Thursday, September 29, 2011

Target Center waiting for NBA Action

Will there be an NBA action in the Target Center this year?

When the NFL was in potential-lockout mode, it was all anyone could talk about. Fans were staying updated on free agents, rookies and the daily negotiations. There were news posts everyday and an endless stream of questions signaling fans couldn't get enough information.

The NBA lockout? Not so much.

What's the deal? It appears fans don't care so much about the NBA lockout and that they would rather check their football fantasy draft instead. Are people 'over' the NBA or is it just the frustration of standstill after standstill and the NBA just happens to be the most recent in a long stream? Very few people care about the lockout.

I think there exists a combination of both a lack of interest and a surplus of disgust. Owners and players need to be careful and realize with the economy and so many other options to steal away a fan's disposable income, that they don't think it will always 'just work out'.

What do you think? Give me your thoughts! I would love to hear them.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

NBA Lockout and the Target Center

Training camps are set to open October 2nd. The preseason game about a week after that.

The last time the NBA had a lockout was for the 1998-1999 season... back when Dr. Jack Kevorkian was found guilty of second-degree murder, Internet Explorer version 5 was released, Y2K was a huge problem and bluetooth was announced.

How did that lockout work?

The basic agreement was reached on January 6th and was finalized later that month on the 20th. At that point the lockout officially ended. Training camps opened and negotiations with free agency players began, even the pre-season games followed within the week. The 50-game regular season started on February 5.

There was 30 days between the agreement and the beginning of the regular season. This season is set to start on November 2. To keep the timeline, we would need to get everything in order by October 2.

Can it happen? What are your thoughts?

At least the Target Center will remain the Target Center as the arena and the corporate giant renewed their naming agreement; the Timberwolves will have a home to return to!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Keith Urban Long Hot Summer Tour



(Just imagine reading that in your best 'Oprah' voice because that is waht its meant to sound like.)

Keith Urban will be bringing his sexy self to the Target Center on October 15th. I am sooo planning on getting tickets which means even fewer tickets for you! Better hurry up and get those 'Somebody Like You'-'Long Hot Summer'-'Days Go By'-'Sweet Thing' tickets soon because with soo many hot singles and steamy albums, you know those puppies will go fast.

Nicole Kidman is one lucky woman.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Minnesota Lynx Likely First Round Opponent

So the Minnesota Lynx have clinched this best record in the WNBA and now are just waiting for the WNBA playoffs. The Lynx should be able to make their way out of the Western Conference fairly easily considering they cruised through the regular season. As of right now, their likely first round match up is with the San Antonio Silver Stars. The Lynx are 4-0 this season against the Silver Stars. The Silver Stars are right behind the Phoenix Mercury and hopefully Phoenix is able to hold them off because the Lynx match up much better with Phoenix. Interesting tidbit, the Lynx play the Mercury for the last game of the season, shouldn't the Lynx just let the Mercury win so that they don't have to play them in the final game? I think so.