With Baseball season near its end, and the NFL only taking up 3 of the 7 days of the week, I need something to fill my daily void of sports. So last night I was talking with Mrs. Boomer and uttered words I thought I never would: “Hey, maybe we should get NBA League Pass.”
Basketball fans and hockey fans have always found it tough to live together. Both sports are played during the winter season, so rare is the person who loves both equally. Mrs. Boomer grew up in the Chicago area in the Michael Jordan era, so when her and I became romantically involved I began the decade-long process of converting her to a hockey fan. Worth it, but it took some time. Here we sit now, on the precipice of another NBA season starting, and I’m thinking about taking a temporary leave-of-absence from my NHL fandom to watch the NBA.
Note: TO GET HOCKEY FANS TO LOOK AT THIS ARTICLE I HAD TO INCLUDE NBA CHEERLEADER PICTURES
Now, there are plenty of other non-NHL hockey related alternatives out there. The Fearless In The Fog blog covers the San Francisco Bulls. I took one of the Junior Boomers to the franchise opener at the Cow Palace and it was fantastic. I took that same Junior Boomer to a Stockton Thunder game last season with a pal of his and it was equally awesome. Problem is that I, like most people, want to see the absolute best. I NEED to see the best if I’m going to be constantly engaged. As entertaining and great as those experiences were, I wasn’t watching the best hockey players in the world.
The San Francisco Giants will fill that need for another week or so. The NFL fills that need 3 days a week. I will look to spend my sports dollars on the NBA soon enough if this lockout drags on much longer. The only problem with the NBA is that it’s not the NHL.
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