Greetings from a man on a 2:30 am adrenaline rush. I am sitting on the computer in the Thunder office after our first home game. I would go home however my Mom is still in town and has my car and I just don't have the heart to call her and wake her up to request a pick up. I have a ton of stuff I still need to work on regarding both work and personal items so I figured I would get some of it done in a quiet office and call her in the early morning for a pick up. 16 mile taxi cabs are not cheap in this town and besides, she has my apartment key so I might as well just feed off of the fact that I am still on a work high from earlier today.
Crazy day at the Ford Center. Worked at the arena on Tuesday until around 11:30 that night, going through rehearsal and getting things ready. Woke up early this morning and arrived at the office at 7:30 so that I could get some paperwork done. Headed over to the arena at 10:00 so that we could get the street out in front of the arena set up with inflatable toys, makeshift courts and other fan interactive events for our pre game festivities. Tonight was such a mess. There was uncertainty as to where to park since our passes are not good until 4:00, how to get parking passes distributed to employees since we are in a new parking garage, where to get the proper credentials and where people were needed most before the doors opened and during the pre-game rush. It is much harder to delegate when none of the people that are working for you have ever worked in the arena prior to today. Long story short, we planned for a big night but had little resources to do it. There were flaws however overall things went alright. I was so busy during the game that I didn't even see a moment of it until we were in the 4th Quarter. I will say this though, the Promotions Crew group that I hired is very good at what they do
The other news of the day was the article that came out on me on the front page of the Seattle Times Sports page. I have only seen it on the internet but I am told that the picture of me takes up a fairly large space on the front page of the Wednesday sports page. Here is the link in case anyone wants to check it out: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sonics/2008324225_soni29.html
Percy Allen wrote the article and is a great guy so I figured he would do a solid job and the aritcle reads well.
Gotta go but I will be posting again shortly.