Against The Clock

21 Mar 19
Celtics Wire

The Boston Celtics lost 118-115 to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

21 Mar 19
Fire Ernie Grunfeld

Aaaaaaand, we back. After a self-imposed, post-football depression induced, break, Fire Ernie Grunfeld is returning with a face lift for baseball and March Madness. For the next couple weeks, I’ll be writing a number of season preview articles in the lead up to opening day (I recognize March 28th as opening day, not the Japan […]

21 Mar 19
basicbible.org

 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Romans 12:1 (ESV) So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place […]

21 Mar 19
Parlay Game

John Minchillo / Associated Press The North Dakota state bison got the right to play Zion Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday. The state of North Dakota defeated the North American Central Eagles 78-74 in a four-game draw of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in 2019 between the No. 16 seeded region East […]

21 Mar 19
Boston Herald
PHILADELPHIA – The love remains, as Marcus Smart let the jeering Wells Fargo Center crowd know while waving goodbye after his early third-quarter ejection. The Celtics guard had just picked up a Flagrant 2 foul for his gratuitous shove of Joel Embiid, ensuring that the mutual dislike in this renewed rivalry will only grow. This time the Celtics couldn’t hold on Wednesday night, falling down the stretch to Philadelphia, 118-115, giving the Sixers their first win of the series this season. The loss likely eliminated the Celtics’ direct hope of reaching the third playoff seed, with the Sixers now four games ahead of the C’s. A 36-point performance from Kyrie Irving, and another 20 points off the bench from Terry Rozier, were thus wasted. Embiid, perhaps now having a better idea of how to play against a Celtics team that has clearly frustrated him, dominated the paint with a 37-point performance that included 20-for-21 shooting from the line. The Celtics were often left to grab as Embiid bulled his way to the rim. The Celtics finished the game shorthanded beyond the concussed Gordon Hayward. Smart was ejected 54 seconds into the third quarter for his shove of Embiid. Aron Baynes was lost for good in the second quarter after spraining his left ankle, thus stripping the Celtics of one of their best combinations last night – the double big pairing of Baynes and Horford. Al Horford’s 3-pointer with 2:11 left tied the game at 111, and when Tobias Harris dunked, Jayson Tatum drove for another tie with 1:07 left. But the Celtics continued to foul, almost in desperation, when Ben Simmons drove to convert a three-point play at the expense of Marcus Morris for a 116-113 Philly lead with 40.8 seconds left. The Celtics’ last reasonable shot came up empty. Irving challenged Embiid with a drive, was blocked, and Morris missed from the paint after grabbing the rebound. Jimmy Butler was allowed to run the clock down to five seconds while isolated on Irving, and hit a jackknife jumper from the right baseline for a 118-113 lead. Morris was fouled on an inbounds play, the ball was inbounded again, and Tatum hit a meaningless 20-footer at the buzzer. Semi Ojeleye, playing increased minutes in a shorthanded situation, scored the last four points of a 6-0 run in the last 2:14 of the third that gave the Celtics a 90-85 lead. After some back-and-forth offense, the Celtics gained some traction when Rozier followed up a Horford step-back with a drive past Ben Simmons and Embiid for a 99-90 Celtics lead with 8:58 left. Rozier scored twice more over the next minute, each time answering a Philly hoop, before the Sixers ran off four straight points, cutting the Celtics lead to four points. Irving hit a pair of free throws, and the previously quiet Jimmy Butler buried a pair of 3-pointers that tied the game at 105-105 with 5:04 left, forcing a Celtics timeout. Irving immediately hit from downtown for the lead, but missed a reverse layup attempt the next time down off a Horford feed. Butler cut the Celtics lead to 108-107 with 3:59 left from the line, and Jaylen Brown, in the same situation, missed twice. Irving’s floater was short the next time down, and Butler drove for a 111-108 lead with 2:25 left.
21 Mar 19
Rob Parkour

The clock on the dash of my Acura reads 9:25 AM. I turn on Onyx’s All We Got Iz Us album from 1995. The grittiness of their content and voices perfectly fit the bitter weather of early February. The sun is shining and melting the snow that’s plowed to the side by depressed state workers. […]

21 Mar 19
USA TODAY Sports Brackets

DES MOINES, Ia. — It was only three games.  But it was so much more than that.  Michigan's postgame locker room on Sunday in Chicago housed a team that looked like it had just played its final game of a long season. The Wolverines had just lost their third game against Michigan State this year, […]

21 Mar 19

Before the game, I tweeted: ATTENTION: I am posting Leafs Groot early to bless Garret Sparks and the Toronto Maple Leafs. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/rsLubSLmKv — March of the Kapanens🍩 (Not Kappy) (@ThatsKappy) March 20, 2019 People got mad at me, obviously, because of course I’d jinxed the team, right? Wrong. The Leafs won, and they looked […]

21 Mar 19
Whither the Book

“Nobody Reads Anymore.” William Faulkner’s Writing ONE of the most insightful comments about William Faulkner’s writing was written recently by Josh Jones in Openculture, “Not only does Faulkner’s deep affiliation with his characters’ inner lives elevate his portraits far above the level of local color or regionalist curiosity, but it animates his sentences, makes them […]

21 Mar 19
Rob Parkour

There have been 316 Platinum hip-hop albums by 138 rap artists. Whodini’s 1984 album Escape will always be the first platinum album in the history of hip-hop.

21 Mar 19
Syl Reads

“Na razrusha’ya. I am not ruined. E’ya razrushost. I am ruination.”

21 Mar 19
Malt Liquor Mitch

I put some blueberries from the fresh fruit section of my local Woolie’s to the ultimate test

21 Mar 19
News Hour

The death toll from a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique and Zimbabwe rose to more than 300 on Tuesday as rescuers raced against the clock to help survivors and the UN led the charge to provide aid. “We already have more than 200 dead, and nearly 350,000 people are at risk,” Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi […]

21 Mar 19
The Chronicles of Salman

While I contemplated what should be taken up for writing my second chronicle, I made an attempt to ground it within a personification similar to the subway stations from last time. I found none, as I continue to ride in that same tunnel. It was then decided to extend that metaphor a little further. In […]

21 Mar 19
Archy Worldys

The late goal by Ben Woodburn brought Ryan Giggs as coach out of 10 games for the fourth time Ben Woodburn's junior rescued Wales & # 39; Blushes as international football returned to Wrexham with an unconvincing friendship win over Trinidad and Tobago. In preparation for the opening match of the Euro 2020 against Slovakia […]

21 Mar 19
NATION AND STATE

Authored by TJ Coles via Counterpunch.org, The US is formally committed to dominating the world by the year 2020. With President Trump’s new Space Directive-4, the production of laser-armed fighter jets as possible precursors to space weapons, and the possibility of nuclear warheads being put into orbit, the clock is ticking… Back in 1997, the now-re-established US […]

21 Mar 19
Decipher City

Listing on, listing off–how the UNESCO listing process is politicized in an age of rising nationalism, and whether or not it is possible to envision an international stewardship model for world heritage.