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I’ve decided to go to Game 7

May 17th, 2009
by John

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!

7 Responses to “I’ve decided to go to Game 7”

  1. ymmer Says:

    good for you. bring good luck to the rox

  2. Luckyme Says:

    I am not sure what you are thinking now, John. For me and I am sure for many Rockets fans, it is very depressing for many reasons. First of all, the game was not even close – in fact it was a huge blow out. Second is that the BB season is over for me, and last but not the least – I am afraid Yao's leg and frequent injury will not allow him to progress further in NBA.

  3. Ben Says:

    there is always next yr? *sigh*

  4. Don'tjinxtherockets Says:

    John, you went to the game 7 vs Dallas and the Rockets loss by 40
    When you wrote on your blog you were going to the game 7 vs the Lakers I had a feeling the Rockets would lose. And they did. Please do Yao Ming and the Rockets a favor and don't go to a game 7 again. Thanks

    P.S. Sorry to hear aboutyour laptop and Iphone. I know the feeling of getting something stolen from under my nose. It a sucky feeling.

  5. YaoMingMania Says:

    Thanks for the sympathy. On top of that, I went to the Game 7 against Utah
    a couple of years ago. So that's 3 lost Game 7s. But I did go to the
    Rockets-Knicks Game 7 in '94 for the championship, so I guess the basketball
    gods are offsetting that one big Game 7 win with 3 smaller ones. No more
    Game 7s for me, and no more games at Staples either where there are thieves
    and thugs.

  6. Don'tjinxtherockets Says:

    John, you went to the game 7 vs Dallas and the Rockets loss by 40
    When you wrote on your blog you were going to the game 7 vs the Lakers I had a feeling the Rockets would lose. And they did. Please do Yao Ming and the Rockets a favor and don't go to a game 7 again. Thanks

    P.S. Sorry to hear aboutyour laptop and Iphone. I know the feeling of getting something stolen from under my nose. It a sucky feeling.

  7. YaoMingMania Says:

    Thanks for the sympathy. On top of that, I went to the Game 7 against Utah
    a couple of years ago. So that's 3 lost Game 7s. But I did go to the
    Rockets-Knicks Game 7 in '94 for the championship, so I guess the basketball
    gods are offsetting that one big Game 7 win with 3 smaller ones. No more
    Game 7s for me, and no more games at Staples either where there are thieves
    and thugs.

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