I'm with PDC on this one.
I'm with PDC on this one.
"Each day well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this one day for it, and it alone, is life"
~ Sanskrit poem attributed to Kalidasa, "Salutation to the Dawn"
Jim, I would love to see Seattle get the SB someday. From everything I've seen and read, it is a beautiful city.
Pretty cool. Last week, Indy showed 'em all:
* How to have a party
* How to keep the party under control
* How to build a downtown
* How to build an airport
Not a bad little list of accomplishments there...
I've always thought that the Seahawks' stadium was the most photogenic in the league. It really stands out on TV compared to a lot of other stadiums that look pretty much identical.
LOS and Ford Field look great too. Paul Brown, Arrowhead, UPhoenix, and Raymond James at least have some unique features.
Most of the rest are either old and dumpy or look a lot like the others.
Arrowhead's renovation came out pretty decent. No rolling cover like Lamar wanted though. [-sigh-] Oh, well.
Center Grove Trojans
2008 5A Football State Champs
2011 Track State Champs
Hell, Cleveland has Mafiosi
We just have Gomerati
Or is it Groverati?
Cleveland? This never gets old:
I would imagine one of the next targets on the city's radar is the Republican National Convention -- which also tells Indy they need more hotels.
We were very close to landing the RNC in recent history.
But even though studies have shown little to no correlation between the sight of a political convention and actual ensuing voting patterns, Indiana might be too solidly red (yes, despite what happened in 2008) for the GOP to pick Indy.
EDIT: Well, looking back, the GOP has recently gone to NYC, California, and Texas, so maybe there's not such a long history of holding events in toss-up states. But I don't think there's really a better explanation for the Dems to be in Charlotte of all places this year.
The 2008 Republican National Convention was held in St. Paul, MN. Minnesota has never been a swing state in the presidential election and definitely Democratic. The mayors of both St. Paul and Minneapolis are both very left leaning Democrats yet they swallowed political pride, did what they had to do and graciously hosted. I think when it comes to getting such a big prize, the locals go non-partisan. My son-in-law's father was the executive director of the Minneapolis Visitors and Convention Bureau. The inside insights were interesting.
Davydd (Anglicized Welsh name for David...that's all) Real name: David Stovall, Tonka Bay, MN
Certified BPT Taster Pursuing Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches
Long lost Speedway Sparkplug thrashing about in the deep woods of Minnesota
The Democratic convention hasn't been going to many swing-states in recent history. I don't think there is a lot to that theory.