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Grizzlies at Rockets NYE game thread

Perhaps 2019 will be better?

NBA: Houston Rockets at New Orleans Pelicans
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So. The New Year’s Eve game. In theory, it’s a good thing, as you could attend a game starting at 7pm, be out by 10pm, and still have time to make a New Year’s Eve party in time for the Ball Drop, or (likely) illegal fireworks, Champagne, still more (likely) illegal gun fire, or whatever it is that commemorates the end of one year and beginning of a new one for you.

Yet, I’ve only been to one, despite being a season ticket holder. It was fun, the Rockets put on a good show, the atmosphere was festive. One reason is, its evidently a popular game, often against Dallas, or San Antonio, with a holiday the next day for many. That popularity lead to a great market in tickets if you were inclined to sell. Often I was so inclined, because New Year’s Eve has become less of a debauched occasion, and more of one where we cook special things, and maybe open bottles of wine we’ve been saving.

If you’ve got similar bottles of wine that aren’t improving, I suggest New Year’s as a good time to drink them, and to encourage your friends to bring bottles like that over, too.

I’ll be recapping this one, as the game starts at 4pm Pacific Time, not exactly in the way of a late night.

What’s your New Year’s Eve tradition?


Opinion on New Year’s Eve

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  • 19%
    It’s a lot of fun.
    (4 votes)
  • 14%
    It’s amateur night.
    (3 votes)
  • 33%
    Complete Ambivalence.
    (7 votes)
  • 33%
    Mavs in Three. Years.
    (7 votes)
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