Smitty’s a hero with a big four zero

3/21/09

 It’s been a while since I’ve been to a Nuggets game and before the game started the Nuggets were on a four game win streak. The Nuggets are H-O-T (29-8) this season and I was hoping the wife and I’s presence wouldn’t interfere with that momentum.

Unfortunately we didn’t get there early enough to see the Nuggets warm-up. We arrived about five minutes into the game.

The star of the show tonight was my favorite Nugget J.R. Smith. Smitty scored an insane 40 points tonight. J.R. was allowed to start the game and seriously took advantage of that opportunity.

I’m glad that Krista, I and 18, 231 others in attendance were able to witness “Smitty’s Basketball School”. It was downright pleasurable watching the Wizzards being subject to “Professor Smith’s” night classes and failing miserably.

Me n Krista 3-20-09.jpgAt one point towards the beginning of the game the Wizzards were up by seven points but once the Nuggets snatched the lead back it was never returned leading at one point by as much as 17 points.

Here’s a picture show for you. As always let me know what you think. You don’t have to love basketball to enjoy a good picture.

                               Here’s Renaldo Balkman about to earn his money.

Balkman 3-20-09.jpg                                              Linas Kleiza and the BirdmanAnderson and Kleiza 3-20-09.jpg            Here is Kleiza trying to “Be Like Mike” He skies pretty good for a white boy.
Kleiza flying 3-20-09.jpg       The Birdman showing off his no-look block. Birdman scored 18 points in this game. 
Birdmans no-look block 3-20-09.jpg                                          One of J.R.’s many shots tonight.
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       Chauncey Billups scored 5 points and had six assists in his 32 minutes of play.
Billups 3-20-09.jpg                                                The score at half-time.
halftime scoreboard 3-20-09.jpgThe Nuggets half-time show was wild. The outfits were so bright I thought somebody had possibly slipped something in my drink. The colors were intense.
Indian Dance 3-20-09.jpg
more indian dancing 3-20-09.jpg                                              The ladies strutting their bling.
the ladies 3-20-09.jpg    I’m not quite sure exactly what I’m witnessing here but this dude had some rhythm.
not sure 3-20-09.jpg                          Then it got really intense, it was starting to make me dizzy.
Intense 3-20-09.jpgSo by now the room is spinning so I had to look away to regain my balance. I looked up and what did I see?
big coors 3-20-09.jpgA big old Coors can. Beware of the useless coupons that this and similar blimps like to drop on your head. You could really get hurt and the coupons are worthless. Tell you what, float a big “Fat Tire” beer bottle up there and maybe I’ll risk injury, but for a Coors (aka Rocky Mountain pisswater), I wouldn’t walk to the fridge.

Save you knees, a free paper isn’t worth an injury either. I tell you what, if those stupid blimps dropped baseballs it would be game on…
DP blimp 3-20-09.jpg A Ranter basketball blog entry wouldn’t be complete without a obligatory cheerleader shot :)
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        Check out the guys face on the far right holding up the cheerleader, he’s hurting.
cheerleader 2 3-20-09.jpg                              I’ll zoom in on his expression for you, priceless :)
funny face 3-20-09.jpgSorry dude, I didn’t mean to expose you nationally but you really need to work on your game face.

                                                        JR and Melo
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                                                       Love this expression.


look up 3-20-09.jpgBy far the “Best Hat of the Game”. I guess if you can afford a snazzy hat like that, court side seats are chump change.
best hat 3-20-09.jpg                      Kleiza going for the block with Birdman ready for the rebound.
Kleiza block 3-20-09.jpg                                           The Birdman with the slamajama.
Birdman slam 3-20-09.jpg  Birdman had 18 points, 11 rebounds and get this…6 blocked shots. All that in only 22 minutes. This dude is awesome to watch and the fans love him.

                                        Welcome to Denver brotha, where you been?          

                                                           Marcus who?
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I’m not sure who this guy was, but he may actually be attending Referee School.

He kept standing up and moving his arms and saying, “safe”. It’s cool, you meet all kinds of people at at Nuggets game and I like baseball.
safe 3-20-09.jpg                                                        Group picture
Group pic 3-20-09.jpg             JR Smith and Chris Anderson, making a name for themselves this season. 
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The Nuggets wave their magic wands and spell out the Wizzards 116-105.

(Go back and read that last sentence, nice huh?  :)

Melo had 20 points and looked like he may have hurt his ankle?? Hope he’s ok.
Nene had 11 points and 2 blocked shots.

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Thanks for stopping by, if your interested in of being one of the first people to participate in the new sport called Hagg’n let me know. If not we could always use cheerleaders..:)

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8 Comments

The Native American costumes were beautiful! I’m glad you had a great time at the game!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Those high blue socks are pretty funny! Looks like you enjoyed a good game!
Sue
Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

Hey D,
Sweet pict of you and Krista. Looks like a fun time was had.
Oh, and Game on. I’ll participate. I’m lookin’ forward to gettin’ a bunch of autographs this year. Now that I know where else to get autographs besides by 1st base. I’m not even going to try and pretend that I will get any balls, being athletically challenged, but you never know. I like that you take the # of games attended into account.

You get great pictures at everything you go to.
Beautiful Native American regalia. I wish I had a culture–I don’t think white counts.
“The Denver Post… we are Colorado.” Yeah, right.
Kylie — http://kylie.mlblogs.com

Guess by your thinking they will just have to change the name of the stadium from Coors Field to Pisswater Field. Kinda gets you in the heart doesen’t it? I happen to like Coors Lite…..but then i am not a beer fan unless it contains an equal amount of Motts Clamato ……..Dad

DAD-If they renamed it Pisswater Field, I would suggest when you’re out here opening day weekend and we’re watching the game stay away from the drinking fountains and stick to the bottled water eh? :)
Besides, why would you wreck a beer with clamato?…D-jr

ohhhh suuuuuuuure…. you go to a Nuggets game & they win, but when I go to Nuggets games they LOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!

No fair :P
Missy
http://rocktober-2007.mlblogs.comP.S.: I’ve been to 4 Nuggets games (3 at the Old McNichols Sports arena, 1 at the Pepsi Center).

“I would suggest when you’re out here opening day weekend and we’re watching the game stay away from the drinking fountains”
I agree about Coors Field’s drinking fountains, they s&@k, I think they use recycled water for those things? (Not positive, only guessing) either way your better off buying bottled water or other drinks from those vendors inside or outside Gate D if you don’t wanna spend a lot of bucks inside.
Missy

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