Today's Groupon is a slam dunk. Pay just $22 to see the Chicago Bulls play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, January 23rd. That's 45% off the normal price of $40. Swish!
The Bulls are an exciting young team to watch, with legitimate aspirations for the playoffs this season. And what's really exciting is that with rookie #1 draft pick point guard Derrick Rose, the Bulls could be back to winning championships in a couple years again. Don't count on seeing the Bulls for this cheap once Rose hits his prime in a few seasons. Remember how impossible it was to get tickets during the two 3-peats? And don't you wish you'd seen MJ play live in the early years when his young talent was raw and exciting, his potential for dominance was clear, but the there were still affordable tickets available? Well now is your chance to see Rose blossoming into the NBA's future superstar.
Plus, watching the visiting Toronto Raptors play is a great opportunity for those of you who have never seen a real dinosaur to brush up on your natural history. Many people of our generation were privileged enough to visit Jurassic Park when it first opened it's doors in 1993 in Toronto, Canada. However, the chance to see real live dinosaurs in their natural prehistoric Canadian habitat was short-lived, as the Raptors escaped from the park and formed a basketball team. Hoping to appease the killing machines and contain the to within Canada and secure sports arenas, NBA Commissioner David Stern reluctantly allowed the Raptors to start an expansion franchise in Toronto in 1995 when he signed the Toronto Peace Treaty. Under that agreement, the Raptors made the concession that they would stop eating civilians, limiting their brutal attacks to opposing NBA teams.
After some initial fears that the Raptors would be an unstoppable dynasty, they've since suffered the same mediocre fate as most expansion teams, failing to field a consistent winning team. As it turned out, the same features on a Raptor that are proficient for killing, do very little in the way of rebounding or maintaining a high field goal percentage. Their talons, for example, conveniently sink into flesh, but fail to grip a basketball, and their short arms look pathetic as they feebly swipe at defenders driving the lane. And since all NBA players wear mouth guards, the Raptors intimidating fangs look like big funny rubber lemons.
As a result, today's Groupon not only lets you see real live dinosaurs at a bargain price, but also it's almost guaranteed that our hometown Bulls are going to easily handle the Raptors.
Seats will be in the 300 level (the pink area in the seating diagram below). That's the upper tier, which is merely a safety precaution in this instance. In fact, nobody will be sitting in the seats right next to the court, that the tragedy of the decapitation of Knick's front-row season ticket holder Spike Lee by Toronto center Chris Bosh never be repeated.
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