22 February 2009

The Men in Green, Who Are Not Martians, But Leprechauns!


The Men in Green spoken of in the title are not aliens or Oompa Loompas, but the Boston Celitics. They stormed the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, UT on Thursday, but unfortunately left their luck on the aeroplane. I would know, I was there. The Jazz got the better half of us this time, including Garnett. But, the game was still an absolute blast and a half. We had dinner at the Gateway beforehand and received mixed greetings- pleasantries from the Celitcs fans and scowls from the Jazz fans. It reminded me of the time I went to a Red Sox game at Yankee Stadium. Oh wait, no it doesn't, no one gave us pleasantries there- they hated us! We thought our tickets (to the Celtics/Jazz game) would be decent ($16 face value!) and in fact, if we had the eyes of an eagle, a desire for a beer stench, and we wanted solitude, they would have been perfect! Absolutely no complaints! As it were, none of us have eagle eyes, none of us desire the stench of beer (why doesn't anyone sell flowers at Jazz games? I love the smell of fresh cut flowers!), although the solitude wasn't that bad. I went with a pretty cordial cohort of coeds, most of whom were from Boston or married to someone from Boston. It was my first Jazz game and my second Celtics game, and I would have to say I enjoyed it entirely. Probably the highlight was seeing my friend show up in a John Deere shirt because he didn't have any Celitcs gear. Go C's!

4 comments:

Laura said...

That was such an amazing game. Go Jazz!

Lauren Palmer said...

So McKenna texted me to say that you were all there... and I told her I hated her for it. Strong words, yes, but it still applies! Dang! I miss you guys!

Jen R. said...

DAVID! It's urgent I need your help! You need to email me your phone number to jenromney@gmail.com ASAP. I have a very important mission for you to complete. I will explain the details when we talk!!!! Ok I just read this and it sounds like a joke but I'm serious. email me and then I will call you. k bye

brook said...

okay lets make a deal....
i will pick you up on my way to vegas next time, if you pick me up on the way to a jazz game next time. deal??
ps. i'm lovin' this pic of all the boston originals (and then some) from fresh year