Florida is back in the news, folks. Everyones’ favorite state known for a certain breed of man is making headlines once again. This time, the state has offered to host the next Olympic games if Tokyo decides to back out.
Thanks, Florida! Appreciate the offer but don’t think anyone is going to take you up on it.
Really, Florida? The Olympics?
With the coronavirus outbreak postponing the 2020 Summer Olympics, host city Tokyo has had to adjust its planning. Athletes’ hopes of winning gold medals were delayed when, due to safety precautions, the International Olympic Committee moved the games to 2021.
Florida’s elected CFO (yes that’s a thing) wrote a letter to the IOC this week saying that the state would gladly host the games if Japan decides to back out. “With media reports of leaders in Japan ‘privately’ concluding that they are too concerned about the pandemic for the 2021 Olympics to take place, there is still time to deploy a site selection team to Florida,” said CFO Jimmy Patronis.
If the IOC is looking to move the Olympics to a U.S. state where they will for sure get hijacked by a weird dude from Florida, then have at it!
Despite the prospects that a Florida Man will be in the news for something weird related to the Olympics, the state thinks it has a good shot. Patronis’ letter touted Florida’s supposed recovery from the pandemic as well as its theme parks and business friendly attitude.
While it might be a bit surprising for the IOC to suddenly choose Florida of all places to host the Olympic games, anything is possible. Folks on social media were quick to share their reactions to the news the other day.
Who are we kidding? There’s no way the IOC is going to pick Florida to host the global games. They’d only have to do one Google search to realize that was a huge mistake. It’s just not going to happen.
You do you, Florida. Keep being weird as hell! We appreciate you!