NFL Dream Road Trip
I wanted to break away from the gloom and doom of any NFL playoff potentials that saw their Super Bowl chances disappear over the weekend. This time of year is depressing, as weather does have an effect on the day to day routine. Throw in the always crushing feeling of being eliminated from the playoffs, and weeks can feel like months.
But…it’s a new year, which means many great things are on the horizon, if you make them happen. I for one am trying to break a bad habit of being bummed out this season. For a change I have a real positive vibe moving forward in 2012, and even have a cool business idea that I’d like to share with you.
Before I begin, let me tell you that this is more of a “long term goal” of mine than it is a business idea. Maybe even a bucket list task.
Last week a few friends and I were hanging out when someone suggested that we drop everything and drive up to San Francisco to see the game on Saturday. It may have been the beers talking, but we all had that look our faces like “Yes! Let’s do it.” There were no major fans in the crowd of either playoff team, but the idea of a spontaneous road-trip was addictive enough. I have never planned a last minute Las Vegas trip, or gone to the airport to catch a Mexico vacation on standby, so it was very much out of character for me. We all busted out the smart phones as we needed to score tickets and to check the pros and cons of driving vs. just flying.
Unfortunately, after doing the math and looking at some outrageously overpriced tickets, we watched the game at the pub, which was still just as cool.
Still, the conversation about seeing a game outside the San Diego area did seem like an experience that would be fun. We began to talk about wanting to watch a game in each of the most epic stadiums in the NFL. Which lead to an interesting idea:
What if you could see an NFL game in every NFL stadium in one season?
It would be like an NFL experience meets Guinness Book of World Records. Our concept for a business was there, it was more or less a vacation package that would be a 17 week adventure.
With all of the Thursday and Monday night games, we figured such a concept would be very much possible. We started to hash out the ultimate driving directions based on last years NFL schedule and began pitching ideas that could make the trip a huge success.
Pulling off such a trip would cost thousands, but it was still fun to hash out the details with friends over a few beers. Just think about how cool that would be, 32 NFL games in 17 weeks! If you build it, they will come-lol
I plan to follow up with an article at a later date for the ultimate NFL road trip, when the new schedule comes out. Hopefully I can even ballpark an estimate for such a massive road trip…maybe we can make it an over/under contest on how expensive it would be.
More or less I think the reason I felt I needed to post this short story tonight is to remind any bummed out NFL/fantasy fans that life is short, and good friends are hard to find. So if you didn’t get to see your team win it all, there is always next year.
I’m sure my ultimate road trip business will likely turn into a pipe-dream, but there is a cool way to score tickets to the Super Bowl. The Visa’s YOU+TEN Draft app is the perfect follow up to entering the Visa XLVII NFL Super Bowl Sweepstakes and helps users decide what 10 friends to take if they were to win a trip to the Super Bowl. 10 friends! That’s like half my bus trip right there!
Video Editing Junkie, Blogger, Father. Part time Chargers fan, full time fantasy football fan.