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I got the call every fan wants: "I've got court side seats" *TONS of pics*
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Illegal Machine is offline Old 12-10-2012, 11:45 PM   #1
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I was settling in for the Texans game. Cracked a beer. Started Monday Night Countdown.

My wife calls and says, "Hey....do you want to go to the Rockets game tonight?". Not terribly uncommon. She gets suite tickets 1-2 times a year.

I said, "Uhhhhh...."

She interrupts, "How about.....court side? Half court?".

35 minutes later we met at TC. We walked in and like total NOOBS went to the nearest lower bowl usher and asked "How do we get court side?". He proceeded to grab our tickets, LAUGH, then pretend to put it in his pocket and run off.

We got down there feeling like we stole something. Everyone looked very rich. Many didn't seem to have much of a clue what was going on, but several were loud and rowdy. One dude behind me yelled "DON'T SHOOT CARLOS!" to Carlos Delfino, OR would yell, "DON'T LET CARLOS SHOOT!" to passing Rockets. ALL. NIGHT.

Which, admittedly, it was funny. When he would miss....everyone would turn to him and he'd give us the "Told ya so" look.

We ended up in the Lexus Lounge next to Jim Foley and Rusty Hardin, who appear to be good buds.

I'll say, I've watched basketball since I was a kid. There is just NOTHING like watching it court side. My wife was really stunned how physical the game is. AAND how vocal the players are to each other throughout the game.

Just an amazing experience.

On to the pics....I used a Nikon D7000. You can't take a lens that telescopes more than 3" from the body of the camera, so I grabbed my 50mm prime before heading out. To my pleasant surprise, 50mm was TOO CLOSE for several shots.































 
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i went to saturdays game and sat on 28th row. Felt like high school game to me . you got some damn good seats
 
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Absolutely terrific pictures.... great job.

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Your wife sounds awesome. Great game to be at anyways. Great photos too.
 
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great pics...repped
 
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Good time to get the tickets as well.
 
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My friend, there is something wrong with you!?!

Why would you take this picture?

Give them some privacy, if you know what I mean?



Good pictures by the way.

Glad you had fun.

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Great pics. I've been fortunate to sit court side as well and it's amazing how physical the game is. You get a totally different perspective when you are that close.
 
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Nice pics yo, but not even one pic of the power dancers? I know you were with your wife but you couldn't at least taken a couple look away picks. lol.

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One day I'll get courtside tickets, one day lol.
 
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Quote:
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My friend, there is something wrong with you!?!

Why would you take this picture?

Give them some privacy, if you know what I mean?



Good pictures by the way.

Glad you had fun.
HAA!!! I've got 3-4 shots from this skit...I went with this one for that very reason.
 
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That's awesome man, great pics btw.
 
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Wow Very Nice. AMazing shots, I wish they would let me bring my DSLR but I kinda understand why they wouldnt want it. Still very very nice.

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Great capture! Repped
 
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That pic of Jeremy Lin breaking it down was a good one.
 
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awesome awesome pics.

what are the rocket players doing in that second picture??????

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where the cheerleader pics at bro

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