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Russell Westbrook, staying motivated:

"There are many times throughout a season that you may not feel like playing. You may not want to play on this night, or against this team. But I don’t feel that way. This is one of the best jobs in the world, and you never know how long you’ll be able to do it — how long you’ll be able to run like this and jump like this. So I go for it. I go for it every time. It may look angry, but it’s the only way I know."
No one plays harder than Russell Westbrook, but there's a method to his madness.
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I gave desperate warnings against the obscurity, the complexity, and overambition of the new design, but my warnings went unheeded. I conclude that there are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.

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Steph Curry, on pride:

"If you don’t have that edge, that kind of just stubbornness about how good you think you can be, then we’re not going to go anywhere."
The more I reported and thought about the circumstances and results of the monumental Warriors transition from Mark Jackson to Steve Kerr, the more it all came to focus on Stephen Curry. Curry didn’t do it on purpose, but you… Continue Reading →
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Douglas Crockford:

"Java is Star Trek. It was first, and it is all uniforms, regulations, and red alerts. JavaScript is Star Wars. Grit, chaos, and mysticism."

"When confronted with JavaScript, programmers have a choice: You can go Jedi, or you can go JarJar. Overwhelmingly, the most popular choice is to go JarJar: 'Meesa web ninja!'"
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Ron Adams, on relentlessness:

"If you block me off, I can be content to stay behind you and smell your deodorant, or I can choose to spin off of you. And spinning, almost invariably you get to semi-equal position. That spin is just part of that mindset of, there is no time that you cannot be pursuing. There is no time that you cannot be in the play."
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When hillbillies make headlines!

The Indiana pizza joint story has many amusing aspects. The woman pictured below said:

"If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no."

To which a Yelp review replied:

"In all my queer life, I've never known a gay to cater their wedding with pizza."

I have a hard time believing that they cater any weddings. But maybe that's an Indiana thing?

From a separate article:

"The O'Connor family told ABC 57 news that if a gay couple or a couple belonging to another religion came in to the restaurant to eat, they would never deny them service."

(http://www.abc57.com/story/28681598/rfra-first-business-to-publicly-deny-same-sex-service)

So... they are not anti-gay, only anti-gay-wedding?

The woman continues:

"We’re not discriminating against anyone, that’s just our belief and anyone has the right to believe in anything." 

Uh... 

There is a whole movie devoted to these people: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/
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Vivek Ranadive, on success:

"I made mistakes, and I’m sure I’ll make more mistakes. Hopefully, I’ll make different ones. But I am successful at everything I do, and that’s not going to change. We are trying to build something special here, not just for one year, but for many years. And I’m learning that the journey is not going to be easy."
Ranadive admits he moved too fast to hire a coach after he took over the team He says he now has the right leadership in place: Vlade Divac and George Karl He emphasizes that Divac is in charge of basketball operations
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On Tom Coughlin:

"What is the Coughlin way? It is simple. Every little thing matters. You should not, for instance, wear black socks when every other player, by rule, is wearing white socks. ''His trademark is his attention to detail,''  said Steve Spagnuolo."

"People believe in Tom and his coaching because there is no guise, because he stays true to his core beliefs and because he never takes credit for anything. In time, a trust develops. If Tom says this is what we must do to win, then that’s what we will all do."

"To this day, Coughlin addresses the Giants three times a week with a calculated sense of theater.

On Wednesday mornings, with prepared remarks and a PowerPoint demonstration, he outlines a theme for the week. He refines the message with more inspirational language at another team talk on Friday afternoons. On Saturday nights before games, Coughlin closes the motivational show with a big presentation replete with video, music or special guest speakers."

" I don’t think his legacy will be rules and fines handed out for being late. That’s not how it works. If you win enough, then winning becomes your legacy. "
With the Giants’ Tom Coughlin about to coach in his fourth conference championship game Sunday, it seems time to appraise him for more than his punctiliousness.
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Quin Snyder, redefining success:

"We have lots of things to fight for, just not the playoffs. You can always take steps. ... That's part of becoming good, being able to tap that competitiveness and that intensity and focus at times when maybe it's hard."
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I was trying to explain to someone the difference between Java and JavaScript. "It is like the difference between Star Trek and Star Wars."

Java is Star Trek. It was first, and it is all uniforms, regulations, and red alerts. JavaScript is Star Wars. Grit, chaos, and mysticism.
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Kevin Garnett on success factors:

"That's that fire, man. That's that alpha fire that's in you. That's that knuckle-down, I'm-not-afraid-of-anything relentless attitude, like, 'I'm coming at you and if you're not ready, then I'm coming through you.' That's what makes him who he is. I always told him, 'Don't ever apologize for that, because that's your mojo, that's what makes you who you are.' But he's got to be able to control it. 'Let that be a part of you, but control it. Don't let it control you.'"
Can the Dallas Mavericks really put the fate of their franchise in the hands of a point guard like this?
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Tim Kawakami:

"The difference between great and horrible in the NBA can be occasionally be traced to a few HUGELY IMPORTANT moments in time."
* The second edition of the BANG NBA Playoff Power Rankings are in–this one by Marcus Thompson II, who did some maneuvering at the top of the rankings. Also… Trying something new tonight during the Warriors-Kings game… Join the @warriors… Continue Reading →
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