Puerto Vallarta Tournament

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Puerto Vallarta Tournament

Post by ballcoach15 » October 1st, 2018, 8:19 am

We will open season in February in Mexico, playing 5 games. Our opponents are:

BYU, Notre Dame, Duke, Baylor and Washington. This is excellent opportunity to build a good RPI to start season.

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Post by Cider Jim » October 1st, 2018, 9:46 am

Are you going, ballcoach? :oldhag
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Re: Puerto Vallarta Tournament

Post by ballcoach15 » October 1st, 2018, 10:02 am

Cider Jim wrote:Are you going, ballcoach? :oldhag

No, I will skip that one, and probably try to make trip to Texas A&M.

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Re: Puerto Vallarta Tournament

Post by oldflame » October 1st, 2018, 10:13 am

ballcoach15 wrote:We will open season in February in Mexico, playing 5 games. Our opponents are:

BYU, Notre Dame, Duke, Baylor and Washington. This is excellent opportunity to build a good RPI to start season.
Don´t get me wrong, I like that we are doing it, but the reality is it could also be an excellent opportunity for multiple butt-kickings. I think 3-2 would be a great result against that field.

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Re: Puerto Vallarta Tournament

Post by oldflame » October 1st, 2018, 10:20 am

For anyone who might be thinking about it; round trip airfare (from RDU) and a week´s stay in a 3 star hotel can be had for under $700. Closer to $600 if you are not particular about the lodging.

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Re: Puerto Vallarta Tournament

Post by ballcoach15 » October 1st, 2018, 10:23 am

I'd like to think we can go 5-0 or 4-1 there, but 3-2 would be good start to season. Both non-conference and ASUN schedule this season will be tougher than 2018 schedule. But we should have better team on the field this season than last.

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Post by oldflame » October 1st, 2018, 10:33 am

ballcoach15 wrote:I'd like to think we can go 5-0 or 4-1 there, but 3-2 would be good start to season. Both non-conference and ASUN schedule this season will be tougher than 2018 schedule. But we should have better team on the field this season than last.
A win over either Baylor or Washington would be a huge upset. The others are winnable, especially Duke. BYU and ND were good, but not great, last year.

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Re: Puerto Vallarta Tournament

Post by Sly Fox » October 3rd, 2018, 10:04 am

ballcoach15 wrote:No, I will skip that one, and probably try to make trip to Texas A&M.
If I don't have other commitments, you will likely see me there. A&M is less than hour from my house.

As for PV, gorgeous city that is exceptionally cheap place to fly and stay. But keep your eyes open.

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Post by ballcoach15 » October 3rd, 2018, 1:57 pm

If I go, I will drive down. I am scared to fly, plus not like "airport hassle" or changing planes.

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Post by oldflame » October 3rd, 2018, 9:09 pm

ballcoach15 wrote:If I go, I will drive down. I am scared to fly, plus not like "airport hassle" or changing planes.
Yeah, changing planes is such a hassle, whereas THIS (X2) is a day in the park (actually about 8 days).

https://www.google.com.do/maps/dir/Lync ... !3e0?hl=en

Add in the fact that your gasoline alone would cost more than plane fare, and that move would be pure genius. :roll:

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Re: Puerto Vallarta Tournament

Post by Sly Fox » October 4th, 2018, 9:15 am

Then you are driving through the heart of narco-violence on top of all of the other concerns by driving yourself. There is a reason those of us who know Mexico fly and ride motor coaches.

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Re: Puerto Vallarta Tournament

Post by ballcoach15 » October 4th, 2018, 9:24 am

I am not going to Mexico, I am going to Texas A&M

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Re: Puerto Vallarta Tournament

Post by Sly Fox » October 4th, 2018, 9:28 am

Considerably less narco-violence on that route and more Whataburgers. Being a BK guy I have a feeling you will find Whataburger to be an existential experience. The In N Out Burgers are a couple of hours west of College Station.

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Re: Puerto Vallarta Tournament

Post by ballcoach15 » October 4th, 2018, 9:55 am

In my previous travels to Texas, there was a Dairy Queen on every corner.

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Post by Sly Fox » October 5th, 2018, 6:11 pm

DQ is referred to as the Texas Stop Sign. But Whataburgers are what I suspect will get you smiling. I prefer Okie-based Braums and Cali-based In N Out Burger for chains in Texas. But Whataburger has a fanatical following down here.

Collie Station doesn't exactly have great BBQ like they have over toward Austin, but they do have chicken wing joint they consider to be mecca. If you make it down here, I'll try to meet up with you for the game.

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Post by JK37 » October 6th, 2018, 12:04 am

In N Out was WAAAAAAAAAAY overrated when I experienced for the first time in Uaugust in Las Vegas.

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Post by Sly Fox » October 6th, 2018, 7:53 am

Haters gonna hate. It is fast food and priced accordingly.

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Post by JK37 » October 6th, 2018, 8:07 am

Cookout is better if you’re talking quality for the price point.

Del Taco was solid. Those were the two western chains we tried.

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Re: Puerto Vallarta Tournament

Post by Jonathan Carone » October 6th, 2018, 8:09 am

JK37 wrote:In N Out was WAAAAAAAAAAY overrated when I experienced for the first time in Uaugust in Las Vegas.
I’ve only had it once and I totally agree. There was nothing special about it.

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Re: Puerto Vallarta Tournament

Post by Sly Fox » October 6th, 2018, 9:08 pm

The Great Unwashed.

For the record, I love Cookout.

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