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Indiana Fever: Exciting Summer Basketball

If you’ve ever been to a Fever game, you’ll recognize Becky. She’s the woman in row 2 of section 17 who runs to the top of the stairs, high-fives some people after every Fever 3-pointer, and then runs back down, high-fiving people on the way up and down. She has been doing this ever since the Fever came to Indianapolis, and is now one of the most recognizable fans in the game.

Becky the High-Fiving Fever Fan

Becky the High-Fiving Fever Fan

I know, because I finally had a chance to talk to her, and do a video interview with her. After going to 3 years of Fever games, I recognized her and several other Fans I see during my games there.

My family and I are serious Fever fans. We’ve had the pleasure of attending several games over the past few years, and always look forward to a chance to visit Conseco Fieldhouse in the summer, and watch women’s basketball. Say what you will about the MenBA, the WNBA games are exciting and fun to watch. The fans go nuts whenever these athletes take to the hardwood, and are as serious about their team as any group of fans I’ve ever seen.

This year, we got half-season passes to the Fever games, thanks to my friend Julie Graue, VP of Basketball Operations for the Fever, and we’ve watched three games so far. I think the most exciting game for me has to have been the game against the Connecticut Sun. For a while, it looked like the Fever were going to struggle their way through the game, especially when the Sun mounted a comeback to cut at 14-point Fever lead down to 72 – 70.

Tamika Catchings hit the second of two free throws to make it 73 – 70, and then stole the ball from the Sun, passed it off to Shyra Ely, who laid it up for the final 2 points to end the game.

While the crowds may be smaller at the Fever games, the tickets cost less, the food is the same, and the action is exciting. The Fever are doing very well this year, and I’m predicting they’ll be back in the playoffs. If you want to get in on the action, check the WNBA website for ticket prices, and then just come down to Conseco Fieldhouse to buy your tickets (and save yourself the “convenience” charge).

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