So, what will Sepp Blatter make of Drew Carey?
Sepp, meet Drew Carey.
The comedian, part owner of Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders and a committed follower of the U.S. national team, has accepted an invitation to join the board of directors of the U.S. bid committee.
That should liven up things. Prior to this, the closest thing the board had to a comic was Arnold Schwarzenegger, or perhaps Henry Kissinger. Fellow board members Mia Hamm and Landon Donovan can only applaud the move. Meetings should be a laugh a minute from here on.
-- Grahame L. Jones
Photo: Sepp Blatter. Credit: Rebecca Naden / Associated Press