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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Maven » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:55 pm

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The Oakland Raiders will become the Las Vegas Raiders in 2019, continuing the recent trend of NFL teams moving to places that don't actually want them.
https://deadspin.com/the-raiders-are-mo ... 1793682944
The East Bay is booming, while Las Vegas' economy still hasn't recovered fully from the housing crisis. Insert "thinking face emoji" here, if the code allows it... 🤔
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Has the housing crisis even really ended? HGTV has been in somewhat heavy hype mode for Flip Or Flop: Las Vegas the last couple of weeks...until that, the talk of it dying down led me to believe it wasn't as bad as it had been. Then again, one would also think the house flipping craze would finally be gone now too.

As for the Raiders (or whatever they may possibly be renamed...at least it won't be the Golden Knights)...

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by triviawayne » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:32 pm

I doubt they'll get renamed, but Invaders or Locomotives would be appropriate.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:27 am

Maven wrote:
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As for the Raiders (or whatever they may possibly be renamed...at least it won't be the Golden Knights)...
For those not in the know, the Vegas Golden Knights, an NHL expansion team, will start playing next season (2017-8).

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by alietr » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:41 am

Volante wrote:
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As for the Raiders (or whatever they may possibly be renamed...at least it won't be the Golden Knights)...
For those not in the know, the Vegas Golden Knights, an NHL expansion team, will start playing next season (2017-8).
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by BobF » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:38 am

triviawayne wrote:
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I doubt they'll get renamed, but Invaders or Locomotives would be appropriate.
Or Golddiggers. How many times have they moved now? And how many of those times has it been to get a city to pay for a stadium for them?
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:41 pm

BobF wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:38 am
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I doubt they'll get renamed, but Invaders or Locomotives would be appropriate.
Or Golddiggers. How many times have they moved now? And how many of those times has it been to get a city to pay for a stadium for them?
This will be their third move, but it will be the first time they get a new stadium. For the 13 seasons the Raiders played in Los Angeles, they called the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum home. The L.A. Coliseum was opened in 1923. When the Raiders moved back to Oakland, they moved back into the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Raiders played at the Oakland Coliseum from 1966-81, and it remains their home to this day.

Stadium issues did lead to their leaving Los Angeles, though. Per the NFL's TV rules, games that do not sell out are blacked out in the home team's market. This was virtually impossible in a 70-year-old stadium whose seating capacity was by far the largest in the league (~93,000). Once a deal to build a stadium in the city of Irwindale (20 miles east of Los Angeles) fell through, Al Davis moved the team back to Oakland.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by trainman » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:20 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
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Per the NFL's TV rules, games that do not sell out are blacked out in the home team's market. This was virtually impossible in a 70-year-old stadium whose seating capacity was by far the largest in the league (~93,000).
The NFL has suspended the blackout rule since 2015 (officially, they're still studying the effects of the suspension) -- thus, all the Rams games were televised in L.A. in 2016, despite them averaging about 57,000 attendance in that 93,000-seat stadium.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:04 pm

trainman wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:20 pm
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Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:41 pm
Per the NFL's TV rules, games that do not sell out are blacked out in the home team's market. This was virtually impossible in a 70-year-old stadium whose seating capacity was by far the largest in the league (~93,000).
The NFL has suspended the blackout rule since 2015 (officially, they're still studying the effects of the suspension) -- thus, all the Rams games were televised in L.A. in 2016, despite them averaging about 57,000 attendance in that 93,000-seat stadium.
I wouldn't be surprised if they reinstate the suspension once the real stadium gets built.

In other news: Crayola is retiring Dandelion, the first ever to be retired from the 24 count box.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Troydozzy » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:29 pm

Sesame Street has a new Muppet named Julia, who has autism.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by 9021amyers » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:24 am

The UConn Huskies women's basketball team's NCAA-record 111-game winning streak is snapped at the national semifinals of the Women's Final Four, losing to the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs in overtime, 66-64. MSU's Morgan William, listed at only 5'5" tall, made the winning shot at the buzzer after having a potential game-winner blocked at the end of regulation.

The loss also ends UConn's bid to win its fifth consecutive national title, meaning some other team (either Mississippi State or South Carolina) will be crowned champion for the first time since 2012.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by IronNeck » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:04 am

9021amyers wrote:
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MSU's Morgan William, listed at only 5'5" tall,
5' 5" for a guard is completely normal in women's college basketball.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by 9021amyers » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:01 am

IronNeck wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:04 am
9021amyers wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:24 am
MSU's Morgan William, listed at only 5'5" tall,
5' 5" for a guard is completely normal in women's college basketball.
I should have done a better job indicating that her listed height is quite generous. She was at least one head shorter than every UConn player who was on the floor last night.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by badgerfellow » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:06 am

9021amyers wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:01 am
IronNeck wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:04 am
9021amyers wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:24 am
MSU's Morgan William, listed at only 5'5" tall,
5' 5" for a guard is completely normal in women's college basketball.
I should have done a better job indicating that her listed height is quite generous. She was at least one head shorter than every UConn player who was on the floor last night.
Her nickname is "Itty Bitty" if that makes any difference as well. That was quite the ending, though.
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Johnblue » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:21 pm

South Carolina could win both men's & women's NCAA titles this year! How many times has that happened?

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by 9021amyers » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:24 pm

Johnblue wrote:
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South Carolina could win both men's & women's NCAA titles this year! How many times has that happened?
UConn's done it twice (2004 and 2014).

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:22 pm

The 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame inductees have been announced
http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/01/t ... -hall-fame

Tracy McGrady and Jerry Krause are worth recognizing the name. Rebecca Lobo was a UConn player on the undefeated 1995 squad and on the gold medal winning US women's Olympic team in 96.

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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by Volante » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:14 am

The Undertaker (Mark Calaway) has (likely*) retired from WWE at Wrestlemania 33 after losing to Roman Reigns
(*on the one hand, it's wrestling, on the other hand, he's 52.)
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

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Volante wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:14 am
The Undertaker (Mark Calaway) has (likely*) retired from WWE at Wrestlemania 33 after losing to Roman Reigns
(*on the one hand, it's wrestling, on the other hand, he's 52.)
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Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:43 pm

University of North Carolina Tar Heels win the men's basketball title, 71-65 over Gonzaga (no heroics this time, so they may not ask about it).

Redemption for the Heels (grats heelsrule and Maven!!). I don't really care about either team, but kinda wanted Gonzaga to win. I feel like I just watched the 2011 Final Four all over again. Gonzaga! Oregon! Wow, South Carolina!...but who actually wins the title? The usual blue blood. It would be nice if the mid majors of the world ever cashed in, instead of forever being 'that team that lost to _____'.
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