In high school I was on the basketball team. Notice I didn’t say that I played basketball? That would be a lie. I made the team, I practiced, I owned a uniform, I bought the $100 shoes. More than 10 years later those shoes still look brand new (I don’t know why I kept them) and I love shooting hoops with the kids from the Non Profit and I kicked booty in our company Corporate Challenge. Recently I had the opportunity to sit as close to the team and get as close to the hoop as I did in high school.
I got a chance to sit and watch some awesome action take place practically in my lap (but not in an uncomfortable way)! My best friend, DD Momma, her two kids (ages two and four), three college kids from the not for profit and I sat on the floor (in chairs) at the Indiana Fever game at Conseco Fieldhouse. The Fever? I didn’t know either. If you said the name, I could tell you that they were the Indianapolis women’s basketball team but if you asked me the question in reverse and demanded that I tell you the name of the Indiana WNBA team, I might draw a blank for a while. No more!
I know it’s probably not the best thing to tell you but we taught DD Mommas babies how to boo when the Ref’s make a bad call (every call, duh) and it was awesome because they are way more loud and proud than the adults when it comes to booing. Can CPS take kids away if you teach them bad sportsmanship? It just seemed a bit more acceptable to have a four year old booing than a grown woman. Here’s a short clip of the game, some booing and a lady yelling, “You suck” again and again. Just so you know, she’s talking about the Ref, not the team. He made a few bonehead calls but he made one call that was just terrible and almost cost the team the game!
The women on the team are amazing, energetic and very talented! They play hard and holy cow, they won! It was close and the game against the Connecticut Sun was intense, dramatic, filled with fouls (the basketball equivalent to an Indy 500 car wreck) and downright fun! The seven of us women joined the crowd in cheering for the home team, gasping at the bad calls from the refs, booing (only when necessary, this IS a family arena) and praying for free throw shots. Thank the Lord we won in overtime during this very close game! I would have cried if my first WNBA game ended with a loss for my team. Yes, that’s right. This was the first of many evenings I hope to hang out cheering for MY team.
The Fever play through September so you and your family can enjoy an exciting night out even though school is back in session. Want to be in the best seats in the house for a fraction of the cost? Want to save some money and just be somewhere that you can see? Please visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/wnba and use the promo code wnbablog for 50% off of tickets! This offer is good for WNBA games in all cities. If you go to any Indy games I’m sure we’ll run into one another again! I’m hooked!