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(Yahoo)   Hoping to join Los Angeles, Atlanta, St. Louis and Salt Lake City as the next American city to host the Olympics is... Tulsa?   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 126
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2013-04-28 01:06:27 AM  
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2013-04-28 01:08:13 AM  
From TFA:  Some people think of Tulsa as a flyover, Dust Bowl town.

Count me as one of those people.
 
2013-04-28 01:09:22 AM  

Ebenator: From TFA:  Some people think of Tulsa as a flyover, Dust Bowl town.

Count me as one of those people.


I used to live there.  Tulsa doesn't offer much.
 
2013-04-28 01:09:55 AM  
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2013-04-28 01:10:39 AM  

FizixJunkee: Ebenator: From TFA:  Some people think of Tulsa as a flyover, Dust Bowl town.

Count me as one of those people.

I used to live there.  Tulsa doesn't offer much.


Something to laugh at.
 
2013-04-28 01:10:43 AM  
How about we host it in New Jersey and say it's New York?
 
2013-04-28 01:11:21 AM  
The next American summer olympics should be somewhere in the Pac NW.
 
2013-04-28 01:11:55 AM  
I lived there. Could not pay me to ever go back.
 
2013-04-28 01:13:25 AM  

ybishop: I lived there. Could not pay me to ever go back.


you could pay me to.  Then I'd laugh and laugh and just move away again.
 
2013-04-28 01:14:20 AM  
Meh - you want to ruin a city? Bring in the Olympics...
 
2013-04-28 01:17:22 AM  
Tulsa is a great town, for music it's tops, but it's just not a sports town.  Even Olympic sports.
 
2013-04-28 01:17:26 AM  
The first sentence really sells it for me: "Buoyed by its success hosting a major fishing tournament this winter..."

Sure, that's a natural progression.
 
2013-04-28 01:19:08 AM  
Tulsa's bid will need a logo. Since Tulsa was the location of Fark's infamous Ballsack Conundrum, someone should photoshop the Olympic rings stuck in a chair...
 
2013-04-28 01:20:13 AM  
I have fond memories of Tulsa in the 90s. It was small enough that the freaks/club kids/goths/ravers/gays hung out together. In bigger cities each little group like that had their own club and people didn't go outside their own interests as much.

Tulsa considers just getting mentioned in the same sentence as LA, Atlanta, and St. Louis to be a victory.
 
2013-04-28 01:20:36 AM  

belhade: How about we host it in New Jersey and say it's New York?


I'd rather see the Olympics in München again than New Jersey.
 
2013-04-28 01:21:30 AM  

Paris1127: Tulsa's bid will need a logo. Since Tulsa was the location of Fark's infamous Ballsack Conundrum, someone should photoshop the Olympic rings stuck in a chair...


Brilliant
 
2013-04-28 01:21:48 AM  
The fact that the USOC is too sand-in-vag to put in hosting bids anymore won't exactly help. Also, it's Tulsa.
 
2013-04-28 01:23:23 AM  
Let's see over there with Kansas and Texas and Jesus-freak country ... sure, we could host the Fundamentalist Olympics. Half a dozen Muslim countries would probably field teams, simply as fellow travelers through Nut-case Land.
 
2013-04-28 01:24:43 AM  
Aww thats nice. Now go shoot some prarie dogs while the real contenders compete.

I understand how its horrible for a big city, and good for a smaller one, but, the IOC wants quality hookers, overly pretensious hotels and highly overrated food on a scale smaller cities can't provide.
 
2013-04-28 01:32:52 AM  
well I am ok with it. if it should become the target of some terrorist plot I wont be anywhere near Tulsa and nothing of value will be lost.

win win
 
2013-04-28 01:33:06 AM  
The Olympic Committee requested that Columbus OH put in a bid for the games. As a resident, I say "AWWW HELL NAW!".

The only possible benefit Columbus would have would be the need to install a real public transit system. If we could somehow get one of those, and I could be on vacation for a month during the games I say go for it. Maybe it would be an excuse to get the Columbus Crew a new stadium that they sorely need (the goddamn scoreboard caught on fire tonight)
 
2013-04-28 01:35:06 AM  

Swoop1809: The Olympic Committee requested that Columbus OH put in a bid for the games. As a resident, I say "AWWW HELL NAW!".

The only possible benefit Columbus would have would be the need to install a real public transit system. If we could somehow get one of those, and I could be on vacation for a month during the games I say go for it. Maybe it would be an excuse to get the Columbus Crew a new stadium that they sorely need (the goddamn scoreboard caught on fire tonight)


They want free tattoos.
 
2013-04-28 01:41:37 AM  
what the fark, guys... nobody awake?!?

As to Tulsa hosting the Olympics:
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2013-04-28 01:52:02 AM  
I'm not sure if they can out-corrupt the other cities involved. I don't think they have enough suitcases of cash and top-shelf hookers to persuade the IOC. Chicago gave it their best shot and got shut down cold, and they're corrupt as a motherfarker.
 
2013-04-28 01:57:21 AM  
Done in one.

/Tulsa resident
//well, Bixby actually but who's heard of Bixby?
 
2013-04-28 01:58:15 AM  

germ78: I'm not sure if they can out-corrupt the other cities involved. I don't think they have enough suitcases of cash and top-shelf hookers to persuade the IOC. Chicago gave it their best shot and got shut down cold, and they're corrupt as a motherfarker.


www.playfair2012.org.uk

more hookers and blow
 
2013-04-28 02:00:36 AM  

germ78: I'm not sure if they can out-corrupt the other cities involved. I don't think they have enough suitcases of cash and top-shelf hookers to persuade the IOC. Chicago gave it their best shot and got shut down cold, and they're corrupt as a motherfarker.


If the IOC wasn't having a slap fight with the USOC at the time, Chicago might have gone farther than they did.

As for Tulsa, I can think of 10 US cities better equipped to host a Summer Olympics without mentioning LA, Chicago, NYC or Atlanta
 
2013-04-28 02:03:08 AM  
Q: The reason Texas does not slide off into the Gulf of Mexico?

A: Oklahoma sucks.

/thanks
//I'll be here all night
///try the meatloaf
 
2013-04-28 02:04:15 AM  
Tulsa A slut?
 
2013-04-28 02:04:23 AM  

universebetween: germ78: I'm not sure if they can out-corrupt the other cities involved. I don't think they have enough suitcases of cash and top-shelf hookers to persuade the IOC. Chicago gave it their best shot and got shut down cold, and they're corrupt as a motherfarker.

[www.playfair2012.org.uk image 400x400]

more hookers and blow


THIS. Sadly.
 
2013-04-28 02:05:07 AM  

HotWingAgenda: The next American summer olympics should be somewhere in the Pac NW.


It should have been Chicago, but since a certain group of Americans was so dead set on submarineing Chicago's bid just to stick it to a certain politician, it didn't happen.
 
2013-04-28 02:07:14 AM  

Death Eats a Cracker: Done in one.

/Tulsa resident
//well, Bixby actually but who's heard of Bixby?


Sprouts.
 
2013-04-28 02:08:50 AM  

ongbok: HotWingAgenda: The next American summer olympics should be somewhere in the Pac NW.

It should have been Chicago, but since a certain group of Americans was so dead set on submarineing Chicago's bid just to stick it to a certain politician, it didn't happen.


St Louis is like right f*cking next to Chicago.  There's no reason to give Illinois two olympic games.  Florida is too humid and full of poisonous critters, and Texas is too dry and full of people that are universally hated outside America.  Seattle or Portland would be perfect.
 
2013-04-28 02:08:58 AM  

ongbok: HotWingAgenda: The next American summer olympics should be somewhere in the Pac NW.

It should have been Chicago, but since a certain group of Americans was so dead set on submarineing Chicago's bid just to stick it to a certain politician, it didn't happen.


There wasn't a very strong desire from the people, at least those I spoke with.  Most of us were kinda like 'there might be an economic boost, but it's not certain'  to 'man, it's gonna sucks to go to work during that shiat!'

Of course the Star Trek Voyager fans did want to stick it to Gov. Ryan.
 
2013-04-28 02:10:06 AM  

HotWingAgenda: ongbok: HotWingAgenda: The next American summer olympics should be somewhere in the Pac NW.

It should have been Chicago, but since a certain group of Americans was so dead set on submarineing Chicago's bid just to stick it to a certain politician, it didn't happen.

St Louis is like right f*cking next to Chicago.  There's no reason to give Illinois two olympic games.  Florida is too humid and full of poisonous critters, and Texas is too dry and full of people that are universally hated outside America.  Seattle or Portland would be perfect.


When was the first?
 
2013-04-28 02:15:20 AM  

phrawgh: Q: The reason Texas does not slide off into the Gulf of Mexico?

A: Oklahoma sucks.

/thanks
//I'll be here all night
///try the meatloaf


Why is Oklahoma so windy?

Texas blows and Kansas sucks.
 
2013-04-28 02:17:32 AM  

Krieghund: phrawgh: Q: The reason Texas does not slide off into the Gulf of Mexico?

A: Oklahoma sucks.

/thanks
//I'll be here all night
///try the meatloaf

Why is Oklahoma so windy?

Texas blows and Kansas sucks.


How do you know the toothbrush was invented in Oklahoma?

It would have been called a Teethbrush anywhere else.

/I know, usually reserved for KY,TN,GA,AL,MS,AR,WV, etc.
 
2013-04-28 02:18:37 AM  
Bring it on.   The Okie Spirit will make it happen.   We will have some oil company foundation The Warren's or Kaiser's step up to make it happen.
 
2013-04-28 02:25:59 AM  
Ah, Tulsa....

Or as I used to call it, Asthmatornadoton.....
 
2013-04-28 02:31:31 AM  
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/Ok
 
2013-04-28 02:32:04 AM  

Krieghund: I have fond memories of Tulsa in the 90s. It was small enough that the freaks/club kids/goths/ravers/gays hung out together. In bigger cities each little group like that had their own club and people didn't go outside their own interests as much.

Tulsa considers just getting mentioned in the same sentence as LA, Atlanta, and St. Louis to be a victory.


agreed
 
2013-04-28 02:32:56 AM  
Honestly, it's going to be doubtful that the US gets ANY Olympic bids until they actually start treating the Paralympics with general parity in promotion (including primetime TV coverage on non-cable networks)--the IOC HAS actually not only been giving the USOC some very hairy eyeballs about it but even some nastygrams (particularly with the Paralympics in 2012 being all but nonexistent on US television and effectively only available via quasi-legal streaming from overseas national broadcasters).

And yes, the IOC is actually starting to get serious about the whole "OK, guys, just because the guys running may have Legs of Technological Origin or may be in a custom wheelchair does NOT mean you get to demote them to the Ocho" thing...in fact, I actually seem to remember reading in 2012 that the USOC WAS threatened with not having another Olympics in the US until they started treating the Paralympics like the Olympics Proper in all things merchandising and televising.  (Seem to remember reading that mentioned by a Farker who follows this even more closely than I do.)

/though I'll admit I am following the Paralympics stuff as one of the Henryville survivors (who got her legs eaten by the tornado) is working towards being on the Paralympics team
//srsly, they train just as hard and should also be given respect and the Paralympics shouldn't be dismissed as the Gimp Olympics (like the US media seems to want to do)
 
2013-04-28 02:35:08 AM  
As a rural Okie, that would be great for the state. But I live 100 miles from Tulsa and still feel like I'd be a lot closer to that clusterfark than I'd wanna be.
 
2013-04-28 02:38:19 AM  

7th Son of a 7th Son: Death Eats a Cracker: Done in one.

/Tulsa resident
//well, Bixby actually but who's heard of Bixby?

Sprouts.


A welcome addition to our fine city. Next step: The Olympics.
 
2013-04-28 02:39:41 AM  

johne3819: ongbok: HotWingAgenda: The next American summer olympics should be somewhere in the Pac NW.

It should have been Chicago, but since a certain group of Americans was so dead set on submarineing Chicago's bid just to stick it to a certain politician, it didn't happen.

There wasn't a very strong desire from the people, at least those I spoke with.  Most of us were kinda like 'there might be an economic boost, but it's not certain'  to 'man, it's gonna sucks to go to work during that shiat!'

Of course the Star Trek Voyager fans did want to stick it to Gov. Ryan.


So you don't think the fact that the Republicans made it a talking point against Obama that he was trying to bring the Olympics to Chicago in the presidential campaign was a factor in the IOC's decision?

Just the point that the Republicans considered Chicago losing the bid as a victory for them probably doomed any chances in the near future that another U.S city gets the bid.
 
2013-04-28 02:40:35 AM  
St. Louis hosted it over 100 years ago, and back then, the Olympics were kind of a joke. Google it and you'll see.
 
2013-04-28 02:44:20 AM  

Great Porn Dragon: Honestly, it's going to be doubtful that the US gets ANY Olympic bids until they actually start treating the Paralympics with general parity in promotion (including primetime TV coverage on non-cable networks)--the IOC HAS actually not only been giving the USOC some very hairy eyeballs about it but even some nastygrams (particularly with the Paralympics in 2012 being all but nonexistent on US television and effectively only available via quasi-legal streaming from overseas national broadcasters).

And yes, the IOC is actually starting to get serious about the whole "OK, guys, just because the guys running may have Legs of Technological Origin or may be in a custom wheelchair does NOT mean you get to demote them to the Ocho" thing...in fact, I actually seem to remember reading in 2012 that the USOC WAS threatened with not having another Olympics in the US until they started treating the Paralympics like the Olympics Proper in all things merchandising and televising.  (Seem to remember reading that mentioned by a Farker who follows this even more closely than I do.)

/though I'll admit I am following the Paralympics stuff as one of the Henryville survivors (who got her legs eaten by the tornado) is working towards being on the Paralympics team
//srsly, they train just as hard and should also be given respect and the Paralympics shouldn't be dismissed as the Gimp Olympics (like the US media seems to want to do)


I'll start following the Paralympics the moment a T-ball stand pitches a perfect game.
 
2013-04-28 02:47:48 AM  
It would be nice to see it go to Nairobi or Durban, if they can put together an attractive bid. The Olympics have never been in Africa, and a lot of champion athletes come from there. The South Africans put together a pretty good World Cup a few years back, aside from the vuvuzelas and Nairobi is emerging as a hub for Africa.

At first glance India would be a good option too, but given the fallout from the 2010 Commonwealth Games, I don't think the IOC would find it an acceptable host.
 
2013-04-28 02:48:18 AM  

Great Porn Dragon: Honestly, it's going to be doubtful that the US gets ANY Olympic bids until they actually start treating the Paralympics with general parity in promotion (including primetime TV coverage on non-cable networks)--the IOC HAS actually not only been giving the USOC some very hairy eyeballs about it but even some nastygrams (particularly with the Paralympics in 2012 being all but nonexistent on US television and effectively only available via quasi-legal streaming from overseas national broadcasters).

And yes, the IOC is actually starting to get serious about the whole "OK, guys, just because the guys running may have Legs of Technological Origin or may be in a custom wheelchair does NOT mean you get to demote them to the Ocho" thing...in fact, I actually seem to remember reading in 2012 that the USOC WAS threatened with not having another Olympics in the US until they started treating the Paralympics like the Olympics Proper in all things merchandising and televising.  (Seem to remember reading that mentioned by a Farker who follows this even more closely than I do.)

/though I'll admit I am following the Paralympics stuff as one of the Henryville survivors (who got her legs eaten by the tornado) is working towards being on the Paralympics team
//srsly, they train just as hard and should also be given respect and the Paralympics shouldn't be dismissed as the Gimp Olympics (like the US media seems to want to do)


Which would go a long way in explaining why the London Paralympics were so prominent in terms of promotion in the UK. Yet, despite their claims of near sellouts at events; what I did see from there was not great in terms of attendance.
 
2013-04-28 02:50:30 AM  
Just keep that crap the hell away from Portland Oregon.
 
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