In the wake of the recently-finished season of HBO’s medieval fantasy mega-hit Game of Thrones, the show’s penultimate season, the goings-on of the fictional nation of Westeros have seemed as frequent a topic of conversation as the goings-on of our actual, real life country. Maybe that’s because the state of affairs in the world in 2017 have people yearning for an escape from the emotional burden of the world’s ills. Maybe, it’s just because Game of Thrones is so badass. In reality, it’s probably somewhere in the middle. But wherever the reasons for your current Game of Thrones fever fall on that spectrum, if you’re a fan of Thrones, you’ll no doubt get a kick out of this video, posted yesterday by Kristofer Hivju, the actor who plays Tormund in the show: The clip shows Hivju, along with Richard Dormer (who plays Beric), Rory McCann (The Hound), Iain Glen (Jorah) playing and singing to Tom Waits‘ “I Hope I Don’t Fall In Love With You.” And as you can see from Hivju’s incredibly strong hashtag game, the group is going by “The Brotherhood Without Banjos” (a play on the show’s “Brotherhood Without Banners”), which is just too damn good.Members Of Mastodon Appeared In The Game Of Thrones’ Season FinaleWe’re just as melancholy as the next guy about the prospect of waiting until 2019 for the show’s final season [note: plenty of time for all you uninitiated to finally get your shit together and catch up, already], but amazing nerd fodder like this certainly helps to soften the blow.[h/t – Consequence of Sound]
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 56-year-old man who drowned in the backyard swimming pool at his North Babylon home on Wednesday night may have suffered a “medical event” before he died, Suffolk County police said.Thomas Romanello was found unresponsive by his wife and daughter in the four-foot above ground pool at their house on Dollard Drive at 6:35 p.m., police said.A neighbor helped pull Romanello from the pool and perform CPR before the victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives believe Romanello, who was wearing swimming trunks, may have been cleaning the pool to close it for the season, noting that there was a vacuum in the pool.Investigators believe the death to be non-criminal. The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine cause of death.
Published on December 17, 2018 at 2:09 pm Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (7-3) and No. 14 Buffalo (10-0) enter Tuesday’s game in the Carrier Dome moving in different directions. The Orange were just upset by Old Dominion on Saturday, while the Bulls are off to their best start since 1930-31. The Interstate 90 battle will tip off at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and be televised on ESPN2.Here’s what our beat writers expect to happen.Billy Heyen (8-2)A new New York’s college teamBuffalo 74, Syracuse 67This Buffalo team is no fluke. The Bulls proved that with an overtime win in a then-ranked West Virginia’s building behind CJ Massinburg’s 43 points. They gave Syracuse all the Orange could handle last year in the Dome, and if anything, UB has gotten better. Even though this game is a must-win for SU, that won’t matter. The Bulls are too hot as a team and too sound defensively to let Syracuse get any sort of edge, and they’ll hand the Orange a second-straight loss.Charlie DiSturco (7-3)Mess with the Bulls … Buffalo 80, Syracuse 66AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s second-half collapse against Old Dominion proved that SU’s offense is mediocre, and they rely on the 3 ball too heavily. Buffalo is not an easy win by any means. In fact, the Bulls may be the best team the Orange has faced all season. UB is a team that is as experienced as it gets, smart with the ball and defensively sound. Expect a big road win for Buffalo, which will hand Syracuse its fourth nonconference loss.Matthew Gutierrez (6-4)Western New York reignsBuffalo 68, Syracuse 58It’s easy to get carried away and overreact after an upset loss — see: fire Boeheim tweets, etc. — but Saturday’s loss to Old Dominion underscored an issue. Even at Ohio State and home against Georgetown, SU played several bouts of inefficient, poor basketball. That may or may not continue Tuesday. What’s probable to continue is this identity-less brand of hoops.