Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dope or Nope ...

I'm a Flyers hockey fan ... and folks, this past weekend was absolutely tremendous!!! Probably the greatest come-from-behind series win in American sports history (Sure, we can argue the Red Sox win over the Yankees might be better, but I'm a Philadelphian, and this is my blog post, darn-it!).

Anyway, game 7 of this series was held in Boston. However, the Wachovia Center in Philly opened it's doors and showed the game on the big-screen for free. My question is ... is this dope or nope - watching a game that's not being played in said arena on the big screen?

I'm on the fence about this ... I mean, I guess it's cool to be with so many other fans in one spot ... but couldn't this be accomplished at a bar? Speaking of which, with so many fans (around 11,000) packed in that arena, are the bars pissed because they didn't have as many patrons?

They kept going back to the Wachovia Center after every Flyers goal and showed the reaction of the fans ... I found that very cool.

So, what are your thoughts?

6 comments:

Heff said...

I gotta lean toward the BARS on this one.

...And, MY GOD, That sounded like Wil Harrison after a Blackhawks win !

Steph said...

I would have to agree that a bar would be better than going to a stadium and watching it.

Reverse said...

It was up there for a top 5 Philly moment in sports.

Realliveman said...

This happens for concerts and other sporting events. The Olympics had arena set up for stuff like this. Its happens in campaign rallies and court rooms for overflow.

It boosts ticket sales too.

Just my take.

Sandi said...

I'd rather watch in a bar, but if you have children you want to bring, a bar wouldn't be appropriate, so I kind of like what they did.

Jeff said...

Nice to have both options. TVs and sound likely better at stadium. Might not get a seat at the bar.