People ask me many questions about what it’s like to be a Raptors season ticket holder.
Actually, they usually just ask me why I bother in the first place, but that question can easily be answered by going to the “why?” section of this blog.
There are many perks enjoyed by the season ticket holder…it’s a life of glamour and excitement that extends way beyond attending the games. And it all begins on that magical day when your season ticket package arrives at your door. (Or, more accurately, when you get a note from the delivery company saying you have 72 hours to haul ass down to the pick-up centre on the corner of Warehouse Lane and Nowhere Street before they send your package back to MLSE.)
So, for all those of you who aren’t fortunate enough to be in the inner circle, here’s what we lucky few get for our season-long support:
This last item was the part that made my day. I just love that the kind folks at MLSE thought to send me a fleece blanket, adorned with a Raptors logo, and secured with its own Raptors seat belt. Think of the potential uses:
- draping it across your shoulders at the game, allowing for simultaneous team pride and personal warmth
- curling up underneath it with Megan Fox while watching the game on TV
- using it for warmth when the Raptors offence goes cold
- covering your face with it when Amir Johnson decides to take consecutive three-pointers
Ladies and gentlemen, the preseason is only a few sleeps (under a fleece blanket) away. Let’s do this.