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Old 11-12-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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The only places where there are no trees are in the downtown area (like any other city), and the suburban areas where all vegetation has been stripped for development. !

Dude, please. For the love of all things pure, step away from the the crack pipe.

Drive along the LBJ and tell me that.
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Old 11-12-2009, 07:57 PM
 
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Most events like swimming, track, etc. can be held indoors, and what is in EVERY building in Dallas?? AIR CONDITIONING!!!!!!!

Why would they need AC? I thought it wasn't really hot there?
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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For all the posturing on the preceding pages about what city could host the Olympics, it really comes down to economics.

The only cities in America that can even to afford to put on an Olympics are Sunbelt cities. Among the one's that haven't had it, that would put it down between Dallas or Houston.

In order to pull of the Olympics you have to be able to transform your entire city for a two week event. Do you really think a place like Philly, Boston, or even Chicago could pull that off in 5 to 6 years?
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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This has got to be a joke. Dallas is oppressively hot in the summertime. Do you want all the athletes to pass out from heat exhaustion?

Not to mention the lack of scenery in the area...
And Atlanta was not hot in the summer. Micheal Johnson Dallas native made it ok through North Texas heat.

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Old 11-12-2009, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Dude, please. For the love of all things pure, step away from the the crack pipe.

Drive along the LBJ and tell me that.
LBJ is beautiful, but I like Inks and Buchanan better though. Honestly, if they do bring an Olympics to Houston or Dallas, I think the outdoor water events should be in Austin. It would be hard to beat LBJ, Inks, Buchanan, Lake Travis. Hell even Town Lake would be beautiful setting.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:11 PM
 
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And Atlanta was not hot in the summer. Larry Johnson Dallas native made it ok through North Texas heat.
Atlanta is hot in July (as is almost every other U.S. city), but with an average high of 89 degrees compared to Dallas with an average high of 96 degrees. Atlanta's altitude gives a little humidity relief as well.

Dallas could more easily host the Olympics in September, since that is still technically summer and the average high is a little cooler - 89 degrees.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:13 PM
 
Location: At your mama's house
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And Atlanta was not hot in the summer. Larry Johnson Dallas native made it ok through North Texas heat.

Irrelevant. I'm pretty sure a native of North Texas would be acclimated to the heat. That's why so many of the Dallas defenders on here can't seem to comprehend just how hot it can get there in the summertime. It's a big world out there, explore it.

I don't think Atlanta is all that bad in the summertime compared to other sunbelt cities. However, there are people who find it oppressive. There were many remarks made about Atlanta's heat and humidity during the Olympics. Everyone doesn't think alike, sorry.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:14 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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After the atlanta fiasco, I don't think the IOC would consider another "Bubbalympics"
Atlanta "fiasco"?

Aside from the terrorist attack, the games went off without a major hitch, the U.S. lead the medal count with 101, and city had zero debt before the Games even began. It was also the single event that catapulted Atlanta from a city of national importance into a World City. Yeah, sounds like a failure to me. Not to mention Michael Johnson's world record 400 meter world record run 2 days after the bombing was one of the highlights Olympic lore.

But that's ok, I'll just let you stay ignorant with your "Bubbaolympics" comment
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Location: At your mama's house
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LBJ is beautiful, but I like Inks and Buchanan better though. Honestly, if they do bring an Olympics to Houston or Dallas, I think the outdoor water events should be in Austin. It would be hard to beat LBJ, Inks, Buchanan, Lake Travis. Hell even Town Lake would be beautiful setting.
I think the poster was talking about the LBJ freeway, not the lake.

I guess some of the water events could be done along the lakes in Austin. And maybe some saltwater events in Galveston Bay? Make it a statewide effort.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: At your mama's house
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Atlanta "fiasco"?

Aside from the terrorist attack, the games went off without a major hitch, the U.S. lead the medal count with 101, and city had zero debt before the Games even began. It was also the single event that catapulted Atlanta from a city of national importance into a World City. Yeah, sounds like a failure to me. Not to mention Michael Johnson's world record 400 meter world record run 2 days after the bombing was one of the highlights Olympic lore.

But that's ok, I'll just let you stay ignorant with your "Bubbaolympics" comment
There were issues with logistics, traffic (Atlanta is already a hard city to get around, traffic or no traffic) and over-commercialization. While not a fiasco, it did hamper things a bit.
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