Today I helped my uncle with his new business and killed the downtime reading local newspapers. The big buzz in the Daily News (and I imagine others) is that Philadelphia officials are meeting with the folks from the US Olympic Committee about a bid for the 2016 Games. I've heard speculation about this for a while, but its the first real steps I've seen. I think its great. Philadelphia has been getting a lot of good buzz in recent years, for example National Geographic named us the "Next Great City" last year. We've also been hosting a lot of events: 2000 Republican National Convention, two X-Games, and Live 8. Plus we got a ton of sport facilities when you combine all the professional stadiums and college venues. The best part of the DN's feature is a map of potential venues. Anyway, I'm excited to hear this is no longer just speculation and hope – somebody is actually seriously considering this.