I have only been to one bowl game (Orange Bowl 2011 – Virginia Tech vs Stanford) prior to the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl on Tuesday. I was devastated that I was not able to make it up to Detroit to cheer on FIU at the Little Ceaser’s Bowl last year. So I was super ecstatic when it was announced that the Panthers were going bowling in St. Petersburg. St. Pete is only about a 3 1/2 hour drive away from me. The whole experience was just amazing for me. Even though FIU did lose the game, that did not get me down. We were blessed with a wonderful season. Plus, I was surrounded by great people who I call my FIU Family.