I’m not sure if i mentioned this before, but our town has its very own professional basketball team. They oplay in the first division and currently they are on the last place. If BC Mures mentains their place on the last position, they’ll be retrograded in an inferior division.
Yesreday me, and a part of the supporters were there for the team’s practice. We also talked with the team management about the situation and things are not bright at all. The most important issue is the money. Players don’t get payed, don’t have contracts, they have jobs, famillies and the only reason they play is because they love basketball. We were told that there have been situations when a player to ask from the coach about $10 to leave a week with them. I just can’t imagine what effort could have been made in order to bring 3 american players to save the team. Two of them are Americans (Terry Cooper and Gerald Cannon) while the other one (Dwayne Burton) is Canadian. Later on, we got to meet the coach and the players. Touching moment :)
In spite of the poor game this team has, the arena is always full. If you are late by 10 minutes you might not find an open seat. Our town loves the team. Our town loves basketball. The local authorities are not interested in helping the team. Doesn’t this sound ridiculous? Can’t BC Mures find a sponsor? I mean there are at least 2000 people everytime the team plays, plus the game is re-lived on our local TV station. It’s sad. Me, with the other fans decided to raise some funds for buying a domain name and a host, and to create an official website for the team. They really need all the help they can get, and we, as supporters must be there for them. I also talked with some peoples about sponsorships and who knows, i have hopes they’ll throw a helping hand.
For the next game, against one of the best teams in the league (WestPetrom Arad) i have a special coregrafy for the gallery.. inspirated from Game 1 of the 1995 semifinals between the Knicks and Pacers. I also have a few more ideas that i want to put in practice, the only thing i worry about is time.