(Ric Flair strut) WHOOOOO! Another day, another catchy headline. Yawn. In other news I'm not sure I'm even in the real world after my experience last night at the Bradley Center. Like I know I was at the Bradley Center, but so were about 18,000 other people. It was.....crowded. I actually had to wait in food lines....it was loud....there was enthusiasm....people were in the pro shop....and...and buying things. And the most bizarre part? At the end of the game all those same people were scrambling to the box office to get more tickets. Huh. I feel like I'm in that Seinfeld episode where Costanza stumbles upon the club of beautiful women by using Jerry's girlfriend's picture (man hands) to get in. Then after telling Jerry about this forbidden city he tries to take him there and it's a meat packing plant when they arrive.
In all seriousness last night's game 4 has easily lept into my 'top 3 sporting events ever attended' list.
1A. Brewers Clinch Wild Card spot
1B. Brewers Wild Card Game 3
1C. Ryan Braun walkoff vs. Pirates 2008
1D. Prince Fielder walkoff vs. Pirates 2008
2. Packers clinch playoffs at Lambeau when the Vikings lose at the last second in Arizona, 2003.
3. Game 4 Bucks/Hawks 2010.
It was that much fun. Just raucous from opening tip to final buzzer. Like I've been to WWF events that were tamer than last night's crowd. Speaking of WWF events, check out this video of Bango during one of the timeouts last night:
I half expected Razor Ramon to walk down the aisle and challenge him to a ladder match! Wow, three wrestling references in one post. I can actually hear women getting turned off. Honestly though that was one of the sickest stunts I've seen at a basketball game. When he got to the top of that ladder everyone in attendance was just praying he didn't 'Bogut' it. As a sidenote you know your injury is horrifying when it becomes an adjective.
And on top of all of the aforementioned madness there was actually a "Danny G! Danny G!" chant going for the Bucks backup big man Dan Gaduric, after he made several big plays in the second half. For those that don't know the implications of a chant like that, it would be the Brewers equivalent of Miller Park chanting "SOUUUUUUUPPP" after Jeff Suppan threw 7 scoreless innings in the playoffs. It would be the Packer equivalent of Justin Harrell getting a big sack in the Super Bowl. It would be me rooting for the Cubs. Whoop....just threw up in my mouth a little bit on that last one. Bonus word: bizarre.
PS: By far my proudest moment as a blogger came in that last paragraph where I got Jeff Suppan, Justin Harrell, and the Cubs in consecutive sentences. Boom. Triple roasted. Like I feel like everything I've written up until now has been working to that moment. It's my Sistine Chapel. My Macbeth. My KFC Double Down. It's all down hill after this.
PPS: In case you missed it, the KFC Double Down: