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Mangini would welcome a Cleveland Super Bowl

NFL_mangini.jpgOn Wednesday, I fueled up the ’68 VW bus and drove to Berea, Ohio for a meeting with Browns coach Eric Mangini.  An interview will appear in the upcoming PFT season preview magazine.  (We’ll soon be putting up a link for “pre-orders,” a fascinating concept whereby we get your money without having to actually send anything out for weeks.)

Apart from a bunch of questions regarding his coaching philosophies, his history with the Patriots and the Jets, and his future with the Browns, I asked Mangini about the hottest topic of the day — the playing of a Super Bowl in a cold-weather site.

“I think it’s great,” Mangini said.  “I think it’s going to change dramatically the whole process.  You can’t count on a perfectly controlled environment to play the game.  You could be playing in a foot of snow, playing with ridiculous winds, playing with icy rains, the cold.  It’s great.”

So what about eventually a cold-weather Super Bowl in the city situated on Lake Erie?

“That would be pretty cool,” Mangini said.  “Not only with the elements but with the history of the franchise, it would be pretty amazing.”

And so the unofficial list of teams in cold-weather cities with open-air stadiums that would welcome a Super Bowl is now up to four:  Washington, Baltimore, Green Bay, and Cleveland.

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  1. aec4 says: May 26, 2010 10:39 PM

    Kabul, Afganistan, Baghdad, Iraq and Serbia, Russia have a better chance than Cleveland of hosting a Super Bowl.

  2. Dolphinatic says: May 26, 2010 10:45 PM

    Almost as much as he would welcome LBJ as a Wide out… Cleveland WR’s suck..almost as hard as Mangina… I would like to personally thank Brandon Marshall for making it possible for phin fans to talk shiznit about other teams WR’s again.

  3. DinoMight_1021x says: May 26, 2010 10:47 PM

    I think Joakim Noah would have something to say about that..

  4. Dixon29 says: May 26, 2010 10:49 PM

    Up to 4? Name a cold weather NFL city, and add them to the list also.

  5. trickbunny says: May 26, 2010 10:49 PM

    I love it. If ever there was a PFT headline that was posted for the express purpose of garnering a shitload of comments from assholes, it would be this one.
    As usual, Florio leaves the part of the headline out that shows that Mangini’s statement was a response to a question- It’s not as if he just called the press, unsolicited, and said “I want a Super Bowl in *my* city, too!”
    Next thing you know, people from shitty, run down, ice cold, gloomy shitholes like, say, Cincinnati, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh will be writing in to say what a joke a Cleveland Super Bowl would be while simultaneously thinking their garabge cities are good enough to host one. Ha.

  6. Buschman says: May 26, 2010 10:49 PM

    Do you really think you will find a team that doesn’t want to host the Super Bowl? You don’t need a post about everyone who wants to.

  7. rjgreen3 says: May 26, 2010 10:50 PM

    mangini should welcome some victories first then think about a superbowl! you have the walrus looking over your shoulder!

  8. Brewster says: May 26, 2010 10:51 PM

    Florio, you’re beating a dead horse here. Anyone who says their city doesn’t want a Super Bowl in a fool or a liar. Whether their city is capable of hosting one is another matter.
    Can you move on to another meaningful topic please?

  9. BornSlippy says: May 26, 2010 10:51 PM

    Florio you can’t be serious. Of course if you ask a membe of an organization I they want a SB in their stadium they are going to say yes.
    Why don’t you ask coaches if they would welcome Meghan Fox in their bed.

  10. jas7n says: May 26, 2010 10:52 PM

    let’s get a few more stories about how people would love to have a Super Bowl come to their town because that’s real breaking news right there. every time i read that i’m f’n shocked… sheesh. we’ve got way too much “media” in this world, maybe if we thinned some of you guys out the news would be viewable again and i wouldn’t be assaulted with a headline every time a “celebrity” wipes his or her ass.

  11. dbs0011 says: May 26, 2010 10:53 PM

    Welcome to the Cleveland area Mike, glad you came on a beautiful 80+ degree day.
    And now, without further adieu, let the anti-Cleveland comments commence. We expect it by now.

  12. Trox says: May 26, 2010 10:54 PM

    HAHAHAAHAHAAH!!! Yeah and apparently they also welcome poverty, unemployment, crystal meth, double cheeseburgers with extra bacon and mayo, teen pregnancy, smog, and crime.

  13. Mike Z says: May 26, 2010 10:55 PM

    Answer: 1) Mangini wants a SB in Cleveland.
    2) Miranda Kerr’s head will be resting on my lap.
    Alex Trebec: What are two things that are not going to happen?

  14. skuvy5 says: May 26, 2010 10:56 PM

    I’m pretty sure Mr. Kraft from the Patriots mentioned that the team would welcome a Super Bowl as well…

  15. JETSLOL says: May 26, 2010 10:57 PM

    clevelandlol

  16. shogate says: May 26, 2010 10:58 PM

    A super bowl in Cleveland would be the best chance to use “Cleveland”, “Browns”, “Super”, and “Bowl” all together and the quickest route to actually experience the super bowl, but indirectly. This is coming from a life-long frustrated Browns fan whose hope is rejuvenated at the beginning of each season. Go Browns!!!

  17. NYMets says: May 26, 2010 11:00 PM

    Who gives a flyin’ shit!

  18. Kay Bee says: May 26, 2010 11:00 PM

    “That would be pretty cool,” Mangini said. “Not only with the elements but with the history of the franchise, it would be pretty amazing.”
    ———————————————-
    LMFAO! History of the franchise? You mean never reaching a Super Bowl…and then moving to Baltimore? And no…nobody gives a shyt about NFL Championships anymore.

  19. backuppunter says: May 26, 2010 11:03 PM

    fat people dont get cold

  20. Vet735 says: May 26, 2010 11:07 PM

    I am sure he would. Cleveland wouldn’t even get considered for the Tidy Bowl.

  21. Evpimp says: May 26, 2010 11:11 PM

    We could use my backyard?

  22. TFBuckFutter says: May 26, 2010 11:11 PM

    Why do people ask Eric Mangini things?

  23. Florio-is-a-tool says: May 26, 2010 11:12 PM

    He’ll be lucky to be coaching high school ball if/when Cleveland ever got the chance to host one. In fact it’ll be a surprise if he’s employed when the upcoming Super Bowl is played.

  24. Ijasfahted says: May 26, 2010 11:13 PM

    History of the franchise? No appearances EVER in the Super Bowl. Yeah, some history.

  25. El Perro says: May 26, 2010 11:19 PM

    Man, if the superbowl goes to Cleveland, it’ll be called the Toilet Bowl

  26. allday28 says: May 26, 2010 11:21 PM

    Just ask Joakim Noah how he feels about Cleveland

  27. ITSMEJC says: May 26, 2010 11:24 PM

    Isn’t this like saying, BP would welcome an answer to the big freaking hole they made in the Gulf? Hopefully the latter becomes reality because THERE IS NO WAY BOREDOMLAND will get a super bowl

  28. This Guy says: May 26, 2010 11:26 PM

    Florio, are you sure he said taking the Super Bowl to the Browns, or “taking the Browns to the Super Bowl”? Urban Dictionary that, it has been around as long as “no homo”.

  29. jimmy_b says: May 26, 2010 11:39 PM

    The idea of a Super Bowl in Cleveland has been brought up below; when the SB was in Detroit.
    Evidently, there is no chance the NFL would have the SB in Cleveland because the Cleveland area does not have the required number of quality hotels to support the number of people that the SB draws.

  30. El Perro says: May 26, 2010 11:44 PM

    Man, if. Cleveland hosts the superbowl, it would called the Toilet Bowl!!

  31. El Perro says: May 26, 2010 11:45 PM

    Man, if. Cleveland hosts the superbowl, it would called the Toilet Bowl!!

  32. PurpleNGold says: May 26, 2010 11:45 PM

    in the Metrodome
    Washington and Buffalo
    frozen memories

  33. ErikInHell says: May 26, 2010 11:48 PM

    Trox,
    They were talking about Cleveland hosting a Superbowl, not baltiwhore.

  34. TEXANS 19 cowgirls 10 says: May 26, 2010 11:48 PM

    In other news…water is wet

  35. Pervy Harvin says: May 26, 2010 11:57 PM

    Mangini would welcome a suitcase of fried Twinkies too….so what??

  36. jmarcelsmith says: May 27, 2010 12:17 AM

    To trickbunny re: ice cold, gloomy s••tholes like Cincinnati, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh.
    Just wondering where you’re from. Last time I checked the cities you’re refering to are actually half decent places to live or visit. Maybe you should getting out of 1950 every now and then.

  37. Adam says: May 27, 2010 12:42 AM

    Well, they gotta find SOME way to make money after Lebron leaves

  38. mwh06e says: May 27, 2010 12:42 AM

    You get our money ahead of time, sure, but until you actually ship out the magazines to those customers you cannot record any income.

  39. jetsfan59 says: May 27, 2010 1:09 AM

    “Mangini would welcome a Cleveland Super Bowl”
    Of course Mangini would welcome a Cleveland SuperBowl. That’s like asking a homeless guy if he would welcome winning the Lottery.

  40. OLDCRACKER says: May 27, 2010 1:14 AM

    As a Cleveland native, I would love to see a SB in my home town, BUT..I believe the city has many other pressing issues to address before that!
    Second, wouldn’t playing in a SB be a nice step to hosting one?
    Finally, if they are going to open up the SB to all-weather real football, as it was intended, wouldn’t the more historic teams (ie – Bears, Packers, Eagles, etc.) be at the top of that list?
    Sure Mangini wants a SB in Cleveland but he should focus on just getting into one, first!

  41. malgorthewarrior says: May 27, 2010 1:17 AM

    Kansas City would love to host a super bowl. They tried to get a rolling roof stadium idea passed so that the super bowl could come to town, but voters rejected the idea.
    It was Lamar Hunt’s dream. He is the father of the phrase “super bowl” and one of the most successful owners in pro football history. RIP Lamar.

  42. Hillbilly Jim says: May 27, 2010 1:38 AM

    Cleveland would of got the SB instead of NY but Byner dropped the deciding ballot 2 feet from the ballot box.

  43. chadgoy says: May 27, 2010 1:46 AM

    ???Nice topic. I 100% guar-an-fu@&in-tee that EVERY SINGLE COACH would want a superbowl @ their stadium. Same for EVERY GM and EVERY OWNER and ……Wow, if that’s the juicest stuff from your interview with Mangini, your TEASER for the browns fans, then I am speachless. Wow, sometimes you do it to yourself Florio. (probly just threw this out there so you can bring up your broken ass vw)

  44. The Black Cat says: May 27, 2010 2:39 AM

    Oh for the love of Mike!! Yes, we get it, every NFL city wants to host the Superbowl now!

  45. midwest says: May 27, 2010 2:43 AM

    The SB should be in Vegas every year. No worries about weather at all.
    Why don’t we ever hear about a SB in Vegas? Think about it.
    The problem is that the NFL wants to try to separate itself from gambling. BS! I have bet on NFL games for 20 years, and don’t fool yourself, the NFL loves it.
    Why else do we all read the Sheridan odds?
    Piss on all the other wannabe SB cities, Vegas is King, and the NFL is STUPID for not tapping that market.

  46. midwest says: May 27, 2010 2:45 AM

    Oh…and the only time the Browns see the ‘bowl will be tomorrow morning, when I put them there!

  47. JSpicoli says: May 27, 2010 3:02 AM

    They should just jump the shark and have a SB at the U of Alaska.
    This is getting out of hand

  48. Viking19 says: May 27, 2010 3:53 AM

    Kabul is capital of Afaganistan and Baghdad is capital of Iraq…please put more effort in your cheap comments…Go Cleveland:-]I hope you will fight for AFC north!!!

  49. foreverbunglesLOL says: May 27, 2010 4:07 AM

    bwahahaha a Cleveland super bowl…who knew Mangenius was a comedian?!

  50. 987654321 says: May 27, 2010 5:24 AM

    They would have to change the name from Super Bowl to Toliet Bowl.

  51. 987654321 says: May 27, 2010 5:28 AM

    and, trickbunny? What wonderful city might you be from? We already have enough information from you to know you are a jack@$$. Just curious.

  52. HandsofSweed says: May 27, 2010 6:25 AM

    Can’t believe I’m defending the Browns here, but KayBee, you are ignorant. Nobody cares about NFL Championships anymore? What? The Super Bowl is the NFL Championship, just like the NFL Title Game was the NFL Championship. Only a fool would argue that a championship is not a championship. If you win it on the field, you won it on the field and no turd like you can argue otherwise. Have some respect for the lineage of the World Championship Title, as the men that played and won this game 70 yrs ago are more relevant today than your insignificant opinions are.
    Anyone that says what you did, never won a championship playing or coaching this game. Those of us that have done either or both? We respect the accomplishments of others because we know 1st hand how gaddamn hard and special they are.

  53. GreenBird- says: May 27, 2010 7:00 AM

    aec4, Serbia, Russia?? You ment Serbia and Russia, right? Did you know that Serbia is a country in former Yugoslavia…..not a town in Russia.

  54. midwest says: May 27, 2010 7:28 AM

    I have been to shitsberg many times….S-H-I-T-H-O-L-E. The place is like the mecca for fat, pastey, ugly chicks.

  55. DirtDawg55 says: May 27, 2010 7:38 AM

    I want to host a Superbowl. In the schoolyard down from my house. I even have two extra bedrooms I can put people up in and two daybeds in the family room. That’s like the first six people right there who won’t need hotel rooms.
    As for Cleveland’s rich football history, well, Britain used to be a superpower too. But those days are long gone. Cleveland claiming to have a rich football history is like Mary Astor saying she was pretty once.
    Obscure reference to turn of the century (no, not this last one, the one before) silent movie star for the uneducated, which judging from most of the responses on this site is … oh … 90 percent of you.

  56. GiantsDefenseRules says: May 27, 2010 7:51 AM

    Add Philadelphia to the list! I hate the Eagles, but the Link is a beautiful stadium.

  57. ampats says: May 27, 2010 8:29 AM

    tdawg69,
    that is why most people did not get HillBillyJim’s comment.

  58. OLDNFLFAN says: May 27, 2010 9:23 AM

    Cold weather Super Bowls are absurd. People go to Super Bowls because of the warm weather to get away from the snow. Yes, I want to go to Cleveland Stadium for a Super Bowl & freeze my hiney off. My Son & I went to a Browns – Rams game in Cleveland in December, we left at the half, to this day, I have never been so cold in my life, even the ’78 Blizzard. Upper Deck West Endzone, Northside, the wind off the lake was howling! I even had a Snowmobile suit on. Yes, we are True Browns Fans, but give me my couch in my warm family room with a fire going. The beer is cheaper, the food is the best!
    I vote no on cold weather Super Bowls!

  59. highjak78 says: May 27, 2010 9:28 AM

    Ahhhh, more hate for Cleveland – I love how all you tards that have NEVER been here know how “bad” it is here. That’s o.k. though – we don’t have hurricanes, floods, draughts, fires, we don’t have any smog, earthquakes, the traffic is not bad, and you can afford the homes here. So stay away, we don’t need ya! As for the championship debate, the Browns won 7 titles in 10 years – no other franchise in the history of pro football can claim that. Otto Graham was the best QB to ever play, period. Name me a QB that won more titles. You can’t. So the Browns have the greatest QB ever and the greatest RB ever, and won more titles than most teams, even if it was a long time ago, IT STILL HAPPENED WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. That’s the great history Mangini was refering to. Do you people not count all the Celtics titles from the 60′s?!?! Just because they changed the name of the game doesn’t make the game any less or more meaningful…

  60. Chop Block Murphy says: May 27, 2010 9:47 AM

    midwest says:
    May 27, 2010 7:28 AM
    I have been to shitsberg many times….S-H-I-T-H-O-L-E. The place is like the mecca for fat, pastey, ugly chicks.
    ————————
    Let’s see…Pittsburgh is a Mecca for fat, pasty, ugly chicks…and you’ve been there many times…GOT IT! Long-distance relationship w/ your future wife, right?

  61. billygoat says: May 27, 2010 9:49 AM

    I don’t think we have enough antibiotics for all the people that would get staph infections.

  62. benjaminbreeg says: May 27, 2010 10:01 AM

    PFT may never have posted a story with less relevance to anything or anyone. It barely matters what Mangini has to say about the team he coaches, never mind where the super bowl should be held.
    Slow news day, I guess.

  63. jlmill15 says: May 27, 2010 10:02 AM

    I hate how all of these warm weather teams are bitching and moaning about the whole cold weather super bowl idea. Think about what football is all about. When I was a kid we used to have snow bowls and play in several inches of snow, because that’s real football. The Super Bowl should be played in rotations in every stadium. You can’t say that it gives cold weather teams an advantage any more than you can say that teams who play on artificial turf have an advantage every year, because that’s usually what the SB is played on. I say give every city a crack at the Super Bowl.

  64. Steel Dahn Sahth says: May 27, 2010 10:36 AM

    I don’t think Superbowl and Cleveland can be in the same sentence.
    Let Cleveland host their superbowl, it’s the closest they’ll ever get. Pittsburghers don’t want to host the superbowl. We’d rather go to a warm climate to watch the Steelers win yet another superbowl.
    We don’t want it.
    Let the Oaklands and Clevelands of the world try in some way to become part of the big game.

  65. realitypolice says: May 27, 2010 11:05 AM

    I took the Browns to the Super Bowl this morning, and it felt great.

  66. kelevra says: May 27, 2010 11:31 AM

    “Just wondering where you’re from. Last time I checked the cities you’re refering to are actually half decent places to live or visit.”
    @ jmarcelsmith…I think YOU might want to consider taking a break from your year long acid trip.
    Those places have NEVER been considered a nice place to visit.

  67. Kay Bee says: May 27, 2010 2:59 PM

    HandsofSweed says:
    May 27, 2010 6:25 AM
    Can’t believe I’m defending the Browns here, but KayBee, you are ignorant. Nobody cares about NFL Championships anymore? What? The Super Bowl is the NFL Championship, just like the NFL Title Game was the NFL Championship.
    ———————————————–
    Like I said…nobody gives a chit! It’s all about the Super Bowl now…and the Browns have never been. What makes it worse is that it took the old Browns to move before they finally reached a Super Bowl.

  68. Bious says: May 27, 2010 4:30 PM

    Dear God, who in the HELL would want to go there for a Super Bowl
    What a depressing and terrible thought

  69. jimicos says: May 28, 2010 9:20 AM

    realitypolice says:
    May 27, 2010 11:05 AM
    I took the Browns to the Super Bowl this morning, and it felt great.
    ————————-
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  70. Audient says: May 31, 2010 10:06 AM

    Exactly.
    Poop jokes about the Browns. What fantastic new ground you’ve broken, Jimicos. You got any Monica Lewinsky jokes?

  71. hitdog042 says: May 31, 2010 4:24 PM

    why wouldn’t mangini welcome it. It’s the closest Cleveland will ever get to the Super Bowl.

  72. hitdog042 says: May 31, 2010 4:29 PM

    why wouldn’t mangini welcome it. It’s the closest Cleveland will ever get to the Super Bowl.# highjak78 says: May 27, 2010 9:28 AM
    Ahhhh, more hate for Cleveland – I love how all you tards that have NEVER been here know how “bad” it is here. That’s o.k. though – we don’t have hurricanes, floods, draughts, fires, we don’t have any smog, earthquakes, the traffic is not bad, and you can afford the homes here. So stay away, we don’t need ya! As for the championship debate, the Browns won 7 titles in 10 years – no other franchise in the history of pro football can claim that. Otto Graham was the best QB to ever play, period. Name me a QB that won more titles. You can’t. So the Browns have the greatest QB ever and the greatest RB ever, and won more titles than most teams, even if it was a long time ago, IT STILL HAPPENED WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. That’s the great history Mangini was refering to. Do you people not count all the Celtics titles from the 60′s?!?! Just because they changed the name of the game doesn’t make the game any less or more meaningful…
    =============
    you are joking right? hahaha. The Celtics also won in 2008. And in the 80′s plenty.
    Nobody would be talking about the Celtics if their last title was before your father and you were born, when there was 1/2 or less as many teams as the current league.
    Fail.
    Otto Graham best ever.. u can’t even compare the eras, nor did u ever see him play.
    Fail moron

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