Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Boys are Back

Hello my tens and twenties of blog followers. Well, the good news is the Mad Ants are back in town and getting ready to gear up for a busy week of home games! This will be our version of "Rivalry Week" as we take on our Arch Rivals (anyone else remember that game on the original Nintendo? It was basketball but with fighting) Sioux Falls and Dakota. This will be the return of the blogger of all bloggers Mr. Boom Tho Rod Benson with Dakota.

The Piston's Affiliate night on Tuesday was a great time. The Piston's crew is so good at what they do and are very generous for making the trek down to Fort Wayne. Automotion was looking amazing as usual, Alicia was going to get me a picture with them for the blog but it did not happen. I guess running the game was more important than this blog. I know, I can't believe it either. I'll let Mr. Potter blog about the actual game. Speaking of Mr. Potter, he just left to head to Phoenix for League meetings and All-Star weekend. Best of luck to Chris Hunter and Walker Russell Jr. in the D-League All-Star game on Feb. 14th. Jeremy Richardson was the MVP last year for the game and received an immediate call-up from the Atlanta Hawks. So it is a proven showcase for these guys to earn an NBA "Gatorade" Call-up. If you are looking for more basketball content to a blog, be sure to check out Ridiculous Upside. They provide the best analysis of the NBA D-League on the net by far. Great stuff for all you basketball junkies who are left woefully unsatisfied by this blog. Mad Ants fan Ben Renz writes in-depth about the team on the site and it's a great read.

Now on to totally un-related-to-basketball commentary. You may be wondering who the picture with me is above. If so, shame on you for never seeing the best cover-band in Indiana in Dave & Rae (Rae being the one from the picture obviously). They play all over the state from Bloomington to Indianapolis to Fort Wayne. I am currently about to see them for the fourth weekend in a row. Apparently I have a tendency to get obsessed with things I like (girls beware). Wow, I am really using a lot of parentheses today, which is certainly probably (oxy-moron anyone?) a case of bad writing/blogging. I like parentheses, so learn to deal with it people. Okay back to Dave & Rae, they are great and play a wide variety of music. My streak started when I realized they were playing in Indy the night I was in town for a Pacer's game. I had just saw them the weekend before in Fort Wayne so I decided why not just keep the streak going! They then played in New Haven last week and are back in Fort Wayne tomorrow night. I let Rae know last week that I am stalking them and she seems to be cool with it. I am also campaigning to get Heidi to book them for the Coliseum concourse for a Mad Ants game this year. I love Island Vibe, the band who usually plays, but having Dave & Rae perform for a night would create a really fun atmosphere. So I guess this paragraph did relate to the Mad Ants a little bit.

Well I am going to wrap this blog up after that massive paragraph. Be sure to catch a Mad Ants game or four this coming week. You can also watch the NBA D-League All Star game at 4pm eastern time on NBA TV. I know not everyone has that channel but one place I know in town that does have it is Wrigley's Sports Bar and Grill on State.


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