Saturday, April 1, 2017

Game time; getting into a basketball game

YEARS AGO, I was supposed to cover a high-school basketball game for the local newspaper. The game was in another county, and they'd probably never heard of my newspaper, much less me.

For some reason, I took along a sports section featuring my column and photo. When the girl at the front asked for credentials, I said, "I don't have credentials, but I have this." I handed her the newspaper. She saw my photo, then looked back up at me.

Her principal came up and asked what was wrong. She said that I worked for the Wilmington newspaper.

And they let me in. For some reason, I never carried a newspaper to a game again (or before, for that matter).

Related post: Open sesame; talking my way into a state title game

Another related post: Happy to get into the game


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