Oakland Raiders Get an Absurd New Stadium Name

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Oakland Raiders stadiumSo, whenever I think of professional sports stadiums, or even some well-known and high-class college sports stadiums, I think of names that have meaning or that sound intimidating or are just plain normal. However, there are some stadiums out there that tend to go overboard when picking a name. Maybe they choose it because of the sweet endorsement deal they get from it or maybe they just love being the butt of the joke, who knows?

Now the National Football League has been pretty consistent with having normal or acceptable names if you don’t count the short career of Land Shark Stadium. However, all that is about to change thanks to the lackluster Oakland Raiders out of Oakland, California as the stadium in which the Raiders, as well as the MLB’s Oakland A’s, play all their home games is about to change its name.

That’s right, the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum Authority has just announced that the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum shall hence forth be known as the Overstock.com┬áColiseum. That’s right, the Overstock.com Coliseum. This new agreement with the internet retailer will run for a total of 6 years and costs $7.2 million.

However, even this name might not be permanent as Overstock.com is considering changing their name from Overstock.com to simply O.co. Overstock.com also has the right to change the name of the stadium to O.co Coliseum at any time they wish. I can hear the Sports Center commentators now.

This name is not the most absurd stadium name ever created, I mean it could be worse, it could have a name like the KFC Yum! Center. What do you think? Yay or nay on the new stadium name?

Source: Yahoo! Sports – The Oakland Raiders get a new, ridiculous stadium name

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Time Travel Movies Banned in China

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Back to the FutureSo America isn’t perfect, that is for sure, but I have no problem saying that we are better in some ways than other countries. Take China for example. China has a lot of great things going on but they also have some truly absurd things. One such thing is the country-wide ban on any movie dealing with time travel. Yep, you won’t find Marty McFly or Doc Brown anywhere in China these days.

You can’t make things like this up. China has recently banned any and all movies that contain the following: fantasy, time-travel, random compilations of mythical stories, bizarre plots, absurd techniques, propagation of feudal superstitions, fatalism, reincarnation, ambiguous moral lessons or a lack of positive thinking.

Uh wow… that definitely narrows down the entertainment options in China. And we here in America have the audacity to complain about some of the things our government does. The Chinese government does not want people “rewriting history” because they feel like it goes against “Chinese heritage”, whatever that means.

If there is one thing we DO NOT tolerate here in America, it is the censorship of things like writing, film or art. Sure, it would be understandable if the Chinese government censored movies that related to governmental topics, representatives, or anything else dealing with the government in hopes to not make themselves look bad to the public, but time travel? Seriously?

Think about it, America, that means NO Bill and Ted movies, NO Back to the Future movies, NO Terminator movies, and that’s only time travel, not to mention all the other things that were banned. This is one reason why I am HAPPY to live in America.

Source: The Stir – China Doesn’t Want ‘Time Travel’ Movies Corrupting Its Citizens

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