HR Paperstacks wrote:
GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:I stand by what I said and I know I am right. The Swim Trials would not be here if not for Mutual of Omahas pull.
Maybe in the beginning, but now it can stand here without them.
Omaha Is and was never entitled to these events due to corporate pull. Omaha won the bid in 2008 and I'll give you that it certainly didn't hurt that one of USA Swimming's 12 corporate sponsors happen to be HQ'd in Omaha.. Again, I'll give you that..
But had Omaha sh!t all over itself in 2008, I can almost assure you Omaha would not have been rewarded a repeat bid, regardless of MofO's "pull"..
Let's not conveniently gloss over the fact that USA Swimming/all involved including the athletes, like it here and love the venue. Omaha earned 2012 and 2016 because of the fantastic job of all involved locally..
In other words- Omaha pulled it off..and better than any city had previously..
You can grandstand all you want, GRANDPA, about being "right".. But that means very little when you take into account the total reality of Omaha EARNING the 2012 and 2016 repeat bids..
In the end, of course, you're entitled to your opinion...