Caple: World Series vs. Super Bowl - Travel
by Christian Petersen
Companies always offer promotional contests to win trips to the Super Bowl as if that is the ultimate sports trip. Road Warrior doesn't understand this. The World Series is a far better destination for sports travelers than the Super Bowl.
RW won't apologize for loving baseball. Baseball not only is the national pastime, it is the greatest sport ever created. The Warrior would rather watch the independent minor league St. Paul Saints play the Sioux City Explorers from under the grandstand while cleaning up after the pig mascot than watch the Super Bowl from the 50-yard line.
You just feel poor and hopelessly out of it attending the Super Bowl and its buildup. It's like a trip to Sodom and Gomorrah, only with really, really long lines and obscenely high beer prices. It's just way too over the top. The downtown streets not only are filled with ozone-destroying Escalades and Hummers, they are filled with ozone-destroying Escalade and Hummer limousines.
The World Series is much more restrained, much more human and much more affordable. Here are the top 10 reasons it's better to travel to the World Series than the Super Bowl