This year I am going to attend the CIAA championship playoffs. I have planned to go every year, but each time something gets into my way. So this time, before anything or anyone had a chance I went and bought my tickets, made early hotel reservations for the entire week, and even reserved round-trip seats on the AMTRAK train to Charlotte. And I got some school caps, sweaters, and programs from Fanatics. So me and mine will be all decked out and ready for the CIAA games and parties when they start this year.
I used my Groupon to make all my school sportswear purchases. They are offering some of the best deals around. You can get up to 50% off the list price for college hats, sweaters and other sports apparel. Certain deals come with a promo code that also gives you free shipping. In my case I must order for my entire family, because I plan for them to enjoy this cross-country trip. We’ll first ride the train from the East Coast down to the Piedmont to enjoy the ball games and the events. Then we’ll travel on down to the Gulf so we can enjoy a good train ride and a top-notch Creole meal. Even if it is too late for Mardi Gras we can still enjoy that classic food and music one only finds down in New Orleans. Once we’ve enjoyed some good food, great jazz and some nights in the Latin Quarter we can hop back aboard the train for our return. If we time it just right. we may get home in time to watch the NCAA Final Four playoffs in Houston! That’d make a fitting end to a great sports vacation trip.
As a special treat I plan to outfit my family in my school throwback vintage jerseys when we go to the CIAA games. Fanatics offers up to 43% off the price for vintage jerseys. And I will be able to let folks know that there are a few alumni there who can remember a few days before Y2K was even dreamed about! So I’ve already set my plans in motion for this year’s playoffs. And I hope that all will have as much fun as I am having just preparing for it.