Monday, March 15, 2021

After A Year, I Finally Saw a High School Basketball Game

As I've mentioned once or twice, I'm quite friendly with the Angel of Death. He is an avid Hearts player and has put off taking me in until he finally defeats me. We play quite often, although I remain the undisputed Champion of the Lehigh Valley Hearts League. The Angel of Death also enjoys basketball. Thanks to him, I was able to see Parkland play Northampton last week in the Districts at PPL Center.  I sat about 200' away from the nearest person, except for the Angel of Death. He's invisible, so no one noticed him. 

What a game! 

Northampton started out like gangbusters and had a 15-2 lead against Parkland before they knew what had hit them. But I have to hand it to the Trojans. They hung in there and clawed their way back to win the game. What particularly impressed me is that they played as a team. Parkland usually has one or two hoopers, and the team strategy is just to pass the ball to him. Although freshman Nick Coval will likely be in that category next year, he was very selfless and other-oriented. That's the way they all rolled. 

I have to thank a Northampton fan who paid for my parking after I went into the wrong garage and was unable to back out. Very classy. 

My grandson's college team is playing and doing well, but it's a very short season and we've had to watch on the Internet instead of in-person. No March Madness for D2 or D3 schools. I feel bad for the athletes and coaches. 


Anonymous said...

You couldn't pay for parking? Should we start a Go Fund Me?

Bernie O'Hare said...

I was just about to pay but the Northampton fan behind me did so.

Anonymous said...

I am cautiously optimistic . I am anxious to get back to normal.

Anonymous said...

I was optimistic. On a vaccine note. City of Bethlehem doesn't have the second doses for moderna vaccine for this week. I don't blame them but dept of health has a real problem when lvhn is scheduling a massive clinic using moderna next week but we don't have our second dose. Maybe a separate blog on the state and their vaccine chaos no one will get back to normal if this doesn't improve.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I have yet to hear back from LVHN.