Timberwolves Game Update

December 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Note: This was also posted at Randball.

I finally got to go to my first game last Wednesday against the Suns since I had to miss the opening night. I was pretty psyched to go, even though my SELF was salivating at the thought of Steve Nash. I might have a strange thing for girls that say ‘aboot’ but she’s got a weirder thing for Canadian guys who like soccer but play basketball, eh.

Since the game is 5 days old I can’t spoil the ending by telling you the Wolves played some serious Whitless basketball once again. I should probably check out who the NBA lotter guys are this year so I know who it is we’re trying to draft. I do have to argue with Zgoda’s take on Shaquille O’Neal, though. Shaq’s performance was very underwhelming, I thought. He may have scored 18 points and had 10 boards but he also was 4 of 9 from the line and missed several seemingly easy shots. I remember when people flocked to see him, but those days are long gone.

What I really want to talk about is the lack of atmosphere at the Target Center. It’s pretty appalling really. The night started with a quick stop at the concessions on the 2nd floor. They were out of both pretzels and nachos. The guy behind the counter explained they had asked for more 30 minutes ago but still were out. They also did not have any beers on tap — only plastic bottles and your choice of Miller Lite, Bud, or Mich Golden Light. It’s been a while since I had to pick what flavor of pee I liked best but I settled on Miller Lite.

Maybe they’ll at least have some beer vendors walking the stands, I thought. False. The only guy I saw was the snow cone guy and he came by about 3 different times in the first half. It was 30 degrees outside but apparently the concessions brain trust determined that what crowds really wanted was sugar-flavored ice. So besides the fact that the team itself isn’t much of a draw, the food and beer choices are terrible (but thankfully they are out, anyways).

One more complaint, while I’m at it. The music was all over the place. And nothing remotely motivating during the final minutes when the Wolves were trying to close the gap. Not that it mattered since most of the crowd had already left. Go Wolves!

A few other notes:

* We noticed Mike Miller rubbing under his jersey too. Our theory is he’s doing a little tweaking to help him focus.
* McCants is like A-Rod. He hits big shots when it doesn’t matter. He had 5 turnovers and 0 assists.
* My SELF things that maybe since she was cheering for Steve Nash and his lovely locks her streak is still intact. Next time she

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