Olympics: Who Cares?

I admit it: I'm usually out of the loop in social and entertainment developments. I didn't know about Jon and Kate until after they broke up. I don't understand the point of Twitter; I don't text message. I still don't understand why so many of my friends were excited about the premiere a new show (Glee) I had literally never heard of.

So maybe I'm just not that connected, but could someone please tell me when the announcement of the Olympics host city became such a big deal, especially outside of sports media? I can see why it was important in my current hometown in Chicagoland. But outside of that, what's the big deal?

Is all of this hoopla because of Obama? If so, I find that pretty sad (why should people care so much what he does), but also fairly hilarious (that it went so poorly for him).

Or am I just totally wrong, and this announcement has always been so major?

(For the record: I'm delighted not to have to deal with the mess Olympics bring.)

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Well...

Is all of this hoopla because of Obama?

Short answer: yes.

could someone please tell me when the announcement of the Olympics host city became such a big deal, especially outside of sports media?

It's become such an issue mainly because it falls under the category of easy criticism aimed at Obama, really. It's more of a case of "No he can't" schadenfreude shots than anything.

But it's still hilarious. There he went, putting on his best smile, making a great speech (and boy does he love making speeches), making a case for Chicago, and despite actually moving in person and makign such a great appearance the city didn't even make it past round one of selections. And so there he went, back to the US, back to nearing-double-digit unemployment, back to healthcare quagmire, back to dropping approval rates, in simpler words: back to more failure.

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The US was voted out in the first round of voting for where the olympics would be hosted, I don't think Obama toasted our chances that badly, it wasn't going to happen anyways. Plenty of things to blame Obama for, don't think this would be a legitimate one.