Trew 2 The Game #4: Let’s Go the Polls

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Published: July 23, 2013

Welcome to the fourth weekly installment of the lighter side of Pelicans reporting, Trew 2 the Game. Not a lot of action this week as Greg Oden remains unsigned, Dell Demps remains awesome and the remains of the Hornets brand appears to be heading back to Charlotte (but we all saw that coming, right?). In celebration of our team dominating the offseason (sorry, Brooklyn) let’s go to the polls, share a smile and consider ourselves a little bit closer to tip-off.

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from NBA.com

The best part of the offseason moves is how happy everyone looks in the press conference photos. Look at Dell Demps, patting Jrue on the back like he’s known him forever. Jrue can’t wait to put on his new hat and this should not be overlooked. When NBA fans start referring to “rebuilding the Pelicans way” as opposed to the “OKC way” let’s all remember photos like this. Especially in three years when we don’t trade our James Harden.

[polldaddy poll=7270312]

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In last week’s virtual select-a-seat event I was tickled when I saw how few seats (the green) appeared to be available. The entire upper bowl was full (edit: some of this is for group sales, but still). How exciting is that? No more jokes about empty seats! Also, no more propping your feet up on the seat in front of you. But that’s ok, Pels fans – home court advantage is about to become a very real thing.

[polldaddy poll=7270940]

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Whoa, this photo is kind of intense.

[polldaddy poll=7271037]

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Posts from the future
NBA All-Star Weekend takes over New Orleans a couple of weeks before Mardi Gras takes over New Orleans and you should begin preparing your entire body for that assault. Drink a gallon of water right now, before you read another sentence.

In honor of the event taking place in our freshly renovated arena, here’s a list of best case scenario headlines surrounding the event and our freshly renovated squad. Feel free to leave your own in the comments.

Jrue Holliday Starts All Star Game Over Chris Paul
Chris Paul literally hands a torch to Jrue Holliday

Ryan Anderson Channels Larry Bird in 3 Point Shootout
He does the finger in the air thing after every single shot and still has time to sink them all

Austin Rivers Wins Skills Competition Blindfolded
He’s the best player selected 10th in the history of the draft

Eric Gordon Wins Dunk Contest
Crowd goes wild as he puts on vintage Chris Andersen Hornets jersey and completes full court sprint dunk on first try

Greg Oden Throws Killer Party
Pelicans center averages 12 points, 12 rebounds and invites everyone to his mansion uptown

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Really love this picture of Jrue sporting the Flyers skull cap. Pro athletes adopting the team they are sharing the city with is one of my favorite things in the world. The first person who finds a picture of Jrue Holliday wearing a Saints, Voodoo or Zephyrs skull cap gets a very special shoutout in this column. The first person who finds a picture of Jrue Holliday wearing a Jesters skull cap gets one of these questionable Tyreke Evans bling pieces.

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Announcing: TweetBag! 
Starting next week I’ll take a handful of fun questions via the Trew 2 the Game twitter account and address the topic here on the column. Let’s get weird.

 

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Chris Trew is a comedian living in New Orleans and Austin. He performs weekly at the nerve center of Nola Comedy, The New Movement. Trew 2 the Game appears every Tuesday on Bourbon Street Shots.

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