Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Tampa Bay or not Tampa Bay

So the Giants are in the playoffs and their first round matchup is set. They'll be playing the Bucaneers in Tampa the first weekend in January. The exact date and time is not decided yet.

However, tickets are available, as are cheap flights and hotels. I have a trip lined up right now, including game tix, 3 nights hotel (supposedly less than a mile from Raymond James Stadium) and round trip air fare for under $600.

I can't decide if I should pull the trigger.

On the plus side, it would be awesome to see a Giants' playoff game, I've never been and I figure they have a decent chance to win or at least make it a competitive game. It's a great excuse to get out of the cold northeast for a long weekend (today's forecast, partly sunny and 77 degrees). We also have friends not too far from there...

On the down side, we just bought a house and cash is tight, I just bought a new HD TV and the games are awesome on it. Not knowing if the game is Sat or Sunday means I'd have to burn at least 2 vacation days to fly down on Friday and fly back on Monday. The kids want to go see their grandparents this coming weekend and I hate traveling, really don't want to do it two weekends in a row. Air travel is the worst. Last two trips I got stuck overnight, trying to get back to Manchester...

I guess it's a nice dilemma to have, but what's a football fan to do?


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