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Now THAT was a Super Bowl

Bowling, Football, Gambling, Green Bay Packers, Las Vegas, My-Sugar-Na, NFL, Poker, Restaurants, Super Bowl, Television, Vacation


First, let me offer that I am appalled at my lack of a Super Bowl pick this year.  Shame on me.  However, this is who I had picked...

("What the heck was that!?!?" says you, the Dear Reader. "You went to Las Vegas to bet the Super Bowl and you didn't invite me?"

“Yeah, that’s unfortunate” I respond).  My 1-1 record this year lowers my overall record since I’ve been making picks to 10-7.


It all started in the halcyon days of yore... namely Thursday, January 15.  I remember it like it was just a couple of weeks ago.  Frontier Airlines ran a one day sale, $29 one-way tickets from about a dozen airports.  

On a whim, I noted O'Hare was one of the airports.  Continuing on, Las Vegas was one of the destinations. Further whimming revealed that Super Bowl Eve was available. Finally, a mid-week return trip redeye was $69, putting a 3-day impulse round trip at an impossible $98.  My poker buddy, Scott (who works with me) called his wife and jumped on it.  Knowing that My-Sugar-Na couldn't be away from work that long, I checked the cost of a redeye return on Sunday night, which was $109, making my round trip $140. 

Although I can be a goofball, and sometimes make questionable decisions, I am rarely too impulsive.  But the Vegas geek in me got caught up in how cool it would be to find a real bargain, and just say "What the Hell?" and do it like some college kids. I picked up the Bat-Emailer and contacted My-Sugar-Na, and the conversation went like this...
 

(SNH) - "Are we doing anything Super Bowl weekend? We could go to Las Vegas together."

M-S-N - "You and me together?"

(SNH) - "Sure.  Got $140?"

M-S-N - "Sigh, I don't have $140."

(SNH) - "OK, how about this…

Fly out at 9:30 Sat 1-31 PM, arrive at 11:30 PM.

Watch the Super Bowl

Leave at 1:00 AM on Monday morning (the redeye Sunday night) and get to O’Hare by 6:30 AM, home by 9:30.  You could either go to work in the PM, or take one day off.

We put the flight on our credit card, I’ll find a one-night comp room.  We eat at Caesers with our points.

Scott and his wife are planning on going, but they will come back later in the week."

M-S-N - "You're serious?" (Side note; Didja notice that she didn't say no?)

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