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About 8-10 years ago I went to a Timberwolves game and, being about 11 years old, I wanted to get autographs before the game so I went down near the court to catch the players as they came out to warm up.

That's when I physically walked into Jesse "the Body" Ventura. I was a pretty big kid, I'm sure I was about 5'6" by then, but I just kind of bounced off, I didn't even realize who it was until I heard a couple people call him by name as he walked past.

My Dad didn't believe me until I pointed Jesse out to him in the stands right where I had walked.



The best game I ever went to was Game 3 of the Timberwolves first round playoff series in 1998 vs. the Sonics. It was the first home playoff victory in franchise history and the team really seemed to be coming into its own with a young KG, Stephon Marbury before people found out he was a cancer, and Tom Gugliotta.
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cameroncrazies02
diener34 wrote:


Ok, I'll set the scene...

It was a cold December day in 2007. Coming off of a very very disappointing end to the Brewers season that summer I was weighing the pros and cons of picking up a season ticket plan from the Brewers this season when my mom called and offer to give me some money towards it as a Christmas present. So I bought a 9 pack for section 222, row 12 seat 4.

Fast forward to late September 2008. The Brewers were closing in on a wild card berth, the first in 26 years and because of my season plan I got the chance to buy 2 loge LF bleacher tickets. The Brewers lost the first 2 games in Philadelphia, and they were coming home to host the first MLB Playoff game in Milwaukee since 1982.

The day was October 4th 2008. It was a night game. Being a cheap college student, I didn't buy parking so a buddy and I shuttled to the game via State Fair Park. Those buses were crammed full of Brewers fans, some 3 to a seat. We got on one of the first shuttles and were at the game early, probably one of the first 1000 people in the gates. It was really cool watching 41,900 (Felt like 46,000) fill into their seats. It seemed much quieter to start a game than I usually noticed, a small buzz crept over the stadium. Bob Uecker through out the first pitch and that is when it really started to get loud. I couldn't shake the feeling that it didn't feel normal. It was the like the fans truly didn't know how to act. The lineups were announced and I will never forget hearing boos for Corey Hart and cheers for Dale Sveum. No one literally sat down from 15 minutes pregame until the Brewers batted in the first. Once the game got going, people settled in and the game seemed to fly by until the 9th Inning when Torres came in for the save. From the moment Torres got the 27th out until the hour and a half outside the stadium, it was pure ectasy. I get goosebumps thinking about it.

Brewer fans are pretty happy go lucky, but this was ridiculous. Fans, Men, Women, Old, Young everyone screaming and hugging and giving high fives. Here are a couple of Youtube vids of the experience...I am in there somewhere...

[link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSML_ANBZ64&feature=related]http://www.youtube.com/...BZ64&feature=related[/link]
[link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nFmg96_1Dw&feature=related]http://www.youtube.com/..._1Dw&feature=related[/link]

The experience outside the stadium was just as good. It was something I had never personally experienced before and just taking it all in was pretty much the coolest thing I have even seen. If I had a chance to see the Brewers in a Playoff Clinching game in Milwaukee I would buy tickets not questions asked. It was a true goosebumps moment, and I'll never forget that day.


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travis12
cameroncrazies02 wrote:


diener34 wrote:


Ok, I'll set the scene...

It was a cold December day in 2007. Coming off of a very very disappointing end to the Brewers season that summer I was weighing the pros and cons of picking up a season ticket plan from the Brewers this season when my mom called and offer to give me some money towards it as a Christmas present. So I bought a 9 pack for section 222, row 12 seat 4.

Fast forward to late September 2008. The Brewers were closing in on a wild card berth, the first in 26 years and because of my season plan I got the chance to buy 2 loge LF bleacher tickets. The Brewers lost the first 2 games in Philadelphia, and they were coming home to host the first MLB Playoff game in Milwaukee since 1982.

The day was October 4th 2008. It was a night game. Being a cheap college student, I didn't buy parking so a buddy and I shuttled to the game via State Fair Park. Those buses were crammed full of Brewers fans, some 3 to a seat. We got on one of the first shuttles and were at the game early, probably one of the first 1000 people in the gates. It was really cool watching 41,900 (Felt like 46,000) fill into their seats. It seemed much quieter to start a game than I usually noticed, a small buzz crept over the stadium. Bob Uecker through out the first pitch and that is when it really started to get loud. I couldn't shake the feeling that it didn't feel normal. It was the like the fans truly didn't know how to act. The lineups were announced and I will never forget hearing boos for Corey Hart and cheers for Dale Sveum. No one literally sat down from 15 minutes pregame until the Brewers batted in the first. Once the game got going, people settled in and the game seemed to fly by until the 9th Inning when Torres came in for the save. From the moment Torres got the 27th out until the hour and a half outside the stadium, it was pure ectasy. I get goosebumps thinking about it.

Brewer fans are pretty happy go lucky, but this was ridiculous. Fans, Men, Women, Old, Young everyone screaming and hugging and giving high fives. Here are a couple of Youtube vids of the experience...I am in there somewhere...

[link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSML_ANBZ64&feature=related]http://www.youtube.com/...BZ64&feature=related[/link]
[link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nFmg96_1Dw&feature=related]http://www.youtube.com/..._1Dw&feature=related[/link]

The experience outside the stadium was just as good. It was something I had never personally experienced before and just taking it all in was pretty much the coolest thing I have even seen. If I had a chance to see the Brewers in a Playoff Clinching game in Milwaukee I would buy tickets not questions asked. It was a true goosebumps moment, and I'll never forget that day.


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I concur; rkolo came in a close second, while KGK's story made me laugh the most. Not a single bad answer in the bunch though.
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