Tuesday, August 27

And then there were two - At 5pm EDT the USOC will pare the contending U.S. hosts for the 2012 games down to two cites. The Washington Post gives a run down. The smart money seems to be on DC and SF, discounting bids put together by the more prominent but arrogant NYC team and the athlete-favored but unsexy Houston group. (The ultimate nominee is to be decided in November.) Stay tuned for an update later today.