Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Can anyone give me a single good reason why the NFL decided to hold the 2014 Super Bowl in the New York City-New Jersey area? The NFL has long had a policy of holding Super Bowls in warm-weather locales. Why is that being ignored in favor of the Big Apple? There are valid arguments for having the occasional Super Bowl in northern cities. Football is, after all, at its roots, an outdoor game. But I tend to side with the idea of giving the two teams that have reached each year's ultimate game the best possible conditions in which to play. While it's fun to watch the occasional snowy, muddy or fog-shrouded game, there's really no need to let the outcome of the Super Bowl be decided by Mother Nature. But if the NFL is going to give New York a Super Bowl in February, when that city could very well get socked with 2 feet of snow or be facing temperatures in the teens, then there's absolutely no valid reason why the Patriots, Steelers, Broncos and Packers shouldn't get to host a Super Bowl. Either stick with the old policy or open it up to everyone.

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Blogger BURGH08 said...

I personally don't see the big deal.

Of course it's a 'reach around' play by Goodell to the New York.

As for the teams having to play in optimal conditions, how many teams would have gone to the Super Bowl if they didn't have to play playoff games in places like Pittsburgh over the course of history?

The only people I think this truly affects are the ones that pay all the money to go and freeze, and I don't feel sorry for them.

May 27, 2010 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Dawn Keller said...

I've long thought that every city with an NFL team should host a Super Bowl. Each of those cities should have a chance at that revenue. Besides, football is a game that's meant to be played in the elements, whether is 100 degrees in Miami or 5 degrees in Green Bay. Before the "Super Bowl" was created, the football championships were played outdoors ... as they should be.

May 27, 2010 at 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Open it up to all cities. The only reason I can see NY over other cities is that the NFL is playing politics. I agree that it makes no sense to allow playoff games to take place in blizzards, then stage the "big game" under artificially perfect conditions. Football is meant to be played in cold, awful weather.

May 28, 2010 at 9:25 PM  

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