It's taken a while to get back to this - wife, kids, business, farm - ya know - things can suck up your time...but I thought it time to get back and put a few more pictures up ... I guss I'll be sprinkling them out here for awhile - - I had nearly 600 when I was done - don't know if I'll ever get through them all myself even - - but I've tried to frame the story with this.
I charted my early day game day in Charlotte- - hanging at the hotel, watching the team get ready. .in a previous post... thought I'd start with the trip over to the arena and some gametime shots. The first pic is the guy that was behind the desk at the Days Inn where I stayed ... great guy - -the real reason for the picture was the great fun everyone was having in the lobby watching food channel. The synchronicity with our recent junkdrawer was startling.
I walked to the arena .. .took some pics of local clubs and architecture to give a feel for Charlotte - - lovely town, nice people, great atmosphere around town - - even after being crushed by the banking debacle 0f 2008, there were vibrant signs of resilience.
They have their practice facility built right into the arena and all glassed open - -
The dancers were out meeting people as you came in - signing propgrams and such - the girl with the curly hair was in charge of promotions - -
Timeout or Not???
I've included one from the Stache collection for you Northwesterers..he looked like he has put on some muscle and lost a bunch of hair probably a net neutral in total wieght...guess there's only so many endorsements available for the hippie burner look..."like, dude. check out these SUNGLASSES, man...they're like....awesome!!"
Then a couple of action shots: the first Greg Vs Charlotte
And a couple of late game Roy manuevers..