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Ain’t Braggin’ if’n you can do it, Part IV

Hirsh Selected to DIII All-Star Game, All-Region Team

Hirsh Selected to DIII All-Star Game, All-Region Team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Berry College’s Elijah Hirsh continues to make Vikings hoops history. The senior became the first Viking to be selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Reese’s Division III College All-Star game and the D3hoops.com All-Region list, announced earlier this week.

The Reese’s Division III College All-Star game will be played on Saturday, March 16, at 4:30 p.m. (EDT), prior to the NCAA Division III championship game at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The teams are composed of two senior student-athletes from each of the eight regions in Division III, two seniors selected by online voting on D3hoops.com and two senior at-large selections.

The game features a pair of outstanding former coaches who have both been recipients of the NABC Division III Distinguished Service Award – former Ohio Northern coach Joe Campoli and former Elizabethtown coach Bob Schlosser. Hirsh will compete on Team Schlosser.

He was also selected to the D3hoops.com All-Region third team and is one of just two men’s basketball players from the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) to earn All-Region honors.

Hirsh became the first Berry men’s basketball player to earn the SAA Player of the Year award after a dominant season. The Vikings finished the year 19-7 overall and 11-3 in conference play. The season was the best in the team’s NCAA Division III era by far and tied the program’s best record since the 2008-09 season. Berry’s 11 wins in conference play nearly doubled the previous season-high of six set during the 2016-17 season.

Hirsh, a senior from Woodstock, Ga., earned his second straight All-SAA first-team nod. He ranked second in the SAA with 17.5 points per game and led the league with 9.2 rebounds per contest. He was also second in the SAA with 49 blocks on the year. His 455 points and 240 rebounds this year puts him third in Berry’s NCAA DIII era record book for points and boards in a single season. Hirsh closed the season with 11 double-doubles.

OH. YES.

Ain’t Braggin’ if’n you can do it, Part III

Hirsh Earns Player of the Year, Leads Three Men’s Basketball All-SAA Selections

Hirsh Earns Player of the Year, Leads Three Men's Basketball All-SAA Selections

ATLANTA — Berry College’s Elijah Hirsh earned Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Player of the Year honors to lead three total men’s basketball All-Conference honorees, the league office announced on Monday.

Hirsh becomes the first Berry men’s basketball player to earn the SAA Player of the Year award. Myles Moore and Caleb Hanyes were also selected to the All-SAA list.

The Vikings finished the year 19-7 overall and 11-3 in conference play. The season was the best in the team’s NCAA Division III era by far and tied the program’s best record since the 2008-09 season. Berry’s 11 wins in conference play nearly doubled the previous season-high of six set during the 2016-17 season.

Hirsh, a senior from Woodstock, Ga., earned his second straight All-SAA first-team nod. He ranked second in the SAA with 17.5 points per game and led the league with 9.2 rebounds per contest. He was also second in the SAA with 49 blocks on the year. His 455 points and 240 rebounds this year puts him third in Berry’s NCAA DIII era record book for points and boards in a single season. Hirsh closed the season with 11 double-doubles.

Moore, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, was named to the All-SAA second team for the first time in his career. He set the program’s NCAA DIII ear single-season steals record with 53 this season. He was also third in the SAA with 3.9 assists per game. On the year, Moore averaged 10.3 points per game, 4.0 rebounds and shot 74.0% from the free throw line.

Haynes, a junior from Section Ala., was one of the most efficient shooters in the country this season, earning All-SAA honorable mention. On the year, he shot 69.3% from the field to lead the SAA and rank second in NCAA Division III at the conclusion of the conference tournament. He averaged 10.8 points per game and was second only to Hirsh in the SAA with 7.7 rebounds per contest.

And the “Best Victim” award goes to . . .

H/T to J. Dillman

The IRS, stolen data, and a porn lawyer

Does anyone remember a Special Prosecutor, an investigation into “stolen” Democratic emails and who knew, participated, and benefited from them?

CNN, in a slight bow to non-fake news, reports that an IRS investigator has been charged for providing confidential bank records of the former personal attorney to President Trump, Michael Cohen, to creep-turned-porn lawyer, Michael Avenatti. 

The analyst, John C. Fry, was charged with the unauthorized disclosure of a document called a suspicious activity report, which banks file when they review transactions that raise red flags. CNN previously reported that the Justice Department was investigating the leak last year of the confidential reports related to Cohen’s banking activity. Fry, an investigative analyst with the IRS’s law enforcement arm, is accused of turning over the reports in the spring of 2018 to an attorney, Michael Avenatti, and of confirming confidential banking information in them to a reporter for The New Yorker, according to the complaint, which was filed under seal earlier this month.

According to the article:

About 20 minutes after Fry began accessing the reports, he placed two calls to a number associated with Avenatti, the complaint says, and shortly thereafter, Fry attempted to access two other Cohen-connected suspicious activity reports that the system told him were “unavailable.”  According to the complaint, several days later Fry again called Avenatti, and Avenatti subsequently “used his public Twitter account to circulate a dossier releasing confidential banking information related to Cohen and his company Essential Consultants.”
 
So this rogue IRS agent accesses confidential banking records of a private citizen – for no good reason – and then almost immediately calls the (in)famous porn lawyer hellbent on being on prime time news and, to that end, engaging in relentless attacks on the President.  Hmm. 
 
Was IRS bad-guy being directed by Avenatti or just doing his “civic duty” in the model of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page?  Did money change hands?  And, as a lawyer, don’t you think for just a second that Avenatti knew that his IRS source was doing something  . . . what’s the word I’m looking for . . . . oh yes, illegal?
 
With all the millions being spent on a Special Prosecutor’s investigation into some purloined Democrat emails, can anyone tell me why Avenatti hasn’t been charged as a conspirator in this matter?
 
And, more to the point, can anyone imagine a bigger hell-on-earth scenario than an IRS agent and Michael Avenatti in the same cell?

 

 

 

Ain’t Braggin’ if’n you can do it. Part II

Hirsh Named to Google Cloud Academic All-District Team

Hirsh Named to Google Cloud Academic All-District Team

ROME, Ga. — Berry College’s Elijah Hirsh has been selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-District team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), becoming the first in program history to earn the distinction.

The program recognizes the nation’s top student athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes basketball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA. First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third team (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in mid-March.

Hirsh, a senior from Woodstock, Ga., has been dominant for the Vikings this season. He led the team to an 18-6 record during the regular season, the team’s best record since the 2008-09 season. Hirsh currently ranks second in the league with 17.0 points per game and leads the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) with 9.1 rebounds per game.

The Vikings open competition in the SAA tournament on Friday at 6:00 p.m. against Millsaps in Danville, Ky.

Remember when victims weren’t everybody’s hero?

When victim status is the most sought after credential, we can not be surprised when everyone seeks to incorporate that into the public resume. We used to tell people that being a victim (of whatever) could be overcome; that it was something that happened to you, not something that defines you. But this new class of “victim” desires – make that, craves – to be identified as one with the supposed slight. The result is a generation of the emotionally blind, crippled, and castrated. Sadly, they wouldn’t have it any other way. And feeding the beast only makes it hungrier.

CNN Plantation dweller, Don Lemon, commiserates with Jussie Smollett’s very public demise.  I guess the Sodomites gotta stick together.  Forgive the visual.

The Gateway Pundit reports:

CNN jumped on the Jussie Smollett hate hoax without any concern that the bizarre story was some weird stunt by an unhinged attention-seeking actor.

Last night after police announced charges against Jussie Smollett CNN host Don Lemon was totally distraught.

Lemon told his guests he doesn’t think it’s Jussie Smollett’s fault that he already lost in the “court of public opinion.”  Lemon then went on to praise Robin Roberts for her fluff interview with the Hollywood hoaxer.

Bennett on McCabe: which lie do you believe

Founded by geniuses. Run by idiots.

By Jeff Foxworthy

If plastic water bottles are okay, but plastic bags are banned,You might live in a Country that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. WE DO LIVE IN SUCH A DUMB COUNTRY!!

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegallyYou might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion, You might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government You might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt You might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat You might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman who is confined to a wheelchair or a three-year-old girl can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched You might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more You might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable You might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones You might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage You might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government You might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

No. Russia. Collusion