In case Patrick’s thinly veiled plea to go see him on Saturday night doesn’t speak to you (or, the far more likely event is that so many of you rush to buy tickets that the show sells out) I’ll throw out another suggestion for Saturday night-The Washington Wizards open their season on Halloween night.
Maybe its a testament to how scary last year’s basketball season was that the Washington Wizards are opening the Home season on Halloween. Of course, with the return of Agent Zero Gilbert Arenas to the floor, The Wiz are already 1/19th of the way to matching last years total and are probably “dressing up” for Saturday as the team they used to be-a low seed playoff team and early first round exiter. Of course, making the playoffs (or just being competitive) will be a huge step up for this team and attendance at basketball games should increase. They’ve already shown their Western Conference underachieving counter part, the Dallas Mavericks, that they mean business handing them a home opening loss on Wednesday night.
The Wiz should play a good game Saturday night, and even if they don’t they are encouraging costumes so you’ll be able to hide in shame-unlike certain other franchises that are run as if they are a small Central American dictatorship I could name.
Free Masks, Candy and Schedule Magnets for fans as well as a contest for best costume-which will win you season tickets, so nothing to sneeze at there. What would be a wining idea for a costume? I’m thinking a LOT of people will go as a, wait for it, WIZARD so if you go that route make sure yours is killer. Also, tasteless stuff is probably not going to cut it, even though I’d give you style points, it is a family event.
My suggestion is to tape a lot of fake money to your shirt and go as the Wizards first round draft choice-CASH. (If you have a friend, they can be “Cash Considerations.”)
Whatever you do, dont’ be a ceiling fan. Please. For me.