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  1. Personally i'm just hoping that kyoryuu sentai zyurangers make an appearance to protect Tokyo from Witch Bandora!
  2. Hi Paul - where did you hear about this? Just curious because I haven't noticed it, then again I've only watched water polo, cycling, and rowing so far. Has it been at certain events?
  3. Regarding NBC's coverage this article from Time sums up my thoughts: NBC Missed the Point of the Olympics Opening Ceremony In the end I'm just glad Bob Costas only appeared for two minutes - cannot stand him; Matt Lauer isn't much better but tolerable; Hoda was fine and Meredith was meh.
  4. I liked it personally and the cauldron is beautiful and different. The ceremony itself I thought wasn't too extravagant but still gave a nice representation from what I know about Brazil and Rio.
  5. Boston is a great city, very historical and would put on a great Olympics. Having said that, with the opposition and going up against cities like Rome I don't see them winning :/
  6. Personally DC is my favorite out of all the cities, I think it would be an amazing backdrop with the monuments but I agree it would be hard to win over the IOC, still Invoted for it as the city I'd like to see chosen. For the city I think will get chosen I, going with San Francisco!
  7. Been following the bids and I agree with others that DC and Boston are done - while I love both cities I think the USOC is focused on winning and DC or Boston won't win. It's down to San Fran or Los Angeles - go back and forth on which one I think will win but I'm going to give San Fran the edge here. 1 - San Fran hasn't hosted, 2. San Fran is very popular with international visitors and could appeal nicely to the IOC, 3. San Fran is one of the most scenic areas in the USA and would provide a gorgeous backdrop. That's my two cents - good luck to all cities!
  8. I think it's very clever considering they are likely flying United which is the official airline of Team USA and they have a hub in Denver.
  9. ^ Since Omnicorp will be a major sponsor I have no doubt they will deploy their other robots as well to help with security! LOL
  10. If Detroit did host the games would Robocop help with security?
  11. I am well aware of the perimeter rule at LGA but numbers clearly show that the majority of O&D passengers to and from Manhattan prefer to use LGA over JFK and EWR. Either way, LGA will never be torn down - for the simple matter that doing so would but further strain on EWR and JFK, which are already horribly congested as is. You are correct though if they want non-stop to the west coast or Internationally then they have to use JFK or EWR. Trust me, you are not the only aviation buff on GamesBids
  12. I seriously doubt that La Guardia will be closed anytime soon - the rich businessmen in Manhattan will never let that happen as they prefer LGA over Newark and JFK.
  13. Why the NBA decided to have the all star game during the Olympics is beyond me, a very stupid decision - I live in Dallas and the only reason I knew that we were hosting the All Star game was the big billboard plastered on a skyscraper in downtown. In fact, I think the Olympics are more popular here than the All-Star game. The Pacific time zone and the fact that Canada is out neighbor to the north is what is helping ratings with NBC.
  14. Yeah Jeremy is hot to but I like Mark more - you are right, Mark does have one hot butt
  15. This is probably one of my very few complaints, that chain linked fence is t-a-c-k-y
  16. Not that I think Vancouver 2010 is terrible (in fact i'm enjoying it) but even if they were terrible and VANOC was doing a piss poor job what do previous games have to do with a current games success?
  17. This is my biggest pet peeve as well!!! Before Beijing this was one of the reedeming qualities of NBC's coverage but now it is ruined. You get a glimpse of downtown Vancouver or the mountains of British Columbia for maybe a second before being plastered with ads from Chevrolet, McDonald's, P&G, etc. - then you get another second before it cuts to commercial where there are even more ads! I so hope that ABC takes over coverage! The only network that would be worse than NBC would be FOX. Now that i've gotten that out of the way - I have to say that I don't find the overall coverage nearly as annoying as it was in Beijing, Torino, and Athens. Katie Couric being gone probably helps, now if we can get rid of Bob Costas it will be even better.
  18. So far i'd say Mark Ladwig from pairs figure skating is my personal favorite - just the type of body I love on a man!
  19. I think the north-south line overall is just more crowded since you get people from Midtown, Buckhead, NE Atlanta, and the suburbs going into Gwinett County and Alpharetta - basically the North part of the North-South line goes through and serves the nicer parts of Atlanta, and then you have the airport to the south which I hear is one good use of MARTA....many people i've talked to there say its easier to just park your car at the MARTA station and then take the train to ATL. You don't have to explain the East-West line, other than Five points and Decatur what good part of Atlanta does it actually serve? LOL
  20. Roux and BStout, correct me if i'm wrong but weren't a large majority of the venues near the MARTA line? I know busses were used for venues that were not on MARTA. Also, wasn't the north-south line the one that was overly congested during the games. I have heard from some that the east-west line was nearly empty on some nights during the Olympics. MARTA isn't terribly bad if you live right near the station or are using it to go downtown or to an event like the Braves game but I do agree that it is inefficient when compared to Washington DC, NYC, Chicago, etc. I've never had a problem with MARTA but as I always joke "it's fun to take, you just have to drive to the MARTA station to catch the train" LOL I LOVE Washington DC!!!! Metro is just wonderul to get around the city, what part of town were you in mostly? I have spent alot of time in the DuPont Circle area, hoping to go visit some friends there in April! And yes DC would make a great SOG host some day
  21. Barrack, how did you enjoy your trip to Atlanta? Even though I have never lived there I have visited the city quite often and love it! Roux - loved your rant about Atlanta vs. the rest of GA mentality! You hit it spot on
  22. LMAO stirthesould, I have to admit that did give me a good chuckle
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