Links of the Day – May 8

this isn’t going to be a daily thing, I just happen to come across some crazy cool stuff these last couple days….

“The World’s Population in 2000, by Longitude”….and, yes, visually and cooler than it sounds.

Not a link, but a little bit of local color. Last Wednesday the Bruins, Red Sox, and Celtics all played, with two of those teams in play-off games, the Celtics facing elimination. On the radio the next day, they reported the TV ratings…twice as many people in the Boston market watched a series-opening game than a potential elinimation game (and almost no one watched the Red Sox that night). Despite the national media coverage of the Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics, this is hockey country, deep deep hockey country.

Must Read/Watch, especially if you love hoops: The Bulls bucked the conventional wisdom that you need to “put the ball in your star’s hands” and let him go to work. Maybe they didn’t have a star to go to in the first place, but when you score on eight of 10 clutch possessions in the final six minutes against a defense as ferocious as the Heat’s without Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich, it sends a powerful message. That message? Running actual plays — any plays — works late as well as any other time in the game as long as the staff and players are committed to the cause.

ELLT 2009 Shimp golf

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