With the cold front rolling in, I got sick and missed going to the game this past Wednesday which ended up being a thriller. But I had last night’s game on lock down and was able to take my friend Ray to kick off his birthday celebration weekend (you remember Ray’s article on traveling to Germany for Oktoberfest, right?)! Here were some of the things that happened that you might not see on the stats sheet.
- The rain seemed to delay the sellout crowd from getting to the AT&T Center until right after tip off. But the weather didn’t dampen the spirit of Vickie, our SA Flavor Spurs Fan of the Game! She was dressed head to toe with Spurs pride, even having a pair of Go Spurs Go custom made jeans on. When I asked her to be our fan of the game she said “Hold up,” and got out her Thor-esque hammer saying that our Spurs were going to hammer the Warriors!
- There was a Youth Orchestra playing pop music, such as Clocks by Coldplay, on the first floor before the game, and another middle school performing the national anthem. I love how the Spurs always incorporate students from our community!
- The Warriors star Stephen Curry sat out the game with a minor injury. One of the reasons that I picked this game was because I wanted to see Curry in action, but apparently my curse over the opposing team’s superstar is holding through to this season. Last year, I went to see the Spurs play Cleveland just to see Kyrie Irving and he sat out that game as well. Will be interesting to see if this happens again this season.
- Coyote had a music video montage celebrating his 31 years in the league. He dressed up as he karaoked to Michael Jackson, Madonna, Nirvana, Rhianna and Justin Timberlake. The video wasn’t on the Spurs video page this morning, but you might check back later because it was pretty funny.
- For the next home game on November 13 against Washington, the Spurs will premier their military inspired camouflage jerseys. After the game, the players will autograph the jerseys which will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting local charities. These jerseys look sharp, and I’ll be at the next game looking for the next super fan to feature on the blog!
Final Score: Spurs 76 – Warriors 74. With such a blistering start to the first quarter, I was surprised that this score ended up so low. Patty Mills once again nailed a big shot. We have got to work on our free throws; the ending to this game had eerily similarities to The Game That Shall Not Be Named from last year.
2013 – ’14 record with me in attendance: 2 – 0.