Thursday, November 20, 2014

Part 1: Loud City v. Floor Seats

Last season, I was lucky enough to experience Thunder games at the ‘Peake from two different vantage points: front row floor seats and last row Loud City seats. Before getting into the pros/cons of these seats, I'm sure you gUrls have a few questions, and as always, I'm happy to answer them. 

“’Loud City’? What’s that?”

The entire Chesapeake Energy Arena has been nicknamed “Loud City” because it is one of the loudest arenas in the NBA. There’s also a seating area within the ‘Peake that is technically named “Love’s Loud City” (sponsored by Love’s travel stops*) and affectionately nicknamed “Loud City” or “the nose bleeds”.

“What's the point of this blog post? Floor seats are the best. Definitely better than Loud City, right?”

Not necessarily. There are pros and cons to both seating locations. So many pros and cons that this will be a multi-part series. So before you drop your life savings on season tickets next to the real MVP (KD’s mom), continue reading. 


Part 1: Pros/Cons of.... THE VIEW 


Floor Seats


I recently took a trip with a friend to NYC and saw several Broadway musicals. One show starred Idina Menzel ("Adele Dazeem"/the voice of Elsa).  We bought front row tickets because I wanted to be as close to Idina as her security guy would allow. So for two hours, I sat directly below her. I was looking up Idina’s nose. I could see her dental work. It was an amazing experience, but sometimes close can be too close.

The view while sitting in front row floor seats is incredible. You get to see all of your favorite Thunder players up close and personal (ahem, unless they're injured). You see the sweat on their brow. You hear them encouraging each other, yelling at each other, getting sassy with the refs…  But sometimes close is too close.

Remember that sweat on their brow? Yeah, that sweat is also getting on you sometimes. When you yell at Perkins to get it together and make an easy jump shot, he can actually hear you. And then he looks at you and things get awkward real fast.  There's no way you're getting the big picture of the game. Your focus has to stay directly on the ball because there’s a decent chance it could hit you in the face (check in for a later post on "Risk of Injury").

Loud City

                   [No picture available because who takes a picture from Loud City?]

The view from Loud City is crappy. I rarely use the word "tippy", but Loud City is at the "tippy top" of the 'Peake. To actually see what’s going on, you need binoculars or you watch the jumbotron.  But there's a major pro here: you can yell whatever the heck you want at Perk because he can't see you and there’s absolutely no way he can hear you!!!**


*We were in no way compensated for mentioning Love's travel stops, but we are not above it if anyone were to offer. 

**My apologies to Vanity Perkins. I really do love your husband. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Highlights, Lowlights, & All-Over Color: November 9, 2015

HIGHLIGHTS


  • In case there was any doubt, KD has now confirmed that he is a Taylor Swift Fan. (No word on his opinion on her new album.)



LOWLIGHTS

  • The Thunder is literally falling apart. We have temporarily lost so many players due to injury that the NBA felt sorry for us and let us a get a new guy. His name is literally "Ish" (no joke and no slang involved).  From what we gather, this Ish is not at all cray. haha lol
Ish Smith
  • #prayers4thunder.  So like, here's the list of people currently hurt and how they are injured. 

Perry Jones - knee
Andre Roberson - foot
Anthony Morrow - knee
Russell Westbrook - hand
Kevin Durant - foot (and broken heart, probably)
Mitch McGary - foot
Grant Jerrett - ankle
  • We are losing a lot of games. There is real potential that we could lose so many games while everyone is hurt that it could be tough to get into the Playoffs in the spring. Eek.


ALL-OVER COLOR

  • Fun facts about Ish: His major was Religion at Wake Forest. Follow him on Twitter here (@ishsmith) or on Instagram (ishsmith5).
  • There is a little bit of drama regarding Reggie Jackson. To make a long story short, he's made some comments recently that insinuates he wants to breakup with us leave the Thunder next summer because he would be happier with someone else wants to be a starter. Sorry we can't make you happy, Reggie, but we are doing the best we can and if that's not enough then maybe it's best if we date other people you move on.
Reggie
  • Our current roster is: 

Lance Somebody
Sebastian Somebody
Serge Ibaka
Steven Adams
Reggie Jackson
Kendrick Perkins
Nick Collison
Jeremy Lamb
Ish Smith






Monday, November 3, 2014

Inside the Photo Booth with Kevin Durant

Since KD is injured, we know you gUrls have been wondering, "What has Kevin been up to? What's the 411? What's the hot gossip?" Well, we have quite a nugget for you. KD was best man in a wedding on October 25th. Yes, there was a photo booth. Yes, KD took advantage of it. Here are some favorites:

"Besties!"

"I don't know you."

"Who are these people?"

"Over it."

"Illuminati"


"Do I look like Russell?"

"I'm the king of the world!"

"Did someone say 'LeBron'?"

"LeBron. Literally can't even."

Surprise!! Russ was there too. Kewl hat.

o_O

"Numba 1! Thunderrr up!"

"Prof pic"

"So sleepy. K, bye."







Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thunder gUrls, Beware!!!!

Hey gUrls. 

Have you ever been to a Thunder game, totally paying attention to the game, and then just glance down for like, a second, just to check to see who commented on a pre-game selfie you posted on the Gram?  We've all done it.  We've all missed out on an important event or two because we were Snapchatting reading an urgent email from our boss.








Well, Thunder gUrls, beware!

We went to a Thunder scrimmage ("preseason") game last week and wanted to give you a heads up on a new jumbotron thing they are doing at the Chesapeake Arena. They are catching people on their phones instead of paying attention to the game. (paparazzi style!) Then they will put you on the jumbotron and make up faux text message that you could potentially be sending. 

And everyone laughs. At you. 

Like, EVERYONE. 

Or at least giggles, because most of the faux texts are only about as funny as the jokes your dad makes. Your dad actually might be behind all of this.

Better keep your phones down and your heads up, gUrls.


















Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Oklahoma sorority girls speak out on how KD's injury will affect the season

We've been wondering how KD's recent foot fracture might affect the Thunder this season, so we asked our friends in sororities at OU, OSU, and UCO what their thoughts were.

Some gUrls side stepped the issue…







Some think KD's injury ~MiGhT~ cause problems for the Thunder this year….


{FINGERS CROSSED HE DOES HIS PHYSICAL THERAPY!!!!!!}


































Some gUrls have like, been really busy with other things lately...





And many gUrls are still really positive about this season…






{I HOPE SO TOO}