I submitted an online order on Sunday and was expecting delivery either yesterday or today. What a fabulous surprise when it showed up on Tuesday! Talk about being ridiculously happy. Thank you Wrigleyville Sports and UPS for making my day!
What was in that highly-coveted, early-arriving package, you ask? Why, my new Blackhawks Panarin jersey, of course!
my jersey history). It was burning a hole in my proverbial closet!
As timing would have it, the Hawks were playing at home that night.
Luckily/unluckily, the weather in Chicago was abysmal. The temperatures were in the single digits, the wind was howling, and the real-feel temperature was in the negative teens. BUT - crappy weather on a weeknight game day also means that last-minute ticket prices usually take a nosedive in the secondary market.
My motto for the day: Go big or go home.
An hour before face-off, I was the proud owner of tickets for two seats located five rows off the ice.
Yeah, these seats will do. ;-)
Rewinding a little bit from that game-action shot, here is a snapshot of my star jersey-wearer (#72) during the pre-game warm-ups:
and here was the view during the pregame show:
I have so much renewed respect for what those players do. It is unbelievably competitive. They all make it look easy when it really is anything but.
Since I may never sit in seats like those ever again (back to the upper deck I go!), I relished the experience as thoroughly as I could!
|Rushed selfie during a TV timeout.|
And of course, that night wouldn't have been complete without an up-close glimpse of Adam's favorite mascot!