Start the Season With a Goon & Tonic

FOS is taking part in the Penn State Kickoff Party, sponsored by our friends at The Goon Show. The event featuring fans and former Nittany Lions will take place at Tonic East in New York Thursday, Aug. 29.

Can't wait for Penn State's season-opener against Syracuse in the Meadowlands to get here? Want to kick off the Nittany Lions' 2013 season a couple of days early (and in serious style)?

We have the perfect Tonic for you.

That's Tonic East in Manhattan. is proud to support our friends from The Goon Show for the Penn State Football Kickoff Party. It all starts at 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29 at THE PSU bar in NYC — Tonic East (Need Directions?).

The party will feature a live version of The Goon Show, featuring former Nittany Lions Keith "Goon" Conlin and Tim Sweeney. There will also be prizes and PSU memorabilia -- including items signed by head coach Bill O'Brien -- up for auction.

Former Penn State players from the 1960s, '70s, '80s, '90s and 2000s are scheduled to attend. They include John Shaffer, Trey Bauer, Greg Murphy, Stephen Pitts, Vinny Stewart, Matt Hahn, Justin Williams, Doug Klopacz, Gerald Filardi, Tony Matesic, Lance Lonergan, Austin Hinton and others. FOS editor Mark Brennan will also be on hand.

The event is open to all Penn State fans, as well as their families and friends.

We look forward to seeing you as the Nittany Lions take over NYC for the opening weekend of the college football season.

See the Facebook Event Page here.

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