Take one last look at Abraham Lupus Frohman III, because he’s going into the mothballs. You know what that means: despite Barack Obama’s pandering to the Danish, Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics was finally put to sleep.
In fact, between the four remaining cities [Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, and Madrid were the others], Chicago was the first city to be eliminated in the initial voting. Sorry Chicago, the tribe has spoken.
Also eliminated: Tokyo. Sayonara, amigos…I’m actually pulling for Rio now, since they’re only one hour ahead of North America’s east coast and avoiding the internet during the summer will only be more annoying seven years from now.
I’d like to thank Mr. Frohman for his service to With Leather and wish him a warm and happy retirement, preferably in a well-lubricated locale. Godspeed, sir.