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Old 11-12-2009, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Well aren't we getting all defensive today? Did I hurt your feelings? Sorry for letting little things like facts get in the way instead of blind homerism.

And yes, I read Spade's comments about holding the Olympics in September, but since Dallas is still in the upper 80's to 90's during that time of the year, no dice. I guess we can hold the Summer Olympics in October then? Yeah, that makes sense...

Also, since I LIVED in Dallas for 6 years until this summer, I was aware of many of the projects that are going on in the area, so spare me the lecture as you have nothing to prove to me. While these will make for a viable, livable, more cultured city in the future, those factors have no bearing on whether or not it would make a city viable for the Olympics. Nice try.

Many of the factors that the IOC did not like about Atlanta hosting the Olympics would be the very same factors that would make Dallas an unattractive prospect for the Olympics, since it seems that the IOC learned many lessons from 1996.

Also, didn't Dallas try to bid for the 2012 Olympics, but was knocked out of one of the earlier rounds? But Houston actually did make it as one of the four finalists for the US cities (but it ultimately went to London).

NEXT...
Sorry. I seem to be explaining this a lot. I didn't mean to be defensive.

That is a good point about the Olympic bid for 2012. I think still think Dallas COULD put together a good bid. BUT I think the biggest problem is that it would have is the bid would involve several different cities, the stadium would probably be in suburb and displaced form the city, and I'm not sure the Olympic comity would like that. Houston is a very organized city on many different levels and I'm sure that's why they went so far with the Olympic 2012 and 2016 proposal and where able to put together a great bid. I was just throwing Dallas out there but and got a huge backlash for even suggesting it.

As for other cities, I think DC, San Diego, or Seattle could be a candidate.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Hilarious. Lots of trees? Green in the summer? Forest in Dallas?

Apparently the terms scenery, greenery, forest and trees are very much open to interpretation.

I might suggest you venture out of the metroplex a little more often.

It's a big, bad world out there.

Bigger than Dallas!
I'm from Houston and Austin.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Sorry. I seem to be explaining this a lot. I didn't mean to be defensive.

That is a good point about the Olympic bid for 2012. I think still think Dallas COULD put together a good bid. BUT I think the biggest problem is that it would have is the bid would involve several different cities, the stadium would probably be in suburb and displaced form the city, and I'm not sure the Olympic comity would like that. Houston is a very organized city on many different levels and I'm sure that's why they went so far with the Olympic 2012 and 2016 proposal and where able to put together a great bid. I was just throwing Dallas out there but and got a huge backlash for even suggesting it.

As for other cities, I think DC, San Diego, or Seattle could be a candidate.
Houston's biggest flaw would be lack of public transit and scenery.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Houston's biggest flaw would be lack of public transit and scenery.
True. That's probably why they haven't been able to get it.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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Houston's biggest flaw would be lack of public transit and scenery.
Houston's weather is insane. As bad as Dallas' is, and it's bad alright, Houston is way worse with that humidity.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:15 PM
 
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I'm from Houston and Austin.
Now Austin is one great place. There you have scenery, topography, water, culture and tons of cool music.

I love that town. Too hot in the summer, but otherwise it's a diamond.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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Houston's biggest flaw would be lack of public transit and scenery.
Who needs public transit when you have 20 lane wide freeways?
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Now Austin is one great place. There you have scenery, topography, water, culture and tons of cool music.

I love that town. Too hot in the summer, but otherwise it's a diamond.
Very true. Austin, San Antonio, and the Hill Country are beautiful.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Now Austin is one great place. There you have scenery, topography, water, culture and tons of cool music.

I love that town. Too hot in the summer, but otherwise it's a diamond.
Only to certain people is Houston "extremely" hot. Austin is the worst place you could think of for hosting the Olympics.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Who needs public transit when you have 20 lane wide freeways?
Europeans. The IOC is based out of Copenhagen after all.
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