23 January 2011

Giveaway Winner and Flash Report

The giveaway winner is Crystal! Thank you to everyone who entered!

My sister Sica, who was working with the University of Utah football team, is now working with the Flash. Yeah, I didn't know what that was either. Apparently there is something called a D-League, which stands for "Development League." The NBA has players there who need to work on their game, and the Jazz's D-League team, the Flash, plays in Orem.

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Here are cool things about Flash games:

  • There are fewer spectators (I don't know if there are any fans besides players' families, so we'll stick with "spectators,"), so you feel more involved with the game. (Tickets are probably cheaper, too, but I wouldn't know because Sica was able to get us some.)
  • The dancers are called the "Flash Dancers," but in order to avoid the meaning that comes with the title, the announcer calls them the "Downeast Dancers" (Downeast is their sponsor).
  • The coach is 28 and a sharp dresser.
  • Most of the people there are there to see the halftime show, put on by local dance companies. At least, that's the impression I got.
  • Flash the Fox's "surfing the wave by longboarding across a tarp moved up over his head by assistants" trick is absolutely so ridiculous it will puzzle you, but his "throw hoola hoops over a bald man with a plunger stuck to his head" trick is hilarious.
  • There are mini shop tables behind the bleachers and in the halls: Downeast, Forever Young, and some other places were there, which was kind of weird, but also kind of awesome. (Who can beat a $5 dress?)
And now for the best part:
  • If the Flash team scores 100 points, you can get free Crazy Bread at Little Caesars! Yum, yum! I think this was not only a good marketing strategy, it really contributed to enjoying the game because people count every basket!
Plus, there's this amusing little number in the game program:

Creepy Fitness Ad

Did you think that was a girl on the left? So did several members of my family. Poor Mr. Holdaway. Maybe that picture is extra amazing proof that EXLFITNESS is awesome, whatever that is.


  1. Okay, I have to say, when I read "My sister works for the Flash," the first thought that jumped into my head was the superhero from the Justice League. This is how having two small boys in the house addles one's brains! I'm glad your sister works for a basketball team and not for a lightning-fast superhero, though. Can you imagine what an impatient boss the Flash would be? "Where's my coffee, damnit?! I could have gotten it myself in like a nanosecond! Remind me again what I'm paying you for?!!" :-)

  2. The superhero, ha! I didn't even think of that. But I can definitely see how I would if I had two boys. :)

  3. Congratulations, Crystal!

    That was a guy in the left photo??? Woah.

  4. You're lucky to have such a cool sister. (Not me--Sica.)