIG 10 life. Now it’s the second time around and we cannot rely on being new anymore. We’ve got to bring our A-game this season and show everyone that Rutgers really was the birthplace of college football. So how does one, such as yourself, go about becoming the best
Scarlet Knight fan possible?
For those of you who like to live life on the edge and did not purchase a football season ticket – do not fear, for the Rutgers lottery is here! It’s fairly simple to enter yourself in the lottery to win a free football ticket for the next game. You just need to go to this website.
Once you are on this website, you have the choice to either buy a football season ticket, or just enter yourself in the lottery for a chance to win a ticket for the next
upcoming game. If you have never used the lottery system before, you will need to create an account using your Rutgers ID and email. Once you have created an account, you can continue to use this account for the rest of your Rutgers career. Now that you are acquainted with the Rutgers lottery, it is crucially important that you do not abuse your privileges. Basically, if you are going to claim a free ticket through the Rutgers lottery, do your very best to make use of the ticket.
Now comes the fun part of game day, right before the game begins. You guessed it: tailgating. One of the best parts of tailgating is to stock up on food so that you’re not too hungry during the game. If you don’t have family members
who are tailgating, then you are sure to find a friend who will be tailgating as well and you can join along in their festivities. If you have found yourself with no knowledge of anyone tailgating in general, then don’t worry – you are not out of options. There is a great block R Party right outside of the stadium where you can enjoy live music, free food samples and great games! There are also many tents selling and giving away FREE food outside of the stadium. Make a stop at these places and enjoy the many things you can buy, and possibly get for free too.
We have finally reached the homestretch: the game itself. One of the most important parts of being a
Scarlet Knight is to make sure you know all of the cheers and chants we use. If we get a first down, a third down, a touchdown, etc., it is very important that you know what to do in order to cheer with the rest of the crowd. If you find that you have not memorized all of the cheers, there will most certainly be someone in the crowd that you can follow along with! Aside from interactions with your fellow Scarlet Knights you will possibly be interacting with fans from the opposing team. This brings us to a very important point – sportsmanship. We know that the very best way to carry out a fun and exciting football game is to have good sportsmanship. We need to treat our guests with respect and show them that Rutgers is a great place to come and enjoy a football game. So whether or not you’re standing next to a fellow Scarlet Knight, or any other fan, you should treat everyone appropriately, politely, and fairly.
There is nothing quite like being a Scarlet Knight and the best way to show everyone in the BIG 10 how true this is, is to be the best fans we can be. Whether you plan on attending a few games, or every single one, these tips are great to keep in mind.