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Delay in selection of 2015 Super Bowl site hints at possible loss of 2012 game

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Last year, the NFL manufactured the awarding of the Super Bowl to be played in February 2014 into an event.  The vote, conducted during ownership meetings held in May, gave Super Bowl XLVIII to New York/New Jersey.

This year, the vote on the next Super Bowl to be awarded won’t happen until October, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com.  Though he points out that Tampa Bay will be one of the leading candidates for the game and the six days of events preceding it, there’s a much broader — and far more significant — point.

By October, the league will have a pretty clear idea as to whether Super Bowl XLVI will be played as scheduled in Indianapolis.  If the labor dispute has ended, the game can be awarded to Tampa or some other city.  If the lockout persists, the league would likely again defer the decision until the point at which it becomes clear that the 2012 Super Bowl will be lost.  And then the 2015 game would be given to Indianapolis.

In the end, that’s surely why the move was made.  With the 2013 game awarded to New Orleans and the 2014 game set to be played in New Jersey, the league can’t make it up to Indy until 2015, at the earliest.

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32 Responses to “Delay in selection of 2015 Super Bowl site hints at possible loss of 2012 game”
  1. wryly1 says: Mar 24, 2011 9:37 AM

    Wherevever it’s played, don’t buy your tickets from Jerry Jones.

  2. skoobyfl says: Mar 24, 2011 9:44 AM

    Sure, they’ll give up $9 B to split over $1 B in debate, that’ll take 4.5 years to make up. This season will go on as scheduled, expect nothing different.

  3. harleyrider1973 says: Mar 24, 2011 9:47 AM

    They could just move everyone up one year, that would be the fair thing to do.

  4. elrushbo2 says: Mar 24, 2011 9:48 AM

    Unless the government sticks their nose in where it doesn’t belong there will be no football in 2011……..there could be if the players finally come to their senses and are willing to sit down and negotiate a fair CBA. Keep Obama style socialism out of the NFL.

  5. bmac187 says: Mar 24, 2011 9:50 AM

    Question:

    Would you rather watch 2nd rate replacements play for the current NFL teams?

    Or top tier players in the UFL or some new league?

    I personally want to see the best talent regardless of affiliation. If I wanted to watch subpar talent, I’d watch the UFL or Arena League or College football.

  6. wallyhorse says: Mar 24, 2011 9:52 AM

    And while I realize arrangements would have to be made, it is early enough where the NFL could have contingencies in place where if Super Bowl XLVI isn’t played as scheduled in Indianapolis in 2012 OR if that game comes at the end of a truncated season due to the lockout (and therefore, not a legit Super Bowl in the eyes of those who feel the full schedule must be played for it to be), the NFL could perhaps push New York back a year to 2015 and give Indy the game in 2014, something I might consider doing anyway even if there turns out not to be a lockout. That in turn might be better for New York since the 2014-’15 season is probably the earliest the NFL can realistically move the Super Bowl to Presidents Day weekend anyway due to the fact the 2014 game would be taking place right before the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and you are more likely to get mild weather in New York on Presidents Day weekend as opposed to the first weekend in February anyway.

  7. packattack1967 says: Mar 24, 2011 9:52 AM

    Doesnt matter where, I know who will be hoisting the Lombardi :-)

  8. jw731 says: Mar 24, 2011 9:54 AM

    It’s gonna be played in Dallas…….After the ultimate fan experience the Skelator provided for the PAYING customers…..Is there any doubt?

  9. baronvonmonocle says: Mar 24, 2011 9:55 AM

    I was wondering how long it would take to turn this into a shot at the Cowboys. Well done! You can always count on PFT commenters for that.

  10. superbills2011 says: Mar 24, 2011 9:57 AM

    Wouldn’t it be simpler to just bump everything back one year? Put indy in for 2013, NO -2014 and then NY in 2015. Is planning for 2013/2014 really so far along?

  11. shackdelrio says: Mar 24, 2011 10:03 AM

    Can they go ahead and the award the 2050 Super Bowl to Los Angeles? Their new stadium may be completed by then.

  12. mikeyhigs says: Mar 24, 2011 10:04 AM

    Maybe it has less to do with whether or not there is a superbowl and more to do with whether or not there is an 18 game season

  13. EJ says: Mar 24, 2011 10:10 AM

    I want the SB to be played in Buffalo, but we all know that won’t ever happen. Today’s small market teams have no shot, its crap. Our stadium might not have all the features yours does, but we have two things you don’t, a great history and the fact that football was meant to be played out in the elements, not indoors.

  14. luckywi says: Mar 24, 2011 10:27 AM

    Give it to Dallas. They have proven that they can prepare for, and respond to any issue that comes up. By then.

  15. realitypolice says: Mar 24, 2011 10:28 AM

    EJ says:
    Mar 24, 2011 10:10 AM
    I want the SB to be played in Buffalo, but we all know that won’t ever happen. Today’s small market teams have no shot, its crap. Our stadium might not have all the features yours does, but we have two things you don’t, a great history and the fact that football was meant to be played out in the elements, not indoors.
    ========================

    I understand your sentiment, but you’re not getting why Buffalo isn’t getting a SB. It’s not because of the weather- ask NY/NJ.

    It’s because the City of Buffalo lacks the amenities needed. Cities hosting Super Bowls are required by the NFL to have at least 20,000 hotel rooms available.

    Jacksonville, which is a larger city than Buffalo, had to dock cruise ships to reach the required number of rooms.

  16. 3octaveFart says: Mar 24, 2011 10:35 AM

    Or maybe it doesn’t.

  17. 3octaveFart says: Mar 24, 2011 10:37 AM

    mikeyhigs says: Mar 24, 2011 10:04 AM

    “Maybe it has less to do with whether or not there is a superbowl and more to do with whether or not there is an 18 game season”

    I doubt it. That’s already been shelved until at least 2013, if then.

  18. abengalfan says: Mar 24, 2011 10:49 AM

    superbills2011 says:
    Mar 24, 2011 9:57 AM
    Wouldn’t it be simpler to just bump everything back one year? Put indy in for 2013, NO -2014 and then NY in 2015. Is planning for 2013/2014 really so far along?

    Many of these facilities are booked years in advance for conventions.
    Simply backing everything up a year is not an option.

  19. mikeyhigs says: Mar 24, 2011 10:54 AM

    And what I meant was delaying the decision could be based on whether 2015 has an 18 game season, which would likely affect the date of the SuperBowl

  20. JSpicoli says: Mar 24, 2011 11:06 AM

    If they lose a Super Bowl, meaning cancel it, I am boycotting the NFL for one season afterwards.

  21. flr29 says: Mar 24, 2011 11:08 AM

    elrushbo2 says: Mar 24, 2011 9:48 AM

    Unless the government sticks their nose in where it doesn’t belong there will be no football in 2011……..there could be if the players finally come to their senses and are willing to sit down and negotiate a fair CBA. Keep Obama style socialism out of the NFL.
    ——————————————-

    The owners are the socialists in this situation.

    Take away their socialist cap on expenses, and this thing would be resolved in five minutes.

  22. lbijake says: Mar 24, 2011 11:14 AM

    mikeyhigs
    we know what you meant.

  23. wallyhorse says: Mar 24, 2011 11:33 AM

    elrushbo2 says: Mar 24, 2011 9:48 AM

    Unless the government sticks their nose in where it doesn’t belong there will be no football in 2011……..there could be if the players finally come to their senses and are willing to sit down and negotiate a fair CBA. Keep Obama style socialism out of the NFL.

    ————————————-
    I suspect it won’t get to that point:

    The networks because of what’s at stake for them I suspect will try to force a settlement, possibly before the upfronts in May so they can know their prime time shows will be promoted during the NFL season, given the NFL is the 800-pound gorilla of TV ratings these days.

  24. thefiesty1 says: Mar 24, 2011 11:43 AM

    Business as usual in the NFL. They seem to be carrying on as if there is no lockout. So why delay announcing the SB site four years from now. Many of the current players won’t be around by then anyway. Just keep it in warm weather locations (other than Dallas – it’s cold enough there in February to freeze the balls off a pool table).

  25. grcanty says: Mar 24, 2011 12:15 PM

    League is also probably going to use a 2015 Super Bowl as a carrot to get the necessary votes for a CBA deal.

  26. bunjy96 says: Mar 24, 2011 12:51 PM

    wallyhorse says: Mar 24, 2011 9:52 AM

    And while I realize arrangements would have to be made, it is early enough where the NFL could have contingencies in place where if Super Bowl XLVI isn’t played as scheduled in Indianapolis in 2012 OR if that game comes at the end of a truncated season due to the lockout (and you are more likely to get mild weather in New York on Presidents Day weekend as opposed to the first weekend in February anyway.

    ************************

    Don’t bet on it. It snowed there this week.

  27. stealth0r says: Mar 24, 2011 1:54 PM

    It makes more sense to me that they’re holding off until a CBA is finalized to see if that Super Bowl should be awarded to Santa Clara or Los Angeles.

    Projects in both of those cities are on hold until the CBA situation is sorted out, and the new agreement would likely include some sort of replenishment of the G4 stadium fund, which would be a big help to the Santa Clara project.

  28. JSpicoli says: Mar 24, 2011 2:42 PM

    Santa Clara is “on hold” as you put it, becuase there is no money, moolah, cashish, bucks or funds to make this happen. Nothing to do with the CBA. It sounds plausible though. Nice fiction.

    If you think that public funds, 50 Million of them, are going to a stadium with no parking that will house 10 events a year in a state that is bankrupt, you have another thing coming.

    Santa Clara will never happen. Period. Watch.

  29. schemefactory says: Mar 24, 2011 2:48 PM

    since when did socialism become a bad thing for common people? what are you, a blueblood or something?

  30. pubobby2004 says: Mar 25, 2011 10:04 AM

    schemefactory says: Mar 24, 2011 2:48 PM

    since when did socialism become a bad thing for common people? what are you, a blueblood or something?

    ————————————————

    since it crossed paths with human nature…

  31. whitehorse1914 says: Mar 25, 2011 11:51 AM

    I’ve been watching the marketing of the Super Bowl for awhile and noted the weird humor of the organizers following the Ten Commandments in the cities of Decapolis–the free Greek cities during Jesus’ time. I believe Indianapolis will play out in 2012 because to keep in sync the marketers need to keep on target with what they are doing. The Ten Commandments are in the book of Exodus 20 while they’ve been lining up the years with Exodus for the Super Bowls. So after 2012 fitting Exodus 20:12 of the Ten Commandments you have New Orleans in 20:13 fitting with their deliberate selection of “you shall not murder” in the murder capital of the US, 20:14 fits with their selection of New Jersey in the Garden State, while I’m leaning towards London for 2015 correlating to Exodus 20:15 because ultimately they’ll end up in Philadelphia for 2017. Haven’t figured out 2016 yet. I didn’t say they were being religiously complimentary. Tampa doesn’t fit for Exodus 20:15. It needs to be London.

  32. prmpft says: Mar 25, 2011 7:32 PM

    B^!!$#!++…

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