My interest just completely disappeared after they announced these two teams. I was looking forward to getting an early look at Valanciunas. Instead we get the Pistons/Wolves minus Rubio... no thanks.
I feel you. I was about to pull the trigger on some tickets (which are very expensive, considering it's preseason) this morning.....but the Pistons.....meh. I'd rather just use the money towards a regular season game and make the drive down to Minneapolis to see the Celtics again.
Hope you guys give a nice hand to Brandon Roy. He was an up and coming superstar in the league. Unfortunately he was forced to retire early due to injuries. However he is trying to make a comeback and I think this is his first season back after a break.
He was also the guy in the Kaboom polar bear costume for the Winnipeg Thunder. That's how he got the Raptor job
He was big into trampoline gymnastic stuff. His trick was doing a flip and dunking the ball while he was the mascot for the u of w team. He sent in a video and was chosen to attend a tryout/competition in Toronto for the raptor job and was selected.
Another fun fact, he was 1 of the creepy Olympic mascots for the Beijing olympics.
Had a great time as well. I'd be interested in picking up some Timberwolves tickets if it worked out with a Vikings road trip.
Next year I'm hoping to do this if the scheduling works out.
Last time I was in Minneapolis we scored $2 lower bowl seats from a scalper to see them play the Magic on a Saturday night. This was a couple seasons after Garnett left and they had no hope. Weren't more than 8000 in the building so we were able to try out a lot of different seats. Probably a little different now.