Through an 11th hour decision, I’ve decided to buy a ticket to Sunday’s Game 7 in LA. I thought since I happen to be in California right now for work, there are plenty of Laker fans who have decided to sell their tickets at a somewhat reasonable price, and I never cared to go to a Laker game unless it meant something for Houston, it was now or never — all the planets have aligned and I’m going!
This time it won’t be attending as a member of the media like in Games 3 & 4 last weekend in Houston. I’m going as a fan. That means I can clap and yell just like any other Rocket fan would. It’ll be nice.
The only downside is that I won’t have Internet access there like I had last weekend, and I probably won’t be able to file my report until hours after the game, probably later Sunday evening, because I’ll have to fly back to the San Francisco Bay Area where I’m working. But hopefully by my being at Staples I’ll be able to bring a different perspective to my game report. And I may be able to file a very short report at halftime and after the game through my iPhone. Better yet, FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER during the game and I’ll try to tweet during some of the timeouts.
I hope this trip turns out a lot different than it did 4 years ago when I went to that Game 7 debacle in Dallas where the Rockets got blown out by 40 points. I have to admit that I never thought I would set myself up for such disappointment again, but after seeing the heart this team has shown, I’ve got to go and support them!