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HOW TO PUT UP A BASKETBALL HOOP THAT'S BOTH TOO LOW AND TOO HIGH
Douglas S. Looney
June 28, 1976
All my friends put up basketball hoops for their youngsters. Of course, they don't do it for the kids. Everybody knows the kids will take three shots and become bored, at which time they'll tie a rope to the rim, bend it down, tear off the net and make a squirrel trap out of it. The real reason you put up a basketball hoop is so you can occasionally fire your old two-handed set shot to make sure you've lost none of your uncanny high school shooting ability.
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June 28, 1976

How To Put Up A Basketball Hoop That's Both Too Low And Too High

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But the hoop is up now. Thanks for asking. My records show I have $92.50 invested in this piece of work that my wife wants me to take down before any summer visitors see it. Which probably explains why I'm so huffy toward her these days. Mark doesn't care what happens to the hoop.

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