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by Blue Lion
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 141
Views: 6808

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Black Panthe r, the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, took in more than $200 million in North America this past weekend--a record for a February release and for a film directed by an African American (Ryan Coogler). Coogler is the first African-American director of an MCU film...
by Blue Lion
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 781

Re: Learned League 76 - Official Thread

jjwaymee wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:58 pm
Blue Lion wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:15 pm
I'm back for another season in A Horizon. The beatings will continue...
Best of luck Blue Lion! See you on Tuesday.
Thanks, and a belated thank-you for sponsoring my membership in this august organization.
by Blue Lion
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 781

Re: Learned League 76 - Official Thread

I'm back for another season in A Horizon. The beatings will continue...
by Blue Lion
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Penguin hiatus 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: Penguin hiatus 2018

Woof wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:45 am
May your days be filled with herring until our next chance encounter, Opus.
And watch out for leopard seals.
by Blue Lion
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15
Replies: 61
Views: 2146

Re: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15

She owned a Mazda Miata. When the weather was nice, she drove with the top down; and she said that was cheaper and more effective than any known form of therapy. I could not agree more regarding this therapy, I will be so tempted to use this therapy over the next couple of days... I have an NC PRHT...
by Blue Lion
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15
Replies: 61
Views: 2146

Re: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15

...if you're driving what, the Batmobile? Downtown to downtown is about 180 miles, and goes right past at least one highway patrol station, just in case you're planning to make that trip. PS I'll be signing up and opting for the Cleveland audition, so I hope to see you there (assuming you aren't in...
by Blue Lion
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 141
Views: 6808

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Russell Wilson, quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, has been signed by the New York Yankees (he was drafted by the Texas Rangers in 2013 and they traded him for "future considerations"). He will attend training camp in March and will be assigned to the Yankees' AA farm club in Trenton, NJ. Too bad...
by Blue Lion
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 141
Views: 6808

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

SenseiCAY wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:42 pm
SpaceX launched "Falcon Heavy," carrying Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster into orbit.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/scie ... aunch.html
I owned a 1981 Buick Skylark, which I wish I could have launched into the Sun.
by Blue Lion
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 141
Views: 6808

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

On Tuesday afternoon, Elon Musk's company SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy , the world's most powerful currently-operating rocket. At least two of the Falcon Heavy's first-stage rocket boosters landed back on Earch at the Kennedy Space Center. (During the Apollo program, the boosters were discarded ...
by Blue Lion
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 141
Views: 6808

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

I think that covers all of the trivia angles (at least the ones that migth show up on a generalist show like J!)? One more possible item: "The Champion", by Carrie Underwood featuring Ludacris (the song that opened the Super Bowl broadcast), rose to #1 on iTunes, surpassing “Say Something,” “Filthy...
by Blue Lion
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 141
Views: 6808

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Not J! and more six-figures on Millionaire: Rebecca (Mandy Moore) bought a Mars Bar from the hospital vending machine while being unaware of the rush of medical attention for her husband. Mars is a privately-owned company and is famous for its secrecy. Some years ago, Mrs. Blue Lion was writing an ...
by Blue Lion
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 181
Views: 9794

Re: HQ Trivia

I'm not having much success with HQ trivia. My best showing was Q6. Almost invariably a pop-culture question eliminates me. I'm not complaining, I'm merely stating that work needs to be done in that department.
by Blue Lion
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1553

Re: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)

I'll bet there's some buzz about their new head coach (Matt Patricia) and defensive Svengali who just got torched by a so-so offensive team. I do think he will be a good one. The Pats just don't have the on-field talent and they know how to get the most out of a weak hand. One of the hosts on 97.1 ...
by Blue Lion
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 141
Views: 6808

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

After the game, NBC showed an episode of This is Us in which it was revealed that Jack Pearson (played by Milo Ventimiglia) saved his family (including the family dog) from the fire that burned down their house; however, he later died in the hospital as the result of smoke inhalation. I have a feeli...
by Blue Lion
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1553

Re: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)

I'm just glad we can finally put that awful "defense wins championships" trope permanently to bed now. The adage that an NFL team can't win without a top-tier quarterback also took a beating. Hoss, Brad Johnson and Dilfer took care of that years ago. Tell that to the Lions' front office, which agre...
by Blue Lion
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1553

Re: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)

Anachronism wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:05 pm
I'm just glad we can finally put that awful "defense wins championships" trope permanently to bed now.
The adage that an NFL team can't win without a top-tier quarterback also took a beating.
by Blue Lion
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1553

Re: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)

Regarding "triple option": is my impression correct, that this is distinct from the plain option play in that the QB can opt either to run, pitch or forward pass? Generally run with QB under center, with two running backs behind him (RBs can be in "I formation" (single file) or side-by-side. Option...
by Blue Lion
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1553

Re: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)

Other Pavlovian responses to head coaches' windows of success from around the same time: Jimmy Johnson → Dallas Cowboys (1990s) — three Super Bowl wins and contemporary with the team that included Troy Aikman (QB), Emmitt Smith (HB), Michael Irvin (WR), Leon Lett (DT), and Deion Sanders (CB) Two. A...
by Blue Lion
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1553

Re: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)

My thought is that pro quarterbacks are far too expensive these days to put them at risk on simple running plays. So those are college (and high school) plays for the most part. For the same reason, you don't see quarterback sneaks as often, either. Bring on the big guys and lets see which team can...
by Blue Lion
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 2502

Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

econgator wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:21 am
And I bet it will be on Highly Questionable or PTI tomorrow, too.
Jamie Samuelson of 97.1 The Ticket (Detroit sports radio) played the whole category this morning. He's a big Jeopardy fan, and sometimes has callers compete for prizes in a Jeopardy-style game.