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Old 01-30-2012, 03:02 PM
 
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Not major in a general sense, but certainly major in para-cycling circles. :P
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:12 PM
 
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I kind of expected the announcement to say the SuperBowl was coming to Greenville. The World Series at the very least.

When I have to Google it to find out what it is .... I am with the 'not so major' crowd.


But .... good news is good news. It just keeps coming.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I was expecting the Olympics or FIFA World Cup.

Oh and this will be the first time Greenville has ever hosted a world sporting championship event.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:23 PM
 
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C'mon G-man
I guess we all set bars where we set them but this is not a major sporting event anymore then a Jai Lai tournament or snooker tournament would be major.
Sorry but a tournament that draws hundreds of riders from over 50 countries around the world and has a $4.5 million economic impact is considered major in my opinion.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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The news made it to Sports Illustrated website: 2014 paracycling worlds to be held in Greenville, S.C. - More Sports - SI.com
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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I'm excited about the additional cycling exposure for the City, not only from the outside, but also from the residents who live here. Making people more aware and used to their presence goes a long way towards safety.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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I kind of expected the announcement to say the SuperBowl was coming to Greenville. The World Series at the very least.

When I have to Google it to find out what it is .... I am with the 'not so major' crowd.


But .... good news is good news. It just keeps coming.
C'mon now. You need to put things into perspective. The closest Greenville will ever benefit from a Superbowl is if Charlotte ever hosts it (overflow). Last time I checked, the Drive is not in the MLB (but could host a minor league championship). So when I first read gman's post, I did not expect the Superbowl or World Series to happen here.

Cycling first came to mind...and that's what we are getting. Bravo Greenville!
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:00 PM
 
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An article I read says officials expect it to have a $4.5 million impact on the local economy.
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:20 PM
 
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Charleston is hosting the PGA Championship.

Like cycling...I dont consider golf a "sport", so neither are big sports news.
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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C'mon now. You need to put things into perspective. The closest Greenville will ever benefit from a Superbowl is if Charlotte ever hosts it (overflow). Last time I checked, the Drive is not in the MLB (but could host a minor league championship). So when I first read gman's post, I did not expect the Superbowl or World Series to happen here.

Cycling first came to mind...and that's what we are getting. Bravo Greenville!
You think I REALLY expected the Superbowl or World Series? I mean ......... really?

But still, when I have to Google the term Paracyclying, that ain't MAJOR. I thought it had to do something with riding bicycles off a cliff and then opening a parchute (or sumpin like that).

To be fair .... the word major originated with the reporter that made the headline in the link. Not to say the media is prone to hyperbole.

Shadetree930 <---------------- makes a reminder to dial down the sarcasm button when he posts on this forum.

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