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13 days in Vegas for Food, Football, and Friends. ALL ABOARD THE GRAVY TRAIN! 9/8-9/20

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by SprintGravy, Sep 8, 2021.

  1. SprintGravy

    SprintGravy High-Roller

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    Just chilling at GR Burger right now. Watching some sports.

    I will say that the playlist here at PH is always on point. Also the talent at the pleasure pit is top notch if you know what I mean.

    Also what the fuck is this monstrosity. I hate that my generation finds this cool. I really do. I’m not a big fan of hating on shit from generation to generation but I hate “stadium” gambling

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  2. addicted

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    Tough break on the gambling, we've all been there.

    Soak up the beer, let us know when the boys get to town. Good times headed your way :beer:
     
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  3. SprintGravy

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    Burger at GR was very good. I’ve heard that it might have started going downhill but absolutely no complaints from me.

    I stayed and drink a long while and chatted with the bartenders. Then I really just went to bed a little early but that was because I wanted to wake up before 6am west coast

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  4. SprintGravy

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    Why did I want to wake up this early?….

    Because it’s motherfucking game day!!!! Iowa State Football is set up for its biggest year ever and after a lackluster performance last week it’s time for a change. Today we have one of the couple games circled on the calendar. It’s one of the few Rivalry games in September it’s a cause for pain for millions of Iowans, it’s a cause for hilariousness from millions of outsiders, it’s the Iowa - Iowa State football game otherwise known as CyHawk or otherwise known as ¡El Assico!

    ¡El Assico! is in other words a shit show of epic proportions for both teams. They fumble. They punt. They punt some more. They play down to each other and under each other and sometimes rent heavy equipment and begin tunneling under the very surface of the earth to submarine even your lowest expectations. They do not score.

    ¡El Assico! hears your order for a steak and returns to the table with a charred hamburger patty. ¡El Assico! is so bad at this and refuses to buy a meat thermometer or apologize.

    Just a few years ago Vegas thought the game would have 50 points. The teams gave you 16 points AND punts. Because fuck you that’s why. This game has ended in 2-0 before. This game has also ended in 44-41 before. It’s an enigma.

    This year is extra special. Extra extra extra special. This is the FIRST TIME EVER that both teams are ranked going into the game. And guess what? THEY ARE BOTH TOP 10! This is the biggest ¡El Assico! ever and it’s happening this afternoon. Also just to make the stakes even higher, ESPNs college game day is gonna be in Ames Iowa to showcase the game as it’s premier game of the week.

    So I need everyone to get off their asses and watch this game and cheer for the Cyclones with me! Let’s gooo!
     
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  5. SprintGravy

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    T-Pain and Baby Bash even made a song for the cyclones. Don’t fact check that

     
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  6. SprintGravy

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    Also taking suggestions on where to watch the game. It’s at 1:30 pacific so have some time to figure it out.
     
  7. M0rtyC

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    Almost too much time! Sounds like you need about 7 hours of pregame to try to catch up with the Iowan crowd! Good luck
    Thanks for the forecast on over under?!
     
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  8. BlackJackLife

    BlackJackLife Already dreaming of the next trip

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    Tilted Kilt at Linq Promenade
     
    Annual December trip
  9. SprintGravy

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    Betting on this game is a sure fire way to just light your money on fire. Whatever you think is wrong
     
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  10. Johnny Bollocks

    Johnny Bollocks Never mind the Bollocks...

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    I'll do that. The Cyclones lost by 1 in 2019, but I had them +2 to finish a 4 team CFB parlay that paid back $570 and effectively saved that whole trip. I ride with them in this rivalry game from now on...
     
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  11. SprintGravy

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    Debating between:

    Blondies
    Beer Park
    Tilted Kilt
    Twin Peaks

    I like the idea of Beer Park because screaming fans just feels slightly more safe outside. I think I might head there and see if it passes the vibe check. Then decide from there
     
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  12. SprintGravy

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    Also still open for suggestions
     
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    And wouldn't you know, they are using me in the advertisement for the game. Here I am 10 years ago in the front row of a Cyclone game decked out with some friends. I'm the one dead center with the sunglasses, the clown hat, and dyed hair.

    Can't believe they are using footage that old and it includes me lol

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  14. SprintGravy

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    Beer Park tried to tell me to pound sand and say I needed a reservation. $20 bill fixed that. I'm gonna be here for hours lol

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  15. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Finally, someone else who realizes that a Bloody Mary and a beer is one drink!
     
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  16. SprintGravy

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    Every single person in my vicinity has bet on Iowa of they bet on this game. I might be in hostile territory.
     
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    Way too cool, oh to be that young again.
     
  18. Kobra2848

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    Nice looking Bloody Mary and agree they always are better with a beer. Good to hear that Burgr has slipped. I love there Hells Kitchen burger adding an egg.

    Mark
     
  19. SprintGravy

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    I hate this game and I might throw up. Fuck me
     
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  20. Vegas Erica

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    Sounds like its time to start gambling!
     
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