Monday, July 20, 2009

Sports Week Addendum

When I was a kid, my mom used to take my sister and I to basketball games. We grew up in Utah, and would go to the Salt Palace to watch the Utah Jazz play. Back then, tickets cost something like $5 and the Jazz never won.

I adored going to basketball games. Live basketball is so exciting. I don't care to watch basketball on TV, but when it's on a court in front of me, it's more fun than I can describe.

The only sport that I can watch on TV is football, which is exciting no matter how you watch it. Alex and I used to have season tickets to the Oakland Raiders. (Raaaaaaiiiiiiddddderrrrrs!) Our seats were on the 50-yard line right over the players' tunnel. Prior to going to those games, I had no interest in football. But I quickly learned, oh dear lord, that game is fun to watch.

Although, come to think of it, the Raiders never win anymore either.

Head on over to things. and stuff. to see the story of my family's trip to a WNBA game. It's basically a Stimeyland post, but we got tickets for free, so I can't write about it here. (Have y'all noticed I carry ads now? I hope they don't offend.)


  1. As someone from the Bay Area, I can totally appreciate the Raiders even though I always cheered for the Niners! Your seats must have rocked!

  2. I didn't notice the ads .. er .. yes I did - and they are fabulous!

  3. Since I made such a hash of your science days, I suppose it's only fair that I point out that there is fundamentally no way we could touch your sports days efforts.

    Since it would take not much more than both hands to count the number of professional sports games I've seen in person, and not much more than that to add up those from TV, it should come as little surprise that we don't really have such a time as sports days around our house. In fact, I think the concept and extent of "sport" entails throwing a tennis ball over the hardwood floor for our uncoordinated dogs to chase. That and the scientifically proven caloric consumption resulting from large doses of laughter.

    So, good luck with whatever weird voodoo you're teaching your kids, we'll stick to the nerdcore.

  4. I knew there was something extra great about you-you used to live on this coast! That explains your laid back attitude!


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