Regardless of how you feel about basketball, you’ve got to appreciate the way it can bring groups of strangers together to share moments of pure adulation and collective defeat.
That moment when time is running out, the team is down by one, a player arcs the ball from downtown just as the buzzer sounds—and sinks it. It’s exhilarating. It’s heart breaking. And most of all, it’s good design. But it’s not the way basketball was originally designed.
During pro basketball’s infancy in the 1950s, nothing forced a player to shoot the ball. If a team was winning, and they wanted to keep their lead, the team could literally hold on to the ball for ten minutes and run the clock out.
But in 1954, Syracuse Nationals owner Danny Biasone had crunched some numbers, and he believed that some simple arithmetic could save basketball.
Reporter Eric Mennel, from the radio show BackStory with the American History Guys, spoke with Dolph Schayes—who played on the Syracuse Nationals both before and after the advent of the shot clock—about how Biasone’s contribution to the game shaped basketball into what it has become today.
I am going to miss going on walks with that one girl that I spent way too much time with. Maybe she will miss me too. Maybe I should have known better. #theonethatgotaway :) I wish her well. (Taken with Instagram)
This is something that happened to a friend of mine in her own words.
“So, on Friday night my friend and I were at her house and wanted to get out and do something for the evening. We brainstormed ideas and she brought up the idea of seeing a show at the Laugh Factory. I’d never been, I thought…
I am somebody who learned a lot from this! (Click the link above. It is very fun to read and the illustrations ridiculously funny.)
It sure would have made things a lot less awkward if I had learned this when I was younger. I had been camping many times when I was young. My family usually tagged along with the church youth, my parents were to supervise. I hated camping so much because I never learned how to “do my business” properly. Sometimes I would just hold it for days because I thought it was embarrassing to ask someone about it. Such sad and emberrassing memories…
I was an awkward child. And I still am kind of awkward sometimes. Learn from my mistakes. :)
It is called a cathole. ^_^
It is a very sad video that should help anyone struggling with addiction to think about the other person for a change. Think about: What must have led them to this job? Why suicide? Why would they endanger themselves by working with these crazy people? etc..