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Johnson's shot at Goodell shouldn't affect New York Super Bowl

Though the annual league meetings in Orlando won’t entail a vote on the location of Super Bowl XLVIII, the question of whether Jets owner Woody Johnson’s recent assault on the league office will derail New York’s quest for a Super Bowl looms over the event that opened Sunday night.

Gary Myers of the New York Daily News looks at the potential impact of Johnson’s challenge to the secret coin flip that gave the Giants the first regular-season game at the shared stadium.  And Myers estimates that the total impact of getting — or losing — the game could be $1 billion, based on the infusion to the economy resulting from the hosting of the game and the enhanced ability to nail down a naming-rights arrangement that could be worth $25 million per year over 20 years.

But we simply can’t imagine the NFL allowing the decision as to the location of any Super Bowl to be influenced by a desire to settle scores as to irrelevant, and frankly petty, disagreements.  It’s widely believed that a New York Super Bowl is coming — and the fact that Johnson said something that ticked off Roger Goodell simply shouldn’t change that.

If it does, then maybe Johnson was right all along.

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6 Responses to “Johnson's shot at Goodell shouldn't affect New York Super Bowl”
  1. HC says: Mar 22, 2010 1:02 AM

    An additional $1 billion to the local economy? What a joke. The total net impact is at most ten percent of that. For all the visiting football fans, there are an almost equal number of other people that will stay away that weekend because the Super Bowl is going on. Then figure in the costs to the local infrastructure that is paid in tax dollars, and the city and region barely breaks even.
    This whole concept that hosting the Super Bowl will financially help a metropolitan area is a big hoax. Not that I blame the NFL for perpetuating the myth; they are after all a business attempting to maximize profits.

  2. SeaColt213 says: Mar 22, 2010 3:43 AM

    Wow. An intelligent comment that didn’t include a shot at somebody… I like it.
    Frankly, if the NFL was in a serious position to put a SuperBowl in NYC and if the brakes are applied in that effort after these comments towards Goodall… We should be doing some major investigating into Goodall and his approach to running the league.
    At first it was a breath of fresh air to have a new guy as the commissioner after Tagliabue but each year that passes I find another reason to loathe Goodall. Granted he runs a business that is followed passionately by millions upon millions but the league has turned into a moving endorsement that is slowly devolving into two hand touch.
    A NYC SuperBowl may not be as economically stimulating as the league leads people to believe, but if anything else, NYC would be a great stage for the biggest annual sporting event on the planet.

  3. NinerSean says: Mar 22, 2010 7:19 AM

    How is this idea even getting any air time? If both New York teams were either to cheap or too stupid to construct a domed stadium then tough luck for them. It is the typical New York mentality that if they are talking we have to be listening.
    A New York superbowl is up there with a London superbowl … just a bad idea that will only diminish the effectiveness of the greatest annual event in the world. Can you even imagine fans enduring the freaking cold of the big apple just to travel to see there teams?

  4. Bob says: Mar 22, 2010 7:25 AM

    The NFL isn’t going to not award a Super Bowl to the Jersey area based on comments from the Jets owner. It’s not going to hurt the Giants, one of the league’s “sacred” franchises, just to spite the Jets.

  5. Krow says: Mar 22, 2010 7:57 AM

    The NFL probably doesn’t want to play a Superbowl in a town where one of the teams is run by whiny b’itches who cry and complain all the time. Thanks Jets.

  6. Marv_Sleezy says: Mar 22, 2010 9:08 AM

    Id love to see the Giants win the SB at home in the snow against a team like Miami or Oakland.
    It would be the most unfair joke in the world.
    People would then understand what a stupid idea this is.

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