First NBA Game-Ever
It was a normal Friday at the office. I was working diligently to complete my weekly reports. The office was not full, but not empty. It had been a week of set backs on several projects. Having new employees start, other employees leave, and general busy work for this time of year. As I was sitting trying to arrange orientation for the new guys, I receive the dreaded communication alarm. (the phone rang). Looking at the caller ID, i was fairly certain it was my Sunshine. Always happy to speak with her, I picked up the phone and answered in a professional manner. She comments on the answer routine, which takes a full 3 seconds to get out.
Asking how my day is going, I respond it fine, just busy as always. She then informs me we are not going home after work. Well, okay, where are we going? Her answer is the Wizards Game.
I have never watched a complete basketball game in my life. So this was a surprise. She informed me of our seat location and the "tip off" time. I am excited.
Our adventure begins when I leave the office. Three secure doors later, drop the new guy off to get his ID and off to the bus. Just missed it.
I ride a bus to the Metro, reload the Metro Card and head out to the Verizon center. Our luck is improving we get to the Verizon center at 5 PM. Looking for a place to eat, we settle on McDonalds.
There was a Big Mac for that!! I went with the Grand Mac. In all honesty, it was "OK". As I get older, I find the typical fast food places not all that good. The medium meal cost me almost $10. Regardless, I knew it was more economical than eating in the Verizon Center.
Bobblehead night is always a great night. We were the first ones in through a particular entrance. We then looked around for our seats.
Turns out, the seats were pretty good.
Marcin Gortat-Signing autographs after warmups.
The game was very entertaining, as the Wizards took a quick lead. However, the Raptors we quick and were able to move out in front. I was surprised how quickly the Raptors were able to get a lead. Once they had the lead, the Wizards could only get within two points. The Raptors took the game.
Sunshine and I had a great time and I would recommend attending a game to anyone. The team gave us certificates for our first game, the Verizon center was easy to get around, and when we left, the Metro was very close.