Would you walk alone from Boston to New York City in less than a week to score second row seats at midcourt to three NBA Finals games in Boston?
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Seated in a booth with friends at a local sushi restaurant, the 27-year-old has been offered a challenge by his old college pals to see one of the greatest sports rivalries in person.
The bet: Walk all the way from TD Garden in Boston to New York City within a week.
The payoff: Three tickets — worth thousands of dollars — on the parquet floor in the second row at midcourt for Games 3, 4 and, if necessary, 5.
“Basically, two of my buddies got three seats to all of the Celtics home games in the finals,” said McGill via cell phone on Wednesday. “All I had to do was ask, ‘What would it take to get me all of those tickets?”
“They said, ‘Walk from the Garden to New York City and we’ll get you to all the games.”
After a false start when lack of preparation was met by heavy rain eight miles into the journey from Boston, McGill is now at around the halfway mark of his trek.
“I can’t believe I’m doing this. I hate walking. I’m basically walking a marathon and a 10K everyday.”
The walk averages out to about 32 miles per day, but McGill’s friends won’t be with him to check up on the legitimacy of his trek. Read more…