Get ready for a New York Super Bowl

Farewell_to_Giants_St.jpgOn the same February day that the New York area is having a thick layer of white shag carpeting installed by Mother Nature and Company comes a development that could lead to the first Super Bowl played under snow globe conditions.

Per SportsBusiness Daily, the Arizona Host Committee unanimously voted on Thursday not to bid for Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014, due to “the poor economic climate and threat of losing hundreds of safety and law enforcement personnel in budget cuts.”

As a result, the only remaining bidders are Tampa, Miami, and New York.  SI.com’s Peter King pointed out in response that the “clubhouse leader” is the new Giants Stadium.  You know, the open-air facility that currently is sporting a shiny winter veneer.

Frankly, we’ve got no problem with the possibility.  The folks in New York would surely mobilize every available plow and truck and tank to clear a path to and from the venue where the game will be played, and most of the Super Bowl week events will be within walking distance of the media hotels.  (Dave Goldberg of FanHouse points out that it could be a “mess” with media hotels in New York and team hotels in New Jersey.)

Locations have been selected for the next three NFL title games.  Super Bowl XLV will be played at Cowboys Stadium.  Super Bowl XLVI, if there is one, will be played in Indy.  And Super Bowl XLVII will be played in New Orleans, where there likely will be plenty of reminders that the Saints won Super Bowl XLIV.

86 responses to “Get ready for a New York Super Bowl

  1. Have you ever been to the meadowlands? You cant just “walk” tho Manhattan or to the Hotels and back!! You have to cross like 5 lanes of traffic!! LOL

  2. Football is played in rain and snow, no reason the superbowl cant be…..
    Well except for the fact it would ruin michael jackson or some other stupid ass halftime show…..
    Super Bowl in NEW YORK and eliminate the halftime show. Enough with the soccer mom antics in football.

  3. YES! I love the idea. Bring back run the ball stop the run mentality. If its snowing, good luck all you passing sissy teams.

  4. Reminders that the Saints won Super Bowl XLIV?
    Hell, the Saints plan to win Super Bowl XLVII as well.
    (the other part of the plan is beating the Vikings the 45 year old Farve in the NFC Championship game in overtime)

  5. Liberals dont believe in trickle down economics.
    This is trickle down economics.
    But don’t worry, Barry’s buddies on wall street and guys putting tires on chevys are all good.

  6. Pray for snow! I would love to see the super bowl become a real football game again. Maybe the media would even get stuck on the Jersey Turnpike somewhere for the whole week.

  7. I’m glad they’re getting away from this warm weather or dome only policy, but to hell with NJ. Put it in Philly!

  8. Find another city in the country that could host an event better.
    You have it all dining nightlife hotels.
    Other then Vegas who could do it better.

  9. @ Pack_Attack says:
    February 26, 2010 9:48 AM
    Liberals dont believe in trickle down economics.
    This is trickle down economics.
    But don’t worry, Barry’s buddies on wall street and guys putting tires on chevys are all good.
    ——————————————————–
    What in the world does that have to do with the Super Bowl being played in New York?

  10. I am so effin sick of the NFL calling the Giants and the Jets, NY teams! They play in NJ not new york, who the hell cares where their offices are!
    NJ showed they wanted you here by making it easier to build a stadium for your teams, now show the respect and rename your teams the NJ Giants and the NJ Jets…… The names don’t sound bad!

  11. Slowly moving the Superbowl to a cold weather American city is just the first step in Goodell moving the big game overseas to London.
    Goodell loves cash like Tim TeBlow loves to touch little boys foreskin.

  12. I’m pretty sure that, even with a strike or lockout, there will be a Super Bowl XLVI. It just may be a year later than expected. Unless the Mayans are right.

  13. This is a gigantic slap in the face to smaller market teams who have been clamoring for the right to host a Super Bowl, only to be told that they had to have a dome.
    Lamar Hunt is going to haunt Goodell if he gives it to NYC.

  14. Hey NJ Devil come on if anyone should know its you. Your arena was right there Devils didnt move to Newark too long ago… The media events wouldn’t be held in Manhattan I am sure it would be at the Izod Center and they would use the hotels right there….

  15. The fix was in as soon as they let the New Jersey Stadium bid for the game.
    I hope there is an ice storm and all of the “corporate” types who usually go to the game stay home and the game is played between the Buffalo Bills and the Detroit Lions (who play in a dome) and the Lions win the game 3-2. Lowest rated game for ten years…….

  16. I’m not worried about no superbowl in ’11 and neither should any of you. Gameplan – tune your TV’s to the CFL that season.
    I know, I know…. football in Canada is like…..well……it’s like……pick-up football. Lot’s of passing, no blocking and counting to 10 before you rush the QB, but we’ve all learned to like things from Canada.
    1.) We always appreciate it when there air force does their yearly fly-by as they head south for the winter.
    2.) Without their accent, we wouldn’t have been able to enjoy the movie Fargo (I know it’s filmed in Minnesota, but thats like Canada’s Florida)
    3.) I’ve learned to drink a Labatt’s Blue and enjoy it.
    4.) Michael J. Fox
    So tune into the CFL in ’11 and I’m sure your football problems will be solved.

  17. @Pack_Attack says:
    February 26, 2010 9:48 AM
    Liberals dont believe in trickle down economics.
    This is trickle down economics.
    But don’t worry, Barry’s buddies on wall street and guys putting tires on chevys are all good.
    ===============================
    STFU moron!
    Take your America hating garbage to Adolph Limbaugh’s site asshole.

  18. Mr. Florio,
    I find it curious that you are more than happy to complain about the chance of a game ending in OT on the chance of a coin flip, yet don’t have an issue with the same game being played in an uncontroled enviroment. It would be safe to assume that if the Giants or Jets or Bills etc. were to play say the Chargers or Cardinals or 49ers etc, those east coast teams would have an extremely unfair advantage. Before anyone saying that they play in all weahter conditions I find that very hard to believe.

  19. Didn’t the NFL learn from Superbowl XL in Detroit? Snowstorms and crappy parking don’t lend to a desirable SB experience. If the NFL is looking for a crappy cold weather SB experience why not hold it in Philly?

  20. Bring it on. Seriously, play football in the conditions it was meant to be played in. If NY (or NJ, as others have pointed out) gets the SB, it’ll lead a clear path to host cities Green Bay and Chicago, old-school, the way the game was meant to be played.

  21. Pack_Attack says:
    February 26, 2010 9:48 AM
    Liberals dont believe in trickle down economics.
    This is trickle down economics.
    But don’t worry, Barry’s buddies on wall street and guys putting tires on chevys are all good.
    —————————–
    Thank you for injecting politics into a thread that needed none. Thanks a lot.
    It’s great news that there’s actually going to be a cold-weather Super Bowl. Enough of this pampered 70 degree indoor bullshit. Football was meant to be played outside. Yeah, I’m looking at you dome teams!

  22. If NY gets the SuperBowl, Buffalo better be on that list shortly after…you wanna talk about away to kick start an economy — BUFFALO NEEDS IT!!!!

  23. First off, this whole article is wrong anyway. The Meadowlands is in NEW JERSEY. So sick of seeing articles and hearing athletes say they come to the Giants/Jets to play in NY. Learn some geography. Secondly, the day the Super Bowl was played this year there was 16 inches of snow on the ground in the area, good luck with that.

  24. well hopefully the taxi cab drivers from new york will know where they are going unlike when a bunch of them tried to drive people around in jacksonville for that superbowl.

  25. pow, Roger Godell aka Ben Dover
    that would be funny after the comments he made and critics about Fins stadium, if he needs Miami to fill in again lol
    they should messure balls at the combine too, Roger wouldnt look good

  26. As a PO’d Giants season ticket holder who paid the PSL ransom, all I can say is WHAT A DUMBASS idea. If the owners wanted an NY SB so much, why couldn’t they put a retractable roof on their new toy. I mean, they only spent $1.5 BN!!!

  27. bspurloc says:
    February 26, 2010 9:46 AM
    Football is played in rain and snow, no reason the superbowl cant be…..
    Well except for the fact it would ruin michael jackson or some other stupid ass halftime show…..
    —————————–
    I dont think Jackson’s going to be doing a halftime show anytime soon….then again, if he did “Thriller” at this point, it would save bundles of money on make-up……

  28. “Hell, the Saints plan to win Super Bowl XLVII as well.”
    That’s right. Because the Cowboys will win Super Bowl XLV and XLVI. Oh, it’s true! It’s damn true!

  29. Peoples Champ: Only if Tony Romo can learn how NOT to choke away late-season games.
    I think Cowgirls fans should realize that a real team with actual playoff success this past decade will win the next Super Bowl: i.e. Pats, Steelers, Colts, Saints, or Giants.
    btw 6 rings > 5 rings…

  30. Free_Tramopoline says:
    February 26, 2010 10:28 AM
    I dont think Jackson’s going to be doing a halftime show anytime soon….then again, if he did “Thriller” at this point, it would save bundles of money on make-up……
    ——————————
    You honestly think Michael Jackson is decomposing?

  31. Its not Giants stadium anymore..and thank god theres no roof…without the elements football is hockey on asfalt..

  32. I guess I’m a little late on the wagon…..but I’d love to see a SB in Buffalo in February. If NY gets the honor, you better beleive my little city will go APE-$HlT if we are told the SB is too important to risk on questionable weather.

  33. @ Big Stretch says:
    February 26, 2010 10:01 AM
    Slowly moving the Superbowl to a cold weather American city is just the first step in Goodell moving the big game overseas to London.
    Goodell loves cash like Tim TeBlow loves to touch little boys foreskin.
    ——————————————————–
    That was so cold! lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Some of you guys really push the envelope! lol!!!!!!!!!

  34. ebr362 says:
    February 26, 2010 10:00 AM
    I am so effin sick of the NFL calling the Giants and the Jets, NY teams! They play in NJ not new york, who the hell cares where their offices are!
    NJ showed they wanted you here by making it easier to build a stadium for your teams, now show the respect and rename your teams the NJ Giants and the NJ Jets…… The names don’t sound bad!
    ___________________________
    So should they rename the Cowboys the Arlington Cowboys because they dont actually play in Dallas? There are teams in the NFl that dont play in the city/state they are named after. STFU and stop whining.

  35. Football is a fall sport, not a winter one. Any of you guys outside the NE know what NY in Feb. can be like? Own a TV set right about now?
    This is crazy talk, but I’ll be watching all SB’s from my warm comfy CA sofa. I never bet on the games either, so it makes no real difference to me.

  36. As much as I would LOVE to see this happen it won’t. Why? Look who wrote this.
    Then again, maybe this will be one of the things he is right about 1% of the time – but I doubt it.

  37. Keep that sheet out of NY, the last thing I need is more craZy peoples walking around NY,GET OUT, STAY OUT , GO AWAY, AS IF WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS HERE ALREADY.
    GO HOME, STAY OUT.
    BUH BYE.
    ANYONE INTERESTED IN 5- 6 FEET OF FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW, I WILL GIVE YOU A DEAL NOW,BUT IF I PUT IT ON e-bay you
    will have to bid on it.

  38. Football is a fall AND winter sport. The Super Bowl was held 7 weeks into winter. And we all know what February weather is like in New York. It’s milder than a lot of places.

  39. The football championship played in football weather — what a great idea!!!
    For the first 40 plus Superbowls, warm weather or “dome” cities have had the advantage. Passing teams have had the advantage. Finesse teams have had an advantage. Lets give the hard nosed tough guys a chance!
    Maybe the four Superbowls that Buffalo lost might have come out differently — if at least one of the games had been played in the cold, and possibly even on a snowy day! Remember, Buffalo was a team built to win in all conditions, but had to play under “sissy” conditions in the superbowls.

  40. darkchild says:
    February 26, 2010 11:17 AM
    ebr362 says:
    February 26, 2010 10:00 AM
    I am so effin sick of the NFL calling the Giants and the Jets, NY teams! They play in NJ not new york, who the hell cares where their offices are!
    NJ showed they wanted you here by making it easier to build a stadium for your teams, now show the respect and rename your teams the NJ Giants and the NJ Jets…… The names don’t sound bad!
    ___________________________
    So should they rename the Cowboys the Arlington Cowboys because they dont actually play in Dallas? There are teams in the NFl that dont play in the city/state they are named after. STFU and stop whining.
    ——————————————–
    Hey dark child, You dumb ass Dallas is a city not a STATE! Please name another NFL franchise that plays in a different state than there name?

  41. ebr362,
    What does it matter? The point is that the Cowboys don’t play in Dallas. Neither do the NY Giants play in NY. You can have your opinion, but the owners of the teams get to decide things like this.

  42. ebr362 says:
    “Please name another NFL franchise that plays in a different state than there name?”
    The Washington Redskins play in Landover Maryland.

  43. pckjns said ” Didn’t the NFL learn from Superbowl XL in Detroit? Snowstorms and crappy parking don’t lend to a desirable SB experience. If the NFL is looking for a crappy cold weather SB experience why not hold it in Philly?”
    I was in Detroit that weekend. Sunny and in the 60s. And there’s plenty of parking available there. Penske did a fantastic job with that Super Bowl. Pull your head out of your ass, and quit bagging on Detroit.

  44. Superbowl in the snow would be a horrible idea. Imagine the travel headaches, the canceled parties, the terrible conditions that wouldn’t allow you to walk around and enjoy the outside air.
    I was surprised when Miami was awarded another superbowl after the downpour that occurred back when the colts beat the bears in the superbowl, that was a real damper.
    Having one in the snow would be even worse.

  45. ebr362 says:
    February 26, 2010 12:44 PM
    Hey dark child, You dumb ass Dallas is a city not a STATE! Please name another NFL franchise that plays in a different state than there name?
    ——————————
    So you’re saying they’re called the Texas Cowboys?

  46. “It doesn’t matter the Jersey Giants or Jets won’t be there”
    True. Neither will the 0-3girls.

  47. I think it’s a good idea to have a cold weather SB, but neither the CowChicks or Giants will be in it!! CowBitches don’t have a chance as long as Tony Homo is at the controls!

  48. first of all…i would love the big game to be in our big fancy new facility…
    to the long time giants season ticket holder who paid the “ransom”….i also paid it and am not happy about it, but a roof i would have bailed football is meant to be played outside in the elements.
    as for phillyeagleschamps…..your screen name doesnt make any sense, you actually have to win a superbowl before you can be a champion LOL

  49. “Only if Tony Romo can learn how NOT to choke away late-season games.”
    If you saw this past season, you would retract that statement, moron. So, obviously you haven’t. By late season games, you mean December and January. The numbers:
    392 yds 3 TD’s 0 INT against the Vagiants in Wk 13 (December)
    249 tds 2TD’s 0 INT vs SD in Wk 14 (December)
    312 yds, TD O INT vs NO in Wk 15 (December)
    286 yds, TD, INT (tipped ball by Roy williams) vs WAS (December)
    311 yds, 2 TD’s, INT (another tipped ball) vs 0-3girls (January)
    244 yds, 2 TD’s 0 INT vs 0-3girls again (January; playoff victory)
    What “choking” are we talking about here?
    ‘Boys ran into a better team in MIN, they were unstoppable at home so you can’t say that was choking.

  50. Can we get rid of the roman numeral designations for Super Bowls? They’re asinine, unnecessary, and, well, I can never figure them out.

  51. ‘Boys ran into a better team in MIN, they were unstoppable at home so you can’t say that was choking
    *******************************************
    Chargers beat them at home so you can hardly say they were unstoppable.

  52. Outdoor football is good for lousy football teams. They need the rain, the mud, the snow, the wind, the groundskeeper, or the cold because their football teams can’t defend against passing teams without help from those elements. ALL football should be played in perfect conditions. Strap them up and let them play. No elements, no excuses, no quarter. That’s how football should be played. The elements have a place in football … right alongside leather helmets, stickum, and those Denver Broncos throwback uniforms … in HISTORY.

  53. Anybody who complains about the Giants and Jets being New York not New Jersey is an idiot. I live in NJ and have Giants season tickets. They are the NY Giants.
    Dallas Cowboys are not the Arlington Cowboys. Washington Redskins aren’t the Maryland Redskins. I am sorry New York City is too baller to have a football stadium.
    And whoever said that weather shouldn’t be a factor is clearly a Dolphins or Chargers fan. What about the championship games? How come it is ok in that game for weather to be a factor?

  54. dgimz-
    Your Dallas Cowboy/Arlington argument only holds water if they played in Oklahoma. Last I checked New Jersey was state.
    That being said, I haven’t given this topic an ounce of thought as I really don’t care.
    And the “whoever” you are talking about is the National Football League. Rozelle and the owners agreed a long time ago that the Super Bowl should be played in a weather-friendly environment, not only to eliminate weather as a deterrent for bad play, but so the fans could enjoy the game without freezing their asses off.
    I however, think it’s a horrible idea, and agree with everyone that every stadium should be in the mix for the big game. In fact, my idea is this: at halftime of the Super Bowl the Commissioner should draw one team from a “lotto basket” announcing the winning stadium for a future hosting – 5 years in the future.

  55. Hey Peoples Champ:
    Call me when the Cowgirls have done something relevant since the Clinton administration.
    Tony Romo = 4 years a starter, 4 years of late-season failure.
    Big Ben = 6 years a starter, TWO Super Bowl rings
    Steelers = 6 rings, two Super Bowls in the past 5 years.
    Cowboys = 5 rings and done jack in the playoffs since 1996. (sorry, beating crappy teams like the Eagles doesn’t count lol)

  56. a Super Bowl in the Giants new stadium, in Feb.??? unless they are planning to put a retractable roof on that stadium, we can only pray that there is about 2 feet of snow before the game, …my God, don’t we have enough stories on this website showing how big an a$$hole this Commisoner is???

  57. Mikvogell says:
    February 26, 2010 10:04 AM
    This is a gigantic slap in the face to smaller market teams who have been clamoring for the right to host a Super Bowl, only to be told that they had to have a dome.
    Lamar Hunt is going to haunt Goodell if he gives it to NYC.
    Well, that’s because they’re small market teams. Screw a small market if there’s the chance of bad weather. Big market? Bring the blizzard.

  58. All the its football it should be played in the weather need to be toned down. I agree with that but come on! The Superbowl needs to be played in an environment where both teams have a equal playing field and the game will be decided by the skills of the players, not because a guy dropped a wet ball or slipped on a snowy surface and fumbled. Dont get me wrong I love the weather I love sitting in the stadium during snow games. Even in the playoffs snow is great because it gives the home team a great home field advantage. But in a game deciding the best team in the league, it needs to be fair as possible.

  59. BuffloBarry says:
    February 26, 2010 12:19 PM
    The football championship played in football weather — what a great idea!!!
    For the first 40 plus Superbowls, warm weather or “dome” cities have had the advantage. Passing teams have had the advantage. Finesse teams have had an advantage. Lets give the hard nosed tough guys a chance!
    Maybe the four Superbowls that Buffalo lost might have come out differently — if at least one of the games had been played in the cold, and possibly even on a snowy day! Remember, Buffalo was a team built to win in all conditions, but had to play under “sissy” conditions in the superbowls
    You seem to forget Buffalo’s first loss in XXV was to a smash mouth running football team, not the sissy style passing attack you refer to..LOL as for the other 3 humiliating defeats, I dont think the weather would have mattered either, they blew their best chance when Norwide choked….anyway a cold weather SB could be an advantage but some cold weather teams are better passing anyway, who knows if this will pass

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