Hornets247 Playoff Watch Party (part 2)

Published: April 18, 2011

After an awesome first watch party that saw the Hornets beat down the Lakers, we have decided that we want more. We’re getting the crew back together in the same spot, and we’re hoping for the same  result. We’ll be hosting a playoff watch party, and there will of course be free booze (this is New Orleans, after all).

We'll be there on Wednesday. Will you?

Who: Anyone wearing Hornets gear and cheering for the Hornets against the Los Angeles Lakers.

What: A playoff watch party with FREE BEER and pizza specials for Hornets fans, hosted by Hornets247′s Joe Gerrity and 42 (who has a real name you can learn if you come). All you have to do is take 5 seconds to sign up for our site, and you get FREE BEER, and a chance to win FREE PLAYOFF TICKETS.

Where: 7537 Maple Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

When: Party starts at 8:30. Game Starts at 9:30

Why: Because we love you and want to hang out oh so very badly!

Video from the last watch party after the jump!


  • If you are wearing Lakers gear and/or cheering for the Lakers, you will not have access to the free beer.
  • The Hornets drinking game rules will be posted and on display.
  • 18 to enter, 21 to drink. I feel like I’m legally required to say that.
  • Did I mention there is a Hornets playoff watch party event on Facebook?
  • There are rumors that some Bee-zanies will be in attendance yet again.
  • Two Hornets representatives will be in attendance yet again. Thanks, Hornets!

If the Hornets beat the Lakers 4-0, I will… (click this and answer)


  1. Nola Jake

    April 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    It was an absolute blast yesterday. Hopefully there will be an even bigger turnout!

  2. Justinho

    April 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    42 looks every bit as eccentric as I would have imagined him to be.

    • 420ftjesus

      April 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      I’m glad you chose to take the time to find as nice a word as possible. Thanks.

  3. Holy Cow

    April 18, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    That’s a good looking group of Hornets fans 🙂

    • 420ftjesus

      April 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      Damned good photo.

      Good idea to get out of the entryway. We have smart cookies out there.

      Classic photo. That’s refrigerator material.

  4. ThePurpleHornet

    April 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Dude, had a blast with everyone last night, truly appreciate the site putting it together and getting the other sites (swarmandsting and atthehive) to join in. See y’all on Wednesday!

  5. GeauxHornets

    April 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Jake is spot on, yesterday was so much fun. Can’t wait to do it again on Wednesday! We’ll probably get a random influx of the Tulane/Loyola crowd since it’s on a weeknight instead of a Sunday afternoon; I’m sure the place will be packed!

    – Mason

  6. AllBall

    April 18, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    CP3! CP3! CP3! Ha ha, I hope Chris Paul gets to see that at some point. Looks great guys. Good luck for the next one. 42, you are crazy!

    • 420ftjesus

      April 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      I finally located a doctor that will disagree with your diagnosis.

      • justinho

        April 19, 2011 at 8:57 am

        Your ophthalmologist doesn’t count.

      • 420ftjesus

        April 19, 2011 at 9:07 am

        Zero then…

  7. sweetpea

    April 18, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    looks FANtastic!! Guys, keep posting videos like this; it’s especially needed for Hornets fans stuck in locations far removed from NOLA like me … makes us feel a part of the action, so to speak.

  8. ur_gmas_daughter

    April 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Make sure you guys learn this chant by Wednesday. I want to see video of this!!!


    • ThePurpleHornet

      April 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm

      Hah, that’s where the Zanies got their idea for the “Hornets WIN___*insert team name here* LOSE!”

      You can kind of hear it at the 2:48 mark of the video posted above 🙂

  9. Hornet Seantonio

    April 18, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    MANG looks like yall had fun. I stopped by the official Hornets watch party at carretas, (no offense Hornets organizaton) not exactly my scene. Like many Hornets functions and things its aimed towards the younger crowd, with kiddy jumpy things and little games and such. Fun for the kids but feels kinda awkward for guys in their 20’s looking to drink and watch the game and get loud. (Second note although carretas food may bite the big one, they gotta a pretty nice bar in there) regardless me and my boys ended up rolling back to my house to watch the game drink some alchy and curse freely. Its too hard to get to New Orleans for these things being in Mandy and working. Sundays and Weds, i need some fridays and saturdays. Ill do all in my power to make it out but its gonna be hard

    • 420ftjesus

      April 18, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      Seantonio: pick a bar, post it here, hold down the northshore!

      Or, northshore folks: get a Designated driver and carpool. Free beer offsets the gas…

  10. NolaHog

    April 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Could we get Air Hugo Jr. to come to the watch party?

    • HoumaHornet

      April 18, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      I was thinking the King Cake Baby should attend too.

    • Joe Gerrity

      April 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      They are not contractually allowed to attend any Hornets watch party that isn’t official.

      Air Hugo FTW for what it’s worth…

  11. 420ftjesus

    April 18, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Great stuff.

    Really takes me back . . . Like it was yesterday . . .

    If we’re going to get students in there, they are likely out-of-towners and maybe Lakers fans. We need bodies to run those fine people to the bar across the street.

    • Hordan

      April 18, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      42, I looked at this photo and i just realized that I believe I know you. Not personally, but you are friends with my cousin. I’m Greg J.’s son. It’s pretty funny that I never knew it was you behind that name the whole time I was reading your articles.

      • 420ftjesus

        April 18, 2011 at 8:04 pm

        Sure it’s me?

        This is why you should always be nice on the internet, people!

        I’m a big Greg fan, and your brothers. I’ll see you at a function for the kids eventually. Next season I’ll make sure Greg has a game with me and we’ll watch one together (those are me and your cousin’s seats you guys get sometimes).

  12. paul

    April 18, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Where did you guys find Gerry Garcia!?

    • 420ftjesus

      April 18, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      What a long strange trip it’s been…

  13. Patrick Clay

    April 18, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I’m gonna be driving in from Mandeville, but I’ll be there Wednesday!!! Look forward to meeting everyone 🙂

  14. SadHornetsFan

    April 18, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    have the playoff ticket winners from the raffle been announced yet? did that happen at the watch party?

    • 420ftjesus

      April 19, 2011 at 2:04 am

      That ticket winner was announced in the chat: mbdtf.

      HelenaNOLA won the guess-the-score tickets at the Sunday watch party.

      We’re doing some tickets at the watch party.

      Journal Contest winner will be announced soon (chosen already I think).

  15. Bug Marley

    April 19, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Cool! You guys got Mick Foley to join the party.

    also, Beat LA!

    • 420ftjesus

      April 19, 2011 at 1:56 am

      Bug, when you come to town, I’ll take you to any restaurant you want.

      Awesome comment, and the first direct comparison.

      I’m assuming you mean youthful and toothful Mick who jumped off garages . . .

      • Bug Marley

        April 19, 2011 at 4:16 am

        Yet another reason for me to save up for a trip to Nawlins!

        Of course I mean the toothful Mic.

        For a moment though, I thought you look like Robin Williams.

      • 420ftjesus

        April 19, 2011 at 7:19 am

        I like Robin Williams. My lady, however, is scared of him.

  16. F******

    April 19, 2011 at 4:23 am

    A bunch of fools cheering for some bees, while sitting and drinking in a bar?? Oh boy, I wish I could be there, too!!! Fu**ing Atlantic Ocean!

    • GreenBee

      April 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      don’t want to hop the pond?

  17. NuNu318

    April 19, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Am i the only one who wants people who are going to be in the Hive on Sunday to bring vuvezelas and create a buzzing sound that would make the Lakers and their fans annoyed and possibly deaf?

    • ThePurpleHornet

      April 19, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      I tried to bring one in with the Zanies, they’ll take it away 🙁 Supposedly there can’t be any artificial noisemakers allowed in any NBA arena, unless approved by the NBA.

      • NuNu318

        April 19, 2011 at 3:32 pm

        Well that sucks. Thats like the perfect noise maker for Hornets games. It sounds like buzzing

  18. JNR

    April 20, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Can’t wait, guys. I was in Florida and missed the first one, but I’m not making the same mistake this time. This is gonna be great.

    • 420ftjesus

      April 20, 2011 at 10:00 am

      This going to be great.

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