Thursday, October 11, 2007

My first visit to the Rose Garden Arena, and the Trail Blazers win!

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All of a sudden I had the chance to go to the Rose Garden Arena Wednesday night to see the Portland Trail Blazers play their opening pre-season National Basketball Association game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Yippee!

Since I wasn't sure if I would be allowed to take photos inside the arena, I took this one outside about an hour before the game began. You can see a small portion of the crowd that streamed into the arena. While every seat wasn't occupied, it was still a huge crowd, all excited as the Blazers won the game 111-102.

The gigantic red basketball jersey on the wall represents Portland's #1 draft pick, the top draft pick for the entire NBA, Greg Oden. Oden will not be able to play a single game this season; he's recovering from microfracture surgery on his right knee. He was at the game, sitting on the bench. Well, really the bench is a row of nicely padded metal folding chairs.

I ended up taking some photos during the game, surprise, surprise, surprise! If any of them are any good, you'll get to see them soon!

13 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

What an amazing post. I liked the outside photo and the explanation of the #1 jersey.

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dot said...

Your pictures are always so clear and colorful. So, altho I'm not a sports fan I am a fan of your pictures!

NorthBayPhoto said...

Great shot! Glad you had a fun time at the game!

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Denton said...

I hope your photos inside turn out. Sports photos are difficult unless your have a really long lens and access to the floor ... Attending a professional basketball game is exciting. It sounds like you enjoyed yourself.

Felicia said...

You'll have to go to more games so that they'll keep winning!

Andrea said...

Great photo.

Glenn Standish said...

Bet the atmosphere is amazing there on game night!

joy said...

Hey, I like this photo! It's a nice photo to show bits of Portland and give me an idea of what life is like over there.

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Olivier said...

tu vas devenir leur mascotte ;o).
l'arene est belle, et tu en as de la chance de voir un match NBA


you will become their mascot; O).
the arena is beautiful, and you are likely of it to see a match NBA

FĂ©nix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Looks like you had a great time. Didja take Legs with you? ;P

GMG said...

I'm sure you had a great time; and the Blazers won. Sometimes I watch NBA games, but must confess that it's not my favourite sport...
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Neva said...

I am not a sports nut about anything....too bad the #1 choice damaged himself before he could even start.....tough to be him....


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• Eliane • said...

Great color scheme.