Fiesta Bowl Block Party

Sunday, December 12, 2004 12:07 PM
Hey guys -

Not completely a coaster-related question, but since there's a carnival there, I was taking a shot that there was a mobile coaster there that someone went credit whoring on ;)

Has anyone ever been to this, or the tailgate party the next day? I'm headed out there to support my Panthers and was just curious if it's necessary to buy the $20 tickets or if that's just for certain activities within the parties.

Just a shot in the dark! Thanks.

Sunday, December 12, 2004 12:22 PM
The sad thing about that game is that Pittsburg will probably win. . .
Sunday, December 12, 2004 3:02 PM
Pittsburgh doesn't deserve to go, hate to say it, cal is a much better team. Go Utes (j/k).

Anyway, as far as your question goes, I have no idea.

Sunday, December 12, 2004 5:08 PM
Hey, Word. I'll take Utah and the 16.5 point spread. This game won't even be close.
Sunday, December 12, 2004 7:08 PM
And all of their quality wins prove that. I am not going to pick Pittsburg to win, but I wouldn't be suprised if it happened. The Fiesta Bowl is a joke this year on both sidelines. Who would you rather watch. . .Florida and Miami, or Pitt and Utah? My point exactly.

I'd also like to point out how Pittsburg and Cincinnatti's basketball teams are both ranked early after their cup cake victories. I'm sure they won't just lose in the tournement. . .at least until the second round.

Ohh, and in response to going to the Fiesta Bowl block party in hopes of a credit on a crappy roller coaster, that just seems stupid. Having a traveling kiddy roller coaster on your track record impresses me 0 on a scale of 6.

Sunday, December 12, 2004 7:28 PM
I've been to the FB party three times. There are no carnival rides there. Lots of music, food stands, and beer. There may be a few bouncy castles for the kids and I believe one Ferris Wheel, but there has never been a Thrill Ride (unless you count those simulators ina semitruck as a thrill ride).

Maybe they will change it for this year though...

Sunday, December 12, 2004 9:31 PM
Word: It's spelled Pittsburgh.

Also, who asked you what your opinion is concerning kiddy coaster credits? If someone finds it exciting to ride that type of coaster, is it really any of your business?

I'll admit that it might be overboard to pay admission just to ride a crappy little coaster, but that really doesn't require another one of your snippy little comments.

Sunday, December 12, 2004 10:57 PM
Well, I went to the block party in 2002 and saw a few really intense-looking thrill rides, but don't remember seeing any coasters. If you don't have any other plans, I'd try it out. There is so much going on, you're sure to find something fun to do.

Here's a little trip report from when I went:

Sunday, December 12, 2004 11:13 PM
Word - Pittsburg is a tiny school in Kansas, Pittsburgh is the school that no one wants to see there, but did nothing but play by the rules. It's not our fault the rules suck, we played by 'em, we belong there a heck of a lot more than Nebraska did (in the title game no less) when they lost to Colorado, and just as much as all the other low ranked teams that get the "they shouldn't be there" thing every year, even though all they do is play by the rules. It'll be interesting what happens when we at least make a game of it, if not win. I'll take Pitt +16.5 any day.

What do early victories have to do with anything in bball? You think 'Cuse sucks just because they lost to Ok. St.? How about UConn losing to UMass? I love how people who support the schools that are "supposed to be there" are always pointing out the faults and inadequacies of the early seasons of the schools that play by the rules and "crash the party", like it matters at all come the end of the season. What was the ranking of UConn last year when they won? Yea, it wasn't #1. Pitt's even better this year than they were the last two. The offensive flare to match the stifling defense is finally there. If you look at their Sweet 16 exits the last two years, the defense still held strong, the offense just gave out. This year feels a lot different on that side of the ball.

Now on to your other idiotic comments - I was not asking about it to try and get a ride on the kiddie coaster, I want to go there to taunt some Utes and drink some beer and watch one of the best live performances I've ever seen in Smashmouth. And where did I ever try and impress you with my track record? Why would I even care? Damn, you're an idiot. You're like all of the stupidity of the world rolled into one nice neat package.

PT - thanks for the bit of info. I like the idea of free Tostitos! My question wasn't really in relation to rides at all, my concern was is the whole shabang just a walk up and it's in the streets and you pay your $20 for just rides and concert, or is the area blocked off, and you have to pay your $20 just to get inside to the beer and music?

Let's Go Pitt!! Crashing the "big school" party since '01 ...

Monday, December 13, 2004 12:40 AM
Yup, the whole area is blocked off and you have to pay to get "inside."

As far as the game, I actually think it's great to see teams in a big bowl that aren't the normal teams you see year in and year out. Rather see Miami? Please. That's so boring!

Sorry Impulsive, but I'll be rooting for Utah. Anything to make the BCS look bad. :)

Monday, December 13, 2004 1:09 AM
BCS? did someone call that horrid name? My beloved Cal is out of the running because of them . Boo!
Monday, December 13, 2004 1:09 PM
I don't think anyone is faulting Pittsburgh for making the BCS. Based on the rules, they got there fair and square. But let's be honest, they should not be playing in the BCS. If my alma mater hadn't choked against 'Cuse and thus made the BCS, I would say that they didn't belong. I wouldn't be ashamed of being there, but at the same time, I don't know that I would be boasting of making the BCS. The system sucks and we all know it.

Word...As far as what I would rather watch. Give me Pitt vs. Utah anyday. Those schools may not have the same quality players as Miami and Florida, but they are more interesting to watch than a couple of safety schools. And not to say that Miami and Florida players aren't going to play hard, but they won't have the same intensity as Pitt/Utah. Those schools may not play again in a BCS for many years, so those kids will be playing their hearts out. Some of those kids probably thought they would never get an opportunity like this when they signed with their schools. Those kids at U of F and Miami will be playing with an undertone of disappointment that they aren't in the title game.

Again, I am not trying to belittle any particular school or athlete...this is just the way things are going to be with the current state of NCAA football.

Damn...I didn't know Smashmouth was going to be there..Now I am really uspet that my school isn't there.

To get back on topic..I never thought I would really enjoy kiddie coasters, but Hi-Speed Thrill Coaster at Knoebels is a really fun ride and I even enjoyed The Joust at DW. However, due to personal choice, I don't put them on my count.

Monday, December 13, 2004 3:24 PM
I'm sorry I miss-spelled the school's name, although that really isn't important. In regaurds to "snippy comments". Impulse-ive is one of the most sarcastic, "snippy" people on here. He can handle himself.

I never said that some people don't like to ride kiddie coasters. At the same time, I'm not going to change my opinion on the whole "credit" thing.

As far as PittsburgH's football team. I think I agree with everything you said. That still doesn't change the fact that it is the BCS bowl game that I am least looking forward to.

In your basketball paragraph, you did nothing but support the things I was saying. I think UConn and Syracuse have a BETTER chance of winning come march after losing to good teams (Syracuse especially) early. I dislike the whole Bob Huggins Philosophy of playing a cup-cake non-conference schedule. Teams like PittsburgHHH and Cincinnati have consistantly been upset in the NCAA tournement, and 'I' think it is partly due to lack of experience. This problem will be solved next year with the addition of (arguably) the best 4 teams from Conference USA to the Big East.

As for drinking beer and making fun of people from Utah - sounds like a fabulous plan.

*** Edited 12/13/2004 8:57:12 PM UTC by Word***

Monday, December 13, 2004 7:22 PM
Pittsburgh has lost in March because of the lack of any jump and foul shooting. They have that covered now, and for the next five years. Watch out.

Pittsburgh is ranked #20. Thats not BCS enough? They got there by beating some other top 25 teams. They had some bad loses, I blame that on coaching but they deserve a good bowl game.

Utah. Who did they beat?

This is the first non 1st, 2nd place game I will watch ever.

Monday, December 13, 2004 11:57 PM
Whatever, we all know the best (or at least most intriguing) game is Boise vs. Louisville! ;)
Tuesday, December 14, 2004 12:02 AM
Any chance to root against the Cardinals!
Tuesday, December 14, 2004 9:05 AM
I don't think it was coaching, I think it was complete inexperience. There were only 3 of the 22 starters on both sides of the ball that had one or more previous games started! And one of those had only played one game! Had Pitt played South Florida in the first game (no hurricanes!) we probably would have lost to them, but beaten Nebraska and handled Furman a little easier.

I will agree - Louisville/Boise St. will be the most entertaining of all the games. My bet's on 100+ points in the first half ;) Plus, I gotta watch since that's Pitt's competition for a BCS bowl two years in a row ...


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