Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Harlem Globetrotters

Back in February (time gets away from me so quickly these days), the four of us spent the evening watching the Harlem Globetrotters take on the All-Stars. The All-Stars of what, you ask? I have no answer to that question, but my best guess is that they're the All-Stars of college basketball players who didn't make it in the NBA and are willing to embarrass themselves at the hands of and lose every night to the Harlem Globetrotters.

We actually bought out tickets to see the Globetrotters because of the pre-game entertainment; the demonstration team from Will's Tae Kwon Do gym performed before the Globetrotters took the court. Even though their performance lasted only a couple of minutes, the demo team did a fantastic job and Will really enjoyed watching the older students show off their skills. There's a good chance that Will could join both the leadership and demo teams if his interest in Tae Kwon Do persists (he's that good), so this was a great opportunity for him to see one of the teams in action.

Will and Tom in particular loved the Globetrotters slapstick humor. I enjoyed their performance as well, but Hallie…oh, Hallie…she sat on the floor in front of our seats and whined to go home for the majority of the game.

I'm not sure I'd pay to see the Globetrotters again, at least not with Hallie in tow or until a few years have passed to allow her to mature as a spectator. Unless of course Will joins the demo team and has the opportunity to perform in Reed Arena as the pre-game entertainment...

Congratulations, Globetrotters, on your completely unexpected victory over the All-Stars!

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