This past Wednesday, super underdog Fresno State easily handled Georgia to win the 2008 College World Series two games to one. It was Bulldog vs. Bulldog for team nicknames.
I was pulling for Georgia since I attended school there for one year 1971-1972. Then there was the great National football Championship back in 1981. Good games.
We never knew how big the college World Series was until a few years ago when we were returning from a Route 66 trip by a different drive and stopped in Omaha, Nebraska to play NTN at various establishments. Every one of them was packed with fans watching and cheering the games.
About 10 pm, we decided to get a room for the night. That was a mistake. No vacancies everywhere, and we did find one available room at the Motel 6 across the river, but they WANTED $100 for the room!!! One hundred bucks for a room at the 6, I think NOT!!!
Then took the interstate east. Surely, there would be rooms available the farther we went. But, guess what, there are hardly any motels along this stretch.
We drove and drove and finally got a room about 2 am in Des Moines. I wasn't a very happy person. And Tired!!!
Never Underestimate the Popularity of the College World Series. --RoadDog
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