This morning it’s off to Dallas for the National Championship Game. For me, and for many others, it will be a circuitous journey.
Not surprisingly, flights from Columbus, Ohio to Dallas, Texas became a hot commodity as of about 1 a.m. on January 2, 2015. By the time I secured a ticket to the National Championship Game to root on the Buckeyes, reservations for flights to Dallas prior to the game fell into two categories: already sold out or outrageously overpriced. As is their right in a capitalistic economy, airlines followed the law of supply and demand and jacked up their prices for flights. As is our right, prudent members of Buckeye Nation explored their ability to secure other, more reasonably priced methods of getting to the game.
So, today I’m flying to Oklahoma City via Atlanta. Then I will rent a car and then drive about 200 miles south to Dallas. This is similar to the fun trip Russell and I had to the Ohio State-Miami National Championship Game, when we flew to San Diego and then drove through the desert to Tempe, Arizona. And I’m not alone in choosing an indirect route. Others are flying to Houston and then taking to the highways, and still others are already on a 1,000-mile road trip to Dallas, hoping that they don’t get sidetracked by a winter storm.
The main thing is to get there and cheer on the Buckeyes. If the journey becomes an adventure, so much the better. Go Bucks!