The Grateful Dead Debut “Jack-A-Roe”, “Hell In A Bucket”, On This Day In ’77 & ’83 [Listen]

first_imgThroughout their 30-year career, the Grateful Dead performed an enormous amount of material. From their first shows to their last, the band was always looking for new material to keep things engaging for their loyal legion of Deadheads. Interestingly, two of their well-known songs were debuted on this very day—May 13th—exactly six years apart.Any Grateful Dead fan will tell you about the legendary show played on 5/8/77, but loyalists will take things one step further, commenting about the overall pristine quality of the band’s spring run during May of 1977. Among the many shows played on the spring ’77 tour, the performance at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, IL on this date (5/13/77) has the unique distinction of featuring the debut performance of “Jack-a-Roe”. The beloved folk staple has been known by many titles, and is estimated to date back to the 1830s. Whether it’s “Jack Monroe”, “Jack Munro”, “Jack The Sailor”, or any of its various names, the song quickly became a staple of live shows.Grateful Dead – Auditorium Theatre – 5/13/1977[Audio: Jonathan Aizen]Setlist: Grateful Dead | Auditorium Theatre | Chicago, IL | 5/13/1977Set 1: The Music Never Stopped, Ramble On Rose, Cassidy, Brown Eyed Women, Minglewood Blues, Friend Of The Devil, El Paso, Jack A Roe, Looks Like Rain, Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The MountainSet 2: Samson & Delilah-> Bertha, Estimated Prophet, Drums-> The Other One-> Stella Blue-> Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad-> One More Saturday NightE: U.S. BluesJust a few years later, the Dead continued to see their fanbase growing with each passing performance. Among the many memorable concerts played in 1983, the one at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA is something of a fan-favorite. Not only is the band returning to the Bay Area with an abundance of energy, but they took the opportunity to debut a new, Bob Weir-penned tune, “Hell In A Bucket”. Interestingly enough, the song was initially called “Enjoying The Ride”, and quickly became a favorite for sets in the 1980s, 90s and beyond.Grateful Dead – Greek Theatre – 5/13/1983[Audio: Rango Keshavan]Setlist: Grateful Dead | Greek Theatre | Berkeley, CA | 5/13/1983Set 1: Cold Rain And Snow -> Greatest Story Ever Told, West L.A. Fadeaway, Hell In A Bucket, Loser, Little Red Rooster, Bird Song, Let It GrowSet 2: China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider, Estimated Prophet -> Eyes Of The World -> Drums -> Space -> Throwing Stones -> The Other One -> Wharf Rat -> Around And Around -> Good Lovin’last_img read more

Virat Kohli & boys focus on strength & conditioning, rehab amid lockdown

first_imgNEW DELHI: The sporting world might have come to a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Indian cricketers are looking to keep up their fitness game despite the virus-induced break. In fact, strength and conditioning and injury rehabilitation has been the focus for the players as they look to stay ready for live action once normalcy returns.Speaking to IANS, sources in the know of developments in the team management said that Virat Kohli and boys have been focusing on maintaining their fitness standards and the duo of trainer Nick Webb and physio Nitin Patel have also ensured that those — who had injury issues like Rohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar and Ishant Sharma — focus on their rehabilitation in this break. “The idea is to keep the players fit and raring to go. Strength and conditioning classes are on and as you are aware, the performance of the boys are checked by Webb and Patel through the Athlete Monitoring System (AMS). The duo give the players the required input after checking their progress on AMA. Apart from this, focus has also been on rehabs and treating niggles. “As you are aware, we had a couple of players who were injured before the coronavirus outbreak put an end to our series against South Africa. So, the physio has also been checking the progress that those players have made and ensuring that they reach the standards that a professional athlete must achieve before returning to live action. “In fact, when you are playing non-stop cricket and travelling like the Indian players have to, you also get niggles and that is not just restricted to the fast bowlers. It can also happen to batsmen and that is also an area that the support staff has been working on, to treat those little areas to make sure that the boys are not only fresh when they return to action, but also supremely fit,” the source pointed. Skipper Kohli had recently spoken about how he has been looking to maintain optimum fitness levels even while staying indoors. “Fortunately, I have all my gym equipment at home, so I am able to train and that’s not a problem for me. As far as the game goes, luckily, I am someone who has always been very keen on improving my mental state and not really focused on practising long hours in the net over a period of time,” he said on Star Sports. IANS Also Read: Virat Kohli tops Sachin Tendulkar when it comes to chasing: de Villierslast_img read more

Wrapping Up

first_img Published on November 7, 2014 at 12:03 am Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb The squat rack faced the wall, so Cameron Lynch couldn’t see behind him.His father, Sean Lynch, was his spotter as the rising high school junior went through 16 reps at almost 380 pounds in a Houston gym. Lynch was in the early stages of learning how to squat.Or supposedly so. When his father looked up, seven gym rats had surrounded the rack, watching in awe of Lynch’s impeccable form and asking if Sean Lynch was a trainer, not the 16-year-old’s father.“If I can’t grow taller, I can go wider and stronger,” Lynch said. “That was the plan.”To combat what scouts call a height deficiency, the 6-foot tall Lynch conquered the weight room and developed into a stud linebacker and an NFL hopeful for Syracuse. His strength has formed him into one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s top tacklers, while his experience and leadership qualities earned him a captain role this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd when the Orange (3-6, 1-4 ACC) holds its Senior Day ceremony before its game against No. 22 Duke on Saturday — knowing it needs to win to preserve bowl eligibility — Lynch will have one last time to play before the Carrier Dome crowd.“It’s all come and gone so fast. To see his progression, him growing from when he first walked in as a freshman to now,” Sean Lynch said. “To see all of that culminate this Saturday, that’s what’s going to get me teary-eyed and smiling at the same time.“… And he’s not done yet. He wants to go to the next level. It may not be pretty, but he’ll get there.”Lynch’s weight-room prowess quickly became too much for his father to keep up with — and Sean Lynch was once a Division I linebacker himself. He played baseball and walked onto the football team at Colorado in the 1980s, but transferred after one year.His passion for football bred his son’s.“I credit all my success to him,” Lynch said, “because he got me started.”Though adolescence naturally helped Lynch drop his youthful chunkiness, after his freshman year in high school he and his father researched and designed a program that included weight lifting, plyometric work and exercises utilizing his own body weight.Even if it meant jumping over trash cans or bounding onto student desks to replicate box jumps in the 100-degree heat of Houston — where he visited his father for the summers — Lynch was determined not to feel puny anymore. Core exercises and hip and flexibility work fine-tuned him into even more of a specimen.“He’s a very, very, very strong human being,” SU defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough said.Lynch’s athleticism was apparent at a combine-style UCLA football camp going into his junior year of high school. After waiting in a line of 60 players, he took his shoes off, furrowing the eyebrows around him, but then raised them as he hit 38 inches in the vertical jump, his father said. Then Lynch repeated it when he was dared to do it again. It was one of the highest marks at the camp, Sean Lynch said.On the field, he was soon a 215-pound beast making 135 and 188 tackles in his jun-ior and senior seasons, respectively, at Brookwood (Georgia) High School.He even scored a touchdown on a wheel route in his one time moonlighting as a fullback for Brookwood and won a state championship in his senior season. The championship game was one of the best individual high school performances SU head coach Scott Shafer said he has ever seen.Still, recruiters from Virginia and Georgia Tech and a shortage of interest from the Southeastern Conference surrounding Lynch told him he was too short to make it as a college linebacker.“Man, if I was 6-2, I’d be getting all kinds of offers. I could go anywhere,” Lynch said at the time to his father.“Yeah, but you know what? You’re not,” Sean Lynch told him. “You play like you’re 6-2, 6-3, and that’s what you’re going to do from this point on, but you’re not.”“He got over that,” Sean Lynch says now, “and he never looked back.”Lynch knew he wanted to take Syracuse’s offer after his official visit and passed on offers from Harvard and Vanderbilt, according to his Scout.com profile. He earned three starts through his first two years with the Orange before taking on a starting role last year and finishing as SU’s second-leading tackler with 69.This year his 73 tackles lead the Orange, his 54 solo tackles rank second in the ACC and his 6.5 sacks are tied for third in the conference. In May, he was named the No. 4 “freakish” athlete in college sports by an NFL.com college football writer. Shafer used the same word to describe Lynch’s numbers in the weight room.He’s done his part in passing on the Syracuse linebacking torch, first by learning un-der Siriki Diabate and Dan Vaughan, then ascending with Marquis Spruill and cur-rent roommate Dyshawn Davis.Now he’s close to handing it off to underclassmen Zaire Franklin and Marqez Hodge.“He’s a vocal guy that gets everybody in the right mindset,” Bullough said. “He understands what we want to do. Coaches, we say it but it’s bigger when it comes from one of their peers.”He’s intent on riding his football career out to the very end, however long his skills pan out for if he’s given an opportunity in the NFL.But after speaking with reporters in the Iocolano-Petty Football Wing on Tuesday evening, he had the Graduate Record Exam waiting for him the next day. He also had another episode of his brainchild, Cam’s Cam, to shoot — a weekly video feature in which he interviews his SU teammates, a preview to his aspirational career in broadcasting.But regardless of when football ends and his next door opens, Lynch has a chapter to close over the next month.Sean Lynch doesn’t regret how his college playing days ended, but he remembers the experience of knowing he was playing his last college football game.With three games left, his son approaches that same feeling.“You don’t want to look back when you’re 40 years old and you’re looking at your-self in the mirror and you start reminiscing, you don’t want to remember the time where you didn’t give it all,” Sean Lynch said. “Leave it all out there.“So when you do have those times when you’re reminiscing and you look back — hey, you’ll be proud of yourself.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

The PUBG potential – will it make it as an esport?

first_imgNot really spectator friendly— Niall Mclawrence (@NiallMclawrence) July 26, 2017Then there’s Matt who sits perched beautifully on the fence:… Can it be shown as a game with an incredible beyond-reach-of-most skill level to enjoy? I think squads yes, not sure about individuals— Matt Andrews (@Matt_Andrews) July 26, 2017 PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (“PUBG”) has had unprecedented success since its early-access release. The game has now sold over 6,000,000 copies and is immensely popular on Twitch amongst streamers and viewers alike. Spend an evening on Twitter and countless images of chicken dinners will appear.ESL and PUBG announced the PUBG Gamescom Invitational which will take place late August in Cologne. There’s set to be $350,000 on the line and PUBG has revealed a monetised cosmetic crate where proceeds would go towards the esports event and excess to charity and the best PUBG players competing.Ignoring the debate around whether an early-access game should be monetising crates, PUBG certainly presents an interesting prospect as an esports title. At the moment, with the game in early access there’s still glitches that need to be ironed out, server stability remains an issue but we still see even the most established of games in full release (cough, FIFA, cough) experiencing all aforementioned issues.There’s been certain esports initiatives already — although they’ve more been as fun initiatives. Dota 2 studio Moonduck have run small invitationals, inviting players and talent to compete and be cast and it’s gone down a treat.I decided to cast the question out to the community and find out just whether or not people believe that PUBG will make it as a competitive esports title.My two cents: Initially going into the conversation, my opinion was simply that games such as H1Z1 and PUBG don’t particularly make compelling spectator esports. From my perspective I’ve watched countless hours of streamers playing PUBG and it’s always fun to watch streamers hunt for kills and play the game in the most active manner possible.The more competitive you get, the more conservative gameplay becomes. Having read about the recent competitive H1Z1 at DreamHack, one player from a squad sat in a police car for a good 10/15 minutes without moving to secure higher placement. That’s the kind of gameplay that is not particularly fun to watch but I can understand from a strategic perspective that it’s wholly necessary at times. Not every esport has to be frenetic in play, and there’s a lot of games where things aren’t the most exciting for patches so that’s more of a by-the-by point. Also the spectator tool and sheer size of map makes it tough to get on board with. Then again, the developers have time to try and create the best possible tool to broadcast the game. It’s still very early on in as the game is still in early access. To those claiming it’s too based on RNG, many consider Hearthstone an esport so I don’t really buy the “luck factor” as a big issue here. Without further ado, here’s some of the opinions gathered from folk on Twitter: Yes, it will make it: Steve “Toffees” Pierce – Caster and talk-show hostCredit: Steve “Toffees” PierceI think it has potential as an esport but much of that potential rides on his presentation. If it’s treated like just another shooter I don’t think it can work as there’s simply not enough action and too much RNG.I see it as a sort of a crossover. It’s not just a shooter there’s a farming phase, a positioning phase and a pushing phase. There’s loadouts that are ideal, and some not ideal but within PUBG you still have traditional FPS roles — i.e. sniper, AR, Scout, pusher that you might see in a traditional shooter.I believe sports benefit from storylines. They create viewer buy-in and foster an interest and a loyalty that extends beyond just a highlight play. The format of a PUBG game provides the perfect opportunity to juxtapose storyline and action gameplay into a seamless and engaging viewer experience.Luke Cotton – Code Red EsportsWe are very bullish about PUBG’s potential as an esport, and through our talent agency, Code Red, are actively looking to represent PUBG commentators, which is unusual for a new title in its formative stages. Firstly, PUBG has gained a huge and dedicated playerbase, which is a prerequisite. However, of equal importance is that when a casual player watches a highly skilled player, they can both appreciate the difference in ability and style but also feel like they are learning something from watching. This will keep players engaged and watching professional matches.“The most difficult thing will be to ensure broadcasters and commentators do not miss key looting moments.”In a PUBG match, every moment is critical. This is why games like CS:GO work so well as esports: if you are a hardcore fan, you can feel the importance of what would appear to casual viewers as minor plays, but it also has its “wow” moments. PUBG has this too, as a player being spotted puts the viewer on edge, as they realise that should mean “game over” shortly, but a single player can also take down a four-man squad – but it is difficult and rare enough to be impressive when it does happen.PUBG can be a slow paced, yet tense, game to play, but that won’t be problematic from a broadcast POV given that there only needs to be a single interesting moment going on at a particular time on the map: and there always is. Observing will be critical and possibly even more important than commentary.“What is unique about PUBG (and other battle royale games) is the potential for multiple storylines throughout a match.”The most difficult thing will be to ensure broadcasters and commentators do not miss key looting moments (sniper rifles, 8x’s and suppressors) and thus miss players who are likely to have a significant impact on the end game. It is a concern that someone could win a major tournament but viewers might not see much – if anything – of how they do it. However, this is something that could be built into the spectator client or fed into a second screen in production through an API, if the developer, Bluehole, wants to.The main issue that PUBG will face is its randomness. Luck in looting and in the zone contractions will play a hugely significant role in matches between players on a professional level, more-so than any minor differences in skill. What is unique about PUBG (and other battle royale games) is the potential for multiple storylines throughout a match.It also helps that in Bluehole, PUBG has a developer which appears to be dedicated to making people enjoy their game. I expect that they will do everything possible within the game to give it every chance of success – which is not always the case.QuicksilvaMy 3 day old opinion on PUBG is that if this many people are playing it in Alpha, I feel like it is here to stay. That being said very lacklustre spectator wise at the moment but in the age of Twitch you can watch the best players. David Duffy – Feature Writer, exceL EsportsPersonally, I think it will, but it will more than likely be a niche esport along the lines. There’s definitely a space for an esport title that is not the typical moba/fps type. And what I love about watching PUBG is that it is absolutely watchable, and that each round creates its own storylines. Form is essentially irrelevant, being at the mercy of the map and the loot spawns, but there’s more than enough strategy in team games for it to be dynamic.I think their biggest challenge is the format – I do like what they did with the Invitational, and what they will do with the Gamescom event – having different types of rounds then a points ranking system, but also how many teams (assuming 4 players) will form a round. It’s certainly an interesting time, and I do think the viewership will translate into the esports side – especially if it continues to attract personalities rather than just players (if you get what I mean).Against: Wouldn’t survive as an eSport. Too much relies on luck, etc. Not EVERY popular game has to be come an eSport— Reginald Halstrom (@RegHalstrom) July 27, 2017 Battlefield all over again, a competitive esport will not resemble the game everyone plays and loves. It has its place on twitch though— Mark Balch (@gg_Herry) July 26, 2017last_img read more

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Team news & TV

first_imgAtlético Madrid v Real Madrid Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Goal 17:15 11/18/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Karim Benzema Antoine Griezmann Atletico Real Madrid UCL 10052017 Getty Atlético Madrid v Real Madrid Primera División Real Madrid Atlético Madrid The Madrid derby will be played for the first time in the Wanda Metropolitano with both sides needing wins to keep touch at the Liga summit Madrid’s famous derby breaks new ground on Saturday as Atletico Madrid welcome rivals Real to the Wanda Metropolitano for the first time.The clash, always a tense 90 minutes of football, takes on great importance for both sides after less than scintillating starts to the season.  Madrid -3 19/20 with dabble Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player To put it simply, neither team can afford a defeat that could see them fall further behind La Liga pace-setters Barcelona.But who will triumph in the maiden Wanda derby clash? Game Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Date Saturday, November 18 Time 19:45 GMT / 14:45 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Antoine Griezmann Atletico MadridIn the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Football and by stream via Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Football Sky Go In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on beIN Sports and by stream via beIN Sports Connect. US TV channel Online stream beIN Sports beIN Sports Connect SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Atletico Madrid players Goalkeepers Oblak, Moya, Werner Defenders Godin, Filipe Luis, Savic, Vrsaljko, Lucas, Juanfran, Gimenez Midfielders Partey, Koke, Saul, Carrasco, Fernandez, Gaitan, Gabi Forwards Griezmann, Torres, Correa, Vietto, Gameiro Diego Simeone has a fully fit squad at his disposal for the derby and he will hope striker Antoine Griezmann can return to form after some disappointing displays of late.With Diego Costa unable to feature for Atleti until January due to the club’s transfer ban, Angel Correa is in line for a start alongside Griezmann on Saturday.Potential starting XI: Oblak; Juanfran, Godin, Savic, Lucas; Gabi, Partey, Koke, Saul; Correa, Griezmann. Position Real Madrid players Goalkeepers Casilla, Luca, Moha Defenders Vallejo, Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Theo, Achraf Midfielders Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Llorente, Asensio, Isco, Ceballos Forwards Ronaldo, Benzema, Vazquez, Mayoral There are still plenty of injury niggles for Zinedine Zidane to contend.Gareth Bale is still out with a hamstring problem and will play no part against Atletico, while Keylor Navas is back in training, but not yet ready to return and Mateo Kovacic also needs more time to recover from his injury.Better news sees Dani Carvajal available again after a heart problem, while Luka Modric is also in contention despite being described by Zidane as “off-colour” in training on Thursday.Potential starting XI: Casilla; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Isco; Ronaldo, Benzema.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Cristiano Ronaldo Real MadridMadrid are 5/4 favourites to win, according to dabblebet , with Atletico priced at 23/10 and the draw available at 12/5.Click here to view dabblebet’s full selection of available match markets. GAME PREVIEW Diego Simeone Atletico Madrid 2017There is more at stake than usual on Saturday as Zidane’s men make the trip to Atletico’s shiny new home for the first time.Neither Madrid nor their bitter rivals have been in great form so far. The Merengue have fallen eight points behind Barcelona at the Liga summit and currently share third place with Atletico, sitting ahead currently on goal difference. After such a spectacular start to life on the Bernabeu bench Zidane is now feeling the pressure a little, and three points at the Wanda Metropolitano would be more than welcome. Real must beware, however, as they will be facing up against another coach who will be desperate for victory. Diego Simeone’s place as a Colchonero legend is beyond question, but he cannot help but be worried by the slump his team have entered in this, his seventh season in charge. While league results have been slightly under-par, Atletico face the added disappointment of an underwhelming Champions League campaign that may end prematurely if they do not get their act together in the final two group games. A win over Real could serve as to kick start their spluttering season, meaning Zidane can take absolutely nothing for granted in this must-see derby.last_img read more