January 31, 2013 § Leave a comment
You know that I am not into Brooklyn Boosterism, but Mr. H and I still had to represent by getting ourselves to a Brooklyn Nets game at the new Barclays Center*. So off we went last night to watch our home team get their butts smacked by the Miami Heat. Unbeknownst to the Non-Sports Fan me, the Miami Heat is an awfully good team, with a special emphasis on LeBron.
Right from the beginning, it was a total blast. The D.J. went heavy on old school Brooklyn Hip Hop (De La Soul, anyone?) and everyone seemed really excited to be there, even if they knew we were going to lose. Watching the players live was incredibly fun and it must be said: The Nets didn’t do too shabbily by the end of the second quarter…
See…we were tied!! TIED!!! I thought there was hope. I really did. Which only got me more animated and then totally irritated by the second half of the game, when the whooping really began. By the end, we lost by something like 30 points. (I couldn’t look at the final scores.) But still, it was fun.
A few general observations:
– Kris Humphries is better looking in person.
– While I am not inked myself, the players with completely tattooed arms look awfully cool. The cut of the jersey really works well with that kind of thing…and yes, I know I sound ridiculous.
– Chicken Wings smell really good when you are in a stadium, but I didn’t eat any.
– The Brooklynettes will be top on my list of costume ideas (with longer bottoms) should the need arise anytime soon.
– I can see how people become very big Basketball fans. I was totally hooked in the first five minutes of the game.
Sure, some people left when there was a twenty point lead, but not us. I wanted to see the whole thing, which is what we did. And I can’t wait to do it again.
* Personal Opinion: The Barclays Center is the nicest thing that Forest City Ratner has ever built in the area. I know that sounds like it isn’t saying much, but it does raise the bar for future developers in town, so, that is something. And hopefully the beginning of a much better-looking contemporary part of Brooklyn.
(Photos: Some Cozy Night)