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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 12:57:23 PM
While living in France I had this conversation daily,
"So, where are you from?"
"Tulsa, Oklahoma"
"......"
"It's just above Texas"
"Oh, ok cool"
 
2013-04-28 12:59:30 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Tulsa strikes me as somewhat similar to Boise.  Little more than an overgrown big town with overblown aspirations of being a big city.  Sure the population base is there but the mentality isn't.


Truer words have not been spoken on Fark.

I was relocated from DFW to the Tulsa area some time ago by my now former employer.  The people are wonderful, but the overall mentality is still very small-townish.  I've stayed, though, because it *is* a decent place to raise a family, and the cost of living is cheap.  My youngest will be out of school in a couple of years, though, and after that I'm not sure we'll stay.

Olympics would never fly here because you can't get a decent meal after 8pm anywhere, much less the aforementioned hookers and blow.

/Tulsa.  Because someone has to do it.
//Obscure?
 
2013-04-28 01:00:09 PM

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)


Which is by far the most excitement a Crew fan has seen since the team arrived here.  FFS, the Stadium is only 14 years old, so don't biatch the Crew "badly" need a new stadium.
 
2013-04-28 01:05:32 PM

just_intonation: Smeggy Smurf: Tulsa strikes me as somewhat similar to Boise.  Little more than an overgrown big town with overblown aspirations of being a big city.  Sure the population base is there but the mentality isn't.

Truer words have not been spoken on Fark.

I was relocated from DFW to the Tulsa area some time ago by my now former employer.  The people are wonderful, but the overall mentality is still very small-townish.  I've stayed, though, because it *is* a decent place to raise a family, and the cost of living is cheap.  My youngest will be out of school in a couple of years, though, and after that I'm not sure we'll stay.

Olympics would never fly here because you can't get a decent meal after 8pm anywhere, much less the aforementioned hookers and blow.

/Tulsa.  Because someone has to do it.
//Obscure?


I can't think of a decent place to eat that closes before 10. Don't forget Mary Janes pizza, open till 4:20. As for whores and blow you must just not have the right (wrong?) friends I35 is just RIGHT there.

/Tulsa
//Mary janes is terrible
 
2013-04-28 01:25:09 PM

jayphat: 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)

Which is by far the most excitement a Crew fan has seen since the team arrived here.  FFS, the Stadium is only 14 years old, so don't biatch the Crew "badly" need a new stadium.


A lot has changed in MLS and in Columbus since 1998 when the stadium was built. For one, it was built for pennies and very hastily with the bare essentials because the team had nowhere to play due to renovations at Ohio Stadium. When Crew Stadium was built there was no Arena District, hell City Center Mall was the biggest downtown attraction. If they could build a modern stadium down in the Arena District it would be huge for the team and the city. As of now there is nothing to do after the games. Everyone just packs up and leaves since you cant walk anywhere. Downtown, fans would pour out of the stadium after a game and walk to one of the countless bars in the area.

Its all moot because the Hunt Sports Group which owns the Crew, FC Dallas and the Kansas City Chiefs throws nickels around like manhole covers and no way in hell would they finance a new stadium  nor would the city of Columbus pony up and significant money for it despite the sweetheart deal they gave the Blue Jackets with Nationwide Arena.

/now back to your regularly scheduled Olympics thread
 
2013-04-28 02:17:38 PM
Tulsa spelled backwards is a slut.
 
2013-04-28 02:43:09 PM
The Rio Olympics is going to be such an epic clusterfark that the IOC may just decide to build a "permanent" Summer Olympics site somewhere in Eastern Europe.

As a Brazilian friend of mine put it "By 2016 you won't even have a complete list of the people who need to be bribed to go and find out who *really* has to be bribed."
 
2013-04-28 02:52:29 PM

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


this
 
2013-04-28 05:30:13 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The Rio Olympics is going to be such an epic clusterfark that the IOC may just decide to build a "permanent" Summer Olympics site somewhere in Eastern Europe.

As a Brazilian friend of mine put it "By 2016 you won't even have a complete list of the people who need to be bribed to go and find out who *really* has to be bribed."


I don't know, the IOC will say it's not right to deny other nations, especially in the lesser represented nations /continents the chance to host the game...

Ie. The IOC needs to keep moving to cash in on the upcoming nations before leaving them an empty husk with a collapsed economy (cough cough Greece cough cough)
 
2013-04-28 05:33:42 PM
Lived In Oklahoma  for twin years as a kid and i feel this is a bad idea, if Tulsa got The Olympics  my greatest fear is that some poor marathoner with fall in a pot hole and never been seen again.
 
2013-04-28 05:40:11 PM

grimlock1972: Lived In Oklahoma  for ten years as a kid and i feel this is a bad idea, if Tulsa got The Olympics  my greatest fear is that some poor marathoner with fall in a pot hole and never been seen again.


fixed it for my self.
 
2013-04-28 06:12:36 PM

grimlock1972: Lived In Oklahoma  for twin years as a kid and i feel this is a bad idea, if Tulsa got The Olympics  my greatest fear is that some poor marathoner with fall in a pot hole and never been seen again.


Plus, it would be 112 degrees at the start of the marathon and snowing at the end.
 
2013-04-28 06:14:18 PM

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.


Please god, no!
 
2013-04-28 06:16:37 PM

thisispete: 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.


How about no?
 
2013-04-28 06:22:24 PM

SomeoneDumb: If they don't get the nomination, will they steal it away in the middle of the night from the city that does?


Well done sir!
 
2013-04-28 06:24:23 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: a "permanent" Summer Olympics site


My vote is for Antarctica.  It would be special.
 
2013-04-28 06:34:11 PM
Wait wait wait wait.

Saint Louis wants to be an Olympic city?
 
2013-04-28 07:01:52 PM
Picture it:
Central KY, Dec 31, 1997.

A freshly minted 21 year-old and his 20 year-old friend set out for America's heartland in a faded out Ford hatchback. 
Destination Tulsa. 

We called it the dumbest trip ever. It was. 
1998 began for me on a bathroom floor in Joy's apartment. Joy made me a sandwich. 

My dad died later that year at age 48 of ocular melanoma. Took only 8 weeks. I blame Tulsa.
 
2013-04-28 07:25:35 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The Rio Olympics is going to be such an epic clusterfark that the IOC may just decide to build a "permanent" Summer Olympics site somewhere in Eastern Europe.

As a Brazilian friend of mine put it "By 2016 you won't even have a complete list of the people who need to be bribed to go and find out who *really* has to be bribed."


Let's see how all of Brazil handles hosting the FIFA World Cup next summer. That might be a good indicator of how they'll do for Rio 2016.
 
2013-04-28 08:21:32 PM
If making meth is an Olympic sport, they got it clinched.
 
2013-04-28 11:04:43 PM

SomeoneDumb: If they don't get the nomination, will they steal it away in the middle of the night from the city that does?


Oklahoma City can have it. I don't want that crap in or near my town.
 
2013-04-28 11:08:43 PM

bionicjoe: Picture it:
Central KY, Dec 31, 1997.

A freshly minted 21 year-old and his 20 year-old friend set out for America's heartland in a faded out Ford hatchback. 
Destination Tulsa. 

We called it the dumbest trip ever. It was. 
1998 began for me on a bathroom floor in Joy's apartment. Joy made me a sandwich. 

My dad died later that year at age 48 of ocular melanoma. Took only 8 weeks. I blame Tulsa.


Not So Cool Story, Bro.

Not sure what the story was about, not sure the conclusion.  Absolutely never heard of ocular melanoma before, but it sure sounds like Mother Nature was swinging a bad random-stick.  Raging skin cancer of the eye?  Sorry about that.

Tulsa's not that bad.

Nor that good.
 
2013-04-29 09:20:23 AM
No thanks - too much traffic already
 
2013-04-29 09:54:57 AM
FizixJunkee: re: ORU Praying Hands

The joke used to be if you flipped a dime at the statue the hands would open quickly and slap together catching the dime.
 
2013-04-29 12:09:44 PM

Marine1: Wait wait wait wait.

Saint Louis wants to be an Olympic city?


St. Louis WAS an Olympic city. Like anything good or interesting that isn't baseball-related in St. Louis, it happened a long time ago and is unlikely to happen again.

Examples: St. Louis hosted a World's Fair, a Summer Olympics, and the 1950 World Cup champion team was basically the Washington University varsity club. It used to have an NBA team, a North American Soccer League team, and another baseball team (AL) to go along with its current NL, NFL, and NHL franchises. As far as non-sport accomplishments, St. Louis was a top-10 city in population until the sixties, it was an early rival to Detroit in automotive manufacturing, it had a bigger blues/jazz scene than anywhere except Harlem, it was a major publishing and journalism headquarters, and was the center of American brewing. It's been on a long, slow decline since roughly 1950 or so, but it seems to have stabilized recently. But I doubt it ever makes it back anywhere near as good as it used to be.
 
2013-04-29 01:26:00 PM

phyrkrakr: Marine1: Wait wait wait wait.

Saint Louis wants to be an Olympic city?

St. Louis WAS an Olympic city. Like anything good or interesting that isn't baseball-related in St. Louis, it happened a long time ago and is unlikely to happen again.

Examples: St. Louis hosted a World's Fair, a Summer Olympics, and the 1950 World Cup champion team was basically the Washington University varsity club. It used to have an NBA team, a North American Soccer League team, and another baseball team (AL) to go along with its current NL, NFL, and NHL franchises. As far as non-sport accomplishments, St. Louis was a top-10 city in population until the sixties, it was an early rival to Detroit in automotive manufacturing, it had a bigger blues/jazz scene than anywhere except Harlem, it was a major publishing and journalism headquarters, and was the center of American brewing. It's been on a long, slow decline since roughly 1950 or so, but it seems to have stabilized recently. But I doubt it ever makes it back anywhere near as good as it used to be.


I wouldn't say it has stabilized...
 
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