My first time going to a Chicago Sky game was supposed be waaay back when they played at the UIC Pavilion. I had visions of checking the ladies out when we were trying to get our bearings from expansion to contender. I’m a fan that way. If given the chance, I want to start on the ground floor. I watched, and rooted and kept up with the stats, but I never saw them in person. I was really excited about our chances of doing something great in the WNBA when our best player was Candice Dupree. My excitement got kicked up a notch a couple years later when we drafted Sylvia Fowles. I thought for certain I would have gone and attended at least 1 game then. But procrastination and one thing or another always got in the way of my ability to go and watch. I was a fan that never supported. Don’t get me wrong, I bleed Orange and Blue (for both the BEARS and ILL INI), but I don’t go out buying their jerseys or going to games (well… maybe Illinois’ homecoming… I love my school). I figured, this would be an opportunity to actually get to see the women I followed since they were in college. I’m a huge women’s college basketball fan. The ticket prices are more than reasonable, and, especially when they were playing at the Pavilion, I live extremely close. Well, fast forward about 4 years, and throw in a few blog years for my wife, and I was presented an opportunity to see a game up close and personal. Below is my experience.