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 Post subject: The Official Travel to NJ and NYC information thread
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:19 pm 
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Being that the Super Bowl will be held here, I thought I would make a post with some information that might help my Seahawk brethren.
This is pretty much for first timers travelling to the area.

Ok...So first of all, game is in East Rutherford, New Jersey. You can fly into EWR, which is Newark, NJs major airport.
EWR is about 20 mins from E. Rutherford. Cabs will prob charge 50.00 or more to go into NYC. NYC is accessible by train or bus
[Cheaper, but longer.]
You can also fly into JFK AND LGA, both major airports, located in Queens, New York.
Again, cabs will prob charge 50.00 or more to go into NYC.

E. Rutherford is approximately 15 to 20 mins from NYC [from 42nd street, the Port Authority building].
42nd street is midtown, the heart of the city, and is on the west side. This is what you always see when they show the bright lights
of NYC in commercials and movies, and such. Tourist heaven.

34th street also offers public transportation into and out of NYC. For information on trains running in NYC,
check out http://new.mta.info/ and http://www.panynj.gov/path/
These two streets are the major transportation hubs in NYC, pretty much all trains [MTA] stop here.
MTA trains and buses are larger than the PATH, and go all over NYC, as well as the outer boroughs
[Bronx,Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, etc]

I would highly suggest you get MTA cards, it will save you time and you dont have to whip out your wallet every time you need to board a train.
There is no other way to physically get to the trains. NYC is generally safe, but trust me, there are pickpockets and people who hang around MTA card machines that will observe you and your cash. Also, some stops only offer MTA card machines, so you cant buy them from MTA agents, even if you want to.

I highly suggest the trains. The easiest way to move around NYC. Cabs will know if you are visiting and will try to milk the fare.
Not always of course, but everything is a business. You can go to these sites, and the trip planners tells you exactly where you want to go if you are doing the tourist thing.

You can always rent a car for NYC, but parking is ALWAYS horrendous, garages are pricey, and people are aggressive, insane drivers here.
Traffic into and out of NYC is a nightmare during rush hours is a nightmare, but from 10am to 3pm and 8 pm till 7am are the easiest times to drive.

If you are staying in NJ for super bowl, the reverse is the same. There are buses that go into NYC and will drop you off in the Port Authority building.
Check out http://www.njtransit.com/hp/hp_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=HomePageTo. They have trip planners as well.

I read that parking in the Superb Owl venue will be 100.00 a pop, and traffic will be INSANE that day.
If you are staying in NJ [in the immediate area of East Rutherford], you could technically get around on your feet.
This all depends on your hotel, the restaurants and things to do, of course, but you could definitely get around the surrounding area on public transportation as well. This will be cheaper than staying in NYC, by how much, I am not sure. I, personally would do this, unless you get a great deal for a hotel in NYC.

http://www.nj.com/ and http://www.visitnj.org/ are great sites for info on New Jersey.

The closest towns to NYC from NJ are Guttenberg, West New York, Fairview, North Bergen, Cliffside Park, Weehawken, Union City,
Edgewater, Ridgefield, Hoboken, Fort Lee, Secaucus, and Ridgefield Park, NJ. I bring these towns up because these hotels here will be cheaper than hotels in NYC, probably not as fancy, but closer to game, and not far from NYC if you want to go visit.

To me, Jersey City is sketch, and Hoboken is considered NJs own little NYC. All these sites I listed have Super Bowl updates,
and are worth a read if you are making the trip.

Feel free to reach out, Ill be happy to help with any info I have. Ill try to add on here as I think of more things.

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Good info! I love the transportation system in the northeast. Trains (above and below ground) are the way to go.

I lived in New Jersey for 10 years (both children were born in Somerville) and became very wise to the culture.

I am looking forward to a return trip to visit some old haunts, even for the long weekend. A slice from Vincenzos in Budd Lake is calling my name.


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Great post--much appreciated.

Mods this is useful info...why the hell isn't this stickied?

I know going to the Super Bowl isn't half as cool as the frickin' swinging doors in Spokane, but c'mon!

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34th street also offers public transportation into and out of NYC. For information on trains running in NYC, check out http://new.mta.info/ and http://www.panynj.gov/path/
These two streets are the major transportation hubs in NYC, pretty much all trains [MTA] stop here.
MTA trains and buses are larger than the PATH, and go all over NYC, as well as the outer boroughs
[Bronx,Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, etc]

I would highly suggest you get MTA cards, it will save you time and you dont have to whip out your wallet every time you need to board a train.
There is no other way to physically get to the trains. NYC is generally safe, but trust me, there are pickpockets and people who hang around MTA card machines that will observe you and your cash. Also, some stops only offer MTA card machines, so you cant buy them from MTA agents, even if you want to.

I highly suggest the trains. The easiest way to move around NYC. Cabs will know if you are visiting and will try to milk the fare.
Not always of course, but everything is a business. You can go to these sites, and the trip planners tells you exactly where you want to go if you are doing the tourist thing.

You can always rent a car for NYC, but parking is ALWAYS horrendous, garages are pricey, and people are aggressive, insane drivers here.
Traffic into and out of NYC is a nightmare during rush hours is a nightmare, but from 10am to 3pm and 8 pm till 7am are the easiest times to drive.


Everything is true and verified since I do live IN the city.
Subway is the BEST way to get around. Traffic can be slow (especially now that they are closing a major part of Broadway for Super Bowl activities) so avoid surface travel if you can and free parking is almost non-existent. My preferred mode of transportation is the walk.

If you are going to the game or the stadium activities, there is a special train that has a specific route to-and-from Met Life: http://web.mta.info/mta/sports/meadowlands.html#nyc
So you wouldn't really need a car if you are staying in the city.

Shopping is on 5th Ave from 57th ST down to 34th ST.
If you are going to hit any bars or restaurants, 9th Ave from 57th ST to 42nd ST is your best bet.
I would avoid the "tourist restaurants" along Broadway.
Watch for the construction.

The Seahawks bar: Carlow East, located on the upper East side http://www.yelp.com/biz/carlow-east-new-york

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Thanks NJ, great info! Has anyone heard where the Seahawks are staying?

My wife and I are flying into Newark Friday and staying way out in West Orange. I'm thinking about renting a car but may just do the taxi thing to the hotel. The NJ transit site is down and I am still trying to figure out how we are going to get to the stadium via the trains. Would it be more practical to get into Manhattan first? Or would it be easier coming from Penn Station NJ or Secaucus?


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Also as an FYI, Philadelphia is not too far away - as an alternate, less expensive flight it is also a much easier airport (especially in crazy weather) than Newark. Mark and I are renting a car from there and staying in Jersey.

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Great post NJ, thank you! I've stickied it for others to use!

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Anybody have any thoughts should a person be able to find a way there for them to find some reasonably priced tickets? Not premium seats but maybe nosebleeds or something like that? I'm toying with the idea but wonder what tickets would cost.

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Anyone else going alone? Anyone want to split a hotel room (I'll sleep on the floor if I have to).


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Thanks NJ, great info! Has anyone heard where the Seahawks are staying?

My wife and I are flying into Newark Friday and staying way out in West Orange. I'm thinking about renting a car but may just do the taxi thing to the hotel. The NJ transit site is down and I am still trying to figure out how we are going to get to the stadium via the trains. Would it be more practical to get into Manhattan first? Or would it be easier coming from Penn Station NJ or Secaucus?



check out http://www.metlifestadium.com/getting-here/public-transportation

Ben, your best bet is to get to Newark Penn Station. Check out NJTransit site when it's up for bus that takes you there.
From Newark Penn you can take a shuttle train directly to MetLife Stadium. It drops you off literally 20 steps away from Stadium.

(Newark Penn Station is the last stop before taking NJ Transit into the city. Newark Penn Station is kinda sketch, but it is a major train hub in NJ and cops are always around, the NJ Devils and NY RedBulls stadiums are closeby. But at night homeless people crash there.)

Side note, you can also hop on the Path train at Newark Penn Station as well. The Path train is good because it starts all the way downtown in NYC from the Village (christopher st. I believe.) and it makes local stops till 34th street. If you take the NJTransit train into the city, it will be more expensive and only goes to 34th street, but is alot faster. I guess it depends on what you want to do.

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What are people doing pre-game? Is there an official Seahawks tailgate or pre-party somewhere near the stadium?


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What are people doing pre-game? Is there an official Seahawks tailgate or pre-party somewhere in NJ?


no Seahawk bars in NJ. There is Carlows East in NYC (upper east side, but I am sure it is going to be PACKED. It's a decent sized bar, but there are going to be so many Hawk fans there that it's gonna be a tight fit. What I hope they do is organize some kind of event at a bigger venue to accomodate people. Just keep in mind, you have to get all the way from uptown manhattan to across the tunnel to the game. Usually 40 mins or so, but that day? It will take longer.)

Maybe as game gets closer, we can arrange to meet at a sports bar that's close to Met Life? There are plenty of restaurants and bars around there.

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Sorry I meant like a pre-party before the stadium? I'm going to the game but looks like they've banned tailgating?


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there is no tailgating in the sense you can't have a grill and can't set up chairs. I don't think they can really stop people from hanging out in a group and drinking beers and eating sandwiches. or maybe then can I don't know I've never been to the Super Bowl.

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Hi Guys

Thanks for the post, really informative! I was just wondering if any of the New York Hawks had any advice on a good bar in NYC to watch the game, I can't get a ticket. I know of Carlow East and Feile's - the 2 'supporters' bars, but i'm sure they will be jammed - any other great places to watch out there?
Anyone else planning on staying downtown to watch the game?

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What about meeting sometime during the week . like a jawk rally in the city. Preferably kid friendly cause id like to bring my 10 and 8 year old in seahawks gear. Isn't Stephen A or other ESPN anchors broadcasting live in Bryant park? That's what I heard


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I'm bringing my children (19 and 16) with me to NYC and the game, but plan on a Saturday afternoon visit to Carlow East just to see the place.


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I am definitely up for getting together for a rally/pregame/night before type activity!

The only day/nights we have open would either be Saturday night, Sunday before the game, or Monday anytime.

We were kind of planning on Carlow East on Saturday evening. It would be nice to have a backup plan in case it's packed!

Our hotel is right by Bryant Park and Superbowl Boulevard...so that could work too.

Lots going on!! Who wants to ride the toboggan!!

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I'm bringing my children (19 and 16) with me to NYC and the game, but plan on a Saturday afternoon visit to Carlow East just to see the place.


It's not too big of a place and no kitchen. Nice if you are there to grab a drink. There are other bars around 2nd Ave. One I frequent is Jack Russell's http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/jack-russells/menu 2nd Ave bet. 82nd & 83rd ST. It's bigger and has cheap eats. If you are lucky enough to get a booth, it has it's own TV screen (and remote if you request it). If you are in the midtown area, then may I suggest Dalton's on 43rd ST & 9th Ave. http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/daltons/menu. It's a couple of long blocks away from Times Square. They have five main 40" screens going the length of the bar and more screens throughout. A little more pricey but you get a good view. If you are visiting Super Bowl Boulevard, I highly suggest the "restaurant boulevard" of 9th Ave from 42nd ST to 57th ST. It is very ethnically diverse in food and at least a restaurant on every block.

Go north of SB Blvd and follow Broadway up, you will come upon Columbus Circle at 58th ST, Lincoln Center at 62nd ST, and 10 blocks up is Gray's Papaya hot dog stand (You've Got Mail, The Warriors).

Whatever you decide to do, I hope your visit to New York City is a pleasant one.

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We need to figure out a Friday night activity for those of us that will be in town. Options?!?!

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First time post, long time lurker.

I'll be flying down from YYZ with my BIL from Vancouver - two long time hawks fans (i grew up in vancouver went to many games at the king dome with my dad...). Staying in midtown Sat and Sun. No tix yet, playing the waiting game since flying on points etc. and don't have to commit until 24 hours before. Same with hotel....[thankfully good corporate rates and can cancel day before]

Prices for tix coming down nicely.

Also, made tenative resvations at http://www.feilenyc.com/ in case we go down but tix don't go down to our budget level.

As an FYI to others, they are taking reservations but they must be filled at least one hour prior to kick off or we won’t guarantee the table. Thought I would let you know so those can email the restauarnt if you are in the same situation as us.

Certainly interested in any meet up on Saturday night....if I am not still playing the ticket game.


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My Brother and I will be there Friday evening, and we want to try to get together too. Someone please recommend a place for friday night!! We're staying at the Milford Near Times Square. I think we'll try Carlow East Saturday night!

Were catching the Fan Bus to NJ at 1:30 on Sunday, so we'll see whats up!

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Contemplating taking a ride up from South Jersey if I can get a ticket last minute, assuming the prices drop. I'd be interested in meeting up with fellow Seahawks fans somewhere on the Jersey side beforehand.


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I will be there too!!!!!!! I'm down for meet UPS Fri or Saturday night. Hit me up as I know nothing more than what's here now but I know some peeps that know some peeps. Also another idea but not sure how to get the exact information is to track Sherms mom. She typically makes the road games and there is usually a prefunk festivity wherever he beautiful smile shows up.


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Carlow east seems a little north. Suspect most might be in midtown? Don't get me wrong, grabbing some paya king or a bugler from shake shack might make the trip up worth up....


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Carlow east seems a little north. Suspect most might be in midtown? Don't get me wrong, grabbing some paya king or a bugler from shake shack might make the trip up worth up....


There is a Shake Shack on 8th Ave & 44th - just one block south of the Milford Plaza Hotel and a few blocks away from Times Square. Like I said, 9th Avenue 42nd ST and up is your best bet for the bars. The cheapest is Rudy's (between 44th & 45th on 9th Ave - you can't miss it, it's the one with the pig outside). It's a dive bar with cheap beer, but the hotdogs are free!

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I concur.

Me and Mrs. Nose Rollin out Thursday--definitely down for Friday shenanigans--love to see the Carlow East but down for whatevs.

I'm hitting the directv beach bowl on Saturday, then the Jay-Z concert in the evening. That said, anyone else going (or been to) one of these beach bowl parties?

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You guys should consider this event at some point while in NYC.

http://sleepnomorenyc.com/

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Carlow east seems a little north. Suspect most might be in midtown? Don't get me wrong, grabbing some paya king or a bugler from shake shack might make the trip up worth up....


There is a Shake Shack on 8th Ave & 44th - just one block south of the Milford Plaza Hotel and a few blocks away from Times Square. Like I said, 9th Avenue 42nd ST and up is your best bet for the bars. The cheapest is Rudy's (between 44th & 45th on 9th Ave - you can't miss it, it's the one with the pig outside). It's a dive bar with cheap beer, but the hotdogs are free!


This would be awesome! We're at the Milford, so we will check out Rudy's Friday night!

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A tip for those that might not have booked flights yet.

Do not discount flying from Vancouver, BC to JFK on Cathay Pacific. They fly non stop and right now, are the CHEAPEST to NYC at CAD$585, leaving on Friday and coming back on Monday.


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I just booked my air tickets to JFK reaching Friday night and leaving Monday afternoon from Seattle. Now I need to know where people plan to meet or so, so that I can book my hotel somewhere around or at least in the train line. Can anyone from New York please advice a nice .NET get together Friday night please or even Saturday. That will be a great lead for many of us who don't know the place very well.


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Okay I found this for people like me who have no clue what the plans are or what to do. might help the rest of .Net folks who are like me.

http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Seattle-Seaha ... 161967282/


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Howdy! Thanks for the NY information.

I'll be staying in NYC and on Game Day I intend to use my 7-day Metrocard to get to Penn St (Trains: A,B,C,1,2,3)
There I'll buy the $7.50 return to Meadowlands and take any of the trains heading for Jersey as they all stop at Secaucus,
which is the first stop, and there I'll switch to the Meadowlands Train, which just has one stop. Have I got any of this wrong?

I have a question: can I buy that return to Meadowlands at Penn St the day before? I don't want to get stuck in a huge line if I can avoid it.

The restrictions on what you can bring to the stadium are amazing. Best not to bring anything at all.


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7 day metrocard ? Are you going to be in town for a week? if so, nevermind.

Just to let people know, you can buy per trip or a set amount of money on Metrocard. If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing, you can also buy a one day unlimited mta card- There are also weekly unlimited cards I believe. Rbakker it sounds like you do have it right. Yes you can buy a return ticket at anytime , at Penn St- Good idea btw

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Hi NJ,

Yes, I'll be in town for a week. The 7-day metrocard is $31, I believe.
Thanks for the confirmation, I shall try to get the Penn St ticket the day before. I read somewhere
else that it was $10.50 return but whatever.

In case anyone is wondering, this guy has it wrong - there is no 351 Meadowlands Express Bus on Super Bowl Sunday:
http://blog.seattlepi.com/football/2014 ... -the-game/

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We are flying out to NJ on Thursday and staying with friends. Plans so far are:
Friday:12th man Rally in Central Park
Sat: Super Bowl Blvd and activity. Prob wing by Carlo East again for beers.
Sun: Find a place to prefunk for the game. Mynorthwest.com suggests Rockafella (1 mi from the stadium) as a 12th Man Friendly Bar and then head into the game. Go Hawks!

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I probably should have posted the topic I created in here, sorry about that. I am actually coming down Monday night for the Media Day Tuesday and staying in North Bergen. Hoping to meet up with some fellow 12s, but sadly I'm only there one night and have to leave right after the Media Day events for work on Wednesday. I did work in NJ in May so I'm pretty comfortable with the areas, but hoping to meet up with some Hawk fans down there! Go Hawks!


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We are flying out to NJ on Thursday and staying with friends. Plans so far are:
Friday:12th man Rally in Central Park
Sat: Super Bowl Blvd and activity. Prob wing by Carlo East again for beers.
Sun: Find a place to prefunk for the game. Mynorthwest.com suggests Rockafella (1 mi from the stadium) as a 12th Man Friendly Bar and then head into the game. Go Hawks!


Do you have any other info about the Central Park thing? Is it an official gathering of some kind?

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RockHawk wrote:

Do you have any other info about the Central Park thing? Is it an official gathering of some kind?



Ditto! What time are 12s going to convene?

Man, this is going to be so much better than Detroit!!

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jman316 wrote:
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Do you have any other info about the Central Park thing? Is it an official gathering of some kind?



Ditto! What time are 12s going to convene?

Man, this is going to be so much better than Detroit!!



Sounds awesome.. Let me know details. And please start a thread announcing time/place


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TalontedNoseRider wrote:
RockHawk wrote:
We need to figure out a Friday night activity for those of us that will be in town. Options?!?!


I concur.

Me and Mrs. Nose Rollin out Thursday--definitely down for Friday shenanigans--love to see the Carlow East but down for whatevs.

I'm hitting the directv beach bowl on Saturday, then the Jay-Z concert in the evening. That said, anyone else going (or been to) one of these beach bowl parties?


You're a man of your word.
Go represent, my brotha!!

I expect to see a shot of you (and the Mrs) when we need a clutch shot of some truth.

Do me a favor and call me, on your way in. I just wanna hear you say, "I'm walking in there. And we're about to make it ours." I doubt I'll be 'receivable' but, can you do that for me, mate? Feel free to pound my poor ass for not being there when you do that. But to have a DUDE there in the house... that'll matter to me. Make it legit when you walk underneath.

Did you really get Row #12?!


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TalontedNoseRider wrote:
Great post--much appreciated.

Mods this is useful info...why the hell isn't this stickied?

I know going to the Super Bowl isn't half as cool as the frickin' swinging doors in Spokane, but c'mon!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!

Classic.


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Schleprock wrote:
TalontedNoseRider wrote:
RockHawk wrote:
We need to figure out a Friday night activity for those of us that will be in town. Options?!?!


I concur.

Me and Mrs. Nose Rollin out Thursday--definitely down for Friday shenanigans--love to see the Carlow East but down for whatevs.

I'm hitting the directv beach bowl on Saturday, then the Jay-Z concert in the evening. That said, anyone else going (or been to) one of these beach bowl parties?


You're a man of your word.
Go represent, my brotha!!

I expect to see a shot of you (and the Mrs) when we need a clutch shot of some truth.

Do me a favor and call me, on your way in. I just wanna hear you say, "I'm walking in there. And we're about to make it ours." I doubt I'll be 'receivable' but, can you do that for me, mate? Feel free to pound my poor ass for not being there when you do that. But to have a DUDE there in the house... that'll matter to me. Make it legit when you walk underneath.

Did you really get Row #12?!


Row 12 indeed! I'll definitely give you a shout on game day brother.

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Schleprock wrote:
TalontedNoseRider wrote:
RockHawk wrote:
We need to figure out a Friday night activity for those of us that will be in town. Options?!?!


I concur.

Me and Mrs. Nose Rollin out Thursday--definitely down for Friday shenanigans--love to see the Carlow East but down for whatevs.

I'm hitting the directv beach bowl on Saturday, then the Jay-Z concert in the evening. That said, anyone else going (or been to) one of these beach bowl parties?


You're a man of your word.
Go represent, my brotha!!

I expect to see a shot of you (and the Mrs) when we need a clutch shot of some truth.

Do me a favor and call me, on your way in. I just wanna hear you say, "I'm walking in there. And we're about to make it ours." I doubt I'll be 'receivable' but, can you do that for me, mate? Feel free to pound my poor ass for not being there when you do that. But to have a DUDE there in the house... that'll matter to me. Make it legit when you walk underneath.

Did you really get Row #12?!


Not sure if I'm more excited for the Super Bowl, or for seeing Schleprock post again.....

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RockHawk wrote:
Schleprock wrote:
TalontedNoseRider wrote:
RockHawk wrote:
We need to figure out a Friday night activity for those of us that will be in town. Options?!?!


I concur.

Me and Mrs. Nose Rollin out Thursday--definitely down for Friday shenanigans--love to see the Carlow East but down for whatevs.

I'm hitting the directv beach bowl on Saturday, then the Jay-Z concert in the evening. That said, anyone else going (or been to) one of these beach bowl parties?


You're a man of your word.
Go represent, my brotha!!

I expect to see a shot of you (and the Mrs) when we need a clutch shot of some truth.

Do me a favor and call me, on your way in. I just wanna hear you say, "I'm walking in there. And we're about to make it ours." I doubt I'll be 'receivable' but, can you do that for me, mate? Feel free to pound my poor ass for not being there when you do that. But to have a DUDE there in the house... that'll matter to me. Make it legit when you walk underneath.

Did you really get Row #12?!


Not sure if I'm more excited for the Super Bowl, or for seeing Schleprock post again.....



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I need to live vicariously through you, so thought I'd share some of my info:
If you have capital one or a similar miles program, search through their travel booking page. I found a trip home from EWR - SEA (it's 19 hours and various stops, but still) for $276.

If you have a miles partner program w/ an airlines, don't forget to check there too, you might be surprised.

My hopes of going are all but toast. I am no expert, but I wouldn't be shocked at all if prices hit $1000 min.


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