Will the rest of the country follow Utah’s lead? Veuer’s Emily Drooby (@emilydrooby) has the story.
Bill Murray is elated pic.twitter.com/GK5O0BOSKF
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 24, 2017
Bill Murray is having one helluva sports year.
The actor was seen proudly cheering and celebrating 11-seed Xavier University’s victory over 2-seed University of Arizona during Thursday’s NCAA tournament matchup at SAP Center in San Jose, California.
And Murray, whose son is an assistant coach for Xavier’s basketball team, had the best time at the game.
He made “X” gestures by crossing his arms to show his support for the Musketeers, and even rubbed the head of Sister Rose Ann Fleming, the 77-year-old nun who makes sure all of Xavier’s student-athletes live up to the University’s academic standards.
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 24, 2017
— Xavier Gameday (@XavierGameday) March 24, 2017
Murray, 66, has attended every tournament game Xavier has had so far, and many believe the team’s winning streak has much to do with his presence.
NBA player Dwyane Wade tweeted: “The power of Bill Murray… This is his year in sports….. As a fan of course.” Entourage alum Jerry Ferrara also wrote: “Gritty Xavier win! Great game the whole way. Tons of credit to Bill Murray.”
The power of Bill Murray… This is his year in sports….. As a fan ofcourse
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) March 24, 2017
Gritty Xavier win! Great game the whole way. Tons of credit to Bill Murray.
— Jerry Ferrara (@jerryferrara) March 24, 2017
The proud dad was once again the star of various social media reactions.
More Bill Murray, this one celebrating X’s victory pic.twitter.com/hUi9ocgMlO
— John Marshall (@jmarshallap) March 24, 2017
What a year for Bill Murray.
– 11-seed Xavier defeats 2-seed Arizona to go to Elite 8.
– Cubs win the World Series pic.twitter.com/rOTzpxSQzQ
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 24, 2017
Bill Murray’s MLB team wins the World Series.
Bill Murray’s NCAA team makes Elite Eight.
guys the Tune Squad is going to win the NBA Finals pic.twitter.com/URdGpC6Qzi
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) March 24, 2017
— Ay-Aron (@JacksonAAaron) March 24, 2017
— Frank Ojeda (@UclaDodgerFrank) March 24, 2017
In fact, many are rooting for whatever sports team Murray will be cheering for next (maybe the Tune Squad?).
I’m never picking against a Bill Murray team again.
— Luke Lapinski (@LukeLapinski) March 24, 2017
At this point, I’m just going to root for whatever team Bill Murray roots for.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) March 24, 2017
Bill Murray’s having a year, man. Whoever his favorite hockey team is just became the Stanley Cup favorite
— Andrew Green (@andruwgreen) March 24, 2017
— Jen Tulicki (@kindafunnygirl) March 24, 2017
While his favorite collegiate basketball is having a shining moment, Murray had a wonderful sports dream come true when his favorite baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, won the 2016 Major League Baseball World Series in November, winning their first World Series in 108 years.
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The superfan was at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio when the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in game 7. Murray even got in on the fun and sprayed a bottle of champagne with reporters and players.
Xavier becomes the seventh 11 seed school to make the Elite 8, and will face off against #1 seed Gonzaga on Saturday for a chance to the Final Four.
This article originally appeared in People.com
24 March 2017 | 1:01 pm
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Keyholder is a newly open-sourced project from the Wikimedia Foundation that works a bit like an ever-watchful security minion. It allows authorized developers to access remote servers using an ssh key, to which it is the only user that has access.
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Nathan Fielder is still aiming to raise awareness of the Holocaust through a jacket.
In a fall 2015 episode of Nathan For You — a Comedy Central series in which Fielder brainstorms unconventional strategies to help small businesses — he started an outdoor apparel company named Summit Ice to “openly promote the true story of the Holocaust” after his jacket company of choice, Taiga, let him down by paying tribute to one of its catalogue writers who was a Holocaust denier. Although his marketing ideas did not fare well on the show, Fielder launched a website with Summit Ice Apparel, namely the signature black shell with plenty of zippers, and pledged to give the profits from Summit Ice sales to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. Celebrities including Jack Black, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Rogen, Rob Lowe, Ellie Kemper, and John Mayer supported the cause via these totally natural photos, and Fielder said that the first eight weeks of operation generated more than $300,000 in sales.
Fielder announced on Thursday that he would be donating $150,000 of Summit Ice profits to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, which is based in his hometown and promotes “social justice, human rights, and genocide awareness.” (Given the current climate, his cause seems more relevant than ever.) He also will open a Summit Ice retail pop-up store on Sunday in “Vancouver’s historic outdoor apparel district.” People are invited to “trade in any Taiga jacket they have in exchange for a free Summit Ice soft-shell jacket and ‘Deny Nothing’ pin.” Those who donate money can receive other Summit Ice clothing. The press release also notes that “any Taiga jackets collected will be disposed of in a manner deemed appropriate by Mr. Fielder,” and gives an email address in case “the mayor wants to give Mr. Fielder the Key to the City.”
“It’s amazing,” VHEC executive director Nina Krieger told EW back when she first learned of Fielder’s plan. “The absurdity of a clothing company expressing sympathies for a Holocaust denier has been reframed by Nathan as an opportunity to promote awareness, and we would hope further learning about the events and lessons of the Holocaust.”
23 March 2017 | 11:41 pm
“Getting up at 3 AM to photograph something is never hugely appealing but after a couple of hours preparing to get out onto the Brisbane River to greet the newly refitted P&O cruise ship, Pacific Dawn, the early alarm call was worthwhile. The #GatewayBridge crossing the river was lit up with a green LED strip and with the ship slipping slowly underneath the early #twilight blue sky, it made for a really eerie image.” – @jamesmorganphoto | March 16, 2017 | #GettyImagesNews
When we all crack our knuckles, the people around us hate it and some even say it can cause arthritis. Veuer’s Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) debunks that myth.