The news of the day:
“Obviously all of us have disappointments about what we thought the America’s Cup might be and what it’s turning out to be,” he said. “I don’t think that’s a reason for us to throw up our hands, and say we agreed that we would pursue this but now we’re not going to to pursue this because we’re mad at the America’s Cup.”
OK, so when did it become “obvious” that “all of us” have “disappointment?” Was there a press release or something?
Oh, BTW, sainted Larry Ellison thinks you all are a bunch of jackasses and he says that you all will need to offer an even sweeter package for him to consider having his boat race here in 2016 (assuming he’ll have the chance.)
Oh look, a bus ad:
AM I YOUR FRIEND, REALLY? HEY “FRIEND!” HEY, DIDN’T YOU COMMIT PERJURY THREE TIMES LAST YEAR? WOULD YOU LIKE TO DISCUSS THE TWO CASES I’M TALKING ABOUT? ANYTIME! BUT I DON’T THINK EVERYBODY IN SF IS YOUR “FRIEND.”
All of San Francisco is united behind making the America’s Cup races a huge success.
THAT’S NOT TRUE AT ALL. AT THIS POINT, ABOUT HALF OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAD TROUBLE VOTING FOR A BOGUS AERIAL ADVERTISING BAN NEAR THE SO-CALLED “RACE COURSE.”
We are all part of ONESF: Celebrate the Cup and we are looking forward to our summer of sailing.
THAT’S NOT TRUE AT ALL. DO YOU BELIEVE _ANYTHING_ YOU SAY?
With the majestic San Francisco Bay serving as a natural amphitheater, for the first time in the history of the Cup, spectators will be able to view the race from the shoreline.
MEH. NOBODY CARES IRL
San Francisco is the proud host of The Cup.
After regaining the Cup in Valencia, Spain, Team USA (Oracle Racing) brought the Cup back to the US for the first time in more than 15 years, and the series of races will deliver significant economic development and jobs to the Bay Area, including a major investment in the San Francisco waterfront that will benefit the City for decades to come.
DID ORACLE RACING WIN BEFORE 2010? I DON’T THINK SO. LARRY ELLISON’S RECORD IN THE WORLD CUP IS 1-2 (.333). HIS VICTORY WAS _EXTREMELY_ BORING. IT WAS WON IN COURTROOMS. AND HOW ARE YOU SO SURE ABOUT THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT? MAYBE IT WON’T END UP BEING “SIGNIFICANT?” AND WEREN’T WE PAYING FOR THE CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL ANYWAY?
These races are heart pounding extreme action sports that appeal to both sailing and non-sailing fans alike.
THIS IS EXACTLY WRONG.
Building on its long legacy of technical innovation, the Cup has introduced new racing formats, faster boats and cutting-edge television graphics that are transforming the sport into an easy to understand, live spectator event for the first time in the Cup’s storied history.
THIS IS MOSTLY WRONG.
For three full months this summer, a series of high-intensity races and activities will take place along the San Francisco waterfront.
THIS IS MOSTLY WRONG.
The racing will take place in front of tens of thousands of spectators on San Francisco Bay with millions of live television and online viewers watching around the world.
WE’LL SEE. WHAT’S THE PAID ATTENDANCE SO FAR? OH, THAT LITTLE?
We are proud to have NBC as the Event’s broadcast partner in the United States. NBC and NBC Sports will broadcast all the important events live, and together with the international broadcast network (more than 190 countries and territories), these events will attract a cumulative global audience of millions.
WHAT KIND OF EVENT REQUIRES THE BROADCASTER TO GET PAID? I’LL TELL YOU, A SAD-SACK EVENT. AND WHY ISN’T LARRY ELLISON PAYING THE GENERAL FUND AN EVENT FEE?
We are excited for the international attention and economic development potential that The Cup has already brought to San Francisco, and those yet to be realized. Please join us as we truly stand tall as ONESF and together, Celebrate The Cup.
THIS THING IS A COMPLETE STINKBURGER, ONE THAT YOU YOURSELF DECIDED TO SKIP DURING THE OPENING CEREMONIES, RIGHT?
Edwin M. Lee
Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco
PERHAPS YOU AND THE COMPLETE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WERE OUTNEGOTIATED HERE? PERHAPS GAVIN NEWSOM DIDN’T REALLY CARE HOW MUCH THE COMMONWEAL PAID BECAUSE HE WANTED TO BECOME THE “AMBASSADOR” OF THE AMERICA’S CUP? PERHAPS ED LEE MANAGES HIS PERSONAL FINANCIAL AFFAIRS BETTER THAN THE PUBLIC’S? WHY IS THAT?
HOW DID WE GET SO INVOLVED WITH LITTLE LARRY’S LITTLE BOAT RACE? WHAT CAN WE DO TO AVOID FUTURE FIASCOS LIKE THIS?
WE SHOULD HAVE A TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION WHEN THIS IS ALL DONE.