On Tuesday, NFL owners will vote on whether to hold the 2014 Super Bowl in New York. For weeks, it has been presumed that the owners will decide to give an open-air cold-weather Super Bowl a shot.
As Gary Myers of the New York Daily News pointed out in late March, 11 teams were inclined to support the bid: the Giants, Jets, Patriots, Falcons, Eagles, Cowboys, Browns, Chargers, Packers, Vikings, and Broncos.
Five teams were opposed: the Texans, Steelers, Bills, Cardinals, and Ravens. The Buccaneers and the Dolphins presumably are part of this crowd, too, given that they also are trying to get the game.
That leaves 14 teams. As we explained on Sunday, 17 “yes” votes eventually will deliver the game for New York, even though it may take multiple votes before a simple majority controls the outcome. We’ve been told of chatter that there’s a six-vote contingent that could drive the process.
Opinions may have changed in the past two months, and it’s possible that some of the 11 teams that were in favor of a New York Super Bowl have changed their minds. It’s also possible that some who were against it have come around.
Either way, we’ll have the answer on Tuesday afternoon.