We’ve made ourselves a (tiny) commitment to enjoying more of our local sports teams – just one game every year. We’ve enjoyed the Winterhawks (men’s hockey) and the Timbers (men’s soccer), and this year we chose the Thorns, which is the ladies’ arm of the Timbers club.
This is part of our 100 Things in 2016 challenge. Here’s the full list.
We printed our tickets and headed to the stadium, securing our refreshing beverages, and finding seats near (but not too near) the cheering crowds and amplified tribalism that inevitably (and uncomfortably, for us) happens at sporting events.
Our game was against the Chicago Red Stars, who confusingly had to wear their blue away colors. The Thorns came out on top 2-0, probably because we were there cheering for them. Counting on our attendance isn’t a great long-term strategy for any team, though – we’re just too unreliable of fans.