After a late night at the first tilt of the 2004 Preseason, Al and I got up early and headed north to brew the long awaited BB9. Four excellent varieties were brewed and a batch of root beer was bottled that day. In two weeks we'll make a detour on the way home from our summer getaway to swing by and bottle the elixer! Charts did an exceptional job on the label but...Shhhhh! No peeking until TedyB gets a chance to lay his eyes on that baby!
Once again, Al and I joined forces with Zip and fellow backers and bottled the newest version of Bruschi Brew at Incredibrew in Nashua, NH. Red, White, and Bru-schi Brew 8 was born on the evening of July 18th which marked the beginning of a Bruschi based getaway! Following the bottling, a Sushi feast ensued and we retreated to Zip's abode where various libations were consumed in the hot tub until..... 6:30 AM! We then proceeded to Nashua Sports Collectibles for a Bruschi signing and presentation of the elixer!
See what Tedy had to say to Cafardo in the Globe on 7/26/03 while at camp.
Randy Pierce, a former Patriots Fan of the Year, makes a batch of Bruschi Brew every year in New Hampshire. ''It's been `Bruschi Brew' years 1-8,'' said Bruschi. ''They brew it themselves and they say, `Tedy, this is the one I brewed this year.' '' Asked whether it tasted different every time, Bruschi said, ''I've never had it. I'm not a drinker. I keep the labels, though. And he made me coasters with all the labels on them.'' . . .
May 18, 2003 proved to be an excellent day for the Foxboro Faithful to convene at Zip's abode for an off season tailgate bash. Accustomed to spending most weekends together in the fall, we needed a "fix", so Zip, The Cardozas and Monty arranged for a mid year reunion. Of course, we happened to pick THE nicest day of the Spring thus far insuring that the flowing of Bruschi Brews, Sam Adams and non alcoholic beverages blended nicely with the abundance of great food, conversation and Bocce on an unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon.
Bob, biting off Monty's head!!
In August 2002, Al and I joined Zip and fellow Bruschi Backers at Incredibrew in Nashua, NH, to bottle the infamous Championship Brewski.... we shared the work, our optimism for the upcoming season, and OOPS!.... yet another sample of the various recipes bearing the Bruschi Brew 7 label.
Although I don't take part in the face painting ritual of my compatriot, The Zipster, I do profess my allegiance to my favorite team in more "subtle" ways.... hehehe!
Thanks to Angel for my custom Flying Elvis tat... and also to Melanie for my bi-weekly hand-painted nail art....
Of course, adorning various articles of Pats Wear goes without saying! Just HOW many Pats tees, sweats, hats, windsuits, and accessories do I own? I've lost count, but I'll tell ya, I could go weeks without doing laundry and wouldn't run out!
No wardrobe is complete without out Pats attire for every sort of game day weather... There's the mandatory (signed) Bruschi Jersey, the hot weather Pats Halter, cool weather "Bill Belichick Press Conference" Windsuit, every hat, visor, and headband known to man, rain gear, blankets, and the "I don't care if I look like the Michelin Man" Pats Parka for those sub-artic temperature games. Round out the look with Pats gloves and earmuffs and you're ready for a ..... SnowBowl!
Watch for the PatsWear Fashion show coming to a website near you!
Ok... Admit it! We all do it. There's nothing to be embarrassed about; EVERYBODY does it... and if Pats Fever is in your blood, there's no escaping it. NO... I'm not talking about anything you might learn about in health class... I'm talking about the Mojo-making rituals that we fans succumb to on and around game day.
Here's a peek at the idiosyncrasies surrounding Mrs. B. and her brood.
These are just a few that I can think of off the top of my head ... I'm sure there are more, AND I'm sure more will develop over the years... Cuz... whatever works, ya gotta stick with it!!
It's all about the MOJO baby!