"Major Sporting Event Coming to Portland" Announcement 11am today (It's Indy Car)

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  1. SlyPokerDog

    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    Local news is saying there is going to be an announcement about a major sporting event that is coming to Portland. Some announcement at 11am today at City Hall.

    Anyone know what this is?
     
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    SIeepwalker Nurk is the team leading scorer by Nov 24th

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    obviously all star game
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    The Pickles are hosting their version of the all star game next year!
     
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    Indy Car racing is coming back to the PIR.

    That's cool.
     
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    julius Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    As usual, the "major" sporting events that come to Portland are a disappointment.
     
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    I always liked CART racing in Portland.

    The Andrettis had some great races at Portland.
     
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    "Major" sporting event? No.
    zzzzzzz
     
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    Indy Car will be cool. I loved going to the CART races back in the day.
     
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    When? Might be time to schedule a trip to what I still call my "home" track.

    CART in PIR was always a great time.
     
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    Indy car is cool. I wonder what the MAJOR SPORTING EVENT coming is though?
     
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    Indy is cool, but wish it was F1. Imagine if, rather than Bridge Pedal, we had Bridge Pedal to the Metal!

    A circuit that used the Fremont and Marquam bridges would be amazing! Over the top deck of Marquam, either the Water Ave or Rose Garden exits, surface streets to the I-5N on-ramp at Broadway/Williams, over the top deck of the Fremont to the Burnside exit, then through downtown and onto I-5/Marquam bridge at the bottom of Marquam hill.

    I think I'm going run for mayor and this will be the entirety of my platform!
     
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    1. Limited spots to put up bleacher seating.

    2. F1 cars do get airborne, one crash, one flip and that's a death fall into the river.
     
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    I have been to F1 races. The snob factor is too high. It will never happen in Portland.
     
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    So... it'll happen in Seattle?

    Did I do that right? That seems to be how people think about Seattle - though I love the city.
     
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    Indy Driving is a sport? :dunno:
     
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    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Where did you guys hear this?
     
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    Yes it is. Those guys are in shape believe it or not.
     
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    You bet your ass. I was in much better shape when I raced cars as an amateur(*) - these guys are top level athletes.

    * - part of it was that I could not get in the seat of my car if I gained any weight - but whatever the reason is - you need stamina, you need to be able to handle extreme heat or cold (if you are in an open cockpit car) for long times under high stress and extreme g forces.
     
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    Think of the ratings!!!

    Besides, Monaco seems to hold a pretty spiffy race with less space for bleachers than we could offer...
     
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    God please let it be MLB or NHL!!
     

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