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    Those not at the bowl game

    Am I the only one stuck in Iowa who really regrets not going to the bowl game? I mean, financially I just couldn't swing it, but still, maybe I should have warmed up the credit card or something?


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    Re: Those not in at the bowl game

    There are a few of us here, pretty much for the same reason. Houston and Shreveport I could have swung. Not Phoenix. Oh well, it's a better game against a very beatable BCS opponent. I can live with that.


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    Re: Those not in at the bowl game

    I'm with you!


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    Re: Those not in at the bowl game

    I had a free ride down there but I couldn't swing it with work and other things I have going on. And while the ride would have been free, the rest of the trip wouldn't have been. Since we just bought a new house, I feel as if money should go other places at this time



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    Re: Those not in at the bowl game

    If I would not have planned a trip to Chicago next week I could have swung it. Refused to drive/ride down there and airfare was just way too much.



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    Re: Those not in at the bowl game

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Am I the only one stuck in Iowa who really regrets not going to the bowl game? I mean, financially I just couldn't swing it, but still, maybe I should have warmed up the credit card or something?
    No, I am not regretting it. The price for 2 of us to go to a football game was higher than we just spent on a week long all inclusive vacation to the Caribbean. I will skip the bowl and go again in 2010 instead. I asked the wife, did she want to go on a 4 day trip to Tempe or a week on a beach, she chose the beach.


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    Re: Those not in at the bowl game

    I wish I was there - couldnt' swing it money or vacation wise.



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    Re: Those not in at the bowl game

    I had a free plane ticket
    Free place to stay
    Free ticket to game
    I told my wife all I had to pay for was beer and food and told her I wouldn't eat, just drink!
    Money wasn't the issue, but I have two girls (just turned 2 and 4 months) at home. She didn't want to leave them or spend New Years Eve at home by herself (How selfish). Thus, here I am in Norwalk looking out at snow rather than in the middle of a 4 day binge full of some pretty questionable decisions with buddies.



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    Re: Those not in at the bowl game

    Couldn't swing it wit work (probably not moneywise either, but I think I could have finagled things). Seems everyone else I know from ISU somehow managed to go, so I'm a little bummed.



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    Re: Those not in at the bowl game

    I'm in Iowa too. My fiance was even going to pay for me to go but unfortunately I have something at work this afternoon that I have to tend to.

    Unfortunately if we make one next year I'll prolly have to miss that too since I will be in the Dominican Republic getting married between Xmas and New Years.



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    Re: Those not in at the bowl game

    After seeing the pep rally video, I REALLY wish I would have gone. That looked soooo fun!



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    Re: Those not in at the bowl game

    Couldn't do the airfare. Didn't want to drive. Really wish I was there right now.

    Maybe next year.




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    Re: Those not in at the bowl game

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    I'm in Iowa too. My fiance was even going to pay for me to go but unfortunately I have something at work this afternoon that I have to tend to.

    Unfortunately if we make one next year I'll prolly have to miss that too since I will be in the Dominican Republic getting married between Xmas and New Years.
    Yea, poor you.



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    Re: Those not in at the bowl game

    I wasn't planning on us reaching a bowl game so I booked a cruise. Leaving this afternoon to go to Miami. 11 days in the Caribbean will be a nice consolation.



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    Re: Those not in at the bowl game

    No vacation compares to a bowl game atmosphere.



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