For men and women are not only themselves; they are also the region in which they are born, the city apartment or farm in which they learnt to walk, the games they played as children, the old wives tales they overheard, the food they ate, the schools they attended, the sports they followed, the poets they read, and the God they believed in. It is all these things that have made them what they are, and these are the things that you can't come to know by hearsay...
The tennis challenger starts strong but soon loses confidence in his playing. The champion racks up the games. But in the final set, when the challenger has nothing left to lose, he becomes relaxed again, insouciant, daring. Suddenly he's playing like the devil and the champion must work hard to get those last points.
The Earth is God's pinball machine and each quake, tidal wave, flash flood and volcanic eruption is the result of a TILT that occurs when God, cheating, tries to win free games.
No wonder I won the Games. NO decent person ever does.
And here I am, strapped into a tree, a stone's throw from the biggest idiot in the games.
Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.
I want to show them that they don't own me. That I'm more than just a piece in their Games.
I'm more than just a piece in their Games.
The rules of the Hunger Games are simple. In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate. The twenty-four tributes will be imprisoned in a vast outdoor arena that could hold anything from a burning desert to a frozen wasteland. Over a period of several weeks, the competitors must fight to the death. The last tribute standing wins.
What if there were no grownups? Suppose the whole idea of grownups was an illusion? What if their money was really just playground marbles, their business deals no more than baseball-card trades, their wars only games of guns in the park? What if they were all still snotty-nosed kids inside their suits and dresses? Christ, that couldn't be, could it? It was too horrible to think about.
If I want to play mind games, I'd buy a Rubik's cube. ~ Acheron, a character.
Some of my Arcanum bunkmates taught me a card game called dogs-breath. I returned the favor by giving an impromptu lesson in psychology, probability, and manual dexterity. I won almost two whole talents before they stopped inviting me back to their games.
Peter invented, with Wendy's help, a new game that fascinated him enormously, until he suddenly had no more interest in it, which, as you have been told, was what always happened with his games. It consisted in pretending not to have adventures...
I was six when my mother taught me the art of invisible strength. It was a strategy for winning arguments, respect for others, and eventually thought neither of us knew it at the time, chess games... Come from the South, blow from the wind -- poom!-- North will follow. Strongest wind cannot be seen.
Right now, I'm almost at a loss for words. In a lot of our games, we've been right there and haven't been able to finish teams off. It happened again tonight. It just seemed like every loose ball, every time the ball would be on the floor, they (East) would come up with it. They just wanted worse then we did.
because he wants to be part of the NBC committee that picks Sunday night games.
I've got bruises and scratches and all kinds of stuff. Sometimes they don't go away. I'm still feeling stuff from last year. That's how it is. When you play so many games, things carry over. Normally, after the season, it takes three or four weeks before you're back to feeling normal.
games of importance in September.
We've been here long enough that the kids understand the importance of these games. Because of who we play from week to week you can't let the highs be too high and the lows be too low.
We've had a number of kids step up for us in the playoff. It's always someone different, too. Our scoring has been pretty evenly distributed in the last few games.
It is very important. (But) will this weekend have any affect on what happens in the end I'm not sure it will. There's 27 games, counting this weekend, left.
That was the plan coming in, get home-ice advantage, go home and win the games at home.
Part of it is teams that were not very good have gotten better, which makes for a much more competitive conference. What developed for a few years in the Western Conference has now come back to the East, where there aren't really any gimme games.
I would guess that he hasn't grinded it out from start to finish. Is he capable I don't know right now. I do know he's got the physical ability to be a starting pitcher. But you don't win a lot of games picking and choosing the games you want to really put everything into. You put everything into every start.
Seeding isn't an exact science. If it was, they'd be no reason to play the games.
We have a really good opportunity to put a lot of guys in the draft and really say a lot about the work we've been putting in the last four or five years, playing in those big championship games, winning the conference (two) times and really setting it up
We have players we are trying to get rest over the next 11 games. But you get into the heat of the battle sometimes and you need a billy club to get them out of the game sometimes because they are so competitive. We might have a few tangles coming down the stretch.
It's exciting to get the opportunity to play a few more games.
It's disappointing. We expected more. All season it came down to not finishing games.
Our serve and service return was very weak in the first two games. But we had a lot of things that worked well. So for the third game, we focused on serving more aggressively.