Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Chicago 2016

On October 2, the announcement will be made regarding the city that will be chosen to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. The four cities being considered are Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Chicago.

As of now, it looks like Rio and Chicago are neck-and-neck to be the host city. That’s why President Obama has decided at the last minute to head to Copenhagen in order to make an appeal for Chicago.

No president has ever directly lobbied the IOC to host the Games. Even more powerful than Obama, we've sent Oprah to get in on the action as well.

Wouldn’t it be great if Chicago were the host city for the Olympic Games? Host the Games, get a new transit system. Just think of what it could do for the local deep dish pizza economy.

Chicago has a lot to offer, too. A beautiful lakefront, a breathtaking skyline, and a very interesting history.

Why, we could host the shooting events on the site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

Spectators could take a short train ride to visit Michael Jackson's birthplace in nearby Gary, Indiana.

Coverage of the Olympics could coincide with Blagojevich's trial which will, perhaps, begin by 2016.

Chicago has so much to offer. . .

How nice it would be to be able to host several friends and family members at my place in the heart of downtown so that they could be spectators at the glorious Olympic Games? Wouldn’t that be a generous offer to make? Shall I plan on doing that?

Rub a lamp!!

I don’t want to sound heartless, but can you just imagine how much cash I could rake in by sub-leasing my apartment during the Games? It's located within 5 minutes of most of the venues. Just imagine how much a 50th floor downtown apartment could go for, especially at the last minute.

(My friends, Jack and Steve have already said I could stay with them during the Games. I would, of course, give them a cut of the proceeds.)

If they announce “Chicago” on Friday, I shall gladly pump my fist for all who have worked so hard to bring the 2016 Games to this beautiful city. But in reality, I'll be thinking

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At 12:12 AM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

Cha-ching indeed! *grin*


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