Morning Grinders: May 1st

Just one day closer to the weekend. As any cube monkey knows, we can no longer give the excuse of the weekend during  the sluggish work mornings. There were late games last night with Vegas and San Jose dropping puck at 9 pm Central.

NBA Playoffs

Boston defeats Philadelphia 117-101 in the first game of the series. Terry Rozier, Al Horford and Jason Tatum had over 25 points a piece as the Celtics overcame a 31-13 night from Joel Embiid and a 20 point night from J.J. Redick. Redshirt rookie Ben Simmons had a 18 point game as he was heckled all night from the reckless Boston crowd.

Ben Simmons gets “NOT A ROOKIE” chants from Boston Celtics fans from r/sports

Tonight’s Games:

Cleveland at Toronto (-6.5) Game 1 7 PM CST on TNT

New Orleans at Golden State (-10.5)  Game 2 9:30 PM CST on TNT

NHL Playoffs

Tampa Bay evens the series by beating Boston 4-2 with a final score on an open net with 25.2 seconds go to. Brayden Point led the Lightning with 1 goal and 3 assists as the Lightning out shot the Bruins 21-12 in the last 2 periods. Huge comeback game for Tampa Bay as the series shifts for Boston for games 3 and 4.

Vegas beat San Jose in Overtime in Game 3 of the series. Vegas jumped to an early 3-1 lead in the second period but the raucous San Jose crowd energized the Sharks as they came back in the 3rd with the game tying goal coming in the last 2 minutes to send it to OT. Marc-Andre Fleury had a highlight-reel save against Logan Couture which extended OT and allowed William Karlsson to score the go-ahead score for Vegas.

Tonight’s Games:

Washington at Pittsburgh (-1.5) Game 3 6:30 PM CST on NBCSN

Nashville at Winnepeg (-1.5) Game 3 7 PM CST on CNBC


In college sports news, Texas Christian University now allows beer sales at their baseball games. Great move by AD Jeremiah Donati, who said this will be a pilot program for the football season in 2018. As somebody that likes a good tailgate, there is nothing wrong in bringing the party to the stadium. However, TCU fans should be aware that Ohio State, Iowa State, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State at home. These fans, especially those from Ames, are known for their massive alcohol intake. But till then, hot dogs, beers and baseball can hold it down in Fort Worth.

Indiana landed a huge recruit with 5 star guard Romeo Langford. A quick look at his mixtape, this kid can ball. Langford has strong fundamentals, can shoot the long ball and throw down the hammer. This kid is everything I would want on my team as a coach. Fantastic pickup for Archie Miller and the Hoosiers.


Surfer Rodrigo Koxa sets work record at Nazare. Now I don’t know how to surf and if its anything like snowboarding, I would be sitting in the water every 3 seconds. But to ride an 80 foot wave for about 15 seconds while water is fiercely coming down on you is down right impressive. Here is the run:

Song of the Day

Song of the Summer. O.A.R released Just like Paradise just about a month ago. There is just something about this song that makes me want to take the day off and fly to a beach somewhere. But at least this morning, I can close my eyes and imagine that I’m there. Listen to the song here.

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