U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > South Carolina > Greenville - Spartanburg area
 [Register]
Greenville - Spartanburg area Greenville - Spartanburg - Simpsonville - Greer - Easley - Taylors - Mauldin - Duncan
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-31-2012, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
5,499 posts, read 14,766,954 times
Reputation: 2653

Advertisements

In this particular case, the word "major" actually originated with The City of Greenville when the press conference was first officially announced. The Para-cycling World Championship may not equate to the definition of "major" for most people, but from a local perspective it is impressive and a great honor.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-31-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Upstate, South Carolina
356 posts, read 647,298 times
Reputation: 154
I agree this is a "major event" for Greenville however it is not a "major sport event"... Still good news but Greenville has the capacity to host major sports... we have hosted NCAA basketball tourny opening round games.. and have the capacity to host a major golf event with the cliffs at glassy. Guess I was hoping for a "major sport" versus major event..

So it comes down to semantics.

Oh well still good news
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-31-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Upstate SC
946 posts, read 2,514,964 times
Reputation: 953
Quote:
Originally Posted by USNRET04 View Post
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 must not understand the concept of sarcasm.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-31-2012, 06:01 PM
 
55 posts, read 111,378 times
Reputation: 52
Man this is way cool. A guy I work with has a cripple brother and Im gonna let him know about this. What number can I call if I wanna help out?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-31-2012, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Easley
807 posts, read 1,705,777 times
Reputation: 331
Well, I think it's great news. It brings people into Greenville which generates revenue! Thanks for the post.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2012, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
5,236 posts, read 8,451,331 times
Reputation: 2643
This is a big deal.

Maybe not a Joe Biden big "effin" deal, but it's big. I had the opportunity to work with the U.S. Paralympic Ski Team, as well as the U.S. ski team. These are extremely talented, world-class athletes. And with so many guys and gals coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan with disabilities (not "cripple," good lord), adaptive sports will only become bigger in this country, imo.

I encourage everyone to go. This isn't the Special Olympics. Most of these folks could probably kick all your butts up and down the road all day long.

US gets second cycling world championship as 2014 paracycling worlds heads to South Carolina - The Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/us-gets-second-cycling-world-championship-as-2014-paracycling-worlds-heads-to-south-carolina/2012/01/30/gIQAya13cQ_story.html - broken link)
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2012, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
4,200 posts, read 8,022,385 times
Reputation: 4432
I agree with Art123 and couldn't have said it any better.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2012, 09:03 AM
 
186 posts, read 336,006 times
Reputation: 182
Outstanding. And if folks don't consider this "major," then at least it continues to get the city of Greenville, SC recognized. Think about it -- only 20 years ago we never would have had a national anything. Every new event just points to bigger and better.

OK, the nationally televised "Styx-Improv on Ice" at the Bi-Lo Center may have set us back a bit, but that's not the point! <grin>
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Upstate
8,574 posts, read 8,664,401 times
Reputation: 7771
Quote:
Originally Posted by EnglishCream View Post
You must not understand the concept of sarcasm.
When it's done correctly.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
5,236 posts, read 8,451,331 times
Reputation: 2643
Quote:
Originally Posted by HailVictory View Post
Outstanding. And if folks don't consider this "major," then at least it continues to get the city of Greenville, SC recognized. Think about it -- only 20 years ago we never would have had a national anything. Every new event just points to bigger and better.

OK, the nationally televised "Styx-Improv on Ice" at the Bi-Lo Center may have set us back a bit, but that's not the point! <grin>
Too funny. Yeah, I recently got an email form the Bi-lo center announcing "BASSNECTAR" is going to be here.

Not sure how to pronounce the first syllable - like the instrument or the fish. I imagine the instrument, but I prefer the fish myself. Makes you think what the heck that could be...bass nectar? Can you get it at Trader Joe's?

Apologies to any BASSNECTAR fans out there...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:




Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > South Carolina > Greenville - Spartanburg area
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top