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    Re: Bama Sleeping Arrangements

    Quote Originally Posted by JamieSPC View Post
    It's a good point about the priciness. I've been there-- drinks are $20. I've done pretty well in life but I'd think twice about ordering at $20 cocktail. Plus, the Fountainbleau has some of the most "attentive" doormen and hosts this side of Vegas. If you're not spending money, big money, you're out. There will be plenty of people in line outside waiting to throw money around.

    I'm not worried about it.
    Sounds like Norway prices. We were there several years ago, first time for me since the 70s and first time for my wife. I've also had a $20 glass of wine - and it was mediocre...
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    Re: Bama Sleeping Arrangements

    Quote Originally Posted by RollTide1224 View Post
    Why would one team stay there and the other at a much less nice place?

    Could be saban likes to reward the players for he work they've done and let them have a little fun. Then switches to another hotel when it's really time to get totally zoned in?
    I can't really vouch for the plan, although I've heard it from several quarters...
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    Re: Bama Sleeping Arrangements

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Sounds like Norway prices. We were there several years ago, first time for me since the 70s and first time for my wife. I've also had a $20 glass of wine - and it was mediocre...
    I expected at least premium liquor but it was silly, fruity well stuff. I don't think a college student could stay there long enough to get in trouble, unless there is some comping happening, as another poster mentioned... Then there is a whole other problem.

    Funny, ain't it Earle, how some spots want you to pay for one glass what the bottle costs? But I will say I've done it in a pinch...
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    Re: Bama Sleeping Arrangements

    I know the hotel was set before SECCG, so that tells me Orange Bowl Committee set it up (as others have said).

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    Re: Bama Sleeping Arrangements

    Quote Originally Posted by JamieSPC View Post
    I expected at least premium liquor but it was silly, fruity well stuff. I don't think a college student could stay there long enough to get in trouble, unless there is some comping happening, as another poster mentioned... Then there is a whole other problem.

    Funny, ain't it Earle, how some spots want you to pay for one glass what the bottle costs? But I will say I've done it in a pinch...
    In Norway, they've become so blue-nose, because of a dark history with alcohol, it's so expensive that folks in Oslo and others within driving distance of Sweden would drive over there on $2 liter gas and still come out ahead. I brought as much in from Denmark as I could, but, of course, I soon ran out. And distribution was very restricted. In Bergen, where we spent the last several days, our room happened to overlook the ABC store, which closed its doors promptly at 5:00 on Friday. The odd thing was, strict as they are - legal limit one tenth ours and the hotel had a breathalyzer in the lobby (in case you wanted to drive) - there were crowds of teenagers actually in the store, begging you to buy booze for them. The clerks and cops ignored them. As the clock struck five, the crowd evaporated instantly. I saw one lady come striding down the street purposefully and then try the door - twice - and then back up in disbelief at her dry weekend. Of course, she could have crossed the street to our hotel for a $20 glass of wine...
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