I should start out by eating a little crow and admitting that Bob Jandrue absolutely schooled me in the two-on-two portion of tonight’s program, raining 3-pointer after 3-pointer down on my ego as he and Erik Krezmien drilled Mat Hussey and me, 21-8, immediately following the free throw segment.
Humbling, wasn’t it?
In the part of the evening that I’d prefer to remember, the Peabody, Mass. crew and I absolutely flew through 2,000 made foul shots, in roughly an hour and 35 minutes, as we crossed over the 400,000 plateau — Yeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaw! — in a hurry.
Mat and Erik were, as usual, entertaining and, um, energized, and helped to provide a particularly interesting moment at the 629 mark. This, from the first-time-for-everything department …
Other than that, there weren’t many slowdowns on the way to the 40 percent milestone. Jandrue has now been here five times, and Mat and Erik are no rookies, either, so they’ve got the routine down. Clockwork.
Tonight’s 2,000, by the way, came after 5,500 in four driveway days, and put us at a total of 400,007 down (in 286 days, an average of 1,399 per day), 599,993 to go to 1 million made foul shots.
And as for you, Mr. Jandrue, I hope you come back soon. I want a rematch.
For more on Hoops For Heroes, with a goal of 1 million made foul shots and $1 million raised for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, visit www.hoopsforheroes.com or contact Dave Cummings at 603-554-7855.