Up to TO we went today, along with our friends Gary and Mike (The King) from New York, to catch some NBA basketball action between the Toronto Raptors and the Seattle Supersonics. This one was a thriller, with Seattle getting a bucket at the buzzer to force overtime, before the Raptors put the game away, 120-119.
It was great hooking up with Mike and Gary, and this was their 59th NBA game of the season. These guys are SICK!
The other funny thing was Peter... his logic was simple: since Wellandfan and FortEriefan and StCatherinesfan comes to HSBC Arena at Sabres games to cheer for any Canadian based team, he felt it was his duty to go into the ACC and cheer for any American based teams against the Raptors. So on he went the chants of "Go Sonics" and "USA! USA!". All that was missing was him wearing a Seattle jersey.
We dropped the NYC guys off at Ricoh Coliseum for part two of their doubleheader, an AHL Marlies game at Ricoh Coliseum, and then hightailed it down to Monteagle Ridge for the Niagara selection party...The line at customs at Lewiston? UGH! Peter will have more on that..
Posting a couple photos here... enjoy!
Below - another packed house for the Raptors, and yep, we are in the "Sprite Zone" cheapies!
Above and below - Development around the ACC and Rogers Centre is happening at a dizzying pace - high rise condos, retail and office buildings sprouting EVERYWHERE!