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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Qatar gets cup instead of USA, other less important choices

I'm not going to get too deep into something I don't completely understand in regard to the behind-the-scenes details, but I will give a small rant on Qatar being selected to host the 2022 World Cup instead of the USA (and any other less important countries).

One of America's biggest selling points was an environmentally-conscious venue. As someone who is admittedly liberal on the subject of "greenness," I thought this would be a great feature of our role as hosts. Not to mention how cool it would be to have a World Cup on US soil in my lifetime. (I don't remember Chicago.)

Instead of the resource-friendly USA venue, we're going to a country where the temperature will very likely soar into triple digits most, if not all, of the days of the World Cup. What's worse, Qatar said they will air condition all 12 (I think it's 12, correct me if I'm wrong) of the stadiums. So in that regard, I don't think there could be a starker contrast. Save energy vs. pour a bunch of money into wasting a bunch of energy.

Should we blame Morgan Freeman? (Half-kidding.) Please click here (sorry about the ad, don't see it on YouTube yet) and look around the :30 mark.

Either way, I'll leave you with this Qatar highlight via @AroundTheHorn:

1 comment:

Richard said...

This is not in relevance to this post, but: OMG!!! I finally got to see you Brad!! Awww, you looked so lonely over there in the media section with the big green 'Patch' logo on your laptop. We were sitting in very first row across from you. My gf, the BBW blonde, was sitting next to me. She was on crutches like I will be next month yet again. Did ya see us? Do you remember me Brad? The guy who came to away games last year on crutches a lot?