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Old 01-27-2011, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default Considering the options

After the team making it to three Super Bowls since 2005, us Pgh
fans can get the inappropriate feeling of comfort that the SB will
just keep coming. But, all you have to do is consider that after
the 1980 SB, it wasn't until 15 years we got to another one, and
another 10 years after that until we won another.

So, I mention this to say we can't assume these trips to the SB
will continue as they have been, which brings into the discussion:
should we cherish SB 45 and try to make it there, not taking their
trip for granted?

We live in FL, so 43 was cheaper to attend (wife went). Had free lodging and
drove there, eliminating two of the big expenses. But, it looks like
for 45, that if me and the misses go, we are looking at $10k as the
realistic cost.

$10k. That's a bigger price tag to some than it is others, but I think
it's safe to say, in these times, 10k is not an insignificant amount
to the majority of us. We can swing it, but, what else would the 10k
be better spent?

In our case, at the end of the day, all things considered, we will
enjoy the day with a 60" HD screen and none of the grief that goes
along with travel, etc. I do not believe that makes us any less of
a fan than blowing the 10k. I've been to countless Steeler games
and even to a conference championship which we won. I am OK
with not being able to say I attended a Pgh SB if my life ends with
me never having attended a Pgh SB win. I can live with that easier
than I can live without the extra 10k.

But that's just me; all circumstances vary from person to person and
budget to budget.

Anyone else still on the fence? My college buddy and I just concluded
today that we chose our side of the fence: we'll be watching from home.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: Considering the options

I actually prefer watching games at home w/ the dvr. Going to a game is a lot of fun, but you miss out on a fair amount of the details.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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I felt the pain of 1979 thru 2005 without another ring....I take nothing for granted!
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Default Re: Considering the options

I see things just the opposite.

I see this moment in time as the beginning of the Second Steeler Dynasty.

We win our third now and four or even five in the next few years is not impossible. We have the nucleus of a devastating passing game and a QB who is entering a second level of talent, a running game that's starting to gel, a defense that's a perennial winner and a coach to hold it all together.

I think we're in a perfect position to stake our claim as the best team in football and replace the Patsies as "The Team To Beat" and I think it all starts on Feb. 6th.
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Quote:
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After the team making it to three Super Bowls since 2005, us Pgh
fans can get the inappropriate feeling of comfort that the SB will
just keep coming. But, all you have to do is consider that after
the 1980 SB, it wasn't until 15 years we got to another one, and
another 10 years after that until we won another.

So, I mention this to say we can't assume these trips to the SB
will continue as they have been, which brings into the discussion:
should we cherish SB 45 and try to make it there, not taking their
trip for granted?

We live in FL, so 43 was cheaper to attend (wife went). Had free lodging and
drove there, eliminating two of the big expenses. But, it looks like
for 45, that if me and the misses go, we are looking at $10k as the
realistic cost.

$10k. That's a bigger price tag to some than it is others, but I think
it's safe to say, in these times, 10k is not an insignificant amount
to the majority of us. We can swing it, but, what else would the 10k
be better spent?

In our case, at the end of the day, all things considered, we will
enjoy the day with a 60" HD screen and none of the grief that goes
along with travel, etc. I do not believe that makes us any less of
a fan than blowing the 10k. I've been to countless Steeler games
and even to a conference championship which we won. I am OK
with not being able to say I attended a Pgh SB if my life ends with
me never having attended a Pgh SB win. I can live with that easier
than I can live without the extra 10k.

But that's just me; all circumstances vary from person to person and
budget to budget.

Anyone else still on the fence? My college buddy and I just concluded
today that we chose our side of the fence: we'll be watching from home.
I'm here in Dallas, so I just have to pay for the tickets... 3600 is the best I've found for two so far.. That's still alot of $$$$$
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