John Trupiano in blue and Michael Trupiano in green (Photo Credit: Tailgate32)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Two brothers from Baltimore will put a lot of miles on their RV this fall doing something a lot of football fans wish they could.
They’ll be driving 25,000 miles in a 42-foot RV to tailgate at a home game for every team in the National Football League.
Alex Silverman of New York’s WCBS 880 on the Story
They started with the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. for opening night of the NFL season.
“What better place to start than New York, right?” John Trupiano told Alex Silverman of WCBS 880 in New York.
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The brothers then ventured out to Cleveland to party with the Dawg Pound at the Browns home opener before returning to Baltimore for the Ravens game this past Monday night.
It’s an idea football fans toss around, usually when they’re tossing a few back.
“To be honest, that’s the way it started with my brother Michael and me,” John said.
While many people dream the dream, very few actually put the key in the ignition and make it a reality. But John and Michael have embarked on the ultimate road trip to see 32 games in 17 weeks.
Green Bay is their next stop, rolling into town with the Chicago Bears for a Thursday night game.
“There are several Thursday night games. In fact, if you count the season opener as the Thursday night game there are 16 during the course of the season,” John said.
Jacksonville and Atlanta are just down the road. This southern swing will also take them through Carolina, Miami, Houston and Dallas. And that’s only September. The brothers will continue to crisscross the country through the end of the year, making it to San Francisco, Washington and everywhere in between. And then there’s the playoffs and the Super Bowl in New Orleans.
The two brothers are tech entrepreneurs with appetite for football and adventure.
“It feels very much like a start up on this RV here,” John said.
“Is this something you expect to make money from?” asked Silverman.
“Uh. It’s something I hope not to lose money doing,” John answered.
They’ll also have a film crew along for the ride to capture the fan experience in each city.