OT: "VRoooom" Bye Bye, no F1 in Montreal for 2009
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10-08-2008, 02:26 AM
Join Date: Jun 2007
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Malaysia, or any other asian market that has about a 50 % poverty rate, can have its races.
Montreal is not a major sports city. It has become a bottom dweller in international sports. It's Habs country and nothing else. Montreal cannot afford any major sporting infrastructure (case and point the soccer field, which was built by private funds). It lost its baseball team, it hosts a second tier football circuit, and a second tier soccer circuit. Now, the only international sporting event in the city is the Rogers Cup. Which, in reality, is nothing more than a satellite tournament.
Montreal nas not evolved. It doesn't take a genious to see that the Ile Notre-Dame infrastructures were mediocre at best compared to all the new circuits. It needs some revamping, major revamping, but nobody wants to invest.
People should stop complaining and realize that the city is not the glorious hip town it used to be. I don't live there anymore and everytime I come back to the downtown area, my birthplace looks like it still lives in the 80's. Crescent was solid in the 80's. It's not anymore. It never evolved in any way. Montreal is in shambles. Face it. It will even lose its title of festival capital of Canada, losing the Just for Laughs festival to Toronto (the english side of it), and on the verge of losing its Festival de Jazz (well, Montreal won't lose it, but TÚronto has the intention of having an even bigger one in the next 2 summers).
Just for laughs? I thought it was called the videotron festival.
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