My first 36ers experience
After several years of playing and following football (soccer), I decided to get a 36ers membership for the season. Before todays game, I had never been to watch a 36ers game before in my life. Adelaide United FC was priority. However due to the politics/antics behind the scenes as well as poor performances on the field the club disappointed me last season. So I thought I'd try something different and jump on the 36ers bandwagon.
Today vs Tigers was my first NBL game and I absolutely loved it. Even if the 36ers lost, the atmosphere and level of entertainment was amazing in comparison to a match at Hindmarsh Stadium. I really enjoyed how the fans were passionate and the music/MC really got them involved. The players were fantastic, each with different strengths and weaknesses. The brawl which spilled out also sparked the players and crowd to a greater extent for the remainder of the game.
I admit, I don't know too much about the game just yet, but I did a little research on the rules, our players and new recruits before the season commenced. I also watched the Hawks vs Kings game on Friday night and it is safe to say we are a cut above both them teams.
After watching our first game of the season, I find Mitch Creek to be an excitement machine and his dunk was brilliant to get the crowd off their feet. I also like Gibsons work ethic around the court as well as Cadee and Weighs shooting accuracy. I was not overly impressed by CJ Massingales NBL debut as his involvement during the game was not satisfactory. Luke Schenschers height was a huge advantage particularly with rebounds, however his shooting was woeful and made me wonder whether he was worth having on the court at times. I could be wrong due to my raw knowledge of the game but it is the way I saw it.
I have fallen in love with the players, arena, fans, food, merchandise - you name it! Already, I am looking forward to our next game and I do not think I will ever go back to Hindmarsh Stadium even though I am a soccer player. I hope the hype about 36ers is right and we go all the way this season. However there is also a negative vibe that this could be our last season due to lack of funding and government support. Otherwise, I will be gutted - Does anyone know much about this?
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