Blue White Tailgate 2010 - Don't Give Up the Poncho.

There will be rain - the question is when it will arrive.  Hopefully the heavy rain will hold off until later in the afternoon/evening.

But no matter - we will be there, in the parking lots all day - rain or shine.

The convoy will be leaving the Walmart North (Atherton) parking lots at 0730 - to make sure we're at the parking lots by 0800 (when they are scheduled to open).

We'll be in the Green (RV) lot - behind the west stands.  Look for the submarine and the Oliver Hazard Perry Battle Flag (see below).

More info on DieselTailgate.com


2010 NFL Draft Round 1 - Live Blog

Extreme Makeover: Offensive Line Edition

Yeah, yeah, I know. I haven't been around (sorry PSUGirl). I have been distracted by Penguins hockey and the awesome that is Sidney Crosby. But I thought I would brush up on PSU Football in time for Blue White. I really hope the Pens finish their series up tonight...

Anyways...I was brushing up PSU Football facts when I stumbled across this little gem in the Post Gazette.
Penn State wrapped up its spring sessions Wednesday, leading up to Saturday's Blue-White Game at Beaver Stadium. Spectators might need a roster to keep track of all the moves on the offensive line.

Remember in the Blue/White Round Table I mentioned being concerned about the OL...well still concerned. It's almost like they have been playing musical chairs. But this is what I gathered from the story:

Right Tackle: Eliades
Right Guard: Wisniewski
Center: Klopacz
Left Guard: Pannell
Left Tackle: Barham

With the new position comes a lot of responsibility for Barham. He is responsible for protecting his quarterback's blind side.

"I feel good," he said. "The position is new to me and I'm still working on it.

"I don't think anything's set in stone right now for the fall. But I think I gave the coaches a pretty good prediction of how it's going to be."

Well, if anything, this is going to be a very intersting season.

Blue/White Roundtable - Blue/White Roundup.

Devon has neatly analyzed and summarized the offerings for the special Blue/White Edition of the Roundtable.

And, listen - it's hockey season - we all get a little confused...

Check out the "other" responses at:


I say Blue...


As We Suspected; Penn State hosts michigan at night.

The October 30th game against the Wolverines will be an 8pm start.

Blue/White Roundtable - Blue/White Style.

It's the Blue White Roundtable for the Blue White game!  Yeah!

Devon graciously supplied the questions for this special installment.  Be sure to check out his recap on Nittany White Out.

1. Big Ten expansion talk is heating back up, with word coming out of an "accelerated timetable."  We'll split this question three ways:

     a.  What *should *the Big Ten do?
AmandaKT - *Texas.  Texas.  I've totally bought into the wholeTexas argument.  It makes the most sense.*
PSUgirl - “Should?”  - well what they should do is resist the cash cow and not expand to a “championship/division” system - because title games can only bring heartache.  If everyone is so dead set against a playoff or even a +1 - then why is it okay to have this extra game?  hmmm?  why, Mr. Delaney? why? 
b.  What do you *want *the Big Ten to do?
AmandaKT -  *LET'S GO PENS...oh wait...crap wrong sport.  Texas.  * 
PSUgirl - Because I’m just starting to accept the inevitable (i mean, even Joe Paterno is on board with this now) - I haven’t given it much thought.  If I had to choose - I would pick USC.
     c. What *will *the Big Ten do?
AmandaKT - *Pittsburgh.  Or the State University of New Jersey.  Just to irk me.* 
PSUgirl - They will expand - because it’s only entertainment, after all.  And, as Amanda says - it’ll probably be Rutgers or Pitt - just to tick her off.
2. Back to Penn State: Though Joe Paterno has continued to insist that there is a quarterback competition this spring, in your eyes is there any chance that it isn't Kevin Newsome under center against Youngstown State next August?
AmandaKT- *Well, to be fair, I haven't been paying ANY attention to any football because of hockey season (LET'S GO PENS!), but unless JoePa has been replaced in the off season Newsome will start against YSU.  But I could change my mind after the game on Saturday.* 
PSUgirl - No.  Although I don’t know that it means he’ll start throughout the season.

3. What do you make of Penn State's current recruiting situation, with no commits as of this Monday before the Blue/White Game while a team like Ohio State already has 9?

AmandaKT - *I am not concerned.  Tosu probably just had a few extra coins in the coffers they had to get rid of before the end of the college fiscal year and bought those commits.  I am sure the guys we like are too busy studying, taking SAT's or doing community service to commit.  * 

PSUgirl - Penn State had a big class this spring, many of whom committed very early.  My guess is that we’ll see a few names pop up after Blue/White. No worried, yet.  I do like it that Amanda used the term "coffers" though.

4. Aside from the QB situation, what is one aspect of the team you're going to be looking at closely during the scrimmage this Saturday?  
AmandaKt - *Offensive Line.  A good OL and I won't be as concerned about the QBsituation.  Bad OL and I am going to offer a lot of prayers to Zug. *
PSUgirl - Linebackers, kicking game and all the kids 7 and under who are coming to the tailgate/game this year.
Lightning Round:
    Will you be watching the Blue/White Game in person, or on ESPN2?  
    AmandaKT - *In Person.  Blue/White is an unofficial holiday for me.*
    PSUgirl - I’ll be there - unofficial?
    Who will be starting at linebacker come the Youngstown State game? 
    AmandaKT - *Fortt, Royer, Pollock.  * 
    PSUgirl - Stupar
    Which game will be selected as this year's night game/White Out, or will there be none? 
    AmandaKT - *Since the White Out shirt is already out (and it looks pretty cool) there will be a White Out (and let's face it, who thinks the University would miss out on money).  scUM or Illinois will be the White Out.*
    PSUgirl - Michigan

    What round will the Penn State players be selected in this year's draft? 
    AmandaKT - *Odrick early 2nd and the rest 3rd or later.* 
    PSUgirl - 1,2,3


    It's Penn State Football Time; Blue White Tailgate 2010

    Btw, how ridiculous is it that it's 2010?

    The Blue White game is THIS weekend!  Are you ready for some (essentially) non-contact football?  I sure am.

    We'll be tailgating before and after the game in the Green Lot (behind the West stands - below the carnival).  If there are any last minute changes to that plan - we will do our best to post here and on the Facebook page.

    Lots open at 8am - so expect to see us setting up around that time.  We will post more details soon.


    So Why are They Allowed to...; Vote for Mt Dew "White Out"

    Mountain Dew has a contest going on for "fans" to vote for their favorite new flavor.

    One such offering is called Mountain Dew "White Out" (citrus) -

    White Out is up against "Typhoon" (Red - tropical punch) and "Distortion" (hyper pigmented green - lime).

    "Hello?  This is Pepsi Co.  We'd like to ship 100,000 cases of our new soft drink to central Pennsylvania. No; this will be a weekly shipment."

    Although, interestingly, while "white out" is leading in the national poll, it trails "Typhoon" in Pennsylvania.

    You can even follow White Out on Twitter.

    Examining Tailgating; 2theLion Q&A in the Examiner.com

    Last week we were interviewed by Kevin McGuire of examiner.com to talk about Tailgating.

    The article is now up - check it out.

    Penn State 101:  Tailgating


    OMZ Blue White is like a week away!

    Where does the time go?  Oh yeah, there's that hippity hoppity holiday and then tax day, and Glee!, etc, etc.

    Notwithstanding my recent neglect regarding the blogosphere - The Blue White game is just 10 days away (i mean, it's been on accuweather's extended forecast, forever).

    For all your tailgating Blue White information - check out Diesel's (fancy new) web page @ dieseltailgate.com -

    For all your Penn Statey Blue White information - check out GoPSUsports.com's Blue White Central.

    They Will Never See the Light of Day; Penn State iowa Primetime, again.

    "They" have announced that the PSU - iowa matchup (October 2nd) in iowa city will be under the midwest lights.  The game is scheduled for a 8pm (EST) kickoff.