If this doesn’t highlight in boldface italicized underlined font that Big Time Sporting Events Belong In Big Time Cities I Don’t Know What Does. Who is on the Olympics Committee? Fire the whole lot of them. Like yesterday. They shouldn’t be making decisions any more. Who the hell wants to go to this dumpy ass third world city to celebrate the biggest sporting event on the planet- The Olympics? This is where you hole up the most elite athletes in the world? Hotels with brown water? Mickey Mouse sheets? WTF is going on over there?????? Imagine you train your whole life for the winter Olympics dreaming of St Moriz Switzerland, Vancouver, Turin, Oslo, and then you get off the plane in Sochi, check into your room, turn on the water and its urine colored and the beds are better at the Pine Street Inn.
Lets see I’m on the Olympics Hosting City Selection Committee and I’m gonna pick a world class city to host the 2014 Olympics. You don’t suppose that all that Russian oil money doesn’t come into play? Has to, right? I mean how else in the world do you justify picking this kind of third world hotel hosting city over a real big time developed country. (and I understand that these aren’t really third world country conditions, but compared to US hotel Standards and real International City Standards they are)
This goes for the Superbowl too. (and I’m aware that there’s talk of a Superbowl coming to Foxboro) Let me just state for the record- Probably no one deserves more respect in the NFL than Bob Kraft. Classy, took a team from despair and turned them into Champions, humble, the whole works. They did a great job with Patriots Place, the mall , the dining options, the hotels, ect, ect. But lets not get crazy here. Foxboro is a blip of a town with such little to do. It’s SOOOO far removed from a real City that the poor people that would come up here to watch and cover the Superbowl would be scattered all over the place and there would no way to cohesively host them. Not like they can in New Orleans, San Fran, Miami or Dallas.
Put me in the camp that says that these events should only be held in Cities with tons of awesome hotels and restaurants and fun things to do. Foxboro? Really???
Hmmm, lets see where would I rather spend a 4 day weekend to celebrate the Superbowl in February?
Miami, nah, too warm and sunny and too many awesome restaurants and sights to see.
New Orleans? No way. Place is wayyyy too fun and centrally located and set up for a huge event like the Superbowl.
Oh, I got it! Foxboro!!!! That thriving metropolis where we can have people have to drive to get to and stay in other cities like Providence or Boston, no where near the stadium and for there be no way to cohesively party with all the other fans rooting for your team.
Yeah, that’s the ticket, Foxboro.