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Keeler: CSU Rams are better than they showed against Air Force. And if Rams are to make NCAA Tournament, it’s on them to prove it.



Keeler: CSU Rams are better than they showed against Air Force. And if Rams are to make NCAA Tournament, it’s on them to prove it.

FORT COLLINS — Memo to the suits in Indianapolis:

They’re better than this.

Honestly, they are, these CSU Rams. We swear.

Of course, you bluebloods on the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, you’ll call them excuses.

Doesn’t make ‘em any less real.

No, Rams 67, lowly Air Force 59 doesn’t move the needle. But you’ve also got to consider the backdrop.

Niko Medved’s Rams (11-0, 1-0 Mountain West) were coming off a 24-day layoff.

The Falcons, meanwhile, were coming off a home upset of Utah State on Dec. 29.

The hosts at Moby Arena, no shock, looked as rusty as a ’78 Buick Oldsmobile. CSU misfired on four of its first five shots. They opened 2022, their first January spent ranked among the Associated Press Top 20 since 1954, to a 7-0 deficit in their own building.

And, no we’ll grant you, the Rams can’t have many more evenings like this one against league fare. Not if they want their name called on Selection Sunday. Not if they want to lock down a deserved NCAA Tournament berth in 10 weeks.

The thing about tourney teams, though? Even on their bad nights, it’s the ability to change gears.

The Rams finally shifted up in the final seven minutes of the first half, thanks to an 11-0 run keyed by quick treys by Kendle Moore from the left corner and by Adam Thistlewood off the break. That put the hosts up 27-21 and got Air Force coach Joe Scott barking at any zebra that would listen.

But the ghosts of Pete Carrill and his Princeton offense don’t rest quietly. Air Force’s attack consists of basically two options: A back-door cut or a 3-pointer. And when the latter start falling, it can make for a long night for the longer, more talented teams charged with putting them away.

The Falcons connected on six of their first 13 treys and 10 of their first 21 from beyond the arc. They set the tempo. They turned the evening into a slowed-down game of H-O-R-S-E.

The hosts obliged, whiffing on 16 of their first 28 field-goal attempts, and nine of their first 14 from beyond the arc.

From an aesthetic standpoint, though, it could’ve been worse. Given that the Zoomies went into the evening with a national NET ranking — the NET is the NCAA’s preferred metric for March Madness evaluation — of just 250 out of 358 Division 1 programs, a home loss for CSU would’ve been of the “Quad 4” variety. In layman’s terms, that’s bad. The worst.

Especially as the Rams headed into league play with only one “Quad 1” pelt — as in, a good win against a likely tourney team —  on their wall, a 66-63 triumph over Mississippi State on Dec. 11 in Texas that’s become the season’s “signature” victory to date.

COVID wiped out a Dec. 21 semi-road tussle with the Crimson Tide, who ranked No. 20 in the NCAA’s NET rankings and No. 16 by as of early Tuesday evening. It also scratched a tilt against Tulsa, also in Fort Worth, that had been slated for Dec. 18.

“Bama, no shame there,” longtime CBS Sports bracketologist Jerry Palm told me Tuesday night. “(Losing) Tulsa could hurt.”

Because for Medved and the Rams, it’s not so much about the quantity of opponents over the next nine weeks as it is quality.

While their Power 5 brethren get to pad their Big Dance resumes just by beating up on one another, CSU can’t afford similar slips in the Mountain West.  The league opened the week ranked No. 8 among Division I circuits by USA Today statnik Jeff Sagarin.

Of the Rams’ remaining 16 league games after Tuesday, only six are slated against opponents currently ranked among the NET’s top 60.

“It’s not a situation where every loss is a huge dent in the resume,” Palm countered. “But they need to avoid the Quad 4 losses entirely and can take a Quad 3 loss. Or maybe two.”

One bullet dodged. Barely. Like the old song goes, survive and advance.


Omar Kelly: Mike McDaniel must make Dolphins offense in vogue



Omar Kelly: Mike McDaniel must make Dolphins offense in vogue

Mike McDaniel’s style can’t, and shouldn’t be ignored.

The Miami Dolphins coach avoided the team-issued gear and wore spring’s hottest colors to the NFL combine, and accented that wardrobe with Burberry sneakers and a Louis Vuitton backpack hanging over his shoulder the entire week.

For the NFL owners meeting he wore crispy white linen shirt and some designer jeans, looking South Florida chic.

Then there’s the array of Yeezy sneakers that would impress any and every NFL player, even those with a stellar sneaker collection of their own.

“There’s a good amount,” McDaniel said Tuesday when asked about his collection of Yeezy’s, an expensive and hard to get Adidas sneaker created by musician and designer Kanye West, which the coach wears regularly.

“I’m trying to overcome my personality shortcomings,” McDaniel joked in a deadpan nature after pointing out his entire wardrobe has finally made its way from California.

His style clearly catches your attention.

Let’s hope the Dolphins offense, which is what McDaniel was hired to fix, features the same kind of fashion-forward approach because turning that unit into the upper echelon of NFL productivity, is the easiest way to make this franchise relevant again.

And it is McDaniel’s job to set that trend.

“He’s a super genius,” said receiver River Cracraft, who spent time with McDaniel with the 49ers. “That’s all you need to know. He’s smarter than everyone else. And no offense to everyone else.”

Hearing that type of praise from his players, and his peers is cool. But we’ve heard this before.

Former Dolphins coach Joe Philbin was supposedly the innovative genius behind Mike McCarthy’s offense in Green Bay. You know, the one that helped future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers win his one and only championship.

That turned out to be a hoax.

Adam Gase rode the great Peyton Manning’s success in Denver to “offensive genius” status when he was named the Dolphins’ head coach in 2016. But that label turned out to be fraudulent too, with the exception of the 2016 season, where Miami rode tailback Jay Ajayi and a forceful offensive line to a 10-win season, and the team’s last playoff berth.

From there on Gase’s offense was a bottom-dweller until he was fired after the 2018 season, and replaced by Brian Flores.

Flores turned out to be exactly who he was advertised as — a leader of men, and defensive guru — but he was never capable of putting together the type of staff that could produce a reliable offense that would inject fear into opposing defenses.

This is where McDaniel, who is Flores’ replacement, could set himself apart from his predecessors. He’s responsible for building a run-heavy, play-action-based offense that’s custom made for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa — and if that doesn’t happen we’re likely looking at another wasted era.

Only two things can hold this offense back and keep it from reaching its potential after the massive makeover the Dolphins underwent this offseason — adding offensive linemen Terron Armstead and Connor Williams, receivers Tyreek Hill, Cedrick Wilson and rookie Erik Ezukanma, and tailbacks Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert and Sony Michel.

The first is injuries, which every team faces.

And the second is the offensive line, which has usually weighed this franchise down over the past decade-plus, struggling.

Good thing that’s supposedly one of McDaniel’s specialties considering he’s worked his way up the NFL coaching ranks by establishing a reputation as a run-game specialist.

That explains why the focus this spring has been placed on the offensive line and improving Miami’s offensive trench play.

“As far as the offseason program is concerned, it’s almost built for our offensive linemen in terms of how to approach things because you need about two weeks of an hour-and-a-half, or an hour-and-45-minute meetings to digest, ‘Hey, we’re asking you to run off the ball, we’re asking you to have these landmarks, we’re asking you not to hesitate,’ ” McDaniel said, referring to Phase 1 of the offseason program. “Then in Phase 2, you can kind of drill it.”

Running the football isn’t stylish in today’s wide-open, pass-happy, fantasy football focused era of football. But coaches like McDaniel, who helped turnaround the 49ers franchise by helping them establish a physical rushing attack, could bring it back, making the ground-and-pound approach in vogue again.

But that only happens if the Dolphins manage to iron out the imperfections from what was leftover from last year’s dismal offensive line, and Miami produces a run-based offense that’s not only efficient and effective.

But a style the rest of the NFL admires, if not attempts to emulate.

Let’s see if he can go from being stylish, to being a trend-setter.


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Record of Ragnarok Chapter 62 READ MANGA and Release Date



Record of Ragnarok Chapter 62 Release Date, Raw and Read Online

Record of Ragnarok Chapter 62 is supposedly expected to be released on 25th May, 2022. Record of Ragnarok is a Japanese manga series.

There will be some delay in the RAW release and the release of the translated version. This Countdown will help you track the release of the Record of Ragnarok Chapter 62.


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Record of Ragnarok Chapter 62 Release Date

Record Of Ragnarok Chapter 62: Shuumatsu No Valkyrie, is supposedly expected to be released on 25th May, 2022. However, for international readers, chapter 62 of the Japanese manga is set to be released on April 30, 2022.

  • Pacific Daylight Time: 9 AM
  • Eastern Daylight Time: Noon
  • Central Daylight Time: 11 AM
  • British Summer Time: 5 PM

Record of Ragnarok Chapter 62 Raw Scan Release Date

As the release date for Chapter 62 of Record of Ragnarok is set for 25th May, Many people are wondering if they could find the raw scan of the chapter.

Well they could, this is because the raw scan of a particular chapter releases 2-3 days before the release of the actual chapter. Therefore you can find the Record of Ragnarok Chapter 62 Raw Scan on Internet communities such as 4chan and Reddit.

Record of Ragnarok or Shūmatsu no Warukyūre which literally means “Valkyrie of the End” is a Japanese manga series created by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui and illustrated by Ajichika. It first aired in November 2017 in Coamix formerly also published by Tokuma Shoten.

The Council of the Gods assembles every 1000 years to determine the doom of humanity. To be fair, each human is granted a Valkyrie by the gods who can transition into a weapon costing its life if the human gets slain.

Highlights From Record of Ragnarok Chapter 51

  • Cajun will gain immense strength and will even punch a hole in Buddha’s weapon. Much damage will be done to Buddha’s eyes.
  • Humanity will be on par with the gods as they’ve won more battles; Buddha is going to win the battle.

Record of Ragnarok Recap

At the gods’ disapproval of humanity, Valkyrie Brunhilde proposes to give humanity a last chance. The gods eventually decide to hold “The Battle of Ragnarok”, a contest with 13 humans with their Valkyries against 13 of the gods engaging in duels to the death.

The gods also agree that Humanity will be spared if they win at least 7 battles. As of late, the intense battle was still ongoing between Cajun and Buddha. Cajun also announces to the crowd that Zero is dead, and everyone is trembling and shocked.

Record of Ragnarok Chapter 62 Release Date, Raw and Read Online

Hades explains the change from light to dark in the context of a legend. Buddha tried to contemplate Hajun as he still believed that the God of Misfortune will find salvation and kept overpowering him through the battle.

He kept assaulting Buddha and even transitioned his sword into a drilling weapon which eventually damages Buddha’s left eye. The last scene shows Hajun laughing hysterically at his victory.

Read Record of Ragnarok Chapter 62 Online

Given are the following sites where you can read the manga online. The sites may vary from region to region as per the access.

You can read the Record of Ragnarok on VIZ Media and Monthly Comic Zenon.

Stay tuned with Stanford Arts Review for more updates.

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Vampire In The Garden On Netflix: Should You Stream It Or Skip It? What Our Critic Has To Say?



Vampire In The Garden On Netflix: Should You Stream It Or Skip It? What Our Critic Has To Say?

Vampire In The Garden, released on 16th May, raises our curiosity about what it means. Therefore, to ease your curiosity a bit, we will help you with this article about what it is all about for you to decide whether to watch it. RyōtarōMakiharaand assistant Hiroyuki Tanaka directed the series is not your normal vampire and human story but is something that would take you on a roller coaster ride.

Skip It Or See It?

Wit Studio created series is a MUST SEE because it brings a post dystopian and grim reality of the war between Vampire and Humans, and the core theme of the show is desperation. It is not a normal vampire story based on the commonality between two opposite species – humans and vampires.

The story will bring tears after seeing the struggle, desperation, desire, relationship, and tragedy. There are also hints of love between Momo and Fine. It is violent and gory because vampires and humans cannot exist, resulting in war.

The visuals and art are something worth watching. The trailer and the series have both managed to grab the audience’s attention, as in the first few minutes, the attention has been captivated.

The series is not just revolving around one aspect but includes several emotions and metaphorically comments on the contemporary world. Several people are struggling to survive and are searching for peace either by dying or by living alone, making it somewhat relatable and thus a must-watch.

The series will be emotional as it was clear from the trailer itself that the bond between Momo and Fine is intense, and that would bring tears and the fact that in a society, its not just what you see. Still, some people might be enemies or opposites in some parts, but they coexist happily.

Love has no boundaries, and so does desperation, and that is what the show presents; And how can we forget about the animation and voice cast that hits the emotion directly into our hearts, making it even more watch-worthy?

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About The Series

Vampire in the garden is an anime series based on an unusual story about a human and a vampire. The story entails the battle where humanity loses against vampires and gets hold of most of the land. Some humans who survived the bloody battle set up a wall of light in a town to help them survive and protect one another from the monsters.

To save themselves, they even destroyed all forms of art, music and culture to keep the bloodthirsty monsters at bay. Momo, the protagonist, lives a difficult life and is tired of all the conflicts and wishes to have a way out so that she can be alone.

On the vampire’s side, there is Fine, the vampire queen who makes a great effort to exist with the vampires because she has given up on feeding on humans and surviving on blood and thus is finding a place to die peacefully.

The commonality between both Momo and Fine is that they want the conflict to stop. Thus when they encounter each other; this commonality se them off to search for a place called Eden where the vampire and humans play music together.

A garden that no one has seen before or heard of. Both of them are looking for a way to get out f the pain and troubles but do they succeed? To know that, you have to see the series.

The Cast

The cast of the show includes Yu Kobayashi; the voice actor for the character of Fine and Megumi Han, the voice actor behind the character Momo. Chiaki Kobayashi voices Allegro, Nobara is voiced by Rika FUkami, and Hiroki Tochi voices Kubo.

Where To Watch?

The animated series released on 16th May can be streamed exclusively on Netflix and consists of 5 episodes, almost 25-30 minutes long.

So please don’t wait and stream it now before you get spoilers from others. 

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