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abNORMal
10-21-2009, 11:55 AM
I will be in Coral Gables this Sunday for a job related training that lasts from 1 pm until 5:30 pm (actually, I will be there from October-24 until October-30). I have never seen the Fins play a home game, the training is mandatory and there is no way I can skip out early to catch the entire game. If I leave right at 5:30, (I have no idea how I could even get to the stadium, but if I do find a way, I probably couldn't get there before mid third quarter at best.

Is it worth it, or should I just find a sports bar in Coral gables and enjoy the rest of the game this Sunday? Also, if you guys know of a good sports bar in Coral Gables let me know...

perfect1
10-21-2009, 12:00 PM
never ben to a sports bar in miami, but I can tell u that the stadium is the place to be. Im from Milwaukee,wi and I went to the preseason game against the panthers and it was all that

abNORMal
10-21-2009, 12:05 PM
I hear ya' I would love to go to the game, and that is my first choice, but the stadium is a little ways away from the hotel and I probably wouldn't get there til mid 3rd maybe early 4th quarter

Cannonboy
10-21-2009, 12:22 PM
I say better to go to half a game then sit in a bar and watch it. Can't beat the stadium atmosphere.

Challenger74
10-21-2009, 12:28 PM
I wouldn't try to go to the game if I were you. You'll miss most of it. It will take at least 20 min to get to the stadium and that's with light traffic. Then you have to park which will not be close because the game is going to be packed. Then you have to buy a ticket and get to your seat. I figure you'd be sitting in your seat at 6:45 - 7:00pm. Remember, this is considering you know exactly where you are going too. Now if the game goes into OT then that's a different story.

Now Coral Gables isn't known for their sports bars. There is a new one called the Sports Exchange, which is on 45 Miracle Mile. Haven't been, but may be a good choice because of it's location. Good luck!

abNORMal
10-21-2009, 12:43 PM
I wouldn't try to go to the game if I were you. You'll miss most of it. It will take at least 20 min to get to the stadium and that's with light traffic. Then you have to park which will not be close because the game is going to be packed. Then you have to buy a ticket and get to your seat. I figure you'd be sitting in your seat at 6:45 - 7:00pm. Remember, this is considering you know exactly where you are going too. Now if the game goes into OT then that's a different story.

Now Coral Gables isn't known for their sports bars. There is a new one called the Sports Exchange, which is on 45 Miracle Mile. Haven't been, but may be a good choice because of it's location. Good luck!

That's what I was afraid of...:boohoo:

I did google "sports bars coral gables" and the Sports Exchange came up, looks like a cool place. I think I will give it a shot. Although, a part of me would be happy just to walk in to the stadium, and see 5 minutes of the game, because I don't know when I will get the opportunity again.

LikeUntoGod
10-21-2009, 05:29 PM
I drive from Gainesville Fla to see the 3-4 games I get to see a year. By all means if you are down there, go see one if you have never been able to go.

Last year's Play Off game was my first game in Miami after being a fan since 1972.

72TributeBike
10-21-2009, 05:40 PM
I can't believe you're having trouble deciding.

You go to the game. And have a great time!!!!

rvicious
10-21-2009, 05:53 PM
I will be in Coral Gables this Sunday for a job related training that lasts from 1 pm until 5:30 pm (actually, I will be there from October-24 until October-30). I have never seen the Fins play a home game, the training is mandatory and there is no way I can skip out early to catch the entire game. If I leave right at 5:30, (I have no idea how I could even get to the stadium, but if I do find a way, I probably couldn't get there before mid third quarter at best.

Is it worth it, or should I just find a sports bar in Coral gables and enjoy the rest of the game this Sunday? Also, if you guys know of a good sports bar in Coral Gables let me know...

Whereever you could drink the most!! I have a feeling it might get ugly. :oops:

HeartbreakKid28
10-21-2009, 05:56 PM
I would GO! Only if I were to be able to make it on time for the game though.

cafinfan408
10-21-2009, 06:13 PM
id go man even we lose its nice walking out with thousands of people who feel the same way you do.
If its a win there is nothing better than walking out of the stadium after a win

jared81
10-21-2009, 06:19 PM
dude.....you wont make it in time. from coral gables you are at least 45 minutes (with traffic) to the stadium, by the time you park in a cash lot and get to your seats it will be 7 pm. relax and go to a bar, if you could get out of training early (like 4), maybe.

ravimk
10-21-2009, 06:33 PM
I would skip early and go for the game. I am being offerred tickets to the Texans game in Houston and I am not planning to go just so that I can peacefully watch Phins.

Watching the game live in the stadium is the only way to do it........

DolphinsFan23
10-21-2009, 06:36 PM
Go to the game! Grab a few brews. Yell your damn head off for the Dolphins. Paint your face aqua and orange and wear a crazy hat or something. Act a fool. Why not? It's a great way to blow off stress. We need all the loud fans we can get to help us beat the 5-0 Saints this Sunday. :hi5: :woot:

Dtronic
10-21-2009, 06:37 PM
Well if the Phins win you will kick yourself for a long long time.

CusePhinFan
10-21-2009, 07:08 PM
dude.....you wont make it in time. from coral gables you are at least 45 minutes (with traffic) to the stadium, by the time you park in a cash lot and get to your seats it will be 7 pm. relax and go to a bar, if you could get out of training early (like 4), maybe.

You need to find a way to get out of that training early! Time to come up with a foolproof elaborate scheme. Get really sick so you will be excused. Buy some fake vomit or something lol.

Markcalius
10-21-2009, 08:09 PM
If you decide not to go to the stadium, it wouldn't be that much of a drive to go to the bar that used to be Hooligan's. It's in an outdoor mall directly off of S. Dixie Hwy, about 10 minutes or so from Coral Gables. Since I moved from Florida, I see it has become Carrington's, and so I can't say if it is the same or not. But, they project the game on a screen that's about the size of a movie screen. So I always liked to go there for games and for UFC.

Fairly large, and slightly dive-y, so I wouldn't bring a spouse unless she's "one of the fellas."

Daytona Fin
10-21-2009, 08:13 PM
haul azz. you might be able to get a free ticket. look for people leaving in parking lot. saints fans.

arsenal
10-21-2009, 08:29 PM
Your not getting into the game till 7 and it'll be over most likely... Plan on hitting the bar, maybe they'll let you guys out early so make alternate arrangements so you would know how to get to stadium, where to get tickets, park, etc... That way if by some off chance you get out early you go to the game, but if you don't get out till 515-530, just watch at a bar...