Spartan Fans Excited About Pasadena Possibility

By: WILX NEWS 10
By: WILX NEWS 10

A trip to Pasadena will likely cost thousands of dollars.  The MSU Alumni Association already has tour packages ready.  It will post them online Sunday, just minutes after the BCS announces where the Spartans will play.  All bets are on Pasadena.  Says Westerman, “It really is one of those once in a lifetime things, that you save up for. This is rainier than a rainy day, sunnier than the sunniest vacation possibility, an experience that only Spartans can have.  So I think it's worth every penny.”

As the Spartan football team gears up for Saturday's Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis, fans are already thinking about roses.

Inside the Student Book Store in East Lansing, Big Ten Championship hats are moving fast. But in a matter of days, the green and white merchandise could be sporting another color , the color of roses. SBS Manager, Brad Ballein says he’ll have Rose Bowl items in, as early as next week. “Sunday night they'll be printing, and Monday morning we'll have product in the store. So it's kind of exciting, so not all of it will be here. Some of the product has to come a little further, some of the hard goods, the glasswares, some of those things will be a couple of days out. But we'll have a full selection of stuff, by Tuesday.”

For fans willing to part with a little more money, there's always a trip to see the Spartans play in Pasadena. It’s been 25 years since the team last took the field at the Rose Bowl. President of the MSU Alumni Association, Scott Westerman said, “That Pasadena possibility has so much pent up energy in Spartan fans that they're all excited about it." MSU Student Sade King, is considering making the trip to California. “Everybody's excited, I'm excited. I may even get a ticket myself to go.”

Andy Pung plays trombone in the Spartan Marching Band. He says band members are trying to stay calm, and not jinx a Rose Bowl bid. “I really hope that we go, but we just gotta focus on the Big Ten Championship first, because we have to win that first to get to the Rose Bowl.”

A trip to Pasadena will likely cost thousands of dollars. The MSU Alumni Association already has tour packages ready. It will post them online Sunday, just minutes after the BCS announces where the Spartans will play. All bets are on Pasadena. Says Westerman, “It really is one of those once in a lifetime things, that you save up for. This is rainier than a rainy day, sunnier than the sunniest vacation possibility, an experience that only Spartans can have. So I think it's worth every penny.”

For fans who don't have the money to travel , there's always a trip to the store. Says Ballein, “Hats, glassware, mugs, you name it, we're gonna put roses and Michigan State on it. So it's gonna be a fun, it'll be a fun Christmas for people, especially if you're a Spartan fan.”


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