There is a player, many of you do not know about.
This player goes by the name of TOAEM, a monster of a player, he blocks, rebounds, shoots beyond the arc, nails free throws, can dunk with impunity and strikes fear into the veins of every player that comes to face him… no player in the NBA can deny the power of TOAEM, they have all faced him, this year and in the past. Some say his peak was in the 06-07 season… in fact some question whether he is in fact a ‘he’ but possibly with elements of ‘she’ built into him….
TOAEM….is in fact otherwise known as ‘The Oracle Arena Extra Man’
No other stadium in the NBA has a man on the bench so powerful. When TOAEM gets into a rhythm, when the mighty roar hits the roof of our beloved concrete bunker…teams tremble… stands shake…hairs stand up on the back of your neck… and most importantly, our Golden State Warriors feel the presence of that extra man.. and they feed off it!
It is 6 years since I sat in my Season Ticket seats in the gods of the 200’s during playoff games and I have since returned to the UK and long for the day that I may return to support in person again, the team I supported as a youngster with our Run TMC gang. It was a dream to be a part of ‘WE BELIEVE’ and I will once again, put on one of my many Golden We Believe T-Shirts to watch our new generation of Warriors.
In December of last year I got married and I hope to bring my wonderful wife to experience the power of TOAEM before the team moves to SF.
So I look to you, my friends, my Warrior colleagues, those who will be there in my place… I want you to become the monster that is TOAEM…. You need to make noise like your life depends on it…you need to learn the tune that has finally shown the American people, what a traditional UK/European style football chant is all about…The White Stripes Seven Nation Army….
If the bosses at Oracle are smart enough to recognise a tune, which 20,000+ Warrior fans can get behind…it is this one!
But whatever the tune…whatever the moment… The Denver Nuggets NEED to realise the pantheon that they are about to walk into… they are about to face the biggest atmosphere they have ever encountered… TOAEM has been off his game for 6 years…. But the greatest player the NBA has ever seen…is about to prove to the world, just how incredible, this crappy old concrete stadium is….and just how special the acoustics are and most importantly....just how very unique our Oracle Arena is!
If there is one thing the designers of the new Warriors Stadium in San Francisco have to understand… it is the incredible noise that can be created by a group of Warriors fans in a playoff game, under a concrete roof!
So tonight boys and girls… if you are there…scream yourself dry, if you are in the bar…be proud to be the loudest screaming at the TV…. And if you are at home… make the neighbours think that 300 Spartans have just rocked up for a BBQ and a beer to watch the game….
But most of all…. Give it EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS GO WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!