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Author Topic: OK, I might just have to make the 8 hour trek...  (Read 1647 times)
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« Reply #20 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 07:27 »

I'm sure I missed this too, but where are you coming from again?  Also, if you need any info about the city, places to stay, where to eat, where to park, and how to get to the game, feel free.

I'd be coming from CT and it would be my first time in the city.  Being a n00b, I'd appreciate any and all inside info I could get.  TY.

First things first, though.  Gotta see if I can set this up!

Just hit Primanti's and you'll be fine. The good one downtown in the strip not one of the chain ones that they've opened recently. It's a dive, but it's pure Pittsburgh (in atmosphere and in the crowd that will be there) and the sammies are awesome.
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« Reply #21 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 10:29 »

I have a friend who's a Cowboys, Yankees and Lakers fan.  Is it ok if I just kill him?

What have we devolved to in this country when you want to KILL someone because of the teams they root for?  That's just the most offensive and irresponsible comment I can imagine someone making. 

FFS, use your head for once.  Don't you want to waterboard him first?  It's the American way!
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« Reply #22 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 11:23 »

Wow, really AJ?

Figured you for a displaced former 'burgher.

Unless your hate for the Cheatriots has carried over to all Boston teams, which is definitely the case for me.  

So I root for (1) the Pirates and (2) the Yankees and whoever is playing the Celts.

Sorry to disappoint.  Please don't hold it against me.   Smiley

As scballers has described and I may have mentioned before, basically all of my team allegiances began due to a hatred for a particular organization and/or region.  In MLB, I really had no choice.  Growing up, it was the main sport watched in our household and my parents absolutely despised the Red Sox and loved the Yankees.  Game.  Set.  Match.

As my love of sports grew and I started watching other types, I followed the same MO.  Couldn't stand Bird/McHale/Parrish/Johnson's Celtics, so I gravitated towards the Lakers.  And finally, I really hated the arrogance and cockiness of the Cowboys so that drove me towards the light (Steelers).

Anyway, it doesn't look like this is going to materialize.  Too many factors working against me.

 Angry

*sigh*

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EDIT:  About the only thing that might give me an outside chance at getting there is a significant drop in ticket prices.  A quick look at stubhub shows a pretty decent drop from yesterday.  Uppers are ranging from $230-$250~ish, compared to $310 and up yesterday.  I'm very surprised at the amount of tickets still available.  Stubhub alone has 619 of 'em out there right now.  I'm sure other sites have plenty too.
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« Reply #23 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 11:55 »

One other point, I noticed that several of the upper deck sections on the visiting side have no seats available.  Might be nothing...but might be indicative of a lot of Jets fans bucking up and making the trip too.  I know several of the local radio guys have been pushing hard for fans to pony up and go.  Show your support, etc., etc.  At my company, there were at least a half dozen that I know that bought tickets.  And, that's just my department.  Just sayin'...

Just something to keep in mind for those planning on attending.  Don't be surprised if you see more visiting colors than usual.
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« Reply #24 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 12:52 »

hey AJ, if you're making that 8 hour trek, where are you driving from? That's about the same time it takes me.
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« Reply #25 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 14:36 »

One other point, I noticed that several of the upper deck sections on the visiting side have no seats available.  Might be nothing...but might be indicative of a lot of Jets fans bucking up and making the trip too.  I know several of the local radio guys have been pushing hard for fans to pony up and go.  Show your support, etc., etc.  At my company, there were at least a half dozen that I know that bought tickets.  And, that's just my department.  Just sayin'...

Just something to keep in mind for those planning on attending.  Don't be surprised if you see more visiting colors than usual.

Visiting side tickets have always been easier for me to get.  Not sure what my point is, but its definitely the more accessible side of the stadium.  I do know two Jets fans making the trip and I hope its miserable.

Also the trip from CT could be treacherous right now.  The Burgh got hit pretty good yesterday evening and my guess is Interstate 80 also saw its share of snow.  Ordinarily I bet its closer to a 7 hour drive but probably not now.
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« Reply #26 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 14:58 »

I floated the idea by Mrs. Finny last weekend.  Got some ticket prices off eBay, rounded up some hotel numbers, go out Saturday, come back Monday...

She was more than happy to watch from the comfort of the living room, where the game can be paused for a piss break, another log put on the fire, all the creature comforts. 

Were I a single dude, I would probably shoulder the expense and brave the forecast (16F is the high... 5F the low... FFS!).
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« Reply #27 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 21:19 »

Last week, one of the guys tailgating with us got a ticket for $150 - lower level.  Another got club level for $240.

If you make the trek, just go for the scalpers.  I know people you can tailgate with, and if all else fails, go to Bettis's to watch the game.
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« Reply #28 on: Jan 21, 2011 at 23:08 »

122 I'm in. I sit on the aisle though, so it is much closer to 121 as scballer said. I am in row R. Ill be the strapping dude with dashing looks, a runny nose, and a scarf. Dashing. I'll always be holding at least one beer and sometimes I slide down the railing.

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« Reply #29 on: Jan 22, 2011 at 01:44 »

122 I'm in. I sit on the aisle though, so it is much closer to 121 as scballer said. I am in row R. Ill be the strapping dude with dashing looks, a runny nose, and a scarf. Dashing. I'll always be holding at least one beer and sometimes I slide down the railing.




513 row E this weekend.  Cheer loudly.

And then there's this....

www.steelers.com/news/article-1/McDonalds-FanCam-coming/ac4fba68-73fb-4de7-bb06-fd2b2bfc4926


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