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by cinemaniax7
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 46783

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

Quibi's founders, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Ellison, announced today in an open letter that the streaming service will be shutting down, just six months after it started operating. “Quibi is not succeeding. Likely for one of two reasons: because the idea itself wasn’t strong enough to justify a st...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 340
Views: 89434

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

James Randi, the magician and illusionist known as “The Amazing Randi,” has died at the age of 92. Randi was well known as a scientific investigator who debunked paranormal and occult phenomena through his organization the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He appears four times in the J! Archive, the...
by cinemaniax7
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 46783

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

British rocker Spencer Davis has died at the age of 81. Davis was a member of the eponymous Spencer Davis Group, which performed the 1960s classics “Gimme Some Lovin'” and “I’m a Man.” However, despite their name, Davis was not the group's lead singer. That was Steve Winwood, who later hit it big as...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 46783

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

Shout-out to a fellow Bowling Green alumnus: The great Mike "Doc" Emrick has retired from hockey broadcasting. Emrick began his career in 1974 as the play-by-play voice of the Port Huron Flags of the International Hockey League. In 1982, he climbed into the NHL ranks as the play-by-play announcer fo...
by cinemaniax7
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/12/20 week
Replies: 22
Views: 333

Re: FJs for the 10/12/20 week

I knew the monarchs wintered in Mexico, but nothing in the clue led me to the correct question. As for the ballet, I had to neg myself for pluralizing the title to "Appalachian Springs."
by cinemaniax7
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 340
Views: 89434

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Merriam-Webster dictionary changed its definition of “preference” after Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was accused during her confirmation hearing of being “anti-LGBTQ” for using the term "sexual preference." Merriam-Webster made the change later the same day, citing as "offensive" the usa...
by cinemaniax7
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 337

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 1)

I hate the arbitrariness of the Star Trek line neg. For one, "where no man/one has gone before" is just as much a "line" as "to boldly go where no man/one has gone before", since the full line is "Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to b...
by cinemaniax7
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 46783

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

Rhonda Fleming, known by many as the "Queen of Technicolor" for her trademark flaming-red hair, has died at the age of 97. Sadly, she doesn't appear in the J! Archive after games of 1989. Fleming was probably renowned more for her beauty and than her acting skill. She appeared in more than forty fil...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Notable Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 34
Views: 6379

Re: Notable Coronavirus Deaths

Fred Dean, Hall of Fame DE for 49ers and Chargers, has died after battling COVID-19.
by cinemaniax7
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 46783

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

I had two favorite teams growing up the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers. Joe Morgan, who passed away Sunday, played second base for the Big Red Machine. Morgan was named MVP in 1975 and 1976 while playing the keystone position for a Reds team that won back-to-back World Series titles the same...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 340
Views: 89434

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

The Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA title, tying the Boston Celtics for most championships won by an NBA franchise. CORRECTION: With the Lakers victory over the Miami Heat, forward LeBron James did NOT become the first player ever to win NBA championships with three different teams, despite wh...
by cinemaniax7
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 340
Views: 89434

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

New York Yankees lefty Whitey Ford has died at the age of 91. A second-ballot Hall of Fame selection, Ford pitched from 1950 to 1967 and remains the Yankees' all-time leader in wins, innings pitched, and ERA+ among starting pitchers. He won both the MVP and Cy Young Award in 1961 and was a member of...
by cinemaniax7
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 340
Views: 89434

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

The Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) has voted to remove the name of Kenesaw Mountain Landis from the AL and NL Most Valuable Player plaques it awards each year. Landis was named the first MLB commissioner in 1920 in response to the Black Sox Scandal, in which eight members of the he...
by cinemaniax7
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 46783

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

Tough couple of weeks for longtime St. Louis Cardinals fans, with the death of two legends of the game. Bob Gibson was maybe the most dominant pitcher I ever saw, especially in the postseason. He still holds the record for most strikeouts in a World Series game, mowing down 17 batters in a game 1 sh...
by cinemaniax7
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 340
Views: 89434

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Helen Reddy, the Australian pop singer best known for her hit song “I Am Woman,” has died at the age of 78. “I Am Woman” was a #1 hit in 1972, the first song by an Australian artist to reach the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The song became an anthem for the women's liberation movement and won ...
by cinemaniax7
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1812

Re: Monday, September 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This may have been one of the easiest pre-call FJs ever.
by cinemaniax7
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/21/20 week
Replies: 26
Views: 840

Re: FJs for the 9/21/20 week

I'm somewhat surprised that so many of us came up with Phil Mickelson. Lefty happens to be one of my all-time favorite athletes, but I didn't expect him to break 30% on this week's FJ poll.
by cinemaniax7
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 340
Views: 89434

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first woman and the first Jewish person to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol.
by cinemaniax7
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Notable Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 34
Views: 6379

Re: Notable Coronavirus Deaths

Tommy DeVito, a founding member of the popular doo-wop group the Four Seasons, has died at the age of 92 from COVID-19 complications. Joe Pesci's character in Goodfellas was named for DeVito.
by cinemaniax7
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 340
Views: 89434

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Legendary Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers has died at the age of 77. He spent seven seasons with the Bears from 1965 to 1971, although multiple injuries limited him to only four full seasons of play. One of the most difficult players to tackle, Sayers was known for his elusiveness, agility, a...