Related: 40x40 List
Date completed: Sunday, August 30, 2015
I've never been a huge sports fan but basketball has always been my favorite sport to watch -- the rules are easy to understand, it's fast-paced, and you can actually see the players since they aren't wearing helmets and pads. I haven't watched a game since high school, so I've been looking forward to attending my first Minnesota Lynx game since creating my 40x40 list. This was also my first time attending an event at Target Center so maybe I should get extra points for this one?
It turns out that I chose wisely by selecting of the August 29 game against the Phoenix Mercury. The two teams are in the top two spots of the Western Conference and it was likely to be a close game. In fact it was so close that I thought the Lynx may lose but they ended up winning 71-61! Unfortunately U of M alum, Lindsay Whalen was injured injured in the second quarter and didn't return for the second half. But several other players stepped up and brought the team to victory. Liz and I both agree that Maya Moore is the best name and we are now both fascinated with 6'9" Mercury player, Brittney Griner because of the media attention she attracts. We're both bummed we didn't witness her slam dunk at this game.
The Nivens Family