Jazzin’ Things Up
January 4, 2012 § 2 Comments
Last night, one of Steve’s student’s parents asked if the two of us would like free tickets to the Jazz vs. Bucks game. Of course we said yes. It couldn’t have been better timing, either. My semester doesn’t start until Monday, so I have just been playing catch up/get ahead/get organized all week.
We had a lot of fun. It only took us about 15 minutes to get to Energy Solutions Arena. We also found parking for $5, so our whole night of professional basketball only cost us $2.50 a person. While it was really fun to live in SoCal in close proximity to so many sporting events, etc., it definitely was a bit more of a drive and an expense to go to a Lakers game. Of course, the Lakers have had a lot more going for them than the Jazz (perhaps the name Kobe Bryant rings a bell?).
We might not get any more tickets this year, and parking might not be as cheap next time, but it was definitely a great experience. The tickets were fantastic—we were 23 rows from the court. Very cool.
One thing that did drive me a little crazy was when every person was handed a paper after halftime listing the stats of the first half. While many people found the info interesting (“Wow, I knew they weren’t shooting their free throws well. Look, he was only 3 for 6.”), the papers were soon littering the floor. The best part was a blimp floated around the arena with the words “reduce, reuse, recycle” printed on it. Oh, the irony.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, I don’t think the cheerleaders are Mormons.