Becoming an ardent fan of something is usually a trait we develop at a younger age, when we have the time and energy to devote ourselves fully to our new love. To pick up a particular brand of fandom in your mid-60s? That's all the more impressive. To go 40 years obsessing over your new obsession, within driving distance of where it performs, and never see it in person? Let's sum this up — to pour over every San Antonio Spurs game for 40 years (even when the Spurs were actually "the Dallas Chaparrals") , not be gifted a single ducat over that time, and eventually see your first Spurs game in person at the age of 104? That's Theresa Sanchez's story, as relayed by the San Antonio Express-News:
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A volunteer at HCR Manor Care, who happens to also be a season ticket-holder, gave Sanchez and four other residents, along with their plus-ones, tickets to Monday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Staff and other residents at the nursing home selected the five lucky attendees.
"I was so surprised when they told me I was coming," Sanchez said. "I never thought I would come to a game, and this year, they're pretty good."