Happy Friday and Happy Halloween, friends! There will be no dressing up for me this year but I’m very excited to spend tonight with my “boo” thing (hehe!). I’m not willing to accept that tomorrow begins November- fall is just going by way too quickly. Anyway, for today’s five on Friday, I’m mixing it up a little with a sports post. I know you’re probably like- since when does this girl talk about sports? Well, I have always liked basketball (a sport I actually understand) and Ryan and I love to go to games together so I thought this week’s game deserved it’s own post!
Wednesday brought the return of the Charlotte Hornets to the Queen City! They used to be called the Bobcats but changed their name, logo, and colors back to the original team from the 90s. The city was “buzzing” about this change (pun intended) and was very pumped for the season opener. I was also super excited that Ryan got us half-season tickets so we’ll definitley be seeing a lot of the Hornets this year.
Here are my top 5 moments from the game:
[ONE] Everyone had purple glow sticks for the starting lineup introductions and then the game started with a little celebrity appearance. Darius Rucker came out to sing the national anthem!
[TWO] I love free stuff and was very excited to get this super cool tuxedo t-shirt. It’s an XL of course, but I’ll deal. Why so fancy, you ask? Well, back in 1988 when the Hornets first started out, a lot of fans and officials wore tuxedos to the game to celebrate Charlotte’s first major professional sports team. Now, that’s what I call a throwback!
[THREE] The ultimate Michael Jackson tribute band, Who’s Bad, played at halftime. Whether it’s a lady flipping bowls onto her head while on a unicycle (must watch!), a magic show, or a trampoline dunk squad, I think the halftime performances are half the fun!
[FOUR] Hugo the Hornet made his appearance! He’s our new mascot and it is my mission to get a photo with him this season. For now, I’ll stick with this cool guy on stilts!
[FIVE] A win for the Hornets!! We played the Milwaukee Bucks and the final score was 108-106. After being down 24 points they cut the lead to 3 points with 7 seconds to go. Kemba Walker (our star point guard) hit a 3 pointer to send the game into overtime and the crowd went wild! (I was sweating a little bit by this point). As if that wasn’t stressful enough, Kemba once again hit another huge shot with 5 seconds left to win the game. It was the biggest comeback in team history and great way to start the new season. You don’t have to be a sports fan to enjoy the atmosphere of 20,000 fans screaming and cheering their hearts out!
I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween weekend. Oh, and don’t forget to set your clocks back… I know you’re excited about that extra hour of sleep! TGIF 🙂
Linking with Amanda & Christina.