all that jazz

I went to my first NBA game, held at the Delta Center where the Jazz beat the Hawkes 110-97. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t much different from college games that I’ve seen. In fact, the magic show during halftime was the most entertaining event of the night. In spite of my mild disappointment, it was still fun and I’m glad I got to go. Besides, the tickets were free so I don’t have anything to complain about, but if I had paid $65 I would be feeling gypped right about now. Speaking of getting gypped, a $5 jumbo hot dog topped with sauerkraut comes to mind.

In other news, a trip to the men’s restroom during halftime led to an accusation at the urinal. Let me explain. The urinals each had about 6 inches between them and there were no dividers so you ended up brushing elbows with the guys on either side. The porcelain jutted out from the wall like a drinking fountain, so there wasn’t much you could do to keep things private. They were all in use when I arrived, but one soon became available.

The next thing I know the guy on my right announces that he is suffering from stage fright. Looking over at me, he says he can’t go because I was peeking at his, ahem, manhood and he had to wait for me to leave. Regarding the alleged wandering eyes, nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, I was concentrating so intently on the wall in front of me that a hole had formed in the wall tile. He left soon after his announcement and I finished, washed my hands and left as well but after further consideration I believe the reason it was so weird is because he wasn’t following urinal etiquette.


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  1. I have to agree with you on feeling gypped. I have to say that I’m no real fan of professional sports and would rather perform eye surgery on myself than sit through a basketball game on TV. However, going to a live game from time to time is exciting and fun. The operative words here are “from time to time”. I can’t see how people spend thousands of dollars on season tickets and extras (food) to these games. Is it really that entertaining?

    Comment by jason on November 11, 2002 @ 12:58 pm
  2. speaking of the Jazz they got beat pretty handily by those Celtics in Boston last night. Great game wether you are a Boston or Jazz fan.

    Comment by Anonymous on November 12, 2002 @ 2:32 pm
  3. Funny you mention that. As I was walking into the Delta Center I pointed out that I was probably more of a Celtics fan, having grown up in NH. Then I saw the ESPN highlights last night of the game. It’s nice to see the Celtics doing well.

    Comment by dan on November 12, 2002 @ 4:01 pm

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