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RE: Change with the Bahamas Bowl
(04-28-2014 01:31 PM)Crump1 Wrote:  Sounds like CUSA bought AAC slots only after AAC agreed to Cure Bowl. Overseas bowl games are a novel idea but they don't seem like they will last.

CUSA can have that money losing nightmare. It will go well with the Hawai'i Bowl. At least for the Hawai'i Bowl, everyone doesn't need to have a passport.
04-28-2014 11:27 PM
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RE: Change with the Bahamas Bowl
(04-28-2014 11:16 PM)panama Wrote:  
(04-28-2014 11:04 PM)chiefsfan Wrote:  
(04-28-2014 10:36 PM)panama Wrote:  How many people realistically were going to attend a G5 bowl not in their city or within 3 hours driving? 5k total? 8K? The majority of the folks are going to be locals or your going to have a lot of empty seats. The reality is that it only affects the super fans. And oh yeah, white sand beaches, palm trees and crystal clear lagoons in 85 degree weather in late December is the worst.

Yes, but how many College Football Players currently have access to a passport?

If your team gets invited you will see 55 or whatever the number traveling teams roster is applications fast tracked for approval. Its almost as if people think that the people who came up with this bowl have not thought of these things. Heck I would think that if you are an offcial in the Athletic Department of a school in one of the two conferences tied into the game this December that you would start making arrangements from now just in case or at least by mid season if it looks like you might go bowling.

You can get a passport in 2 hours at a passport office. Its not that hard for the players. They'll just send someone with all the passport applications to Houston or Atlanta to get the passports.
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RE: Change with the Bahamas Bowl
(04-28-2014 11:04 PM)chiefsfan Wrote:  
(04-28-2014 10:36 PM)panama Wrote:  How many people realistically were going to attend a G5 bowl not in their city or within 3 hours driving? 5k total? 8K? The majority of the folks are going to be locals or your going to have a lot of empty seats. The reality is that it only affects the super fans. And oh yeah, white sand beaches, palm trees and crystal clear lagoons in 85 degree weather in late December is the worst.

Yes, but how many College Football Players currently have access to a passport?

It's not difficult to get a passport. In fact, it's downright easy.

When a team gets invited to the bowl? the university will make sure every player, coach, trainer, cheerleader, and probably key donors have their passports in hand well before the game.
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(04-28-2014 11:29 PM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  
(04-28-2014 11:16 PM)panama Wrote:  
(04-28-2014 11:04 PM)chiefsfan Wrote:  
(04-28-2014 10:36 PM)panama Wrote:  How many people realistically were going to attend a G5 bowl not in their city or within 3 hours driving? 5k total? 8K? The majority of the folks are going to be locals or your going to have a lot of empty seats. The reality is that it only affects the super fans. And oh yeah, white sand beaches, palm trees and crystal clear lagoons in 85 degree weather in late December is the worst.

Yes, but how many College Football Players currently have access to a passport?

If your team gets invited you will see 55 or whatever the number traveling teams roster is applications fast tracked for approval. Its almost as if people think that the people who came up with this bowl have not thought of these things. Heck I would think that if you are an offcial in the Athletic Department of a school in one of the two conferences tied into the game this December that you would start making arrangements from now just in case or at least by mid season if it looks like you might go bowling.

You can get a passport in 2 hours at a passport office. Its not that hard for the players. They'll just send someone with all the passport applications to Houston or Atlanta to get the passports.
Pretty sure there are used to handling large travel groups
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Provided all of these choir boys are eligible for a passport or allowed in said country of destination.

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04-29-2014 05:25 AM
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What would you have to have done to NOT be eligible for a passport before your 22nd birthday and yet still be eligible to play on an FBS football team?

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(04-29-2014 06:26 AM)panama Wrote:  What would you have to have done to NOT be eligible for a passport before your 22nd birthday and yet still be eligible to play on an FBS football team?

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you could have done many things short of murder and still be able to find an fbs team that would play you if you had talent..an example or two comes to light just about every season..
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(04-28-2014 09:15 PM)ARSTATEFAN1986 Wrote:  
(04-28-2014 09:11 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  
(04-28-2014 09:09 PM)ARSTATEFAN1986 Wrote:  
(04-28-2014 03:18 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  I think its a crap idea.

Hawaii may suck to get to but you don't need passports for everyone in the traveling party to get them there.

I went earlier this year there and it required either a passport or an official birth certificate.

Went on a boat?

Yep! I also have a passport.

That's why you didn't need a passport. Closed loop cruises (start and end at the same port) are exempt. Officially the Bahamas doesn't guarantee you can get off the boat but if they don't let you off the boat they don't get your money.

So yeah you can work with a cruise line or charter and put the team on a boat in Florida, send the team over play get back on the boat and come back without a passport, not sure that ends up being the most time or cost-efficient method.
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(04-29-2014 06:26 AM)panama Wrote:  What would you have to have done to NOT be eligible for a passport before your 22nd birthday and yet still be eligible to play on an FBS football team?

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Nothing. The question is whether the other country allows entry. Canada for example considers DWI/DUI to be an excludable offense and you have to write ahead with details and an explanation to enter Canada.
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(04-28-2014 11:36 PM)TheRevSWT Wrote:  
(04-28-2014 11:04 PM)chiefsfan Wrote:  
(04-28-2014 10:36 PM)panama Wrote:  How many people realistically were going to attend a G5 bowl not in their city or within 3 hours driving? 5k total? 8K? The majority of the folks are going to be locals or your going to have a lot of empty seats. The reality is that it only affects the super fans. And oh yeah, white sand beaches, palm trees and crystal clear lagoons in 85 degree weather in late December is the worst.

Yes, but how many College Football Players currently have access to a passport?

It's not difficult to get a passport. In fact, it's downright easy.

When a team gets invited to the bowl? the university will make sure every player, coach, trainer, cheerleader, and probably key donors have their passports in hand well before the game.

Expedited service costs an extra $60 per. There are 28 locations for expedited service. Not sure who did what to make it happen but one of those is in Hot Springs, AR
http://travel.state.gov/content/passport...ncies.html
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