My friend and I are discussing the Olympics. After a while, it dawns on me that Texas (the whole state) should bid on the Olympics. He argued that only cities get Olympics, so the concept of a ‘Texas Olympics’ was dumb. I disagree completely. The cities that matter are all pretty darn close to each other and Texas is one of the most marketable regions in the world. Every time I go overseas, people just want to ask me about "Texas". Between Houston and Dallas alone, we would have more than enough venues… and JerryWorld is an Olympic worthy stadium that would be perfectly suitable for the opening and closing ceremonies. It would help to have a mass transit system between Houston and Dallas, but that may exist by 2020 anyway. Why the heck not? I don’t think ‘Houston’ or ‘Dallas’ carry the same weight as ‘Texas’. The 2002 World Cup was hosted by two countries… why can’t the Olympics be hosted by a state that carries the weight of Texas! That is all. Who do you side with? Is it that outlandish to think a Texas Olympics would never work. If Atlanta and Saltlake city are compelling enough for Olympic locations, I say Texas defintely is.