The other day, I was reading an email from one of the members of my knitting group, and I remarked to Bob that someone in the group had written that she couldn't attend a meeting because she and her husband were huge fans of the Silver Stars. I gathered that the Silver Stars, whoever they were, seemed to be in some sort of playoffs. Bob informed me that the Stars are a WNBA team. I responded to this news with mild enthusiasm and said that I thought a Silver Stars game might be kind of fun. I rarely show any interest in attending any type of sporting event, and Bob loves basketball, so he got right on it. The Silver Stars were indeed in the playoffs. We couldn't go to Saturday's game because I had a concert, but as luck would have it, the Stars won on Saturday and the final game of the playoffs was tonight.
Fortunately, Bob is not the sort of man who scoffs at professional women's sports (yay Bob!) so this evening, I picked him up from work and we headed over to the AT&T center. Bob had found a coupon in the paper for $15 tickets that each came with a free hotdog, a bag of chips, and a drink. For $30, we not only got free hot dogs, but we got seats that were much better than the seats we paid at least $60 for the last time we went to an NBA game, AND the Stars won. They are now in the western conference finals. I seriously have never, ever, even remotely cared about the outcome of a sporting event in my entire life. Until today, the most I've ever cared was when my softball team was in the city championship in 6th grade (we won and I got a trophy which was all I really cared about). Let me tell you, for a group of people that is rather modest in size, those WNBA fans know how to have fun and they make a lot of noise. There is nothing like a posse of older ladies in Stars t-shirts living it up and having fun, and there were several groups of women just like this sitting nearby. By the end of the game, I was standing up, hollering, and I really, really wanted the Stars to win. If they continue to do well, I'm sure that we will go to another game. Even Bob, the super Laker fan, admitted that it was more fun than most games. It really was all that and a bag of chips.