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Missing Games Not An Option For Die Hard Fans

Aug 11, 2008
Although some people enjoy watching live sporting events on a big-screen high-definition TV, there's nothing like being in the stands. Sure, the nosebleed seats don't always provide the same view as the TV networks can get, but the electric atmosphere is worth the ticket price. If you want to become a sports fan of legendary proportions, you can't just say you watched the highlights, or caught the game on TV you've got to be there as sports history is made.

As loud as you yell at the TV, there's no way your going to make a difference. However, when you scream with 20,000 avid spectators, there's no feeling of accomplishment like watching an opponent's player miss a key free throw at the end of the game. You may have been just one of thousands, but you did your part to distract the player. The same goes for officiating. It may not be the best display of sportsmanship, but letting the ref know how you feel typically has an effect on them, whether they want it to or not.

Ticket vendors can be the best friend or worst enemy of a fan trying to get into the arena at the last minute. Depending the significance of the game, such as games versus a star player or championship team, ticket vendors are often able to make back more than double the price of the ticket's face value. On the other hand, ticket vendors occasionally overestimate the demand of a game, and have more tickets than they can sell. If you don't mind waiting until after the game has already started, you may be able to purchase a cheap ticket from a desperate ticket vendor looking to get his money back.

Very few fans are able to purchase season tickets for their team. When you take into account the financial cost and time commitment of attending every game, it's important to understand different options.

If you miss the game, whether live or on TV, the television still provides a great recap. Television broadcasts are becoming even more advanced as time goes on. Sports commentators don't just give you the final result; they can show highlights, interview players and coaches in the locker room, and break down team's successful or failed game strategies.

So what if you can't make it to the sporting event? You weren't able to get tickets for this game. Even worse, you're going to be away from home, and unable to watch the game on TV. There are still a few ways to keep connected with the game, never missing a possession. One of these options is to check for scores online. There are thousands of sites set up with sport scoreboards providing the score and time remaining. For the truly desolate, there's a toll-free number that provides scores for all professional sports through an easily navigated automated menu.

For people who find sports to be an important part of their identity, keeping track of their teams is an important part of life. It may be a little obsessive, but if you are one of those sports fans, you completely understand. Nothing is the same as being in the stands, especially when history is about to be made. However, when that's not possible, there are a variety of ways to keep in touch. With the amazing world of technology, the latest sports scores are never more than a button away.
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