The Purdue Series

Every year since 2004 I've made a trip out to Purdue to see a game with my Purdue boys and Boston friends Bobby Blaze and Terry. Each year has it's own page.

 

The trip is delineated in to very clear sections of time. Below, I preview the sections chronologically:

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First night in Chicago.

We always hang in Chicago with Oke on the first night we are in town [Thursday]. Sometimes we hang with Mike Ditka too.

First night at Purdue... In Harry's.

Harry's Chocolate Shop was my friends and my stomping ground in College. It was also my Mom's stomping ground when she attended Purdue in the late 60's.

Game Day!

Game day should really be called "Tailgate Day!".

Game Day Night.

Game Day Night is the most mysterious of all other earlier sections. Usually, after a long day of tailgating things fall apart quickly.

 

Check out each trip!

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

 

Usual Suspects:

Everyone knows Oke! He's one of my college roomates, and I dropped in on him on my cross country trip.

Bobby Blaze? Cmon.

2006

Terry is one of the Newport boys!!! Yeah, Summer of 2004 was pure unadulterated fun. Itís also where and when the first Purdue Trip was conceivedÖ at O'briens!

 

Goose: College roommate extraordinaire.

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Matt: College roommate and ball buster.

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Dirty Dustin: Donít ever call him that.

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Russ: A strong component of college tailgates (below 1998).

Thankfully, he still makes tailgate appearances.

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