Though most scholars credit James Naismith with the invention of basketball, Buckingham Palace historians have uncovered evidence of Elizabethan peach baskets torn to bits by the queen's rim-shaking tomahawk dunks. Marvel at modern jams with today's Groupon: for $376, you get a Go Pass good for 18 lower-level sideline admissions to Phoenix Mercury home games. View a seating chart here; Go Pass seats are located in the blue areas.
The Phoenix Mercury won the WNBA championship in 2007 and 2009), and Go Passes grant admission to 18 home games in the team's promising 2011 season. Led by returning star Diana Taurasi, score-booster Penny Taylor, and towering forward Candice Dupree, the Mercury delight sports fanatics, families, and first daters with their on-the-court antics and off-the-court antique dealing. Alley-oop aficionados get a close-to-the-hoop seat in the lower-level sections, giving them a perfect view of the laws of attraction between bouncing spheres and nylon nets.
The Phoenix Mercury's 2011 season includes bouts with 2010 champions and playoff spoilers the Seattle Storm (July 26 and August 16), conference finalists San Antonio Silver Stars (June 17 and August 20), and the Connecticut Sun (August 7) in a planetary showdown sure to thrill attendees and confuse astronomers. Tickets may be divided any number of ways, allowing pass holders to bring a few friends to four games, 17 friends to one game, or 34 half brothers to one game in a daring semantic move.