Your morning roundup for May 24, the day we masturbated in Row 18 on the flight to Denver. Photo of Tottenham's Harry Redknapp's motivational techniques from the Guardian's year in soccer photos. H/t Michael T.
What we watched: Hockey, and basketball too, flipping back and forth. Because that's what you should be doing now, if you're a fan of compelling sports. The semifinals are inherently better than the finals in any non-NFL league: there's a game on every day, and there's enough on the line to make it feel important. And right now, at this moment, we are blessed with four competitive series, each with fascinating teams and players, each in an unlikely yet perfect matchup, with the promise of a great finals in each sport no matter who moves on. Just last night saw a 3-2 series lead for Boston thanks in large part to Tim Thomas's stick, and Dirk dirked Dallas to within a game of a rematch with Miami(real talk) and the ghost of 2006 refs past.