Yesterday I wrote about the football autographed by Vernon Davis that the 49ers were kind enough to contribute to our BASG Meetup/Raffle. That’s not the only prize you can win tomorrow evening at The Boardroom…
The Golden State Warriors pitched in as well with two sets of four LOWER LEVEL tickets to a regular season game at Oracle Arena during the 2012-13 season. That’s right, as we head into fall and the baseball season draws to a close (perhaps a little too early for our local teams), the Warriors have played two preseason games as they gear up for their season opener in Phoenix on Halloween.
The Warriors seemed quite a bit happier during last week’s Media Day than they were during last year’s Media Day, which came on the heels of the NBA lockout. This year there’s no lockout, no Monta Ellis and no more important rotation spots left up for grabs to a collection of D-Leaguers.
“We have a much deeper roster than in years past,” said David Lee.
“The best part is we don’t have to play trickery basketball this year. Try to find a way to fool people, having me guard centers, Steph Curry guarding power forwards try to trick them to see what matchups they use. We can play a more standard brand of basketball. We don’t have to rely on playing six guys 40 minutes per game.”
Mostly that’s due to Andrew Bogut, who I saw in person for the first time. Ankle issues aside, he’s a legit 7-footer who his teammates say will bring some “nasty” to this squad. That’s something the Warriors haven’t seen since … the days of Larry Smith?
The depth issues from last year should also be helped by the addition of Jarrett Jack (who’ll provide some much-needed swagger and toughness to the backcourt) and rookies Harrison Barnes (who dunked on Paul Millsap last night) and Festus Ezeli, the center from Vanderbilt who has impressed a lot of folks already with his defensive ability and intelligence. Ezeli will help Warriors fans forget about Andris Biedrins — if they haven’t already.
Here’s how you can win a chance to watch the Dubs in person:
There will be plenty of chances this season to cover games and talk about the Warriors as they strive to get over the injury concerns (and there are many, starting with the ankles of Bogut and Curry). But now is the chance to let you know how you can win four tickets to see some NBA action in the lower level with the high rollers.
It’s easy: come out to our raffle on Wednesday evening that will benefit Team In Training and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The event should be a fun one:
- We’ll have thin crust pizza from Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria arriving just before 7 pm (so be sure to arrive by then, because the pizza will go fast).
- Amici’s is also giving away two Pizza Parties for 10 people — I recommend requesting the Amici’s Combo, Veggie, Philly, Spicy Chicken … long story short, you can’t really go wrong here.
- You’ll get one free raffle ticket, and have the chance to buy more to increase your chances of winning one of many great prizes.
- Happy hour prices, plus we still have a few BASG koozies left.
- Who knows, maybe we’ll even have an A’s/Tigers Game 4 to watch while we’re giving stuff away!
If you’d like to add your name to the growing list of people who have RSVP’d for this event already, head over to our Event Page on Facebook.