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first_imgPhoto courtesy of Ariel HellerAriel Heller sat up in bed when he read the original script for his Student Academy Award-winning thesis film last spring. Upon reading it, Heller knew then he had to bring the script to life. The script was written by alumnus Celia Rettenmaeier for a simulated studio-like production course, CTPR 546, Heller was in. It was originally titled “Blue Gatorade and Cheetos,” but over the course of the year, Heller and Rettenmaeier developed the script into Mammoth, a film following two brothers embarking on a journey to Mammoth Lakes after one discovers he is diagnosed with terminally ill cancer. With its compelling characters and visuals, Mammoth won a silver medal for best narrative film by a U.S. school for the Student Academy Awards. An alumnus of the USC Cinematic Arts program, Heller was one of two USC student recipient filmmakers awarded this season.Heller recalled the developmental process for the film as streamlined and uncomplicated after sitting down with Rettenmaier. The original script could not be made in the production course because of its 12-minute time constraint, but the possibility of Rettenmaier’s script making it into Heller’s thesis film was a viable option. Rettenmaier agreed and Heller began adapting the script, then shooting the film in December 2016.After receiving a bachelor’s degree in musical theater from Emerson College in Boston, Heller moved to New York City and began working as a stage actor in the Blue Man Group and the critically acclaimed Broadway play War Horse. In 2014, he relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a master’s degree at USC.Heller credits renowned filmmakers such as Alexander Payne, Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jones as an early influence on his writing and directing style. “The kind of humor and sensibility, and edge and tone that those guys get has always been what I’m after,” Heller said. “It comes in performance and complexities in relationships … mixed with the absurdity of life and how ridiculous things are and the ability to laugh at ourselves, feel pain and be vulnerable.”The 22-minute film focuses on two brothers, played by Tad Cooley and Alex Hoeffler, grappling with themes of death, time and acceptance as one of them battles terminal cancer. Mammoth explores juxtaposing visuals and tone, with dark humor accompanied by vast seclusions of Northern California winter landscape.Heller petitioned at USC to include his own brother Caleb Heller, an American Film Institute graduate, as director of photography for Mammoth.The title of the film takes also on a double entendre, according to Heller. “[Mammoth is] not just the physical place, but the size of the decision, the size of the symbology of the biggest and last decision you’ll ever make,” Heller said.As a director, Heller doesn’t shy away from political stances. He openly creates statements emphasizing “death with dignity” or the “right-to-die” laws for patients battling terminal illnesses.“The reason why I was so compelled with the story is because death with dignity — as a cause in this country and a law — is one that had caught my eye a few years back,” Heller said. He specifically mentioned the controversial Brittany Maynard case, in which a 29-year-old woman decided to take her life after learning she had terminal brain cancer. The case propelled California to pass a law in June 2016, allowing individuals with a terminal diagnosis the right to physician-assisted suicide. Heller wanted to ensure Mammoth did not fall into the category of a soapbox film; he instead displays his point of view through the dynamic relationships of his characters.“It’s an opportunity to shed a light on something through a real moment, through a real relationship, one that’s more nuanced and more complicated,” Heller said. “I hope that anyone who comes to see the film who might otherwise be skeptical or in opposition to that right, might walk away from this movie seeing value in affording people the privilege to be in control at the end.”last_img read more


first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, tosses powder in the air as teammates watch prior to an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Lakers forward Anthony Davis, left, shoots as Suns forward Cheick Diallo defends during the first half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. Davis has 25 points in a 125-100 win. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson, left, dunks as Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLakers guard Rajon Rondo, right, shoots as Phoenix Suns forward Cheick Diallo defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 125-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, second from right, passes the ball as Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson, left, guard Devin Booker, second from left, and guard Ricky Rubio defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, right, shoots as Phoenix Suns guard Ty Jerome, center, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Phoenix Suns forward Elie Okobo, center, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, left, and forward Kyle Kuzma defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Phoenix Suns guard Ricky Rubio, left, blocks a pass intended for Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, left, shoots as Phoenix Suns guard Jevon Carter defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 125-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Phoenix Suns forward Cheick Diallo, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, right, shoots as Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, left, grabs a rebound as Phoenix Suns forward Cheick Diallo holds him during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 125-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Phoenix Suns forward Elie Okobo, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 125-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Phoenix Suns forward Elie Okobo defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 125-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Phoenix Suns guard Jevon Carter, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Troy Daniels, left, guard Quinn Cook, second from left, and center Dwight Howard defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 125-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams instructs his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 125-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, shoots as Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, second from left, and forward Mikal Bridges, right, defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 125-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr., center, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, left, and guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 125-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, tosses powder in the air as teammates watch prior to an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Lakers forward Anthony Davis, left, shoots as Suns forward Cheick Diallo defends during the first half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. Davis has 25 points in a 125-100 win. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 19Lakers forward Anthony Davis, left, shoots as Suns forward Cheick Diallo defends during the first half of Monday’s game at Staples Center. Davis has 25 points in a 125-100 win. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Four nights ago, the Staples Center crowd literally cheered the prospect they believed might replace Rajon Rondo.On Monday night, Rondo felt that warmth himself – against all odds.The 33-year-old point guard showed deep-shooting prowess and just enough of his vintage touch finishing around the rim for a 23-point effort that helped pace the Lakers (40-12) in a 125-100 victory over the Phoenix Suns (21-33).Rondo’s 9-for-13 shooting night gave him a season-high 23 points to go with six assists. He was so hot, as he shot his fourth and final 3-pointer of the night in the fourth quarter, audible gasps of anticipation hissed for a shooter who is hitting just a third of his attempts this season. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The oft-criticized point guard went on a one-man rally in the second quarter, knocking back an 8-0 run with a pair of 3-pointers and a finger-roll layup. The Suns gave him ample room at the 3-point line, and he looked comfortable enough hitting his wide-open looks from deep.By the end of his 14-minute first-half stint, Rondo had totaled 15 points and three assists, the Lakers were up by 11, and the crowd – which had given him a few boos as recently as the last home game – politely applauded as he checked out.Vogel said he expected Rondo could have more of these gems in him as the Lakers ramp up to the playoffs.“He’s a savvy vet – he’s someone who’s going to rise to the occasion,” he said. “Guys in their thirties, 82 games, they’re going to have some nights when you don’t look as spry as you did when you were early in your twenties, but when it matters, he’s gonna be there for us.”It happened on a night when the Lakers, who had lost three of their last four at Staples, needed some support. LeBron James had a relatively forgettable game, requiring 16 shots to score 17 points and having just one fewer turnover (eight) than his assist total (nine). It was the third straight game James has had at least six turnovers, an unseemingly companion to a night when he completed impressively difficult outlet passes to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Davis.The Suns were far from playing with a full deck: Aron Baynes, Dario Saric and Frank Kaminsky were already out, and DeAndre Ayton was ruled out hours before tip-off. Phoenix was left playing with Cheick Diallo as its starting center.The Suns felt the crush of the Lakers’ size, as the home team grabbed 30 more rebounds. Phoenix was also outscored in the paint 58-38. Dwight Howard had another double-double (14 points, 15 rebounds), Kyle Kuzma brought energy off the bench (nine points, eight rebounds, four assists), and Avery Bradley continued a hot shooting streak (3 for 4 from deep, 12 points).But the biggest problem was the disappearance of Devin Booker, who found himself shrouded by Lakers’ defenders throughout the evening. The All-Star snub who averages nearly 27 points per game was just 2 for 11 from the field for 10 points.Related Articlescenter_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“We’ve been on him to shoot those shots, be aggressive,” All-Star forward Anthony Davis said. “And he showed you all he can do tonight, he does it all the time in practice and we understand that he wants to get guys involved but it’s only going to open up the floor to get guys involved the more aggressive he is.”He led an effort in which the Lakers’ bench outscored the undermanned Suns bench, 62-36. Davis led all scorers with 25 points and added 10 rebounds and five assists to finish walloping Phoenix for the Lakers’ second win in a row.Rondo has been the most divisive Lakers player among fans, particularly during slumps that have dragged out over the last two months. On social media, screaming for a reduction in his minutes has reached a fever pitch, even as Coach Frank Vogel has supported him and kept his role the same. Rondo’s enigmatic demeanor has added a little fuel to the fire – even on Monday night after his biggest game in a month, he declined to speak to the media.It felt like a potential tipping point Thursday when Lakers owner Jeanie Buss hosted Darren Collison, the former UCLA star who was mulling a comeback from his surprising retirement last summer. In a surreal moment, Collison’s image flashed across the jumbotron and was summarily celebrated by the crowd, knowing a potential recruit was making a decision – potentially claiming the backup point guard role that has so far been Rondo’s.In the ensuing days, Collison has decided to stay retired. Rondo decided to get going against Phoenix. “You try to limit his touches, try to limit his rhythm shots and hopefully he doesn’t get it going early,” said Danny Green, who drew the challenge of slowing one of the league’s most prolific scorers. “That wasn’t just me, it was a collective effort. JaVale (McGee) was great at the rim, protecting the rim and making sure he didn’t get anything easy at the basket or in the paint. I just made sure he didn’t get great looks behind the arc.”The Lakers won their 40th game of the season before the All-Star break, something the franchise hadn’t done since the 2009-10 season.James passed another milestone in the third quarter, becoming No. 5 among the NBA’s all-time leaders in made free throws, passing Michael Jordan (7,327). No. 4 is Oscar Robertson with 7,694.The Lakers have just one game to go before the All-Star break, a road game at Denver. They hope to validate their early season vision that the players within their locker room are all they need – even the ones who fans are fickle with have some good nights to give.“We knew when we put this team together, we felt like we was a championship team as soon as we put the team together,” Davis said. “So we still have that confidence in our players, we’ve just got to get back to doing the things we do, get back to playing defense like we did tonight and we’ll be fine.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers last_img read more


first_img“Third gamers are extra uncovered” One other drawback that is on the desk is the extension of contracts. Many Second B and Third footballers finish their relationship with their present membership on June 30. As of at present it is unknown whether or not by then the qualifying rounds can have been performed for promotion: “Evidently they didn’t take it under consideration of their preliminary budgets. There is no stage of definition on whether or not it will likely be viable and if it is, it is additionally unknown who can have to bear the prices: the golf equipment, a price range line from the Federation …“Extra setbacks: de-escalation, optimistic groups …The completely different evolution of the pandemic underneath our borders causes the Autonomous Communities to save time for the virus by way of the completely different phases. On this means, in La Graciosa they’re ruled by section 1, whereas in Madrid it continues at 0. This additionally impacts sports activities coaching: “As we speak the alarm state is prolonged {and professional} groups are still unable to prepare usually. In section 2, the Autonomous Communities might arrive erratically. In Third, many groups use municipal services that won’t be open to prepare and they might have to search for options. In the event that they go to one other place and so they have to be disinfected, if they’ve to be examined … Who will bear these prices? We discover it tough for these Playoffs to happen“A query that have to be addressed is what would occur if a footballer, extra uncovered than the First and Second professionals, examined optimistic. David Jiménez offers his imaginative and prescient: “Enter into the lack of definition that exists. Nobody is aware of what might occur. Third Division gamers mix sports activities exercise with regular work exercise. They go to work in the mornings and in the afternoon to prepare. They’re prone to contagion. As we speak a skilled participant is given a take a look at, subsequent week one other one, however he has not skilled one other work context. In Third one is a laptop scientist, one other administrative … They’re uncovered and like that case, there are numerous different undefined ones on the desk“JUAN AGUADO & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>David Jiménez, in an interview with AS.JUAN AGUADO (DAILY AS) David Jiménez Lastly, and pending the date on which the Playoff will likely be held, it is value addressing the renewal of contracts for many who finish their relationship on June 30: “It even has authorized connotations. That is, A participant who expires his employment contract on June 30, there is a basic precept of labor that is volunteerism. You can not drive a particular person to lengthen the contract past what you’ve signed. It could undergo negotiations with the gamers themselves. The golf equipment would have to negotiate with the gamers the extensions of these contracts and that occurs as a result of there is an acceptance by each events. In different phrases, it could possibly be the case that a staff had ten gamers who didn’t need to proceed. “ Though for years it has been studied how to give a return to the Second B mannequin, the implementation will trigger the subsequent season to descend from stage greater than half of the class. This is one other matter that worries David Jiménez: “And never solely that. There will likely be a whole bunch of Third Groups down to a fifth stage. Proper now it is solely an concept which will have been launched, however this requires a extra detailed examine, evaluation and extra detailed work on how they need to look. You might have to have the opinion of what the Second B suppose that could possibly be in a regular Second B, what do the Third groups suppose … You might have to contain ProLiga, create a work desk and work properly. “Authorized actions earlier than the changeProLiga can verify to this newspaper that some golf equipment in the class, in protection of their pursuits, are keen to declare their rights by way of authorized channels. Not everybody has formally confirmed it, which sure Córdoba has executed. David Jiménez explains the causes that may be adopted: “Any answer besides ending the competitions is neither mirrored in the rules of the Spanish federation nor does it seem in the competitors bases. In different phrases, every part could possibly be appealed. Anybody might resort to any of those choices or the answer that places the Federation on the desk as a result of they contemplate themselves harmed“Nevertheless, ProLiga as an employer represents a important variety of groups and has not thought-about taking motion as a union. Moreover, it speaks of a concern that impacts everybody equally: “We’re very involved about how economically sustainable the golf equipment will likely be from subsequent season. Many have already taken away their sponsorships. There is speak of beginning the season later and even behind closed doorways, which might indicate a important lower in earnings in lots of issues. From ProLiga we lately printed a decalogue of proposals that we now have transferred to the CSD, the Federation, the League and the unions, who’re on this path, on the path of financial sustainability. “Unsure budgetsLack of sponsorships, ignorance of field workplace revenues, pending renovation … The following season will likely be a storm for the most modest entities: “The golf equipment, virtually the majority, have no idea how to price range for subsequent 12 months. They have no idea what earnings they anticipate to have from sponsorships, season 20-21. If we already get into 21-22, with a attainable restructuring, which could possibly be a attainable fifth class … The half that corresponds to the Federation is essential. They are saying they assure the support that is dedicated. That is vital that they emphasize it, as a result of at the least the golf equipment know what can occur to them. You might have to have these video games very clear. “ David Jiménez “There are numerous issues still to be outlined” Transforming of the classIn current weeks, a important variety of golf equipment have endorsed the creation of a new class, the Segunda B Professional, to support the professionalization of modest soccer. The RFEF has confirmed that this will likely be the case, however earlier than that there will likely be a transition season, which ProLiga has additionally valued: “It appears clear that subsequent season there will likely be 5 teams of 20 and we’re involved if it will have an effect on the stage of the class. Anyway it is not fully outlined. There is speak of a transforming of subgroups, but it surely is additionally not clear how they are going to be, what number of, if that relies upon on the Territorial or the RFEF “.As soon as contested, the Second B is not going to be what it was and it is important to outline precisely every of its factors. Given this, ProLiga claims to be current at the debate: “It is one thing that you’ve got to examine very slowly, you’ve to analyze it properly, you’ve to know properly the way it impacts all classes, the way it impacts Third. ProLiga have to be current at the working tables that may be arrange to give you the chance to analyze in context of all classes and having the ability to attempt to discover a restructuring that advantages everybody and has not been harmed. “ David Jiménez The Royal Spanish Soccer Federation has at present officialized the Playoff mannequin in Second B and Third and the definitive finish to the descents and the remaining days of the common season. ProLiga, as a consultant employer of greater than 200 golf equipment in each classes, calls for solutions from the federation concerning all unknowns that still presents the accredited mannequin: safety protocol, what occurs if there are positives, particular dates … It additionally claims the presence at work tables so as to put together the transforming of the class and requests help for its decalogue of financial measures. David Jiménez, president of ProLiga, in statements to AS seeks a extra concrete answer to the decision of non-professional soccer: “It could not be truthful to be advantageous. The RFEF’s determination is not simple in these circumstances. Having stated that, we want it had had a increased diploma of definition. The completion mannequin has virtually not modified in contrast to a month in the past. To today, we still don’t know if the Playoff will actually be attainable or if there will likely be direct promotions. “The phrases of the union president come from the indisputable fact that Well being still has to give the go-ahead for the return of the competitors. With out it, promotions can be awarded to the first of every group. “There are numerous issues which might be undefined. It is stated that they may start two or three weeks after the skilled league is restarted. We don’t know when they are going to be in a position to play then, nor when the groups will likely be in a position to prepare once more. Lots of them use municipal services and will not be in a position to prepare. We’re additionally involved about what Well being protocol they need to comply with, what prices it entails … “, he tells this newspaper. “The golf equipment have no idea how to price range”last_img read more


first_imgAs the primary officer assigned to keeping track of the city’s 79 registered sex offenders, Montebello Detective Julio Calleros wouldn’t mind some help. “Sex offenders should always be monitored, especially those on parole or probation, because they are just out of jail and are either rehabilitated or are going back to their old ways,” he said. Now, two new proposals at the state level could provide help for Calleros and dozens of other officers at smaller police agencies who are charged with keeping tabs on dozens of local registered sex offenders. One proposal would track high-risk offenders with global positioning technology. The other bill would create regional task forces to monitor sex offenders. Locally, law enforcement officials have differing views on the proposals. Some officials who track sex offenders say any help they can get from the state would be useful. But other officers say they could be better off tracking local offenders on their own, without interference from outside agencies. “Any type of enforcement or program we could have is a benefit to us, even if we don’t have a problem,” Calleros said of Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia’s bill to fund Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) teams. Los Angeles County currently has a SAFE team, but it works only in conjunction with the county Sheriff’s Department, the state Department of Justice’s Bureau of Investigations, the state’s parole office and the county’s Probation Department. Garcia’s bill would fund nine new regional teams, providing each with $1.6 million annually. “Everybody’s short on resources,” said Steve Utter, a state DOJ special agent in charge of the Los Angeles regional office of California Bureau of Investigations. “A task force is a multiplier, as opposed to an agency having to create a whole team on their own. SAFE teams will do sweeps to confirm offenders are living where they say they are – monitoring, tracking and parole- and probation-compliance checks.” Last year, he said, his team arrested 90 people. “Any sex offender who is not being monitored is a greater risk because they know they’re not being watched,” Utter said. The second major proposal involving sex offenders is state Sen. Jackie Speier’s bill to fit high-risk sex offenders on parole or probation with electronic tracking devices. She introduced her bill into the Legislature on Jan. 13. It could be heard by the Senate Public Safety Committee as early as mid-February. “This technology is giving us a second set of eyes,” Speier said. “We can observe a parolee 24 hours a day. I don’t think you can do any better than that. It’s high time we use technology in a way that makes our streets safer.” In the Whittier area, both in the city and unincorporated areas, 11 percent of 169 sex offenders who were required to register with police have not done so, according to the Megan’s Law Web site. In Montebello, 38 percent of 79 sex offenders are currently unregistered with the Police Department. In Pico Rivera, 15percent of 85 offenders have not registered. “We have to question their motives for not registering,” said Whittier police Officer Jason Zuhlke. “It shows they have more of an intention to defy the law.” Whittier police send out yearly notices to registered sex offenders, alerting them that they need to report to the agency. Whittier police also make home visits to verify that offenders are living where they say they are and are in compliance with parole and probation requirements. Officers who track sex offenders at local agencies said that the Megan’s Law Web site is not always accurate. Some offenders listed on the site have left the state. Joe Walker, a crime analyst at the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station who tracks that city’s sex offenders, said there is no fool-proof monitoring system that can keep sex offenders from re-offending. “By registering, it doesn’t mean they’re going to stay out of trouble,” Walker said. “I think the best way is to do it locally. We know all these guys. We keep track of where they live, work, who their next of kin is, what kind of car they drive, any tattoos they have, their phone numbers, where they were born.” Both ideas are picking up growing support as sponsors tour the state promoting them. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_img Comments   Share   I feel like I just drove across country to find that Wally World is closed (Editors note: Strong language is in this movie clip). That about sums it up. Sorry folks, park’s closed, moose outside shoulda told you.A tie.The old cliche goes, a tie is like kissing your sister. I don’t have a sister so I don’t have the slightest clue what that means. I hate ties. I hate wearing them and I certainly hate watching them. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The defense rests. No seriously, take a breather, guys, because you played your guts out. Seattle had 11 first downs, 257 yards, converted three third-downs, and possessed the ball for 20 minutes less than the Cardinals did. And that’s all in a game that featured an extra quarter of football. Seattle’s beleaguered offensive line had no choice but to hold the Cardinals as often as they did. It’s a shame their work didn’t yield better results.Decisions and Mistakes. Palmer’s fumble at the end of the first half potentially cost them a field goal (or at least an attempt). Second quarter drives that put the Cardinals on Seattle’s 20-, 28- and 25-yard line but Arizona only getting three points out of those drives hurt. The decision to go for it on 4th-and-1 from the Seattle 19 in the third quarter, possibly robbing the Cards of three more points burned. The ball hitting J.J. Nelson in the hands in the end zone in overtime, a Michael Floyd drop on the next play, David Johnson somehow hitting the pylon but not getting in and for whatever reason, no review of that play — these are some of the things I’ll think about when thinking about this game. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact David Johnson is going to need some ibuprofen. His final line: 33 carries for 113 yards. Eight more catches for 58 yards. Forty-one touches in five quarters of work. – / 46 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The standings will reflect that nobody won or lost this game between the Cardinals and Seahawks but that’s a borderline lie. The Cardinals lost on this night. They had a whole catalog of ways they could have won this game. Opportunity after opportunity. The Seahawks had one. OK, maybe more that but it felt like only one. Add in the fact the Cardinals are the one chasing Seattle in the standings and there’s no question perceptually who lost, a notion that Larry Fitzgerald agreed with.So many chances. So much wasted. It feels like the Cardinals lost this game. Makes me want to punch that moose right in the mouth.Here are some quick thoughts from tonight’s game:Special teams were anything but. Missed field goals. A blocked punt. Is it a stretch to say that special teams are the reason the Cardinals are 3-3-1 and not 5-2? Doesn’t feel like it. If the Cardinals can just reasonably execute a kick or two on a Sunday night against the Patriots and the Seahawks, our perception of this uneven season is a whole lot different. The blocked punt led to the Seahawks only points in regulation. But it’s those missed kicks that will haunt. The Bobby Wagner block was deemed legal almost immediately on Twitter by Dean Blandino and Mike Pereira but you can’t help but wonder if that block was going through Catanzaro’s mind on the potential game winner in OT when Wagner did it again. Truth is, nothing burns in football more than having a kicker you can’t trust. It’s hard to get that trust back. When asked what he told Catanzaro after the game BA said bluntly “Make it. This ain’t high school. You get paid to make it.” Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) reacts after a missed game-winning field goal attempt during overtime of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The game ended in overtime in a 6-6 tie. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)last_img read more

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