NBA 3-point contest: Stephen & Seth Curry have a wager

Charlotte, N.C. – Steph Curry could not put a price on what it meant to return to his hometown for All-Star Weekend.

He will, however, have a hefty and ongoing debt to pay if he loses tonight’s 3-point shooting contest to his younger brother, Seth. The two have a bet going that could have repercussions for years to come.

“Whoever loses has to pick up the tab for all the tickets for anytime we play against each other for the rest of our careers,” Curry said. “The stakes are high, considering how many people show up for our games. I’ve got to get the best of him tonight. I know he’s very confident.”

Curry appeared to be equally confident.

“I hope he got a good night’s sleep last night,” Curry said with a chuckle. “Although, there’s no such thing as sleeping when we come back to Charlotte for All-Star Weekend. I have to have the Energizer Bunny mentality.”

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What does Curry’s younger brother think?

“That’s a big bet. It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Seth said. “I got a lot on the line. I’ve got to lock in. I’ve got to focus. I’ve got to make some shots. I’ve got to beat Steph. I’ve got to beat all nine to win, but for that I’ve just got to beat Steph. It’s going to be difficult.”

Curry spent his Friday night before the 3-point contest by going to a place that seemed very familiar, though he had never been there before. Curry played 42 games at Belk Arena, but he had never spent a minute with the Davidson student section before the Wildcats’ 80-72 victory over Saint Joseph’s. …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


Sometimes, all you can do is screamo

By Hau Chu | The Washington Post

Sea levels are rising. Rain forests are being uprooted. Farmland is dying from drought. Our planetary resources are shrinking by the second, and our sense of futility to do anything about it at all is spiking. It’s enough to make you want to scream.

Maybe music can help ease the burden. Since the dawn of popular song, musicians have shouted signals of ecstasy, agony and every emotion in and out of that range through our ears as we wait to scream back in appreciation and understanding. In the ’50s, Little Richard hollered in quick staccato to get you jiving. In the ’80s, Prince howled in sultry exaltation. In the ’90s, Bikini Kill vocalist Kathleen Hanna snarled in urgency to rage against the patriarchy — is it surprising they recently announced reunion concerts?

And there’s screamo, a punk-rock subgenre that took shape in the early 1990s. The genre started with an antagonistic sound to the worst macho tendencies of the hardcore scene. Screamo began to take shape in VFW posts and church basements and eventually found its home in the heyday of the Warped Tour and beyond.

Screamo’s seeds are found in other waves of music that crawled through the airwaves in the past decade. EDM superstar Skrillex first breathed fire as the vocalist for the Tampa quartet From First to Last, and as a DJ cribs the screamo theorem of adding soaring peaks to creeping valleys when he lets the beat drop.

In 2018, with the world on the verge of pandemonium at the mere transmission of a presidential tweet, screamo — a portmanteau of screaming and emo — came back in full force with the release of ripping new albums from Infant Island, Portrayal of Guilt and Vein. All three bands delivered new life and scripture to …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


Things to know: Erik Karlsson will rejoin Sharks lineup vs. Canucks

SAN JOSE — Erik Karlsson hugged an equipment manager as he walked into the Sharks dressing room after the team’s morning skate on Saturday. Then, he joked with the public relations staff about his media obligations as he undressed, smiling from ear-to-ear as he referred to himself as “high maintenance” in a self-deprecating manner.

Karlsson’s exuberance is understandable. He’ll finally return to action after missing nine games with a groin injury when the Sharks take on the Vancouver Canucks at SAP Center on Saturday.

“It’s been a long time,” Karlsson cracked. “But it was handled the proper way. You never want to sit out, but I think everybody around me did a good job in managing it and making sure that when the time was ready, I was going to be good to go. We shouldn’t have to deal with this moving forward anymore.

More coming.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


Think about death when you start your next company

Back in high school, my favorite teacher said to me: ”Jonathan. Remember to die a little every day.” Back then, I thought it was a strange thing to say. Both him and I were and are generally optimistic people, so why even bother thinking about such a sad thing as death? And why did he mention it to me, when I shared my passion for starting new projects with him? Today, I understand what he meant. Hans Oluf, which was the name of my high school teacher, officially taught Danish literature to me, but ending up giving me one of…

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Source:: The Next Web – Technology


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