The Utah Jazz Game

The Utah Jazz Game

If you read last week’s story, you will remember me telling you that for Valentine’s Day, Kristi got us tickets to go to the Utah Jazz vs. Dallas Maverick’s game. If you did not read last week’s story, you had better have a darn good reason why not!

When Kristi told me about the tickets, I was so happy. In fact, I was so happy that the thought of driving in Utah traffic didn’t even bother me. The last time I had been to a Jazz game was when John Stockton and Karl Malone were playing. When I found out it was the Dallas Maverick’s game, I was looking forward to watching Luke Doncic. He is an exciting player to watch.

When we arrived at the game, there was some parking close to the Vivint arena, but it cost as much as $20. Kristi and I both agreed for $20, we could walk a few blocks. We both said the $20 we save on parking could go for concessions. Great minds think alike.

We found our seats and they were perfect. We had a great view of the court and the giant Jumbotron. The atmosphere in the building was so exciting. We sat next to a Dad and his three daughters. They were so cute to watch. Between the third and fourth quarter, they had a blimp flying around the crowd to drop some money. The little girls were cheering and shouting. The one little girl that was sitting by me, said she hoped she got the money because they wanted to buy a hamster. The dad smiled at me and asked me what she said. When I told him she said she wanted a hamster, he said she already has three. They were such a cute family.

It was a very good game and there were several lead changes. It was so much more exhilarating to watch than if it would have been a blowout. A few times during the game I looked, and Kristi had a big smile on her face, but I’m sure it wasn’t as big as mine. It was very close game right to the end with the Jazz winning by five points.

Kristi knew Berna Deanne was a major Utah Jazz fan so when she was arranging this whole event, she said we could buy something from the Utah Jazz store and give it to her when we were driving home. We found a Utah Jazz blanket that was perfect and gave it to her when we stopped on the way back. It was nice to be able to spend some time with her, and we could tell she loved the blanket. Now I recognize that this was all arranged by Kristi, but since I have management experience, it is only natural that I receive some of the credit.

My top three things I loved the most about this trip.

  1. It was nice to see so many families making special memories.
  2. Unlike my nephews and Cassidy’s soccer games, you are not only allowed, but encouraged to boo.
  3. I am very fortunate and grateful to have amazing women like Kristi and Berna Deanne in my life.

I hope you all have a great week, and thanks for reading.

Next week: New job description

P.S. To the guys at basketball, I picked up a few tips on how to foul even better. You have been warned.