On what was supposed to be the day we got into six digits, Dad joined me in the early afternoon for 523 in 45 minutes, which put us at the 99,980 mark … leaving us with just 20 during halftime of what would have been tonight’s halftime at the Merrimack Valley/Pembroke varsity boys’ basketball game.
But the snow from last night just kept on coming, so the game was postponed by exactly one day, and we’ll just be here sitting on the edge of 10 percent for another 24 hours. The folks at Pembroke have been kind enough to extend the invitation for another night, and our two rebounders — Paul Dean of MV’s 1989 state championship team and former Pembroke Coach Ed Cloe, after whom the court is named — have said they can reschedule as well. Doug Tribou, who is working on a piece for this Saturday’s edition of NPR’s “Only a Game” can make it, too. And best of all, The Beautiful Heth, who wouldn’t have been able to make it tonight, can be there tomorrow, hopefully with two or three kids in tow. Very cool.
So that’s tomorrow, Jan. 20, at Pembroke Academy, with the game scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.
And how about this: 99,980 down, 900,020 to go to 1 million made foul shots.