Heck, if you're going to take a one-year-old to his first game, you have to let the kid know how important this event actually is. What better way than to give him a blue hair style and a spankin' new DWil jersey?
We had a good time. Ty cheered for all sorts of dunks, behind-the-back passes, alley-oops, ankle-breakers, and Brewer vs. OJ "Pansy" Mayo trash-talking. All of which of course you didn't see in SportCenter's Top 10 because ESPN hates the Jazz. That's a different story for a different day, though. Back to Tyler... He caught his first glimpse of the Jazz Bear as it came walking up the stairs next to us. I've never quite been able to figure this out. Some kids just love the Bear and other mascots. Other kids cry and hide when the fluffy cosutmed men come anywhere near them. Tyler was somewhere in between. He didn't jump for joy, but he didn't cry either. It'll probably take a few more visits to warm up to a bear in a Jazz jersey.
He almost made it through the entire game, but fell just short on the attention span.
We left with a few minutes to spare in the fourth, but we took a few photos of Ty with the statues of Stockton and Malone to round out the evening. Youth need to learn from the past to understand the present and prepare for the future.
Tyler was good karma for the ailing Jazz as they bowled over the Grizzlies. Anytime the Jazz need a win, just let us know (and supply the tickets). We're always happy to take him in the name of helping the team. ;-)