Tonight’s Broad City Episode Was Full Of Phish References

first_imgLyrics to “Run Like An Antelope,” “Cavern,” the album Rift, and more were featured throughout the program. Watch the “Antelope” clip below:Later in the episode, Abbi’s potential love interest quotes “Cavern”: The acclaimed Comedy Central series Broad City is back with their second episode of the season, and what an episode it was. If you’re reading this article and watched tonight’s episode, chances are you caught the many references to beloved jam band Phish. It turns out that one of the co-creators, Abbi Jacobson, has actually been a “phan” for quite some time, even referring to the group as “the boyz” in a tweet. In an interview with Relix she recalls, “I used to go to a lot of jam and Phish shows,” about growing up outside Philadelphia. “That’s what we did on the weekends— we’d see shows. It’s just such an amazing, rare thing to put yourself in that situation where you are improvising onstage.” Very happy to get to give “the boyz” (@phish ) a few shout outs on tonight’s ep.— Abbi Jacobson (@abbijacobson) February 25, 2016last_img read more

Global Reviews: Monitoring sports betting brand impacts between mobile & desktop experiences

first_imgShare Tabcorp double burdened by covid and group impairment charges August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020center_img Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Why is there such a difference for Paddy Power?On both desktop and mobile, the top reason for considering Paddy Power was familiarity with the brand name. In fact, in both cases, this reason ranked higher than the average with 55% on desktop and 63% on mobile. This in itself is a strength for Paddy Power in that their name alone is a carrier for being considered as a brand to place a bet through.The next most common reason for considering Paddy Power amongst desktop users is the good odds/offers. This is not the case amongst mobile users. To better understand why this is the case we looked at the online experience for locating the betting options. On desktop site, the evaluation of locating the betting options was much higher than on the mobile site. On desktop punters evaluated the experience at 50% compared to 38% on mobile. Far more people encountered a problem whilst locating betting options when using the mobile site than using the desktop site.Information about the odds on offer is of great importance for punters when they’re using betting sites with punters rating it at 4.4/5 for importance. If this information is not easily accessible as appears to be the case on the Paddy Power mobile site, then punters will consider other brands and place their bets through another site.Paddy Power is not alone here. Betfair has the opposite problem whereby punters experienced fewer problems on their mobile site than on their desktop site and this is reflected in the number of punters considering them across the 2 devices.As a general rule, straight replication of a site across devices is not recommended and rarely works. Even so, it is important to review how each site is performing and where they may be falling short against each other.Learning from yourself can be just as beneficial as learning from competitors and can make a difference in the online experience presented to customers._____________________Suzy Sliwczynski – Marketing Manager – Global Reviews Submit Suzy SliwczynskiSuzy Sliwczynski Marketing Manager at user experience and digital consultancy Global Reviews breaks down sports betting brand factors with regards to consumer intent and engagement on desktop and mobile experiences. In an ultra-saturated market does branding count towards a consumer’s final choice and purchase?_____________________When placing a bet online, there are many considerations that punters go through when they are shortlisting brands to decide which website they will ultimately place a bet with. The top criteria for many punters is being familiar with the brand name and a site that has good odds/offers. Whilst these are the top 2 reasons for considering a brand, there are variances in preferences when using a desktop or mobile device.For those researching and betting on a desktop computer having good odds/offers is on par with being familiar with the brand name coming in at 53% and 52% respectively. Meanwhile, those researching on a mobile device are more likely to consider a brand because of familiarity with the name (53%) rather than a brand that has good odds/offers (41%).A visually appealing website and previous use are the next most common reasons for shortlisting a brand for those on desktop computers. Previous use also ranks highly for those on mobile devices along with the site appearing to look easy to use.These small differences in what makes a punter consider one brand over another is reflected in which brands are put on the shortlist.Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and William Hill are by far the most considered brands overall, however, there is a bit of a difference between devices. On desktop the 3 brands are within 1% of each other with Ladbrokes and William Hill both on 51% and Paddy Power on 50%. For those on mobile devices, Paddy Power does not rate as closely. William Hill and Ladbrokes are considered by 47% and 46% respectively, while Paddy Power sits further behind on 38% putting them just 3 points ahead of Sky Bet and Bet365 compared to the 14-point difference on desktop.last_img read more

Robert Upshaw is off to promising start with Lakers thanks to life mentor

first_imgRobert Upshaw, the Lakers rookie center by way of Fresno State and Washington, stood between Okafor and the hoop, as tall and wide as one of the gaudy casinos lining the Las Vegas Strip.When Okafor lunged left, Upshaw beat him to the spot. When Okafor went right, Upshaw used his feet and upper body to cut him off. Frustrated, Okafor dropped his head and tried bulldozing a straight path to the basket. Only Upshaw held his ground. As a last resort, Okafor rose up for a shot. But Upshaw was having none of it, rising up right along with him to easily swat Okafor’s shot away.At that very moment, the imagination of every Lakers fan watching at the Thomas & Mack Center or on televisions across the country ran wild.After spending the last two seasons as a virtual layup line for opposing teams, allowing them to dance their way through the paint for easy baskets, have the Lakers uncovered the kind of rim-protecting big man they so sorely need? “When you think about a true five man who can get in the middle of the paint, who can block a shot and can rebound and who can get out there and change the complexion of the flow, Robert Upshaw can do that,” Lakers summer league coach Mark Madsen said.The defensive presence Upshaw has provided the Lakers through their first two summer league games has been first-round quality. The reality is, Upshaw is an un-drafted free agent rookie carrying so much excess baggage that NBA teams wouldn’t even invest a second-round pick in him last month.And that’s astonishing for a 7-footer who averaged a national-best 4.5 blocked shots last season at Washington.But then, playing basketball has never been the problem for Upshaw.It’s everything that happens over the 22 other hours of the day that’s been the issue.Upshaw’s draft-day nosedive was the result of getting kicked off teams at Fresno State and Washington for a variety of team violations, ranging from failed drug tests to missing class.During his freshman year at Fresno State, the former top-50 recruit was suspended twice by Bulldogs coach Rodney Terry over a five-week span and then finally booted from the program for good when he messed up a third time.After sitting out a year upon transferring to Washington, Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar applied tough-love tactics on Upshaw by attaching playing time to class attendance and staying on the straight and narrow. It worked — for a little while. With Upshaw defending the paint last year, Washington started the season 11-0 and was ranked in the top 20.But less than 24 hours after going toe-to-toe with Utah big man Jakob Poeltl with 13 points, nine rebounds and five blocks, Upshaw was kicked off the team for violating team rules.Washington was never the same, going 2-10 the rest of the way.Upshaw never recovered, either. After emerging as one of the top center prospects in the country, he saw his draft stock plummet so severely that he now has to back-door his way to the NBA dreams.He’s in Las Vegas, of all places, trying to rehabilitate his image.“And I completely understand what’s at stake,” Upshaw said.It’s ironic, in a way.With the help of self-introspection and by surrounding himself with positive people — including a life mentor — Upshaw traces the root of his issues to a sense of entitlement. “It was me assuming I had it all,” he said. “Because that’s what I did. And that’s how I acted. And I paid for it. Twice. And that’s on me.”In doing so, Upshaw forced himself into a corner so narrow, he now has to work a thousand times harder to get what he mistakenly thought he already had.With very little room for error.The way Upshaw sees it, he’s getting a third chance to get this right. There might not be a fourth.“I’m not going to be perfect. Nobody is,” Upshaw said. “But I know this is what I want. I know this is what I want to do with my life. And I know what I have to do.”The on-the-floor stuff should not be a problem.Despite playing in just 41 games over the last three years — and none since January — Upshaw has acquitted himself well with the Lakers. He is a defensive and rebounding natural with surprising touch around the basket. Assuming he stays clean off the court, it’s easy to imagine Upshaw making the team and earning a spot in the rotation behind starting center Roy Hibbert. “I’m nowhere near 100 percent. But I’m getting in shape as we speak,” Upshaw said. “I’m working hard. Things are starting to come back for me. And once I get my feet under me, get back in the shape I need to be, things are going to be even better.”It’s already off to a promising start. LAS VEGAS >> The entry pass reached Jahlil Okafor on the left block, one of the go-to sweet spots from which he typically carves up opposing big men. As he’s done so many other times before, the 6-foot-11 Philadelphia 76ers lottery pick turned to square up his defender. Three options were available: Power drive to his left or right for a layup. Or step back for a short floater.Point being, with his nimble footwork, advanced offensive post game and an array of moves at his disposal, Okafor could pick and chose his route to a bucket.Or so he thought.But there was one very big problem, and he stood an even 7-foot with a 7-foot-5 wing span and a thick, powerful body.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more