Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Most Wonderful Day of the Year

Do me a favor and Listen to this video while you read. It really does my sports post justice:

So today is the most wonderful day of the year in the world of KW. It is NBA Draft Night. There is a history between the Draft night and K-Dubs. He has loved and followed the Draft for around 20 years now, and don't think that the Draft does not reciprocate. For more times than not, the Draft has decided to celebrate on KW's birthday. Actually, for all of the years (7) that I have known him his birthday celebration was watching the Draft.

There are many other reasons KW loves the Draft:
1.) He loves the NBA (much to the chagrin of my family)
2.) He loves scouting talent (and the whole week before the draft talks about the skill level and potential of each new player)
3.) He loves trades! (KW wants to be a General Manager for an NBA team, much in the vein of Stan Kastan. He wants to make deals and figure out how to "make" a winning team.

We usually go to bars for this day and watch it on a big screen with cold glasses of Liquid Gold, but this year I decided to do something different. I am having a few people over and having a viewing party (even though none of these people care about the Draft, at all). For food, we will be partaking in food from each of the top 4 teams, such as:
1.) Chicago Bulls--Chicago style hot dogs (or as close as this southern girl will allow)
2.) Miami Heat--Chips and Salsa and Mojitos (I can't make Cuban Sandwiches)
3.) Minnesota Timberwolves--I couldn't think of anything from Minnesota so I have Miller Lite from Milwaukee (close to Minnesota, right?)
4.) Memphis Grizzlies--Now, you think I would pull out the southern food but my lazy bones is just making sweet potato fries and having BBQ chips.

For dessert, we are having KW's favorite: Tupperware Eclairs. A whole post will have be done for these!

So I'm putting my jersey on and getting hyped! Or I'm waking up this morning with him shaking the bed saying, "ITS DRAFT DAY, ITS DRAFT DAY!"

Oh, my silly husband...This, however, does start Festival Birthday Week for him. I do something every day for a week...but more on that later.

I will just leave you with his favorite NBA "thing." It is the introduction of the Bulls when MJ, Pippen, and Rodman were together (the glory years to KW). You don't have to watch is mainly for him to know that I remember how much he loves it!


Red and White Preppy said...

I used to make my dad call me to the TV if a Bulls intro was on...I LOVED it. Here was my college's basketball intro two years ago (yes, it was a 'slight' rip-off, but I'd always make sure to get there on time to watch it!):

Have a great Thursday, Sister Mary Clarence :)

Buffalo Betty said...

Tell KW to read Moneyball or Blind Side, both by Michael Lewis. And if you ever become a GM's wife, I expect some sweet kickbacks in the form of seats, swag, photo ops, etc :)

McMommy said...

Woo-hoo!!!!! Go Miami Heat mojitos!!

amanda said...

are you like the bestest wife ever??

seriously honey - VERY sweet!!

the menu sounds delish - can you save me some leftovers??

trying said...

that is a great idea! my husband lives for NFL draft day, and I must admit, i could care less. But a viewing party with foods for the different teams is a fabulous idea! I should remember that for football season.

Anonymous said...

How precious! That is the cutest idea I've ever heard! Hope there are pictures! I was enjoying listening to the draft on the radio...I don't really care for the NBA so I don't mind which team gets which player, but it is fun to hear the excitement/outrage over certain picks!

Tiffany said...

LOVE THIS! We are huge sports fans (myself included) and many of my mom friends don't "get it" - THIS occasion would be right up our alley - especially since I now know that 5 players from my alma mater went in the draft! Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

Shannon said...

Awesome - my son is still dancing to the first clip, lol. He loves it. We are like that with hockey, pretty die-hard fans (being Canadian, ha ha ha). Happy POW!

McMommy said...

So did you have a Miami Heat mojito for me???

Happy POW, friend!!

Leigh said...

The music was a great addition!

The White House said...

I am not a huge fan of the draft- but I love the food idea...mmmmm. My husband has been playing with that trade game on I can't understand what is so thrilling, but he loves it! Coming to you through POW