By Steve Bulpett | [email protected] | Boston HeraldDecember 21, 2018 at 11:05 pm It was Greek Heritage Night at the Garden last evening, which isn’t as odd as it sounds for the Irish-themed home team. The Celtics do, after all, play here in the Athens of America. A certain Buck star was the impetus for the extra-curricular celebration, with signs at Greek Orthodox churches in the area advertising group tickets and inviting people to “Watch the Celtics take on the ‘Greek Freak’ Giannis Antetokounmpo.” But even those who share nationality or descent with Yanni are Celtic fans at heart, so, Hellenic pride aside, this was a rough night for parochial interests. BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 21: Khris Middleton #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks drives the ball past Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on December 21, 2018. (Staff Photo By Christopher Evans/Boston … [Read more...] about Bulpett: Celtics can’t get into the party spirit against Bucks
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Robbing banks and trains is one way to make money in "Red Dead Redemption 2." (Rockstar Games) The fun of "Monster Hunter World" comes in the multiplayer where teams of four hunt prey like the Rathalos. (Capcom) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds "God of War" brings Norse mythology to life as Kratos and Atreus explore the land ruled by Odin. (Sony Interactive Entertainment) "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4" lets players go after each other solo, in teams of two or in squads of four. The goal is to be the last group standing. (Activision) Players become embroiled in a conflict between Sparta and Athens in "Assassin's Creed Odyssey." (Ubisoft) The goal of "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" is to damage your foes so that they can be knocked off the stage. If players knock rivals off enough times, they win the match. (Nintendo) "Spider-Man" features a flexible combat system that works well in a brawl and in stealth. (Sony Interactive Entertainment) "Valkyria … [Read more...] about The top 10 video games of 2018 were …
By Jeff McDonald Updated 7:59 am CST, Sunday, November 25, 2018 San Antonio Spurs' DeMar DeRozan(10) drives against the Milwaukee Bucks' Brook Lopez during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won, 135-129. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) less San Antonio Spurs' DeMar DeRozan(10) drives against the Milwaukee Bucks' Brook Lopez during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won, 135-129. (AP ... more Photo: Jeffrey Phelps, FRE / Associated Press Photo: Jeffrey Phelps, FRE / Associated Press Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 San Antonio Spurs' DeMar DeRozan(10) drives against the Milwaukee Bucks' Brook Lopez during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 24, … [Read more...] about Greek Freak gets Bucks past Spurs
One of the things that came up in the many comments appended to the article on Bob's painting of extinct Maltese animals was the famous Egyptian tomb painting of the 'pygmy mammoth'. You're likely already familiar with this (now well known) case: here's the image, as it appears on the beautifully decorated tomb wall of Rekhmire, 'Governor of the Town' of Thebes, and vizier of Egypt during the reigns of Tuthmose III and Amenhotep II (c. 1479 to 1401 BCE) during the XVIII dynasty... In 1994, Baruch Rosen published a brief article in Nature in which he drew attention to the small, tusked, hairy elephant in the painting, shown as being waist-high to the accompanying people. The people next to the elephant seem to be Syrian traders, carrying objects that include tusks (note that a small bear is shown in the painting as well: that's very interesting but I don't have time to discuss it here). African elephants Loxodonta and the now extinct Middle Eastern population of the Asian elephant … [Read more...] about Did the ancient Egyptians know of pygmy mammoths? Well, there is that tomb painting.
Even casual sports fans know the names of the superstars in pro basketball. There is LeBron, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden. But there is one name you may not have heard, mainly because it takes courage and concentration to pronounce it. I'm talking about Giannis Antetokounmpo of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks. He is 23 years old, a hair under seven feet tall and there are 13 letters in his last name, most of them consonants, so he is usually referred to as Giannis or "The Greek Freak." He's called that because he is Greek and as we first reported in march he's doing things on a basketball court that people have never seen before. Even if you aren't a basketball fan you have to admire his athleticism and a personal story that's one of the most interesting in all of sports. If that sounds like hype, we offer into evidence exhibit number one. February, Madison Square Garden. Bucks versus the Knicks. A stolen pass, a fast break. Watch Giannis on the right. It was so … [Read more...] about Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks’ ‘Greek Freak’