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"It feels good to be back in the stadium and I'm happy to be amongst the first," Simsta beams. "COVID protocols were simple and didn't interfere with enjoying the game."
LOS ANGELES, CA, May 11, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Hallelujah! LA County has finally lifted its venue ban and the Staples Center has been reopened to the public after being closed for more than a year. On April 15, 2021, the doors to the Staples Center flew open and allowed a limited number of fans to return to "the house that Kobe built". Jeff 'Simsta' Sims was amongst the first of 2,000 fans to attend a Lakers game and test the new Staples Center's COVID protocols. Jeff Sims, a regular Lakers season ticket holder, watched the Lakers play in front of spectators since the Staples Center closed early last year.
Simsta is one third of The Profanity Nation, a trio of Lakers Superfans, who co-host a weekly interactive podcast that delves into all things sports. During the game, Simsta shared part of his journey on live social media starting with the ease of the health screening check-in stations on Chick Hearn Blvd onto the concourse all the way to his seat inside the stadium. "It feels good to be back in the stadium and I'm happy to be amongst the first," Simsta beams. "COVID protocols were simple and didn't interfere with enjoying the game."
On game day, listeners learned that most items were not allowed inside the stadium, including food and drink. Jeff was a bit surprised to discover the full dining experience wasn't made available during the game. Money Mic asked with disappointment, "Wait, you mean no prime rib?" Simsta explained that not only was the stadium fare limited to snacks and bottled beverages, but fans were not allowed to watch the game in the concourse if they decided to sit and eat. Simsta and his co-hosts even joked about the fan who was the first to get ejected from the Staples Center for heckling players.
Despite the Lakers unfortunate loss to the Celtics, Simsta's insight into his experience at Staples Center may be the deciding factor for a hesitant Lakers fans questioning their return to spectator sports. Catch the full episode with The Profanity Nation live on Facebook.
About The Profanity Nation: The Profanity Nation is a Sports Podcast comprised of Jeff 'Simsta' Sims, Michael 'Money Mic' Cox and Pat 'Stat Pat' Smith, all professional fans who are well-connected in all that thrives in the World of Lakers. Armed with media credentials and comradery, The Profanity Nation has long standing relationships with celebrated figures, professionals and influencers of NBA and WNBA leagues. With more than 2.1 million downloads per month, The Profanity Nation Podcast is the essential sports conversation built by fans for professional fans that dives deep into topics the other sports shows do not offer. The weekly podcast format goes unmatched due to the live interaction with the audience. Fans are able to call-in, text and comment during the live broadcast to win big prizes.
From interviews with Jason of Beverly Hills, Andrew D. Bernstein, Jeff Hamilton and Roy Firestone, Lakers Fans get a perspective unlike any other Sports show. The audience can even join in live during the podcast by calling the toll-free number 1-877-311-FANS (3267). It's like having the excitement of the crowd without leaving the comfort of your personal sports couch! Join the official Podcast of Los Angeles Lakers Fan Club on Clubhouse live on Sundays, 8:30 PST.
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