Oh, snap. Warm up the bus Spain/Portugal and Netherlands/Belgium!
Brad Pitt has officially joined the United States' World Cup bid committee, which is looking to bring the tournament to American soil in 2018 or 2022. England is the favorite to host the event in 2018, while the U.S. makes a strong case to host it four years later. All nine potential hosts have submitted their formal applications, and the winners will be announced in December.
Pitt joins a cast of U.S. personalities and politicians including NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, comedian and soccer nut Drew Carey, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, ex-president Bill Clinton, and ex-Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The United States hosted the World Cup for the first time in 1994 and shattered all attendance records. Even with the expansion of the tournament from 52 to 64 games in 1998, the record still stands at about 3.59 million people. Germany came close in 2006 with 3.36.
Cowboys Stadium, which has a TV the size of Qatar -- another team vying for the 2022 bid, likely will host the final if the U.S. wins the bid. The new Meadowlands is another host stadium in the running. Toss in the Rose Bowl, a Georgia Dome, a Qwest and a Qualcomm and that's a pretty air-tight case right there.
Just to be sure, the U.S. should consider bringing aboard some of our other power celebs. I nominate: LeBron James, Jay-Z & Beyonce, Alec Baldwin, Jon Stewart, Derek Jeter, Conan O'Brien, Brooklyn Decker, Clint Eastwood and Snooki.