14 films I'll remember having watched in 2014

14 films I'll remember having watched in 2014
by B. Harvey

14 books I'll remember having read in 2014

14 books I'll remember having read in 2014
by B. Harvey

Poetry @ Harpoon Review & other places

Poetry @ Harpoon Review & other places
by B. Harvey

ICYMI @ BallerBall

ICYMI @ BallerBall
by B. Harvey

Could've vs. Should've: Yeah, Green Bay lost

January 21, 2015


Maybe I was asked because all my students know I'm a Packers fan. Or, maybe the Green Bay mug on my desk prompted the asking. Either way, doesn't matter. During the last period of the day, Oscar asked me what I thought about that game on Sunday.

About an excerpt from Ralph Ellison's 'Invisible Man'

January 19, 2015


The year is 2015. It's MLK Day. People are discussing how his legacy has been honored and not so honored. Work has been done. There is work still to do. Thinking within this context, I believe the following passage from the Prologue of Ellison's 1952 novel to be both stunningly and frighteningly insightful to the present times in which we live. I choose the word stunningly because Ellison's depictions of race relations some sixty years after he wrote them are still strikingly accurate. I choose the word frighteningly here because the relevance of such accuracies so many years later is nothing less than scary. 

2014 AFC Championship Game

January 18, 2015

Some quick points (also, click here for some thoughts on the NFC Championship game):

When Indianapolis has the ball:

T.Y. Hilton understands there are always more Patriots, like ants, like roaches, like legions out of Valhalla. 
I'm not trying to pretend I'm an expert on the Indianapolis Colts offense or New England's defense. What I do know is this: Andrew Luck's career, but especially his Playoff career, has gotten off to a rather historic start. Moreover, this historic start is not like Matthew Stafford's career, where the history making has been shaped by rule changes and Calvin Johnson.

2014 NFC Championship Game

Some quick points (click here for the AFC Championship game):

When Green Bay has the ball:


Eddie Lacy meet Cham Kancellor. He cancels stuff.
The Packers can't win without Eddie Lacy having a big game today. Rodgers' arm is magical, but his torn calf muscle isn't. Lacy must be the legs on offense. Every positive yard he gains potentially buys Rodgers time in the pocket.

ICYMI @BallerBall:

January 17, 2015

At the ESPN TrueHoop affiliate BallerBall:


"C'mon, say it with me: Together we are Jeff Green!" "I still think this would be cooler if we were being traded for Captain Planet."

2014 College Football Playoff: National Championship Game

January 12, 2015

Ohio State v Oregon @ 8:30 on ESPN




Mike Langston: The first national championship game brings something new.

Bryan Harvey: You sound like Abe Lincoln at Gettysburg.
 

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