SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 18 -- There was plenty of action going on inside ARCO Arena Sunday and not all of it took place on the court. We wandered the venue and found, well, five cool things:

Game 2's Five Cool Things

Mayors make bet
Bolton Documentary
Miss Connecticut
In-game Host Scotty B.
Triple-Threat Fantasy Challenge Winner


Return Of The King

Strolling in during the first half was none other than former Sacramento Kings guard Bobby Jackson. Despite being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies this summer, Jackson was at ARCO with his two children, supporting the Monarchs' efforts in the WNBA Finals.



She's Lighting Up!

Using Christmas lights, season ticket holder Tracy Ford made a sign that can only be described as "electrifying."

Tracy's "2005 Is All The Way Live" poster included 34 batteries and 170 lights. She originally thought of the idea to use lights for a sign when the Monarchs staged a contest in 2004 which asked fans to make a poster centered around Yolanda Griffith's imminent participation in the Olympics.

The pair both won -- Griffith a gold; Tracy a Griffith jersey.





A Different Sort Of "Beat"


The Hip Hop Crew danced the game away as they performed a series of choreographed and freestyle routines at whistles. With 50 children as young as three participating in the dance troop their skills certainly were impressive. During one routine, four-year-old Camell (above) received an extra-big ovation from the crowd as the scoreboard camera captured her spotlight act.


Say Cheese

The MVP and All-WNBA team First and Second Teams were announced before the game. Prior to receiving their honors, the players took part in interviews with NBA TV and WNBA.com and had their pictures taken with legendary basketball photographer Andy Bernstein. Lauren Jackson, Sheryl Swoopes, Deanna Nolan, Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Becky Hammon and Lisa Leslie participated in the festivities.



Sacramento Sushi

At Mohegan Sun Arena, it was hot dogs and Dippin' Dots Ice Scream that was the food fare of choice. Sacramento? Well, they like their sushi at ARCO Arena's section 107. MMMMmmmmm.