Businesses Lose Out on Big Bucks After Husker Loss
Husker fans not as excited about Capital One Bowl second time aroundPhoto: Video by kmtv.com
The phones at this travel agency in Lincoln aren't ringing at all.
"We've gone from a lot of interest just anticipating to where we were going, to now that the destination and circumstances have changed, interest level is there but there is no commitment at this point."
Still recovering from Saturday's painful loss Husker fans aren't overjoyed to fly to Florida. In fact not much is even in the books yet.
Before the Big 10 title game took a turn for the worse, Nebraskans planned on Pasadena.
"We lined up 4 charters to go from here to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl."
Hundreds of fans wanted their names on the list to head west for the Rose Bowl. At $2,500 a person for a Pasadena travel package the loss of money is monumental.
"You add that up and you're up over the million dollar mark."
Some Husker fans couldn't bare to finish watching the game and bars noticed the tabs closing out.
"I think by the fourth touchdown we saw people actually getting up to leave the place and by the late 3rd quarter it was a noticeable drop in people."
Duffy says fans weren't even drowning their sorrows with drinks. They just stopped having fun. He hopes Husker business will bounce back on New Years Day.
"We anticipate again a good crowd would it have been a better crowd for the Rose Bowl? Probably."