Spirit Hoods

18 Apr 19
Hairy Wrestling Fan

For thirty years now, the Jushin Thunder Liger character has been putting on classics inside the ring, so to celebrate his historic career, I’ve ranked my personal favourite bouts featuring this junior heavyweight icon. As with all of my top matches list, only one clash with an opponent can be eligible for consideration, so although […]

18 Apr 19
National Post

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. —— Author: Lori Wilkinson, Professor of Sociology, University of Manitoba As the city of Winnipeg was preparing to host a large celebration to mark the beginning […]

18 Apr 19
Nicholas Hood III Ministries

        Luke 23: 32 Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. [[34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; […]

18 Apr 19
TNR

LAs the city of Winnipeg was preparing to host a large celebration to mark the beginning of the National Hockey League playoffs for its team, the Jets, a storm broke out over social media over a headline about the hockey street party. A story that described the preparations for the outdoor public celebration during the […]

18 Apr 19
mattersofthemoment

Well we have completed our 2019 sojourn to Nuevo Vallarta and are looking forward to returning next winter. Our 8th floor condo looked out on the beach and pools and was like being on a cruise ship that never went anywhere. Best cabin we ever had. We have been blown away by the overall beauty […]

18 Apr 19
The Denver Post
At 12 tense minutes past 11 o’clock, Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen dropped to a knee and fired a puck that answered the prayers of 18,102 faithful in this church of hockey. “I knew it!” exclaimed backstage supervisor Janet Roth, from her post in the hallway of the Pepsi Center. Out in the arena, the noise from the congregation was so loud I feared the ice might crack. It’s the best noise in Colorado sports. Can I get an amen? “One hundred percent,” said Avalanche winger J.T. Compher. On this long and tense Wednesday night, the glorious howl of winning hockey was in full throat, as Colorado rallied from two goals down in the third period to beat the Flames 3-2 in overtime. Some way, somehow, the Avs have pushed Calgary, the Western Conference’s top seed, to the brink of elimination from the NHL playoffs. RELATED: Kiszla: Dude, where’s Makar? Right here in Denver, making NHL playoff history in 6-2 Avs win. Do you believe? “You’ve got to have the faith,” said Roth. This is her seventh season working Avalanche games. And she swears: “It’s never been louder in the building than this.” At the risk of agonizing my basketball-crazy friends, and with all due respect to the magic trick Nuggets guard Jamal Murray performed in the same building barely 24 hours earlier, the love connection between the Avalanche and this crowd is all the proof anyone needs to know the passion of the NHL playoffs beats the passion of the NBA playoffs. By a force of 10. The hockey howl is unlike any noise in sports. It’s more guttural than anything heard in an NFL stadium and more tribal than the roar of a pro basketball game. Maybe it’s because the Nuggets don’t own the championship hardware found in the Avalanche’s trophy case, and NBA playoff joy is known for its painfully short shelf life in this town. But the paying customers who watch Nikola Jokic and the gang seem to demand the team lifts the spirit of fans instead of vice versa. The crowd’s love for the Avs is far more generous, not to mention way more hazardous to eardrums. It’s not an overstatement to suggest home ice won this game for Colorado as much as Nathan MacKinnon. That’s the awesome power of the hockey howl. “Our guys feed off of it,” Colorado coach Jared Bednar said. “You could tell. They’re just excited, they’re dying to get on the ice.” On every one of Philipp Grubauer’s 35 saves, every heart in the crowd was right there, between the pipes, with him. And the celebration of each save sounded as sweet as the engine of ’69 Chevy with a 396 under the hood: “Gruuuu!” The “ping!” of a puck off the post, which happened more than once when Gabriel Landeskog or one of his Colorado teammates unleashed a shot at Flames goalie Mike Smith, pierced the soul. Think it was difficult for Colorado fans to watch? It wasn’t exactly a picnic for the athletes paid to do this job, either. “For a lot of us young guys, it was our second overtime game in the playoffs ever,” explained an exhausted Compher, as the blood drained from his face and his heartbeat slowly returned to normal after Rantanen scored on a righteous shot from inside the right dot a little more than 10 minutes into overtime. There’s no agony more rewarding than an overtime playoff victory. And nothing can make a man grouchier than having to account how a critical postseason game slipped away. “What was the score after one (period)?” asked Flames coach Bill Peters. “What was the score after two?” [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Heck, I don’t know. I was never very good at math, Coach. But I do know this: The Flames, down 3-1 in this best-of-seven series, are about three days away from summer vacation. After a victory in this fine Colorado spring day’s 23rd hour and well worth the wait, a tsunami of microphones and television cameras crashed against a locker stall where Rantanen stood and told how he won Game 4. I scurried out of harm’s way to the far side of the dressing room, and stopped to shake the hand of Cale Makar, the 20-year-old defenseman who was a college student until four days ago. I asked: “So how do you like life in NHL so far?” With a wry smile, Makar replied: “Not so bad … can’t complain.” Can I get a howling amen from the church of hockey?
18 Apr 19
onewhoponders

Eucharistic Readings for Maundy Thursday 18 April 2019: Holy Week Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 Psalm 116:1, 10-17 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35 John “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are […]

18 Apr 19
The J-Clan Stories

Chapter 17a                 Two months before the Talon Peak Spore Eagles opened its hidden borders to the southern refugees, Rydia Ornel, the granddaughter to the High Empress Nadine Ornel, eagerly anticipated the day’s homecoming of her parents from the investigative conference in Revenant’s Toll.  The conference lasted a week, and with a sudden reply the […]

18 Apr 19
Cartoq

The Poonawalla family is one of the most influential families in India. The Billionaire Poonawalla family that is into various businesses owns an exotic garage that consists of both modern-day exotics as well as rare vintage cars. Here 7 of numerous exotic cars owned by the Poonawalla family at display at the Parx Auto Show. […]

17 Apr 19
Author J. Steven Young

Henri Matisse, Notre Dame une fin d’après-midi, 1902 In September 2016, police found a Peugeot with missing plates parked just steps away from Notre Dame; inside the car, they found seven cylinders of gas. The following week, four women—one of whom was carrying a letter declaring allegiance to ISIS and describing the planned attack as […]

17 Apr 19
Dyan Marek's Library Blog

Required Book List 1. Barnes, D. (2017) . Crown: an ode to a fresh cut. NY: Denene Miller Books. Summary: A young African-American boy tells of his experience of getting a haircut at the barbershop. He says the barbershop is where the magic happens. A boy walks in and they look shabby and run down. […]

17 Apr 19
Cleopatra's Life Blog

Devaluation is the reduction of worth or value. This second DC (Devaluation Closet) emanates from societal norms, values, and expectations. Where do norms, values, and expectations come from? They come from upbringing, beliefs, culture, educational background, work or home environments, and institutional establishments. There is an expected age to graduate from high school, college, marry, have children, start a career or […]

17 Apr 19
KATYYCARL

You only have one lifetime to be spontaneous, and we are constantly growing older. The time bomb is ticking as we’re running out of opportunities for adventure. Constantly, we are awaiting the perfect moment: the epitome of our lives. Reassurance has informed me that actually, the acme is right now. We will never know for […]

17 Apr 19
The Workhouse Restaurant Mysteries

Magic, by German Photo artist Veronika Pinke. This is my 750 word challenge story for the above picture. The challenge was set by Miranda Kate as part of her #midweekflash game. Take part at the link below. https://purplequeennl.blogspot.com/2019/04/mid-week-flash-challenge-week-103.html?fbclid=IwAR1H7X_1VK-6rufYgnlJjkThGLHh3zGAr64GoKcCVtX1BP94fTZ7mS7Nq0E Harka’s Quest “I’ll find him, I’ll not return until I do.” Four hours ago, Harka, had said […]