We took this trip to see the New Orleans Hornets play the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Ronnie got the tickets through his work and our seats were in the Hub Club. Just for the record, this is a little more swanky than we are used to ... but we quickly decided that we could get used to it. Frankly, I would just as soon shoot basketball in the yard with the kids as watch someone else play basketball, but between the VIP tickets and the excellent company, I thoroughly enjoyed the game. New Orleans lost, but it wasn't a blow-out (though it looked like it might be) and our guys were totally happy because they had a full buffet with a variety of choices, like some sort of pasta with shrimp and wild mushrooms, not to mention the rather decadent desserts. Definitely not your typical ball game fare. And, at the risk of sounding like a country bumpkin, it was all free!
As for me, there were some truly memorable moments during the game ...like the guy who proposed to his girlfriend during a game time-out on buzz-vision, and the kids on the double-dutch jump rope team, who were absolutely amazing. I did watch (and enjoy) the actual game as well. We got a real kick out of all the bee references in the arena. I can't remember them all, but the funniest to me was the announcer saying BEE-FENSE every time the Jazz got the ball. And, while the word was flashing on buzz-vision over head, there were a couple of guys skipping in front of the stands raising bee-fense signs. All in all, it was a pretty good show.
For the rest of you, just in case you are curious ... the girl on the buzz-vision ... she said yes!