Tom Wolf's DETROIT SHOCK Page

for 2006

Season 9 for the franchise

"Baaad Boyz, er ... Baaad Girlz!!"

Let me start out with a HUGE "I'M SORRY!!!" aimed at the Detroit Shock organization. Last summer I had front row tickets to their July 31st 66-63 victory over the Taurasi led Phoenix squad and ended up sitting in a gym in Lansing instead watching the last games of my son's AAU career. But now the son had flown the coop, as has the daughter, and the wife's not up to the 4-5 hour drive to and from The Palace so starting in 2006 it's just me baby and my first game of the year was on Friday, July 21st when I watched my second place Shock take on the Western Conference leading Los Angeles Sparks. See below for the game specifics.

Click HERE to see some pictures from the Sparks game.

The second game I attended this year was on August 8th when I traveled to the Palace of Auburn Hills (again by myself) to sit in the front row and watch the Shock play the Seattle Storm.

Click HERE to see some pictures from the Storm game.

The third game I attended for the 2006 season was GAME 2 of the WNBA finals. The Shock came from 10 down to capture game 2 and even the series at 1-1. Kathy and I sat in the front row next to one of Katie Smith's close friends and the Shock provided all the drama and excitement. If you EVER get a chance to go to a WNBA game, PLEASE DO!!! Trust me, these women can BALL!!!

Click HERE to see some pictures from GAME 2 of the WNBA finals.

The last game I attended for the 2006 season was none other than GAME 5 of the best of 5 WNBA finals. The Shock came from 8 down at the half to go up by 12 with about 5 minutes left in the game. The Joe (Joe Louis Arena because Mariah Carey was in concert at The Palace) was rockin' as everyone pretty much thought the championship was in the bag. Everybody that is except the Monarchs. They came storming back in the final 2 minutes to pull within 3 with 30 seconds remaining. But the heart and soul of the Shock, Katie Smith, had an answer and iced the victory with a nice one on one move and a 15 foot jumper with 14 seconds remaining, basically putting a nail in the Sacramento coffin. Kathy and I sat in the fourth row behind some of the most enthusiastic fans in the building and had a great great time!!

Click HERE to see some pictures from GAME 5 of the WNBA finals.