Dang, I realize how blessed we are to have Tebow come to New York. Now I get to go see him play for the first time. And it was all our first times going to see any kind of NFL game, even if it’s only preseason. I found super cheap $7 tickets on Stubhub. There were even $3 ones, but those are even farther back and I’m scared to be up that high at the edge of the stadium. I’d feel like I’ll fall off the backside.
I asked everyone to meet me at Penn Station for a cheap beer and a slice at Rosa’s Pizza before we got on the train. Only problem was that I couldn’t find Rosa’s. I walked in circles and only found Shonali. We found a pizza place called Don Pepi. Actually we found two Don Pepis. Calls to Jody didn’t help. He kept telling us where they all were, but it was like we were in a different dimension of time and space. We had them meet us instead near the TGI Fridays. Apparently, there’s another floor in Penn Station with the same restaurants. They have another Moe’s Burrito, another Planet Smoothie, and another TGI Fridays.
Anyway, we found cheap beer at this one place with a big banner for $1 Draft Beer (16oz). I ordered the 32oz for $5. And then I realized how stupid I was. I should’ve gotten two 16 oz. Now that I think about it, maybe she did only charge me $2. I usually don’t pay attention and just hand over cash. Anyway, it’s a good deal even if it was $5 because you can brown bag it on the train.
Fast forward up several escalators to the nose bleed section. The seats were actually not bad. I kinda like the view from the cheap seats. It’s like looking at a video game. You can see the routes play out.
I bought Todd a hot dog and I got a beer and burger from the Brooklyn Custom Grind stand. $24 for all that. I had done some research on what I should eat at MetLife Stadium and found this article that ranked this Brooklyn Custom Grind burger as the top food. I don’t know how drunk this guy was when he wrote this, because I was wasted and this burger was gross. It looks like the kind of burger you’d get in elementary school, made of soy and filler.
Shonali also ordered the same burger but for some reason they put stuff on hers. I thought it was a mound of potato salad, but turned out to be lettuce, tomato and mayo. I was hoping it was potato salad.
$9.50 Beer sales get cutoff at half time. Dang. So had to get my last one in and ended up getting a $3 Value Italian Roast Pork as well. It was the cheapest food there. Jody got nachos. I can’t say the food here is good. I felt like I was eating at a skating rink. The best part was the condiment section.
Anyway, the game was fun, even though I was too drunk to pay attention. It’s kinda weird at Jets games. It’s like you have to be brave to wear a Tebow jersey, if you don’t want to be chastised by the fans rooting for the same team. At the same time, everyone hates Tebow, but yet you hear the biggest cheers for him in the game. I’d never imagine I’d hear so many little black kids root for Tebow. I know why I like him. But why do they like him? …They must be dreamers.
Speaking of Tebow, I got this new Jets action figure from Amazon yesterday. I can’t believe they gave him a limp wrist.