Thursday, April 23, 2009

NBA Playoff Time--Oh Hell Yeah!

As usual, the most successful sports franchise in the USA over the last ten years has made it into the post-season.
Monday Night's Spurs/Mavericks Bloodbath was only the 2nd game I've managed to attend this season, but I couldn't have wished for a better one.
Game 2 of the bitter "I35" rivalry was one that will be remembered for a long time.

Since "pro" cameras (detachable lenses) are banned from the ATT Center, I took the Sony H1 which happens to have more zoom than my Alpha plus a wider aperture and IS.
It did a better job from our nose-bleed seats than the big and heavy bag full of black camera gear.

I hope this shot conveys my excitement as we took the escalator up to our level. By steadying the H1 on the handrail I took a chance that the result would match my wide-eyed anticipation of the game to come.
My Favorite Photo so it's all downhill from here.

Every sporting event has it's weirdos.

Who's that getting ready to sing the national anthem?
Looks awful familiar.

Oh yeah, from American Idol--the local girl with the tiny shorts so the world could see her legs.
She looks a little more top-heavy here than I remembered from TV, but this only confirms some intel received from a patient at the same doctor's office so I wasn't surprised.

If you think it was disrespectful of me to take a picture during the Star Spangled Banner, what about the 3 video guys who are ruining my shot?
My hand was on my heart for most of the song, which BTW got sung within an inch of it's life--she did a fantastic job.

Next Up--The Game

1 comment:

Dave said...

What communist covered the important parts with her name tag?