Looking at the latest Intrade figures, Chicago is looking like the odds on favorite to get the racket known as the Olympics at this point. As an interesting footnote, it only took three comments to figure out why Steven Levitt’s neighborhood was looking so clean as of late.
This is great news for me, as the City of Chicago will absorb all of the debt, traffic, and mayhem that the Olympics will bring and I will get the benefit of being able to watch three of the Olympic cycling events from here in Madison. I will also not need to buy a ticket for either of the road events, which pleases me greatly as I never want to give any money to the Olympic racket. No new facilities will need to be built, and there will be minimal traffic hassle here in Madison. I will also get to watch the athletes train, and ride the courses, an added bonus.
Cross posted at LITGM.
2 thoughts on “Chicago’s Pain, My Gain”
For the love of all you consider holy, don’t do it!
We here in Britain won the damn thing for 2012, and apart from all the clowns who actually want to do all the jumping, running and dope-sniffing which goes along with the Olympic ideal, the rest of us just wish that Paris had been lumbered with the costs, and the aggro, and all the other bullcrap which hauls itself along under the five-rings flag!
My idea of an appropriate Olympic sporting event is best viewed in this link!
“…the rest of us just wish that Paris had been lumbered with the costs, and the aggro, and all the other bullcrap which hauls itself along under the five-rings flag!”
This is why I am happy that I don’t live in Chicago, but wish them the best on getting the racket so I can enjoy them virtually cost free. That is, unless the feds kick in some bucks for it. But the citizens of the State of IL, and the citizens of the city of Chicago will almost certainly be the huge losers in the whole affair.
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