It was the type of thing you see in movies. Or maybe in the newspaper under the headline "Man Robbed and Beaten Up After Ticket Plot." It just doesn't happen in real life. Especially not to me.
I woke up Sunday morning at the wee hour of 11:00 AM. I peeled my face off the leather couch I fell asleep on at roughly 3 AM the night before while playing Xbox. I went upstairs for my daily routine of checking my email, Twitter, and Facebook in that order. I never made it to my Twitter or Facebook pages.
"Have an extra ticket to game 4. Call me, Steve 555-555-5555." So I call him right away. He tells me section 116 on the glass. This kind of thing doesn't happen in real life, just the movies. I'm still waiting to hear my rich uncle who I never met died or to go on a wacky adventure downtown with my best friend Cameron and beautiful girlfriend Sloane. Haha just kidding, Cameron is a Wings fan so I'd never hang out with him.
So my thought process was that this could go one of three ways:
- Its legit and I go to the best game of my life.
- I get beat up and robbed of all $5 that I have.
- He never shows up and I go watch the game somewhere near the UC.
Obviously, by now you've figured out that scenario 1 played out and it was awesome. We sat just to the right of the West goal, which gave us an awesome view. (If you're on the BHDL main page, click the Read More button down towards the right to see all the pictures.)
Honestly, the only thing that could have made this more awesome was if the glass shattered all over me.
Here was a picture that my cousin texted to me of my tv appearance:
Vince Vaughn's seats were back around the goal from my seats, just up above the goal line. Problem with those seats is it gets hard to see when the puck is along the near boards or down on the other end of the ice.
Of course my picture as Versteeg hit the empty netter comes when you can't see the puck in the net. You guys will just have to take my word for it. Its in there. Note the people celebrating.
Post game handshakes.
The two pictures that sum it up perfectly:
All in all, I don't think I've used the word "unreal" so many times in one day. Seeing Buf score the game winner up close was just ridiculous. I'd like to point out that Steve picked him to score the winner and I called the 4-2 final score in favor of the Hawks. This is only a small fraction of my pictures. To see all of them, check out my photobucket album with all of them.
And of course I have to give a huge thanks to Steve for the amazing experience. I have never in my life been to a game like this and the incredible seats made it even better.