Thursday, December 8, 2011

Luck of the draw

I've never been one of those people who seem to have all the luck in the world when it comes to winning contests and prizes, which is why the last few days have been so weirdly wonderful.

Last Friday night I learned that I'd won tickets to Saturday's King's game versus Montreal via a giveaway by Kings Vision on Twitter.  The Brother and I headed over to Staples Center the next morning and except for the final score (Habs 2, Kings 1) we had a blast.  The Kings organization has done a hell of a job making the game a fun experience.  They also did some really nice giveaways for the crowd.  One season ticket holder won a Kings guitar that was autographed by the entire team.  Plus, we continue to be blown away by how nice that part of downtown is.  As an additional bonus, while The Brother was waiting for me to arrive, he got a chance to say hi to Luc Robitaille as Luc was entering the arena.

Today I learned that I'd won tickets to tonight's Kings game via Bailey's (the team mascot) Facebook page.  This one was the result of a "first goal of the game" contest during the ugly loss to Anaheim the other night.  I picked Slava Voynov and he came through.  So we're headed back to Staples tonight, hopefully to see the boys break a two game losing streak.  They're going to have to do it against the Minnesota Wild, currently the best team in the league with 39 points (the Kings have 30).

In addition to all this, the Kings just started a fantasy hockey challenge on their website, giving fans the opportunity to win tickets and autographed merchandise.  I've never done a fantasy league before, but decided to give this one a shot.  What have I got to lose?

And with all this in mind, you're damn right I went out and bought a lotto ticket today!

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