score: Storm 74 Silver Stars 61 (W) (8-2)
Storm Fan in Comets Land
Late in the game Large Marge blocked a shot from Sam under
the basket and the ref's called jump ball. Sam laughed and
looked like she thought they were crazy. Marge won the jump,
but she tipped it to B- Money, so being tall isn't everything.
V-rules and I got to the airport just in time for our flight.
I am spoiled with SW airlines flying all over Texas and I
hate driving, so we took the 45 mintue plane instead of the
4 hour one way car trip.
To everyone who told me the SBC Center is out in the middle
of nowhere. You were right. And for anyone who goes
in the future, get a hotel by the airport as the hotels by
the SBC are about a 2 on a 1-10 scale.
This is for Scowl and Mr Admin who take most of the photos
shown on this site. I have a Canon Rebel 2000. The SBC people
do not let you in with a camera that has a detachable lens.
You have to check it at guest services and pick it up after
the game. Yeah, like I was going to do that. I went to guest
services and asked to speak to someone else and the guy relented
and said you can take it in, but only take pictures before
the game, halftime and after the game. So what was the point
of even having a camera? He said they really only let throw
away cameras in the SBC center. A friend from Houston tried
using hers during the game and an usher came running up and
made her put it away. Total BS. Plus you have to have your
ticket with you at all times if you leave your seat. After
a potty break, I tried to get back to the seat and the same
lady usher who showed me where my seat was asked to see it
again. So, I had to dig it out.
Anyway, it was the large Marge show for the first few minutes
of the game. I think she scored SA's first 6 points, but then
she cooled off and wasn't a factor.
I think this game was really a scrimmage to warm up the Storm
for playing Houston in the Key on Tuesday.
not even worth writing about except to say that we won.
Quote from a forum post made by Eclair:
thinking that the best part of this game is after halftime
when David Locke discusses the conversation he had with a
mysterious stormfan named "Peg," who lives in Houston,
and whom he saw last night, and who also drove all the way
to San Antone to see our stormies. Way to go, SFiPeggySueL!
D. Locke and I will see you really, really soon
Thanks Eclair. What happened was I met Elise during
the Houston half time spot and then spoke with her at halftime
during the SASS game. David walked up when we were talking
and introduced himself and looked very surprized that I came
up from Houston. I said "You don't have a clue how many
Storm fans drive from Portland to see every Storm home game
and how many Storm fans there are across the US and abroad
who listen to you and Elise do the games on the radio".
Again, V-rules and I were sitting behind the Storm
bench. But we had about 20 occupied seats between us.
AD looked happy to see us again. And I was sitting with
two people from Houston that we'd met at the Houston game
that made the trip also.
My signs for this game were: Storm Road Warriors and
Seattle's Road Trip Sweep. We thought about taking little
whisk brooms and waving them in the air, but we didn't have
a car and didn't see any stores around the SBC.
Quote from a news article:
Michael Hernandez, an 11-year-old fan from Arlington, Texas,
playfully proposed to Bird before Saturday's game and she
accepted. Hernandez actually asked last season via a colorful
sign, but Bird wondered where her ring was. Hernandez returned
Saturday with a plastic ring that flickered a red light, which
Bird wore until taking the court to warm up.
The family all wore professionally made "I love Sue"
T-shirts in the Storm's green, gold and red. Several other
fans at the SBC Center either had their own version of the
shirt or waved signs with the sentiment.
I didn't see him give Sue the ring but, my seat was next to
this little boy and his family. He not only had the red blinking
ring he gave to Sue, but he and his mom made a huge ring that
he wore around his neck. It was so big it looked like one
of those lights that doctors wear on their heads with the
reflective mirror at the forehead.
asked him what it was about Sue and he said in a very shy
voice "She's so pretty". I said are you sure it's
not all the money she must make, and he said "No, I really
like her." I said isn't she too old for you and then
he just leaned into his mom and hid his face, he was so cute.
Also, Sue's dad was at the game. I guess because it was Father's
With parting words, I will just say that I am glad the Storm
dosen't play in the SBC again this year as that place is the
pits. Well, the arena is good, but the camera policy and ushers
have to go.