Monday, April 4, 2011

One last cheer.

On Sunday we went to what is probably to be our very last Kings game. It's really the end of an era and a mourning for all who loved this little engine that almost could.

I came late to this game. My in-laws have been season ticket holders for ever and I just came in at the tail end of things. I came in when things were just getting started. When sold out nights were a common thing and demand for season tickets put you on a waiting list. When 50 before 20 was the teams motto at the beginning of the season and then had the nerve to go and accomplished it. Where guys like Doug Christie, Peja Stojakovic, Vlade Deviac, Jason Williams, Chris Webber, Mike Bibby, Bobby Jackson put Sacramento on the map as a legitimate threat. Where the "shot heard round the world" was no longer the infamous beginning of the American Revolution, it was Robert (BLEEPING) Horry hitting the game winning bucket at the end of regulation sending things back to Sac all square in the Western Conference Finals. When things were exciting, fun, hopeful.

Our memories have been shared. The grandchildren of Section 110 have not gone unnoticed. Sweatsuits, dresses, jerseys, name it, they had it. Back when they didn't have opinions and went along with the cheering and celebrating...times were fun and darn cute! Maybe it is time to move on. All the kids have gone and traded up for teams that are what we used to be...a winning team. Matthew sold out to the Lakers years ago. And for the last three years Ryan has followed everything Matthew has done, so he too is a Laker fan.  I have tried everything to have their idol NOT be Kobe Bryant.

Here are a few pictures that are fun to go back and look at.

This picture started it all.  These two little sweethearts are almost TEN!!!

Soon Matthew joined in the fun.  Could these two have cuter faces???  I love this picture!

This might be the last time Matthew and Mason both liked the Kings at the same time. 

Here is the season ticket that Matt and Ryan were featured on.

Here's Mommy and Ryan trying to score some tickets for souvenirs.  Look at Ryan's face for crying out loud!!!  So cute!!!

Daddy and Ryan at the same game.

Nana and Ryan walking up from sitting with Papa and Matthew.

Matthew seems to always come away with stuff.  He kept telling everyone he was on the ticket...they were generous.

This picture was taken at the beginning of this season by the Sacramento Bee newspaper at a fan appreciation night. 

These were taken last night.  Both boys came down to try and score some pizza!  No luck.

Looking on...enjoying their last time of rooting for the home team.

My seat buddy for the second half.

Thank you Nana and Papa for letting us come along and share this with you.  We've had a blast!!!

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