Thursday, December 2, 2010

America’s Days of Hosting World Sporting Events Is Over. No FIFA for US


I am not going to blame Obama for the fact that we cannot land a world sporting event, from the Olympics to the World Cup.  The only thing he is culpable of is how bad he makes us look when we lose.  His multiple entourages have come up empty every time.  What Obama has failed to realize is that awarding other nations the honor of hosting global sporting events is a way for the international community to slap the United States in the face.  For decades, our infrastructure and economic force made the US the logical choice to host these events.  But as many nations have modernized enough, the need for the United States has ended.   I say this is good.  Look at what happens to Olympic venues after the Olympics have ended.  Do we really need that?  What we really need to do is stop making a big deal about it.  Just submit the bid and end it there.  We either get it or we don’t.  What we don’t want to do is have our President or his posse travel abroad just to get egg on their faces.  Let’s stop giving the anti-US international community the satisfaction.  The fact that Obama has done so horribly, almost makes me think that he is doing it on purpose, to further discredit a nation he doesn’t like.  Who knows?  My hope is that we don’t ever host any of these events again and while we are at it,  let’s stop hosting the UN.

6 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Not sure that KC would need to do much for a soccer event. We might get an All Star game in the future. I would like to see KC get more convention business. Venues like this could be good for our KC economy.

jrchaard said...

What kind of all star game. I think the only thing KC will ever host will be domestic events.

Kansas Bob said...

Intl Blogging All Stars of course.

jrchaard said...

that would be awesome, but it won't happen until KCMO finances another convention hotel

Kansas Bob said...

I suspect that we can use one of the fine hotels in Grandview for event.

jrchaard said...

they did open up a holiday inn express, which are one of the hotels I like to stay at, this year.