When the countdown clock reset last night, there wasn’t a whole lot of time on it. At the end of the Spurs/Grizzlies game, the clock only had about 37 hours on it until tipoff of our first home game of Round 2.
For downtown OKC, tomorrow morning resembles a bit of a perfect storm. Yesterday, as we looked at maps of traffic closings for the Memorial Marathon, Project 180 construction and the OKC Festival of the Arts, my head started to spin. Add in the short turnaround time and the fact that the weather tomorrow is supposed to be less than idyllic, and the possibility of a Sunday game was starting to look like a difficult task.
But today, a couple of us are in the office; some other folks are going to stop in on team practice, still others will be doing event prep at the arena. Now that we’ve got a task at hand that has a date, time and opponent attached to it, all our planning is kicking into gear – and our usual excitement for a Thunder home game is naturally bubbling to the surface.
I just spoke with our web and publications director, and he was saying how excited he was starting to get about the game. I asked him what he thought the game atmosphere would be with a noon Sunday start time, and he had no doubts that our fans would be there and have their game faces (and their Thunder blue gear) on, ready to be as loud as ever in cheering on our team.
We’re ready. I wrote yesterday about how we just wanted to have the ball in our hands – and now that it is, we’re gearing up.
Game time is game time, no matter how many hours are on the countdown clock and no matter what else is going on around us. Game time is game time, and just like you, we’re ready to bring the Thunder.
- Karina Henderson