"Fall Ball Fire-up" w/ Jim Harbaugh [8-08-09]

On Saturday, August 8, 2009, Stanford Coach Jim Harbaugh will be appearing from 1:00-2:00PM at the "Alpine Inn"(aka "Zott's") located at 3915 Alpine Road in Portola Valley. Come early and stay late as we enjoy some football banter and get fired up for the start of the Cardinal's fall camp! Details below. Time to start lobbying for that hall pass from the wife - better yet, bring the whole family!

"Fall Ball Fire-up" w/ Jim Harbaugh!

Stanford Football's Head Coach Jim "EUTM" Harbaugh has expressed not just a willingness, but a strong desire to get together with some of our program's most enthusiastic and loyal fans for an extended, yet casual off-campus Q & A session. Such an outstanding opportunity is now upon us as we all get pumped up for the opening of the Cardinal's 2009 fall camp. While this is not a "Bootleg-specific" event, we are strongly encouraging Bay Area Booties to attend this unique session that has been arranged with the preeminent pigskin-passion-promoting personage, the man who proudly is leading the steady ascension of our beloved football program to Pac-10- and BCS-championship form. Notice of this event will also be communicated through EUTM's Twitter account. Coach Harbaugh is looking forward to getting to know some of the Bootleg "handles" he will recognize - we will have nametags available for those willing to be "cognito". Less-conspicuous "lurkers" will be tolerated. Former "Chief Bootie", the incomparable "ME-97" will be in the house so you can tell him how much you miss him and give him a man-hug!

Date:  Saturday, August 8, 2009

Time:  1:00PM (officially, but come early for "no-host" food and beverage)

Venue: The "Alpine Inn" (aka "Rosatti's" and "Zott's")

Address:  3915 Alpine Road in Portola Valley, CA.  (650) 854-4004

Directions: From 280 North or 280 South, take the "Alpine Road" Exit and head west past the Ladera shopping center and wind up into the hills for a few minutes. The Alpine Inn is on the left before you reach the Alpine Hills Country Club. Ample free parking, just like at Stanford Stadium.

Pre-Event Boot-Gathering:  "Emeritus" and others will be starting at 11:00am (Get it, "Starting Eleven"?) in order to stake out ample territory in the back beer garden.

What to Bring: "Non-Cal friends", sunscreen, complaints about our men's basketball recruiting coverage, and plenty of cash money for beer, burgers and, should you get inspired, sizable donations to the Buck/Cardinal Club.

What Not to Bring: Even moderately-attractive college-age daughters, homework, a piss-poor attitude, swine flu, a Riedel wine glass.

What to Wear: Stanford football attire. "BuddyBall" baseball hats. "Bring Back the Indian" golf hats. Unless it says "Michigan", wearing "blue" could well get you tossed over the six-foot fence - unless your shirt is accompanied by an old school mechanic's sewn-on name badge.

Even More Incentives: There may be some trivia games, contests, prizes, BootGear™ etc. - We shall see.

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