Requiem for the Shore: Farewell to the Houston Rockets

Requiem for the Shore: Farewell to the Houston Rockets

The Houston basketball team was eliminated today. They were victims of their own design, struggling to overcome their lack of size. When the shots wouldn’t fall, they ultimately did, to the mighty Lakers. We put out their flame with a poem.

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Calm in an Anxious Era: Chad Lawson’s ‘You Finally Knew’

Calm in an Anxious Era: Chad Lawson’s ‘You Finally Knew’

Life is full of chance encounters that, in hindsight, seem like they were a puzzle piece sliding into place. Back in April, what feels more like five years than five months ago, I had one of those moments that have genuinely aided my journey through this, the strangest of years. I tried to ease my way into a Friday work day at home by putting on Spotify’s Classical New Releases playlist. One artist that grabbed my attention was Chad Lawson. The song was “Stay,” and by day’s end I had probably listened to it twenty times. He released an EP of the same name on May 1st, but now the project is released in full as the LP You Finally Knew.

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Tawdry, Paper Mountains: Farewell to the Milwaukee Bucks

Tawdry, Paper Mountains: Farewell to the Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee basketball team was eliminated today. They came into the playoffs as a favorite to win the title or at least make the Finals. Alas, they were exorcised into the hoops afterlife by the Miami Heat. We give them more than they deserve and honor their final loss with a poem.

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Carthage In A Day: Farewell to the Oklahoma City Thunder

Carthage In A Day: Farewell to the Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City basketball team was eliminated today. They began the season with a near-zero chance of making the playoffs. They came one win away from making the second round. We salute the fallen, quench their flame, and send them off with a poem.

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This Sacred Rite: Farewell to the Dallas Mavericks

This Sacred Rite: Farewell to the Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas basketball team was eliminated. Led by the prodigious, meteoric Luka Doncic, the Mavs gave the Clippers a true first round scare. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be completed. We honor the fallen and quench their flame with a poem.

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Be Thankful I Am Through: Farewell to the Portland Trail Blazers

Be Thankful I Am Through: Farewell to the Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland basketball team was eliminated today. Though they won the thrilling, first-ever play-in tournament, they ultimately fell to the almighty Lakers. We honor them, quench their candle, and pledge our undying fealty to Damian Lillard’s 2019-20 season with a poem.

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