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« on: Jan 28, 2011 at 13:43 »

Ok here's the scenario.  I have a chance to go to the Superbowl for about $1400.00 in the nosebleed section of course.  I live here in big D, so travel and lodging expenses are next to nil.  However can I really justify spending that kinda cash?  Mrs. Brinker did after all buy me a HD projector, 92" screen and new surround sound package for the media room just last fall.  It would be sweet to be there but how much do you miss by not watching it on TV?  I know that it is my chance to see my Steelers in the Superbowl, how could i possibly pass that up? But I am trying to weigh all of the pros ans cons to going to the game.  After all I would be flying solo, fighting traffic, limited adult beverage consumption ( I have to drive home).  What is your take, really trying to get some good advice. 


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« Reply #1 on: Jan 28, 2011 at 13:50 »

$1400?  Damn, jump on it!  When the Super Bowl came to Jacksonville the year before XL, there was no way I was going to miss going to the game in my city if the Steelers made it...damn Patriots!
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 28, 2011 at 13:54 »

I hear ya.

Might have a shot a 2 tix (maybe), but no idea what section. Same hookup as Tampa, where we found out we were 21 rows up in the EZ. Not likely gonna luck out like that again.

Pain in the ass to try and find lodging, plus we'd probably have to drive.

But, it's the motherfucking SB.
But, I just went 2 years ago.
But, it's the motherfucking SB.
But, what if they lose?
But, you miss so much watching a game live.
But, it's the motherfucking SB.

Dunno  Huh?

You can host a pretty sweet SB party for $1400.

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« Reply #3 on: Jan 28, 2011 at 14:22 »

It would be sweet to be there but how much do you miss by not watching it on TV?

There's this little thing called a "DVR."  Not sure if you've heard of it.  It's kinda new.  Pretty handy.  I think it'll stick.

It's the SB.  In the grand scheme of things it's $1,400, which isn't chicken feed, but the memories last a lifetime.  And (for those of us not named Otis), it's a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Plus, you're lucking out by it being "local."

Sack up and go...or sell the ticket to me for $1,500.

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« Reply #4 on: Jan 28, 2011 at 14:29 »

It would be sweet to be there but how much do you miss by not watching it on TV?

There's this little thing called a "DVR."  Not sure if you've heard of it.  It's kinda new.  Pretty handy.  I think it'll stick.

It's the SB.  In the grand scheme of things it's $1,400, which isn't chicken feed, but the memories last a lifetime.  And (for those of us not named Otis), it's a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Plus, you're lucking out by it being "local."

Sack up and go...or sell the ticket to me for $1,500.

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I second that.  You can always rewatch the game on DVR but could never relive being there.  I, unfortunately, don't have my hookup like last time and will miss the pleasure of sitting in the same section as Otis at the game, but exactly 15 rows closer to the action.  damn.

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« Reply #5 on: Jan 28, 2011 at 14:44 »

http://cgi.ebay.com/2011-Super-Bowl-XLV-30-Catered-Luxury-Suite-Tickets-/250764897034?pt=US_Tickets_all_in_one&hash=item3a62c0ab0a

Thought about these...
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« Reply #6 on: Jan 28, 2011 at 14:57 »



Good deal, IMO.  Stubhub has 'em for almost 300K.  Ends up being 2K more per.

http://www.stubhub.com/super-bowl-tickets/super-bowl-xlv-2-6-2011-970314/?ticket_id=279394337

$15 pickup charge, tho??!!  *Pfffft*  Fuck that.  Nevermind, then.
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« Reply #7 on: Jan 28, 2011 at 15:13 »



wow, for half a mil you think you'd get free parking at least.  I guess it's not an issue since you're having your own tailgating party at home.  I say go for it.

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« Reply #8 on: Jan 28, 2011 at 15:38 »

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We have a no record rule in the house. It always results in a Steelers loss.
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« Reply #9 on: Jan 28, 2011 at 16:11 »

Go for it Brinker, and take some photos!  Lots of photos!




wow, for half a mil you think you'd get free parking at least.  I guess it's not an issue since you're having your own tailgating party at home.  I say go for it.



For half a mil I wanna be teleported to my friggin seat.
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« Reply #10 on: Jan 28, 2011 at 17:14 »



Greedy.  Mother.  Fuckers.
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 28, 2011 at 18:21 »

Brinker, the smart play would be to use your house as a "bed-and-breakfast' for the other fans on this page. Rent them parking spots and floor space for their air mattresses.  You could even charge fees for a shuttle service.  That would go a long way to paying toward your own entrance.

One warning, though:  with this crowd, your home might be as much a "bed-and-barf-bucket" as it would bed-and-breakfast.
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 28, 2011 at 19:01 »

GO you only live once
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« Reply #13 on: Jan 28, 2011 at 19:07 »

You definitely should do it Brinker, and enjoy the hell out of it. Totally worth it, especially for the lifetime of memories. Enjoy brother!
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« Reply #14 on: Jan 28, 2011 at 20:58 »

I vote go. I went solo (drove from richmond va by myself, in fact). Ended up meeting Jasonic, Otis and his homeboys and had a blast. dVR'd it and still watch that shit to see myself on tv. Best decision I ever made. I think about that trip at least 85 time each year.
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« Reply #15 on: Jan 29, 2011 at 09:25 »

Gotta hit the Superbowl.

More importantly, what kind of projector you got?  DLP?

Do you have a painted screen, or a real one?  Recessed in ceiling?

Mrs. BV is pushing for finishing the basement.  She has no idea it's gonna cost at least 10K for the AV.
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« Reply #16 on: Jan 29, 2011 at 14:16 »

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« Reply #17 on: Jan 29, 2011 at 16:32 »

GO.
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« Reply #18 on: Feb 02, 2011 at 15:36 »

OK as of right now I am going, just waiting for ticket to arrive
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« Reply #19 on: Feb 02, 2011 at 15:52 »

Gotta hit the Superbowl.

More importantly, what kind of projector you got?  DLP?

Do you have a painted screen, or a real one?  Recessed in ceiling?

Mrs. BV is pushing for finishing the basement.  She has no idea it's gonna cost at least 10K for the AV.

Got it done for under 4k. 
Denon - 630W 7.1-Ch. 3D Pass Through A/V Home Theater Receiver
Vivitek - DLP Home Theater Projector H1082
Klipsch - Quintet 5-Channel Home Theater Speaker System
Screen Innovations -92" Fixed - Front-Projection Screen -Best Buy had sale right before football season and threw in the screen for free!
Installation not done by Geek squad---found a local guy to do it, ~ $500.00. It is a huge pain in the ass to figure the angles, program the remote and install the receiver

Not too bad and picture is great
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« Reply #20 on: Feb 02, 2011 at 15:58 »

Hey Brinker, great pics of the Super Bowl area (I guess).  Can't believe ESPN set up outside in the cold.
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« Reply #21 on: Feb 02, 2011 at 16:10 »

Hey Brinker, great pics of the Super Bowl area (I guess).  Can't believe ESPN set up outside in the cold.


It was f'n freezing. 
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« Reply #22 on: Feb 02, 2011 at 21:22 »

Brinker, where you sitting?  We're in 150.
Get in Saturday early evening. 
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« Reply #23 on: Feb 03, 2011 at 08:46 »

Gotta hit the Superbowl.

More importantly, what kind of projector you got?  DLP?

Do you have a painted screen, or a real one?  Recessed in ceiling?

Mrs. BV is pushing for finishing the basement.  She has no idea it's gonna cost at least 10K for the AV.

Got it done for under 4k. 
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Installation not done by Geek squad---found a local guy to do it, ~ $500.00. It is a huge pain in the ass to figure the angles, program the remote and install the receiver

Not too bad and picture is great

WOW - That's a pretty good price tag!!!!
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« Reply #24 on: Feb 03, 2011 at 10:52 »

Brinker, where you sitting?  We're in 150.
Get in Saturday early evening. 

Damn you have good seats.  I am in peanut heaven, 433.

Gonna see if I can upgrade my ticket, friend mayhave an extra if his wife decides not to go.  Then I would be in 123.  If she does decide not to go I will have to scalp my ticket.
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« Reply #25 on: Feb 03, 2011 at 11:14 »

Brinker, where you sitting?  We're in 150.
Get in Saturday early evening. 

Damn you have good seats.  I am in peanut heaven, 433.

Gonna see if I can upgrade my ticket, friend mayhave an extra if his wife decides not to go.  Then I would be in 123.  If she does decide not to go I will have to scalp my ticket.

Um...
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« Reply #26 on: Feb 03, 2011 at 11:26 »

Brinker: My friends wife had an accident, she fell on a knife 9 times

Cops:  I see Mr. Brinker, why did you and your friend go to the Super bowl before notifying the authorities?

Brinker:  Duh?!?!?! 
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« Reply #27 on: Feb 03, 2011 at 11:46 »

Gonna see if I can upgrade my ticket, friend mayhave an extra if his wife decides not to go. 

If she decides not to go?  Your friend is in violation of so many Guy Laws, I don't know where to start.

*slaps forehead*
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« Reply #28 on: Feb 03, 2011 at 13:06 »

Gonna see if I can upgrade my ticket, friend mayhave an extra if his wife decides not to go. 

If she decides not to go?  Your friend is in violation of so many Guy Laws, I don't know where to start.

*slaps forehead*


Well more of an acquaintance than a friend, after all I have only been here 7 months. And they are her tickets, got them from her company, Bell helicopter.

Scalp, ok bad choice of words, sell it for what I paid for it.

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« Reply #29 on: Feb 03, 2011 at 16:00 »

Scalp, ok bad choice of words, sell it for what I paid for it.

If that's directed at me, that's not what I was getting at.

I'm wondering why your first line of thinking when coming into contact with an extra Super Bowl ticket, of which, the Pittsburgh Steelers are a participant, is to scalp it.  Instead of, you know, offering it up...for sale...on the Pittsburgh Steelers message board, of which, you are a member.

Just throwin' that out there.

Not that most of us would be able to swing it, anyway ('cept Oat, of course).
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« Reply #30 on: Feb 03, 2011 at 16:23 »

Did not think anyone was interested, and I already have ppl here that are, not saying my MGS friends are not worthly
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« Reply #31 on: Feb 04, 2011 at 12:43 »

For your tailgating does someone need a reservat....wait, bad choice of words as well.
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