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Old 10-02-2009, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looks like Chicago was the first city ELIMINATED from contention for the 2016 Olympics...I still cannot believe those people who thought just because Obama was President that would sway the voters towards Chicago...
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well there goes $48 million out the window. Guess who'll be footing the bill for that
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Good. Mayor Palmer and the Obama's don't deserve the Olympics anyhow. Just my opinion of course.
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I blame Oprah.
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I'm glad that the Olympics are not coming to Chicago. It was a stupid idea from the start. Chicago has to many other problems to deal with first. It was all to boost the ego of the mayor. That guy is just a tool.
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Good. Mayor Palmer and the Obama's don't deserve the Olympics anyhow. Just my opinion of course.
Daley or was it a joke I dont get
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I think it was Daley's fault...when he was speaking for Chicago, he was criticizing the other cities, and its in the rules that you cant do that...
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Hey Barrack Obama, I guess the world does not love you as much as you think. This is a colossal mistep by Obama when he has much more pressing issues here at home. He is going to need a large spatula to get the egg off of his face.
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wow. he did all that to get the olympics? too bad he can't put the same energy towards our own domestic issues.
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Forget that we didn't get it, but being the first city out...ouch!
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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How many think Obama used some choice language after the vote. Along with the phrase, (Don't they know who I am?)
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Well there goes $48 million out the window. Guess who'll be footing the bill for that
Thats pocket change compared to how much the city of Chicago would have lost had they actually got the games. California and New York are already staring in the face of bankruptcy, these games would have sealed the fate of Illinois as well. Hosting the Olympics is prestigious to be sure, but it is also a HUGE financial drain.
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Thats pocket change compared to how much the city of Chicago would have lost had they actually got the games. California and New York are already staring in the face of bankruptcy, these games would have sealed the fate of Illinois as well. Hosting the Olympics is prestigious to be sure, but it is also a HUGE financial drain.
Oh totally agree 100%,it's just funny to hear our leaders preach smart spending and blah blah blah,but let's get the Olympics!
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Thats pocket change compared to how much the city of Chicago would have lost had they actually got the games. California and New York are already staring in the face of bankruptcy, these games would have sealed the fate of Illinois as well. Hosting the Olympics is prestigious to be sure, but it is also a HUGE financial drain.
Somewhat debatable. Initially investment certainly is a drain, especially if infrastructure is poor, but long term economic impact can return a profit. The LA games were actually profitable by $250 Million. Atlanta, Korea, Barcelona also were on the plus side. On the other hand Montreal was a disaster. All about infrastructure and planning. It's a great opportunity in the right place with the right people making the decisions.
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great a political joke. Reminds me of last Family Guy episode.
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I should've seen this coming. Some Olympian suggested to Bob Holtzman of ESPN that there might still be a "hangover" from the last eight years in terms of Chicago not getting the Olympics. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight...
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:53 AM   #19 (permalink)
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President Obama was looked at as the CLOSER in this. After failing, it really made sense. Another Chicago closer blowing the game!!!! Chicago fans should be all to used to this!!!
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I should've seen this coming. Some Olympian suggested to Bob Holtzman of ESPN that there might still be a "hangover" from the last eight years in terms of Chicago not getting the Olympics. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight...
Yeah, that was Rowdy Gaines. If my name was Rowdy and I was a 50 year old man making ridiculous statements, I'd probably rather be known as "some Olympian" though.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
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None of you guys could seriously think that the US was going to get the games. Everyone figured that if Obama went or not, they were going to go to a place that has never had them before.

The only problem is, if Obama didn't go to lobby for the US, someone would be telling him he didn't do enough. Instead, since he did go, people are cheering that he failed. Damned either way... you really can't please people who look at the negatives either way.
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:45 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Somewhere in heaven Redd Foxx's gravelly voice is shouting "Barack! You big dummy"....
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