Yesterday, Chicage made the cut and is one of three finalists for the U.S. Olympic Committee's potential bid for the 2016 summer Games. I'm ridiculously excited about this possibility, particularly since if the Olympics did come to Chicago, it's likely that some events would take place in Wisconsin. Just imagine, Olympic mountain biking in Kettle Morraine or rowing on Lake Mendota or (god forbid) soccer in Camp Randall or Lambeau Field.
I also like the idea of Chicago because it would show the rest of the world that there's more to America than the coasts. While officially, as a Wisconsinite, I'm required to hate Chicago and anything else in Illinois, it's really a great place where people from all over the world could feel at home.
I'm already dreaming about what the Opening Ceremony would be like...a giant reproduction of Michael Jordan's shoulders would emerge from the stadium floor. The Olympic Torch would be held up by a replica of the Sears Tower. Mike Ditka would light it. The children of the world would perform the "Super Bowl Shuffle". Dancers would artistically reproduce the mayhem of the 1968 Democratic National Convention. It'd be fantastic. Keep your paws crossed!
Posted by at July 27, 2006 01:58 PM
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|# July 27th, 2006 2:38 PM KVBigSis|
|And during the 1968 Democratic Convention Dance, they could have the crowd chant "The whole world is watching...the whole world is watching.." |
|# July 28th, 2006 10:30 AM james|
|there is too much hate in your life, girl. |