Sunday was the big day for DBB/N4S Second Annual Blogfest. Let me start out by saying that it was a blast to get a chance to hang out and enjoy a game with those of you who were able to attend. It’s funny that you can meet someone for the very first time and can have an immediate “Pistons” bond that makes you feel like you have known them for years.
If you didn’t know it, The Detroit Pistons are a top notch organization and so are the people working for them. From the person outside in the parking lot who always remembers to tell you to “enjoy the game” to the suits. The Pistons know how to treat their fans right. On this very special day our hero and top notch salesmen Joe Dellwo (even Stern likes him) made sure we had a wonderful experience that a Pistons fan would never forget.
We got a personal tour of the bunker suites in The Palace and we then were treated to “Chalk Talk” in Club 53 with coach Dave Cowens. Getting to listen to one of the Pistons coaches discuss the game and answer any question you may have is a exciting and interesting on so many levels. Best part was when Cowens was walking in and greeting all of us, he turned to Matt,(who I’m pretty sure is just as tall as Cowens is) shook his hand said “hey, how you doing big fella….you got the red hair and everything.” It may not sound that funny, but it was hilarious.
After the Q&A with Cowens, Joe took our group down to the court to sit court side and watch the Pistons and Raptors warm up. Being that close to Primoz was gift enough. I had a little video of it, but I think DBB’s is better.
A little comedy from Bennie and Jeff who not only enjoyed their day, but were a little more frightened by Hubie Brown than the Palace explosions.
Off to our seats where I, for the first time captured the Pistons Intros from a totally different perspective. When you watch them please take note of my favorite part. After Rasheed gets introduced, he goes into that corner waiting for Rip where he does a traditional routine and then high fives a waiting Richard Hamilton. Also, please take note of Amir’s skills in the post into circle.
Tell me I didn’t do a heck of a job not moving the camera when the explosions went off. I don’t care how many times I have been there during them, even though I know it’s coming, it still scares the hell out of me.
We had a great time with everyone, especially Cris and his buddies that drove down from Grand Rapids, Nick and his family who came from Toledo and a Pistons fan who I have mentioned before, Darlene Meyers who came all the way from Pennsylvania to join us. Darlene even got treated to a little Blaha.
All in all it was a great time, can’t wait to do it again. It’s always a good time getting a chance to hang with Bennie and Jeff, enjoying a game with Matt, who’s always so busy covering games, as well as friends old and new. Whether you know it or not, Pistons fans have a pretty cool thing going. One big happy family.
Any interest in us all getting together at a Club or Sports Bar for a Playoff Road Game?