This week's Fan Friday features Andreas, Matt and Anthony-from Salem, Worcester & Cape Cod, respectively. I know Andreas personally, and have met Matt & Anthony at the Garden. These three friends make-up part of "The 3one9"-a nickname for season-ticket holders at TD Garden's Section 319 of the balcony. (Matt & Andreas w/Max in pic to right)
The guys have been season-ticket holders up in 319 for about 3 years, but have been coming to the Garden much longer. They do not miss too many home games. The balcony is a wild & rowdy place, and Andreas, Matt & Anthony are a big part of it. Whether it's heckling obnoxious Laker or Heat fans, or getting folks to make noise when the home team needs a boost, these guys are on it.
The guys in the 3one9 have witnessed many great moments at the Garden. Andreas & Anthony say their personal favorite is the entire 2008 playoff run, which of course was capped-off with the 131-92 trouncing of the Lakers in Game 6 to clinch Banner 17. They were then both of course on-hand for Opening Night of the 2008-09 season to see the banner raised to the rafters.
Matt picked Game 7 of the 2008 East semis, where The Truth & Lebron had an epic battle, as his favorite memory at the TD Garden. As far as players go, his fave is a "toss-up" between Truth & Larry Legend, Anthony lists Robert Parish as his, and Andreas' favorite is Paul Pierce.
So next time you're at the Garden, check-out the guys and ladies of the 3one9. Or, you can find them postgame at The Fours or the Greatest Bar most game nights. You can follow Andreas on Twitter too.