As widely expected and believed, NFL owners have voted to award Super Bowl XLVIII to New York/Jersey.
The game will be played at Meadowlands Stadium in February 2014. Without a roof.
We’ve submitted a column on the subject to SportingNews.com. As pointed out earlier today, I don’t like it. MDS does. Rosenthal hasn’t shared his opinion, but since he lives in New York/New Jersey, I think I know where he stands.
The decision came on the fourth ballot. The first try failed to generate 24 votes for any one city. The second vote finished the same, and Miami fell out of the process as the third-place finisher.
On the third ballot, between New York/New Jersey and Tampa, neither got 24 votes.
Finally, New York/New Jersey won with at least 17 votes.