Sorry for reusing that dated NBA marketing slogan, but these playoffs have really pulled me back in. Sure, after March Madness and MLB’s opening few weeks, I start paying some cursory attention to the Association. My man crush on Kevin Durant has even kept me engaged at times during the long regular season. But this year it seems to be even more exciting.
After a first round featuring my two favorite teams (Houston and OKC), the up and coming Clippers, Nuggets and Warriors, and drama in the Brooklyn/Chicago series and the NY Knicks/Boston series, I noticed I was making the late night games a little higher on the viewing scale at the house. I had no idea how intense it was going to get in round two.
There seems to be a lot of bad blood in the east. The Knicks/Pacers undercard is great theater if only because the Knicks could win or lose any game by 20 depending on how they are shooting that night. The Bulls/Heat series…that’s on a whole other level. If there were a drinking game involving the how many times a Heat or Bulls player was thrown, pushed, pulled or tripped onto the floor, Starlight Vodka might run out of inventory.
Then there’s the West. Wow. Manu Ginobili may have hit the shot of the playoffs with 2 seconds left in the second overtime of game 1. And Steph Curry is becoming a star before our eyes. Kevin Durant is proving how great he is coming 1 assist shy of a triple-double. And the Grizzlies are showing everyone why they were a popular pick to make the finals.
I hope that this is a sign of things to come. I love this game (another old NBA slogan).
* Dustin is not a doctor. Take this post as his opinion only and stay in school
The last several weeks have been packed with a ton of exciting changes. For starters, I’ve moved from north Dallas to downtown Austin. I love Dallas and have will always have fond memories, but I think I’ve always belonged in Austin. Now that I’m (finally) here, I’ve had the chance to begin exploring the city and get familiar with downtown, try a ton of great places to eat and to drink, and, oh yeah, set up our 2nd Street District Gameday Cloth store.
This weekend is our Grand Opening. If you are around, please come by all weekend for fun and giveaways. From 1-4 Saturday we will have live music from Luke Betchner, our friends at Treaty Oak Distilling Company will be providing drinks and our friends (and neighbors) at Cantina Laredo will bring by some tasty treats. We will also be raffling off some really cool things will contributions from Hari Mari, GWear and the 2nd Street District (among others). Stop by and feel free to bring a friend or three. See you this weekend!
February is a tough month for the sports fan…the Super Bowl signals the end of the NFL season, college football is all but forgotten, baseball hasn’t started yet and, for me anyway, my Basketball Jones hasn’t arrived. Fortunately, it’s the shortest month and March Madness is right around the corner. Pitchers and catchers have reported for spring training and the post All Star Game NBA season is starting to become more and more compelling.
So how do you pass the time? Usually, I try to catch up on movies and tv shows I’ve missed, read a couple of books, and spend more time outdoors as the temperature rises. The hibernation needs to end sometime, people.
This February, I used my time to pick up and move to Austin. Getting a second Gameday Cloth up and running plus unpacking and organizing my (so called) life has been more than enough to pass the time. I know that we are all excited to bring the Gameday Cloth lifestyle to our friends, old and new, in the state capital. It will all be worth it.
So, I ask again…how do you pass the time? What helps the sports fan in you get through this month?
These girls are beautiful. We couldn’t resist sharing.
Pitchers and cathers report today! This means Opening Day is just a few weeks away and since I’m the party planner for our crew, I have some tips.
Rent a Portable Bathroom. This is probably the biggest success stories over the years. No more waiting in line for the one and only place to pee in Section E of the parking lot. The ladies love it! We had 4 parking spots one year and just put the thing in the middle. It worked out awesome! Just beware of the potty vultures. It’s also easiest if you call the Ballpark to get their approved contractor. They usually deliver and pick up, you don’t want to handle that s***.
Get there early. Parking is a beast and having a large group every year like we do is always tough to get enough parking for all of us. Encourage car pooling amongst your friends. It’s more fun to drive out there with friends telling stories of old. You’ll probably owe the poor driver a drink or two once you get back home, but it’s worth it!
Grilling is hard. We tried this once. It didn’t work. I would give you the recipe for bacon wrapped jalapeno cheese dogs, but you can just buy them in the stadium these days. Bring breakfast tacos or something along those lines. You won’t believe how fast time flies
Don’t wear jeans. If it’s a sunny day, no matter the temperature don’t wear jeans. Breathable pants are good, or sometimes even shorts. Jeans just don’t work for a day game.
Bring Friends – a lot of them. No need to go into details about that.
You submitted. We narrowed. You voted. It was so good we’re offering TWO $35 Gameday Cloth gift cards.
In 4th place: “A place that makes you wish you could buy every schools’ clothing … and not feel guilty about wearing it later.”
In 3rd place: “The BEST tshirt shop EVER!”
In 2nd place: “If your Gameday prep doesn’t include Gameday Cloth, you’ve already lost.”
And the TWO winners in FIRST PLACE:
“My new addiction!” & “When someone comes up to you at the game and asks ‘where did you get that shirt, I love it’ you know you got it at Gameday!”
Thanks to everyone that submitted and voted. We’ll definitely have to do this again. It was quite fun reading all of the responses. If you won, send us an email so we can get you your gift card! PS – we know the names of the winners.