Friday, April 27 – Orlando Venom vs. Edmonton Energy
Winter Park Community Center
721 W. New England Ave.
Hey, basketball fans. Do you find yourselves disillusioned by the entirely disillusioning sight of a back-hurt, butt-hurt Dwight Howard instigating a coach coup while his team posts record-low stats and slogs through losses that conclude with scores like 87-56? Newbie International Basketball League semi-pros Orlando Venom have a solution, and it didn’t even cost taxpayers nearly half a billion dollars! The Venom kick off their inaugural season by hosting IBL badasses the Edmonton Energy twice this weekend. Why should you care? First of all, the game ticket is super cheap ($10), because these guys play for passion. But practically speaking, it should be a high-scoring, rollicking time, since the IBL uses hybrid college-NBA rules meant to encourage a swish-a-rama the likes of which you won’t see at the DeVos Dome these days. If the Magic end up firing Stan, what better way to show that organization just how proudly fair-weather its fans can be by packing the (oh, man) Winter Park Community Center? – Justin Strout