The view from between the benches
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Craig Custance, a pretty blog-friendly guy in his own right, had the chance to take in a recent Thrashers preseason game from between the benches, a spot that's becoming well-travelled by media in recent years:
It's easy to see why television viewers have loved NBC's decision to put McGuire between the benches. Locally, John Kincade said the response was overwhelming when he reported for SportSouth from that spot late last season and during the playoffs.Custance does a nice job of capturing some of that ferocity, although much of it seems to come from Atlanta coach Bob Hartley as he barks out line combinations on the fly.
"It's the most amazing sideline perch in any sport that could be offered," Kincade said. "It gives you unprecedented access to the speed, the ferocity and the energy that goes on during the game. There's nothing like it."
My guess is that they could get a pretty penny if those between the bench seats were ever put up for grab.