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Old 04-10-2016, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by btownboss4 View Post
People who have follow the whole NBA are fascinated by the Celtics, if you asked anyone where the Celtics would be this season last year, they should be a dumpster fire ala Brooklyn or Philly, but they are be 3/4 in the east.
I follow the NBA everyday and hear no buzz about the Celitcs. They have no star players, and no one thinks they're a championship contender. A casual NBA fan couldn't name one player on the Celitcs.

Originally Posted by btownboss4 View Post
Just as the Twin Cities area is seen as a boom town, not because its actually the fastest growing city in America, but because they exceed expectations considering the regions its in.
The Twin Cities are hardly boomtowns. And they don't have faster growth than other cities in their immediate region. Most other metros within the Upper Midwest (Rochester, Fargo, and the like) have faster growth rates.
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by gladhands View Post
Less than a decade after the real estate collapse, why is this forum still obsessed with booms. Some of the most economically devastated cities and metros were among the fastest-growing 10 to 15 years ago Heather we realize that blooms are indicative of nothing more than booms?
Realtors, builders, developers, sellers, and buyers are obsessed with them for monetary reasons.

Some of the rest of us wish they would quit hyping temporary bubbles as booms. The effects of wild ups and downs do more harm than good. Add to that the "'Me, too" effect--people moving places just because lots of other people are, without really studying what is there--and the results of hype get even more intensified. Then that is followed by some sort of crisis, either a bust or a situation where the town cannot pay for infrastructure to meet increased demands, and it resorts to one tax increase after another, which drives out the middle class.
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Old 04-10-2016, 08:51 PM
Location: Miami
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Originally Posted by NOLA101 View Post
Not sure how going from an average team to possibly the best team in NBA history is "marginally better". And not sure why the no-name Celtics, who have zero chance to do anything in the playoffs, would be considered a "boom team". Who cares about the Celtics right now outside of Celtics fans?
NBA fans? they literally gave the blueprint on how to beat the Warriors.
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