This blog agrees with the No to Boston 2024 side, and Shank continues to take this same stance. Hell has just opened a new gate!
Memorable debates.Good column by Shank... look - another gate just opened!
There was Lincoln-Douglas. Kennedy-Nixon. Will Ferrell’s “Frank the Tank” vs. James Carville in “Old School.”
And now Steve Pagliuca and Daniel Doctoroff vs. Chris Dempsey and Andrew Zimbalist in the Boston 2024 Olympic debate, which aired Thursday night on Fox 25.
We tuned in hoping for one of those famous debate moments — something like Gerald Ford claiming there was no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe, or Ronald Reagan stating, “I am paying for this microphone.’’ We would have even settled for Pags spanking Dempsey with, “I knew Red Auerbach. Red Auerbach was a friend of mine. You, sir, are no Red Auerbach.’’
The best we got was Zimbalist saying, “Most of the numbers I look at reflect drunken optimism.’’
Ouch. That one hurt