Tuesday, January 27, 2009

For Our #1 Fan - G2 Update

It has been brought to our attention that someone has requested that we bring the G2 blog back. To our one (and only) loyal and anonymous fan, we thank you. Our next Bud Light toast is coming your way.

Since the last posting, a lot has changed with the world. Sorry folks, we needed to take a break from blogging to sit in pure and unadulterated fear of Sarah Palin taking office. Admit it, you did it too. There's no shame in not wanting that gun-carrying, bear-killing, questionably-educated hockey mom anywhere near the White House. But, I digress.

We're not making excuses here but we will take this opportunity to highlight one flagship event that took place recently to show you all, again, our one loyal fan, that we are still a rugby fan force to be reckoned with.

The first annual G2 Brooklyn Dive Pub Crawl – a beautifully executed 10-dive bar adventure ending at the usual Brooklyn hangout, Cattyshack. At any given time, this pub crawl had an audience of up to 30 thirsty folks, all eager to get "sharpied" by someone on the executive team. I mean, if that's not good, clean fun, what is?

The brisk but not cold day began with opening ceremonies at Hank's Saloon, where the sophisticated clientele sips their boxed wine from a straw and includes a homeless man that smells of urine. Our lovely bartender, who admitted to being bored senseless until we arrived (I guess our toothless friend isn't much of a conversationalist), treated G2 like royalty and was tickled pink when our very own VP, Jayne Wise, gifted her with complimentary tickets to the Sports Museum of America*.

As the day progressed and the clan made it's way through the streets of Park Slope, we got bigger and bigger. Not us, silly (although we did have bellies full of beer)! I meant our group. We hit some really classics and new favorites such as Cherry Tree, the Lighthouse and probably the finest establishment in Brooklyn, Jackie's Fifth Amendment.

At the Lighthouse bar, in a glorious and emotional ceremony, G2 inducted some new members who have supported G2 above and beyond. There were:

- Katie Wharton, Historian

- Sarah Litt, Co-Merchandise Manager

- Sarah Willis, Community Relations

- Hoop, Liaison of some sort

- Russ, Official Lesbro

Please join us in congratulating the new members.

Now, please know that, like any good day one experiences, not everything was rainbows and butterflies. It's true, our business was not welcome at a few places.

- Ginger's Bar on 5th Ave – Apparently an empty bar is a preferred means to run a business than to have 30 paying (and thirsty) customers. Ginger's response? Yeah, not so much

- Timboo's – Whatever you do, and I mean seriously, do not stand near the speaker. By no means shall you ever go near it. Ever. Ever, damn it. Really, they don't take themselves too seriously either.

But friends and supporter, let's not focus on those low points and instead sit back and admire a day well spent with friends and colleagues. To that end, here's a Bud Light toast to the first annual G Squared Brooklyn Dive Bar Crawl.


El Presidente

*Everyone who is anyone not only visits this museum multiple times (paying full price), they also tell all their friends, family, co-workers and drinking buddies. I know what you're thinking about this shameless plug. But, hey, take it easy, times are tough and we gotta get creative.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

G Squared - Doing good for the gut!

Calling all walkers!

Friends, family, colleagues –

Lend us your legs and your intestines….

Join Team G Squared in the Take Steps walk benefiting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

As some of you know, El Presidente, Animal Miranda, has suffered long and hard with Crohn’s. They don’t know what causes it and they sure don’t have a cure but you can join your favorite rugby supporters and social club to change all that.

What does it mean to be part of Team G Squared?
It means that you register for the walk and do your best to raise some money. Every little bit counts, $5 or $5,000 – it all goes to help the cause and raise awareness. El Presidente will arm you with all the information you need plus the occasional motivational speech.

Date: Thursday, June 19, 2008 – after work
I know this is a Thursday and many will not be able to make it. But, if you can’t make it, you can still be part of the team and help raise money and awareness (we are an equal opportunity intestine supporting group).

To register, go to:

select New York and then New York city
MAKE SURE YOU SELECT G Squared as your team, please

As a team member, you receive an automatic invitation to my Crohn’s “Sweet 16” party

We want this to be big and this can be big! All it really takes is a little bit of effort. Thank you all. Go team G Squared!

Doing good for the gut

Animal Miranda

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A G-Squared First....Again!

Friends, I welcome you to the inaugural posting of the official G-Squared blog. Proving once again that G-Squared is at the forefront of fan club innovation, you will note some key moments in G2 history that have helped to define us as a club:

-G2 is born – First time in history that NYRC fans unite
-G2 tells the truth – “It’s better to have drunk fans, than no fans at all”
-G2 goes crazy with body art – G2 first to tattoo “I heart NYRC” on their bodies with Sharpie markers along with other key but censored sayings on several executive staff butts
-G2 adopts “coolie” – G2 bring the first portable bar on the field. To celebrate, they serve bloody mary cocktails WITH celery
-G2 extends beyond the field to bring you many off-field initiatives such as: the holiday party, bocce league and tri-squared
-G2 sends the first ever holiday card
-G2 hosts the very first party at a bar with free beer at a bar in the upper East side
-G2 starts the fascination with rolling v’s
-G2 attends the first family day in full outfits

…to mention a few. And the wave of innovation continues: G-Squared is now featured on the official website of the NYRC, we launched a site on Facebook and we are officially initiating the first ever G2 blog.

People, this is the wave of the future and G-Squared is proud to be part of it.

Looking forward to more….El Presidente Animal