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    Back from NYC

    Aside from the loss it was the best bowl venue ever, unless you only like booze and a pool/beach. So many great things to do and see ................ what an absolute blast. Last night was a once in a lifetime experience. We really hope we go back to the Pinstripe someday............... BUT in a down year.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CYLIGHT View Post
    Aside from the loss it was the best bowl venue ever, unless you only like booze and a pool/beach. So many great things to do and see ................ what an absolute blast. Last night was a once in a lifetime experience. We really hope we go back to the Pinstripe someday............... BUT in a down year.
    Agree. Best trip I've been on in which ISU lost. Very glad we went and would go again in a second. SOOOO much better than shreveport or houston and even better than boise.


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    I regret not going, ever after the loss. What an experience for the players. The telecast indicated only 5 ISU players had been to NY. What a memory for the players.



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    Re: Back from NYC

    sitting on the plane to head back. probably the best trip of my life, we did so much the game sucked but everything else was awesome so worth the money. weather was amazing too.



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    Re: Back from NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by CYLIGHT View Post
    Aside from the loss it was the best bowl venue ever, unless you only like booze and a pool/beach. So many great things to do and see ................ what an absolute blast. Last night was a once in a lifetime experience. We really hope we go back to the Pinstripe someday............... BUT in a down year.

    We had a great time. The great location made the sting of the loss a little bit less. We only had 2.5 days of time to explore the city, but we saw a lot. We were certainly lucky with the perfect weather. Didn't have to wear a coat for much of Friday and all of Saturday until Saturday night.



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    Went to the game in 2 sweatshirts...couldn't have been nicer or sunnier.


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    Forgot to add that it was really cool to see Iowa State people everywhere. We didn't go to a place or a show that didn't have at least a couple of Iowa State groups there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    Forgot to add that it was really cool to see Iowa State people everywhere. We didn't go to a place or a show that didn't have at least a couple of Iowa State groups there.
    Yep......, Ellis Island, Broadway show, Time Square, Ground Zero, every restaurant, New Years Eve and Cyclones in evryplace!!!!!!!!!! Too cool. Great people. Go CYCLONES



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    Re: Back from NYC

    I barely did anything more than the game because I didn't get in until late Thursday night and left Saturday morning, but I don't regret it at all.

    The venue is cool. The Pinstripe Bowl is unfairly criticized because it is in a cold weather location. I guess my only complaint was that it was essentially a Rutgers' home game, but what can you expect when it matches the Big East vs. the Big XII.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CYLIGHT View Post
    Yep......, Ellis Island, Broadway show, Time Square, Ground Zero, every restaurant, New Years Eve and Cyclones in evryplace!!!!!!!!!! Too cool. Great people. Go CYCLONES
    It probably shouldn't have shocked me that we saw Iowa State people everywhere....as all 5000 or so of us were likely trying to hit up the same spots, but it did surprise me. Especially at the Broadway show we went to (Memphis on Thursday night!) and at the Rockettes show. And I assume there were Iowa State people like me who didn't wear Iowa State clothing the entire time.

    I think we made quite the impression on some New Yorkers. The lady who we talked to on Ellis Island made a comment that she sure had seen a lot of Iowa State people :)



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    Re: Back from NYC

    How many ISU fans were in attendance?



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    Re: Back from NYC

    Was one of the most incredible trips I've been on!! Spent each night out on the town in just a sweatshirt and the game weather could not have been any more perfect! So much to do and see in that city and I feel like I did everything!


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    Re: Back from NYC

    I agree completely with everything everyone is saying. I have only been to Shreveport and Houston outside of this one and the Pinstripe Bowl blows the other two out of the water. You just can't beat New York for a location to visit. I had never been there and walking around seeing everything was amazing. Yankee Stadium is clearly one of the greatest venues in sports and I was very pleasantly surprised at how well it turned into a football stadium. The only real down side to this bowl is the weather, which was great this year. I would love for Iowa State to go back to the Pinstripe Bowl as far as from a tourist not a sports fan point of view. It should be higher in the selection order for the Big XII IMO. The experiences that the players had are just simply not comparable to other bowls. They got to see everything the city had to provide. Great bowl and a great experience.

    Also, the game was well attended by Cyclones fans and they were everywhere in New York. On the flight over, our flight attendant asked us where all the Cyclone fans were going. That was on Wednesday, two days before the game, flying from Chicago. Also, the day before the game at a few places we went people asked what all the Cyclone fans were here for and that they didn't realize that Iowa State had so many fans. Cyclones were everywhere. You couldn't go a block without hearing Go Clones or Go State from fellow Cyclones passing you. Great job out of Cyclone Nation.



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    Re: Back from NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by ManofCyience View Post
    I agree completely with everything everyone is saying. I have only been to Shreveport and Houston outside of this one and the Pinstripe Bowl blows the other two out of the water. You just can't beat New York for a location to visit. I had never been there and walking around seeing everything was amazing. Yankee Stadium is clearly one of the greatest venues in sports and I was very pleasantly surprised at how well it turned into a football stadium. The only real down side to this bowl is the weather, which was great this year. I would love for Iowa State to go back to the Pinstripe Bowl as far as from a tourist not a sports fan point of view. It should be higher in the selection order for the Big XII IMO. The experiences that the players had are just simply not comparable to other bowls. They got to see everything the city had to provide. Great bowl and a great experience.

    Also, the game was well attended by Cyclones fans and they were everywhere in New York. On the flight over, our flight attendant asked us where all the Cyclone fans were going. That was on Wednesday, two days before the game, flying from Chicago. Also, the day before the game at a few places we went people asked what all the Cyclone fans were here for and that they didn't realize that Iowa State had so many fans. Cyclones were everywhere. You couldn't go a block without hearing Go Clones or Go State from fellow Cyclones passing you. Great job out of Cyclone Nation.
    Love hearing this. I always liked the smaller cities for bowl games because it feels like the city of Ames migrates to another city. I love seeing a lot of Cyclones fans hundreds of miles away from Iowa in a different state. I wasn't sure if you would get that in a big city like NYC. It sounds like you do! Cyclone Nation Migration.


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    Re: Back from NYC

    I thought Insight was a little better than this one, but I really, really enjoyed this experience. New York is a place that I can only take about 4 days of, so it was perfect to be out there for a few days. Got to see a ton of stuff and experience a lot of stuff that I wouldnt have been able to otherwise.



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