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11 votes in the hopper for New York Super Bowl

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.

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42 Responses to “11 votes in the hopper for New York Super Bowl”
  1. tx_tuff says: May 24, 2010 6:21 PM

    I say give it to them!! The worse part about a cold weather city for the Super Bowl is all the events the week leading up to the game. But I don’t know all the details and where that stuff will be, as far as how close to the stadium.
    Texans are voting no because they got shut out of another game when they tried to get the 2nd one. And from everything I heard leading up to, during, and after the Houston Super Bowl was great for everybody all the way around. And the grounds around the Stadium was used for everything so it was all in one location. They should have gotten another and are bitter.

  2. ampats says: May 24, 2010 6:30 PM

    I don’t understand why the Steelers(Rooney family) or the Ravens( Steve Biscotti is supposedly on the inside track, ie Kraft, Jones) would oppose this move ?
    I really believe this is a one in a ten year type SB event.
    Here come all the blizzard comments.

  3. jtm1023 says: May 24, 2010 6:42 PM

    Kinda makes you wonder why teams like the Browns or Bills even give a crap where the Superbowl will be played. Not like they will be there anytime soon.

  4. BigDawg24 says: May 24, 2010 6:43 PM

    I hate New York. They think they are the center of the universe.

  5. J-oh says: May 24, 2010 6:45 PM

    I think you mean 31 votes Florio. The raidaz don’t get one because they won’t be a franchise by 2014.

  6. Ravenmuscle says: May 24, 2010 6:46 PM

    Let’s face facts. New York is the arm pit and cesspool of the entire country. Nobody would even want to go there IF there was a game. All these years the league was against playing in a cold weather city without a dome…and now New York builds a stadium with Goldman Sachs financing and NOW its OK. This is the same bunch of lieing thieves that brought down the whole world economy with their “derivatives” pyramid scheme. If it was always bad to play the superbowl outside in a cold weather city BEFORE, it should be the same now. That New Yawk scum needs to stick to their crooked banking schemes and keep their stinking noses out of the superbowl.

  7. Tre-nitty says: May 24, 2010 6:49 PM

    The super bowl either needs to be in a warm climate or dome. Also, what makes New Jersey/New York the one’s who get it. The pats just built a stadium, what about the skins’? That’s why I cant stand Goddell, dude is messing up the nfl with these dumb overtime antics and cold super bowls. Oh well, let the corporate a-holes who actually go to the game freeze there asses off!!!

  8. ppdoc13 says: May 24, 2010 6:53 PM

    Why would any of the northern teams be against this? Wouldn’t increase the chance that they could be tapped one day down the road?

  9. GoBrowns19 says: May 24, 2010 6:57 PM

    Browns want it so we have the cold weather advantage in our 3 peat bid. Good strategy I’d say.

  10. SeriousRadio says: May 24, 2010 7:00 PM

    This must be the most useless article ever written. I think most ppl who can read realize it is a Yes or No decision. Duh.

  11. This Guy says: May 24, 2010 7:10 PM

    As you can see, most Northern teams are in support of this, not because they are used to the weather conditions, but in fact, that this could pave the way for them to host a Super Bowl in the future. Which surprises me that the Ravens and Steelers vote against it, especially the Ravens. If this goes through, and there is a successful event in NY, the Baltimore/D.C. area would bring an excellent attraction to host a Super Bowl.

  12. ahajha says: May 24, 2010 7:10 PM

    My guess is that the Ravens, Patriots, and Steelers are pissed that they were never considered for a SB. Especially since all will be in the running this year to play in said SB…..except Pittsburgh and New England.

  13. AFCeastBIGshots says: May 24, 2010 7:19 PM

    that’s great, the super bowl in jersey …lol

  14. trsean says: May 24, 2010 7:26 PM

    What’s with the Rooneys trying to C-block the Maras?
    That’s messed up.

  15. mrlaloosh says: May 24, 2010 7:43 PM

    Snookie & The Situation for Jersey Super Bowl mascots!! GOOMBA!!!!

  16. 8man says: May 24, 2010 7:52 PM

    Somebody already said, this is a once in a decade type thing. No biggie. Give it to New York. Obviously, some of the owners just don’t get along and this is a way for them to stick to one another.
    What? Tampa should have it…again? Stop.
    And we’ll have a little something for the ratbirds next year. Yeah, they kicked our asses in that playoff game in Foxboro. But that is the point.

  17. BigOx says: May 24, 2010 7:59 PM

    Can’t risk a postponement. Too big of an event and would be a logistical nightmare in the event of a heavy snowstorm.

  18. Mista T says: May 24, 2010 8:03 PM

    @ # This Guy says: May 24, 2010 7:10 PM
    surprises me that the Ravens and Steelers vote against it, especially the Ravens. If this goes through, and there is a successful event in NY, the Baltimore/D.C. area would bring an excellent attraction to host a Super Bowl.
    The NFL, like 95% of the media, confuses Landover/Raljon, i.e. the armpit of Prince Georges County, with the Nation’s Crime Capital 6 miles to the east. If there were a Super Bowl, it would be played at the NFL’s worst but largest stadium: Fedex Field, and the pregame activities would be held in the icy streets of DC and Virginia.
    The only thing that Maryland would get out of a cold weather SB would be traffic headaches on the Capital Beltway.
    Good for Bisciotti: a cold weather SB would be a dumb idea.

  19. DirtDawg55 says: May 24, 2010 8:08 PM

    Cold weather championship football game? What is this? The CFL?

  20. TheBottomLine says: May 24, 2010 8:10 PM

    I must say I am disappointed to see the Steelers on the No vote list….doesn’t make sense to me!

  21. Uncle Leo says: May 24, 2010 8:11 PM

    Please obtain an education, or travel outside of your town before you comment again.

  22. granadafan says: May 24, 2010 8:12 PM

    I’d love to see the Super Bowl in a 2 feet of snow in a windy blizard. The players are too coddled and they need to toughen up. Plus, 90% of the Super Bowlcrowd are so-called VIPs, corporate sponsors, celebrities, and insiders. It would be effing awesome to see all these empty seats in the stadium because the wimps were too cold to show up. That’ll teach the NFL to sell out to the corporate world.

  23. BBB82 says: May 24, 2010 8:17 PM

    Don’t you mean New Jersey?

  24. Pervy Harvin says: May 24, 2010 8:34 PM

    If the planet Earth were to get an enema it would be in New York. Need further explanation????

  25. cantgetenough says: May 24, 2010 8:50 PM

    Do you make similiar comments anytime someone mentions the Cowboys, Redskins, or Bills?

  26. prophet of the light says: May 24, 2010 8:54 PM

    If you don’t think a qb can produce in the snow, just ask the Titans about Tom Brady.

  27. This Guy says: May 24, 2010 8:58 PM

    @ Mista T
    “The NFL, like 95% of the media, confuses Landover/Raljon, i.e. the armpit of Prince Georges County, with the Nation’s Crime Capital 6 miles to the east. If there were a Super Bowl, it would be played at the NFL’s worst but largest stadium: Fedex Field, and the pregame activities would be held in the icy streets of DC and Virginia.
    The only thing that Maryland would get out of a cold weather SB would be traffic headaches on the Capital Beltway.
    Good for Bisciotti: a cold weather SB would be a dumb idea.”
    Nice to see a fellow Ravens board member on here (I’m terpfanjj16). I agree, I wouldn’t want a cold weather Super Bowl as a fan. Looking at it economically, this would provide millions in revenue for the state of Maryland, as you pointed out that the skins do play in Maryland. I’m sure Bischotti has looked into this and his vote would be in the point of view of a fan rather than a citizen of MD imo. But, that money could be put towards stadium renovations, roads near the stadium, etc. We already have traffic headaches anyways, not to mention, we are making a push to host a World Cup anyways.

  28. Bigbluefan says: May 24, 2010 9:11 PM

    Good to see all the dummies are posting
    New England is not considered as they did not put a bid in for the game ( you do not get it if you do not try)
    As far as all you NJ NY haters you wish you could live here or at least afford it.
    Go back to you petty jobs in your hick towns and dream of being in the #1 City Philly a wana be NY Balt a wanta be Philly
    Rest of you aholes who have never been north of VA stfu

  29. hotchick says: May 24, 2010 9:14 PM

    Ask Al Gore. It will be 95 degrees in the shade in February in the northeast by then.
    And really you people turn a game off when you see it is in blizzard conditions??? I see a game out of market is being played in a white out and I wish I could be there and/or see it.

  30. HellRelle24 says: May 24, 2010 9:19 PM

    lol i dont think i ever laughed so hard at a comment….
    a raven fan (BALTIMORE) just called NY the armpit of america. holy shit

  31. Juice305 says: May 24, 2010 10:26 PM

    That superbowl will suck… It will be a 6-3 game. Pretty garbage. But whatever football is great can care less about where its played.

  32. Raven Maniac says: May 24, 2010 10:29 PM

    BigBlueFag. Sorry, Fan: Learn a thing or 2 before you speak. Maryland is home to 2 of the top 10 highest median income counties in the US (#3 and #7). New York? None. Not even top 15. And to call Baltimore a wannabe? NYC is the SAME as Baltimore, just taller buildings, dirtier, louder, and no inner harbor. And before you get started into the whole ‘never been there’ I have, and I’ve declined trips to NYC bc it’s not worth wasting money or time.

  33. csonka39 says: May 24, 2010 10:45 PM

    The problem is the game won’t be in NY…it will be in jersey….snow in manhattan does not accumulate…snow in nj builds and stays and cannot be removed so easily…..I lived there for years and my friends in NYC were never crippled by snow…but nj shuts down….jersey is the kentucky of the northeast…..ny wannabes…..jersey shore assholes….what a dump!!!!!

  34. bill s says: May 25, 2010 12:18 AM

    Its all about the money. just as BP OIL is all about the money, if its in New Jersey so be it, hope they freeze there ass off, my bad, the owners and the Big VIP’S will be in the nice warm boxes. Bill

  35. east96street. says: May 25, 2010 1:34 AM

    Raven Maniac says: “And before you get started into the whole ‘never been there’ I have, and I’ve declined trips to NYC bc it’s not worth wasting money or time.”
    Yeah. Baltimore is where everyone wants to stay.
    Baltimore population – 640,000
    Manhattan – 1.6 million
    Balt – persons below poverty level 19.2%, per capita income $16,978
    Manhattan – persons below poverty level 0.0%. per capita income $42,992.
    Balt – Bachelor degree of higher 19.1%, Manhattan – 49.4%
    Balt – Median value of owner occupied units – $69,100
    Manhattan – $1,000,000.
    Per FBI stats Baltimore has the fifth highest murder rate in the nation. Ranked 13th in overall crime in the nation. Since 2005, NYC is the safest large city in America.
    You wouldn’t even make it here as a dishwasher.

  36. fuddy says: May 25, 2010 7:18 AM

    If it wasn’t for Wellington Mara and the Giants decision to share revenue back in the day you blowhards wouldn’t even have teams in dirtbag cities like baltimore. The NFL owes the giants big time because of that decision. It’s only fitting NY gets to host a super bowl, and all you idiots saying you can’t play a football game in the cold??? WTF, are they football players or baseball players who stop the game during a light drizzle… since when has football been afraid of the elements?

  37. fuddy says: May 25, 2010 7:20 AM

    Are you people real football fans? Complaining about cold weather lol

  38. gobs56 says: May 25, 2010 7:36 AM

    100% awesome…
    Baltimore is nothing but thug murderers and gangstas! Just like their middle linebacker… POS, great team and has a good chance of going all the way this year though… still B-More is Ghetto, way more so then the current NY.
    To those who are crying about the Jersey thing, go check out the stadium best view of Manhattan’s skyline I’ve seen, Also can you imagine a stadium in Manhattan, logistical nightmare noway they would get a SB. Plus there would be no room for parking which = no tailgating… Just wouldn’t make sense to build a Football stadium in the City, Why do you think the Jets gave up trying and joined the Giants back in Jersey?

  39. BaltimoreSports says: May 25, 2010 7:45 AM

    Come one now. You need to factor in the entire Baltimore/DC metro area. Comparing Baltimore City to Manhattan is a stretch. You could always throw in the stats for the Bronx or another lower class part of New York.

  40. Dapollock says: May 25, 2010 7:53 AM

    For those posting about the “elements” effecting a superbowl game, regardless to the point of whether or not NJ hosts – you do realize that the playoffs/ Conference Championship games are/have been predominately played outdoors, in all types of weather through the years in places like Lambeau, Heinz, Gilette, etc? Some of the most iconic games ever played are derived from weather induced situations – ie – the Icebowl, the “Tuck Rule” game, Coughlin’s melting face game. (Ok, threw that one in there, but you’ll remember that image far longer than any particular image from the Saints playing the Vikes indoors last year.) Point being – if all the games that are played outdoors are subject to conditions of the day, why would the most important game of the year be treated any different? Sponsors will still pay regardless, let’s not even think they’ll stay away. I don’t know about you, but if it snowed 2 ft the day of the superbowl, I think it would be even more a draw, if that were possible, than seeing 75 degree weather in Tampa, San Deigo or some dome someplace.

  41. east96street. says: May 25, 2010 8:36 AM

    BaltimoreSports says: “Comparing Baltimore City to Manhattan is a stretch.”
    Why is that? IF the Super Bowl is given to the Giants/jets (and I freely acknowledge it IS an IF), people will be in Manhattan. Trust me I was born here. This is where 98% of the out of towners go. Yes, NYC has five boroughs, but it’s ridiculous to believe that Super Bowl visitors will be spending time in the other ones. NYC is Manhattan to most out of state residents. They miss a lot of a great things by confining themselves to Manhattan, but that’s another post for another day. A few adventurous souls will probably visit a site or two in the Bronx or Brooklyn, but most won’t step off Manhattan or even go above 79th Street. For the sake of discussing the Super Bowl it is 100% relevant to discuss Manhattan. I could probably confine the discussion to Midtown alone and still be 90% accurate.

  42. Raven Maniac says: May 25, 2010 10:01 PM

    east96street: Don’t get so cocky their buddy boy. If you can talk Manhattan, let’s break up Baltimore City and I’m going to stick with Fells Point/Canton area, where houses run an average of $400,00, which is a drastic jump from your numbers! Or maybe we can discuss how people who work in Manhattan live in Manhattan, whereas in Baltimore, the majority of the people who work in Baltimore City live in the surrounding counties of Baltimore, Harford, Anne Arrundel, Carroll, etc, where income, poverty levels, and education are a far cry from your Baltimore City numbers. Little tidbit for you, gobs56 and the other morons: Baltimore is not ghetto! Is there a poor area? Of course. But you can seriously tell me NY doesn’t? or Cleveland? New Orleans? Detroit? Every major city has a poverty stricken area nearby. Talk high murder rate all you want, but it is limited to the far outskirts of the city and nowhere near Raven Stadium or the Inner Harbor. So don’t get all high and mighty folks. All major cities are the same. Except our stadium overlooking the scenic Inner Harbor, showcasing the clipper ships, national aquarium, WTC, and historic areas… you can’t beat it! Enjoy your 2014 SB, I’ll be praying for a blizzard, postponed game, and low turnout!

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