Now imagine the lovely Heat dancers arriving at your door to give you not just your meal but also an impromptu pep rally to get you (and the neighborhood) in the right mood for the new 2012-13 NBA season.
That could happen to you if you order from Papa John's tonight from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM as part of HEAT Week presented by Pepsi. Heat fans that order from select Papa John's locations throughout South Florida could have it delivered by the HEAT Dancers, Burnie, the Xtreme Team or Banana Man! Plus, 100 lucky Heat fans who order a Papa John's pizza while watching the game will be randomly selected to receive a free two liter bottle of Pepsi. Heat fans will also have the chance to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming Heat home game.
Here are the rest of the events planned for HEAT Week:
UPDATE: The Duffy's event and Metrorail Ride-along event have been cancelled due to the weather.
HEAT Happy Hour at Duffy's Sports Grill
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
HEAT fans can start their weekend early by joining the HEAT Experience for a HEAT Happy Hour hosted at Duffy's Sports Grill in North Miami Beach. The HEAT Dancers, Burnie and the Xtreme Team will mingle with HEAT fans while in-arena emcee Dale hosts the festivities. Miller Lite specials will be available during the event and the Miller Lite Girls will be distributing Miller Lite promotional items. Duffy's is located at 3969 Sunny Isles Boulevard in North Miami Beach.
"The Crown" - Worldwide Online Movie Premiere
Starting at 7:00 p.m., the HEAT will premiere "The Crown," a two-hour docu-drama, exclusively on HEAT.com. "The Crown" documents the team's second NBA championship. Narrated by HEAT legend Alonzo Mourning, the film features interviews with HEAT players and coaches, as well local and national writers as they take fans through the moments that shaped an unforgettable season.
Metrorail Morning Ride-a-Long
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
The Dadeland South Metrorail station will be HEAT Headquarters from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. as members of the HEAT Experience greet morning commuters. The ride to Government Station will be unusually festive as the Miami HEAT Dancers, Burnie and the Xtreme Team entertain passengers that morning. McDonald's will distribute 500 free packets of apple slices.
New Orleans Hornets vs. Miami HEAT
The New Orleans Hornets make a preseason stop in the Magic City to take on the HEAT at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online at HEAT.com.
HEAT Twitter Challenge
twHEAT fans, take heed: follow @MiamiHEAT for your chance to win a collector's DVD set featuring every game of the 2012 NBA Finals, plus other exciting features. Every hour on the hour beginning at noon and finishing at midnight, Twitter followers will have the opportunity to win the DVD set by answering trivia questions, competing in special online activities and more.
Pepsi Ride Along
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Attention South Florida: Pepsi and the HEAT Experience will conduct a ride-along on the streets of South Florida to help HEAT fans prepare for the 2012-13 season. The HEAT Dancers, Burnie and the Xtreme Team will make surprise stops at select locations in the Miami area equipped with giveaways, game tickets and Pepsi products. Follow the HEAT on Twitter (@MiamiHEAT) to learn when the HEAT will be in your area.
HEAT McDonald's Takeover
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The HEAT Experience will descend upon McDonald's restaurant located at 6150 South Dixie Highway in Miami. The HEAT Dancers, Burnie and the Xtreme Team will serve product, entertain and interact with customers, as well as give away HEAT tickets and other cool stuff.
Opening Night 2012: Boston Celtics vs. Miami HEAT
Doors Open at 6:00 pm; Ring Ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m.
The Home Opener on October 30 promises to be an unforgettable night when the Miami HEAT receive their 2012 NBA Championship rings before taking on their Eastern Conference rivals, the Boston Celtics. The night will be highlighted by the raising of the Championship banner, the premiere of the 2012-13 Player Introduction Sequence, a special collector's edition of Tipoff magazine and the debut of the Jostens Championship Ring Merchandise Collection. Tickets are still available for Opening Night and can be purchased online at HEAT.com.
HEAT Classics on Sun Sports
Additionally, Sun Sports will participate in HEAT Week by rebroadcasting each of the four wins in the 2012 Finals that led to the franchise's second NBA Championship. Eric Reid, Tony Fiorentino and Jason Jackson host these special 2.5-hour broadcasts beginning with the HEAT's Game Two victory in Oklahoma City, which will immediately follow the broadcast of the HEAT @ Charlotte game on Tuesday night.For a complete list of the times for the HEAT Classics series, visit FoxSportsFlorida.com.
Fans can log on to HEAT.com for more information on all of the events taking place during HEAT Week.