Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Tale of Two Teams

This town's not big enough for two basketball teams, but we have two anyway. I went to the Clippers-Blazers game and the Lakers-Bobcats game this week. Let's compare.

INTRO TO THE GAME
Clippers: Cheesy montage video encouraging Clippers to "play loud," whatever that means. Not worth capturing.

Lakers: Cheesy montage video projected onto a cylindrical screen.
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Winner: Lakers. Their montage actually had triumphant moments.

FOOD

Clippers: Free food in the CIA's suite.
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Lakers: Jodi Maroni sausage.
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Winner: Clippers. It was free and unlimited, and there was dessert.

OFFICIALS:

Clippers: A female ref!
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Lakers: The usual men. Not worth capturing.

Winner: Clippers. Girl power!

SCANTILY CLAD FEMALES
Clippers: Two words -- Clipper strippers. Not worth capturing.

Lakers: I love Laker Girls! So in-sync, so talented, so awesome!
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Winner: Lakers. Duh.

HALFTIME ENTERTAINMENT
Clippers: Faux Bollywood!
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Lakers: Lame audience contests. Not worth capturing.
Winner: Clippers.

CELEBS
Clippers: Christopher Reid. Who is that? Imagine him with a really tall flat top. It's Kid from Kid 'n' Play!
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Lakers: Jack Nicholson. Too far to capture.

Winner: Lakers. Sorry, Kid. Jack trumps all, even when unphotographed.

GAME
Clippers: Not much to say here. Poor poor Clippers.
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Lakers: Amaaaaazing. So exciting! Double overtime! Kobe fouled out!
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Winner: Lakers. They may have lost this game, but, man, was it awesome.

COMPANIONS
Clippers: My co-workers! Lots of fun chillin' in the suite.
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Lakers: Amber! We were sad that the Lakers lost.
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Winner: Tie!

OVERALL
Lakers! Lakers! There's a reason why everybody in this city loves the Lakers. Unlike people at Clipper games, Laker fans actually jump up and cheer!
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Great for morale and spirit. Not so great for pictures.

Special thanks to Amber for letting me be her substitute husband for the night!

12 comments:

  1. i want to go to games with you.

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  2. Fun!

    Looks like the CIA has quite the spread!

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  3. I love the pic of our CIA buddies--wish I could go to an event with you guys. Also love your "FAIL" pic cause I have soooooo many of those--especially when I try to take shots from far away with my zoom. Someone ALWAYS gets in the way!

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  4. I feel so sorry for the Clippers. It's like they're the Quarterback's dorky younger brother who wins the science fair and gets shoved in his locker every afternoon.

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  5. love the comparisons. fun you were able to meet up with amber!

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  6. Love this post. Love the comparison. I almost feel bad for the Clippers . . . but then again, I never understood why LA had two teams anyway.

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  7. this post was kinda profound. i think k would love it.

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  8. Funny. Now if the Clippers were winning would they be loved like the Lakers?

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  9. I think even a WNBA game would be fun with you!

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  10. i had such a fun night, not withstanding the loss. ;) thanks for being an awesome stand-in for jim!

    lakers killed it on this road trip --- 6 for 6 baby!!

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  11. this is an awesome post. the clippers are often a big FAIL, but free food (in a suite, no less) does turn my head ;)

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