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49ers plan to bid on Super Bowl L

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The 50th Super Bowl may not be returning to the city in which the first edition of the game was played, but it could be heading back to the same state.

With L.A. still a long way away from building a new NFL-suitable stadium and the folks in San Francisco close to breaking ground on a new building in Santa Clara, the 49ers plan to submit a bid for Super Bowl L, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

The 49ers will bid for Super Bowl LI, if unsuccessful in the pursuit of Super Bowl L.

The league is expected determine the location of the 50th Super Bowl, which will be played in February 2016, in May 2013.  Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also has said that he “absolutely” plans to submit a bid.

No team has played a Super Bowl in its home stadium.  The 49ers and Rams came the closest, with Super Bowl XIX and Super Bowl XIV played in Palo Alto and Pasadena, respectively.

Last month, Commissioner Roger Goodell said that the NFL plans to make the 50th edition of the game “spectacular.”

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  1. jeremywflores says: Apr 14, 2012 9:49 PM

    Super Bowl in the Bay Area would be pretty crazy. You won’t run out of places to see.

  2. vbe2 says: Apr 14, 2012 9:56 PM

    They need to have a set location, like the Pro Bowl.

    Build a stadium in L.A. and make that the Super Bowl site for the future and stop sumping around, or better yet, make the stadium in Hawaii big enough for the Super Bowl and play it and the Pro Bowl both in Hawaii from now on.

    Regardless of all that though, just NEVER do it in Dallass again.

  3. dmackdaddy says: Apr 14, 2012 9:59 PM

    Cool and I will have new Club Level Seats at the new Santa Clara stadium to watch it!

  4. RavenzGunnerz says: Apr 14, 2012 9:59 PM

    Hopefully no lights out during the super bowl.

  5. bobhk says: Apr 14, 2012 10:21 PM

    Doing it in a brand new hi tech stadium is going to be awesome. The area is very nice too and SF is just a train ride up the peninsula.

  6. sfsaintsfan says: Apr 14, 2012 10:33 PM

    “No team has played a Super Bowl in its home stadium.”

    This time next year, you won’t be able to make that statement.

  7. patsaintsbroncoscheat says: Apr 14, 2012 10:36 PM

    Last month, Commissioner Roger Goodell said that the NFL plans to make the 50th edition of the game “spectacular.”
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    The Packers will appreciate the extra effort.

  8. mnomalley says: Apr 14, 2012 10:49 PM

    Hopefully the lights wont shut off (twice) and no one gets killed..

  9. kane337 says: Apr 14, 2012 11:07 PM

    Might want to have a stadium built first before bidding on a Super Bowl.

  10. spfinne says: Apr 14, 2012 11:28 PM

    @sfsaintsfan

    are you kidding? you must be dreaming…. because if you were awake you would realize the saints are a real live night mare and you as a saints have nothing but misery comung your way this year. much deserved. might want to wait and see how many of your players join your head coach, assistant coach, and gm on the suspended list. haha you did give me a goid chuckle though.

  11. biasedhomer says: Apr 14, 2012 11:47 PM

    Super Bowl L

    Is anyone gonna call it Super Bowl 50?

  12. msclemons67 says: Apr 15, 2012 12:34 AM

    Super Bowl + Silicone Valley = Tecmo Bowl?

  13. Lou Pickney says: Apr 15, 2012 12:45 AM

    It’s time for the NFL to drop the roman numeral use on Super Bowls.

  14. stairwayto7 says: Apr 15, 2012 12:51 AM

    Super Bowl 50 in San fran? Murders, crimes and earthquakes? Alcatraz nearby for these punks!
    As for Goodell making it spectacular, how about the 6 time, 6 time, 6 time, 6 time , 6 time, 6 time, 6 time SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS STEELERS! No other team can say that! Not the 1 time chump aints or the 4 time super bowl losing pats!

  15. 4evrnyt says: Apr 15, 2012 12:54 AM

    I’m liking our chances, the league likes to award SB’s to new stadiums and ours will be done the year before.

  16. db105 says: Apr 15, 2012 1:17 AM

    And 49er season ticket holders will be left out of tickets to the game.

  17. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 15, 2012 1:21 AM

    That’s the trouble with the Roman alphabet, it takes forever to get from L to M.

  18. randomcommenter says: Apr 15, 2012 1:51 AM

    Tecmo bowl had a bigger play book than the 49ers do.

  19. jimbo75025 says: Apr 15, 2012 2:13 AM

    vbe2 says:Apr 14, 2012 9:56 PM

    They need to have a set location, like the Pro Bowl.

    Build a stadium in L.A. and make that the Super Bowl site for the future and stop sumping around, or better yet, make the stadium in Hawaii big enough for the Super Bowl and play it and the Pro Bowl both in Hawaii from now on.

    Regardless of all that though, just NEVER do it in Dallass again.
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    Getting a SB is one of the carrots the NFL uses to strongarm cities into building billion $ stadiums funded by taxpayers. Having a set location would be counterproductive to the NFL’s business plan.

    As for the Pro Bowl, useless game until they put some reward there for actually winning kind of like MLB. I am thinking an extra bye week for the teams in the winning conference might be the best as the schedules are not formulated/released until 3 months or so after the event. Gives the players there something to compete for that every player not there would certainly want and make them accountable to their fellow players.

  20. gobills716 says: Apr 15, 2012 2:41 AM

    Let every NFL city host the Super Bowl on a rotating basis, not just the same 5 warm weather cities. It would be great for the REAL football cities of America to get an opportunity to host the game (i.e. Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Green Bay). Get rid of the $5,000 corporate seats, make the Super Bowl about the fans and the history of the game. Let the game be played outside in the elements, the way football is suppose to be played. Unfortunately, this is just a dream because the NFL sold out years ago.

  21. sonoco says: Apr 15, 2012 3:14 AM

    kane337 says: Apr 14, 2012 11:07 PM

    Might want to have a stadium built first before bidding on a Super Bowl.

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    It doesn’t have to be built, it just has to have been in operation for two seasons, which it will be. I hope they get 50, but if not they’ll certainly get one soon after.

  22. discosucs2005 says: Apr 15, 2012 4:54 AM

    I hate the Saints, but it would be really, really funny if they won it all this year.

  23. drednot says: Apr 15, 2012 7:17 AM

    Thumbs up if you like Super Bowls numbered with roman numerals, thumbs down if you don’t!

  24. dempsey63 says: Apr 15, 2012 7:18 AM

    The vow to make SB50 “spectacular” implies that those Super Bowls leading up to it will be less than spectacular.

  25. kingfish4242 says: Apr 15, 2012 7:22 AM

    dmackdaddy says:
    Apr 14, 2012 9:59 PM
    Cool and I will have new Club Level Seats at the new Santa Clara stadium to watch it!

    ————————————————-

    You will if you’re lucky enough to be chosen in the lottery between season ticket holders. That’s how I was able to attend the 97 game between Green Bay and New England.

    Serious ? for the Niner fans here. How is the weather in the bay area in Feb? Is the stadium open air? I know it was beautiful weather for the Saints game,but I remember the Niners and Cowboys playing in a quagmire in the 92 NFCCG.

    The el nino weather pattern is also supposed to be strong by mid summer. Good for us because it kills Hurricane development. Not so good for California because they get pounded by relentless rains during the winter. 92 was an el nino year also.

  26. kingfish4242 says: Apr 15, 2012 8:08 AM

    gobills716 says:
    Apr 15, 2012 2:41 AM
    Let every NFL city host the Super Bowl on a rotating basis, not just the same 5 warm weather cities. It would be great for the REAL football cities of America to get an opportunity to host the game (i.e. Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Green Bay). Get rid of the $5,000 corporate seats, make the Super Bowl about the fans and the history of the game. Let the game be played outside in the elements, the way football is suppose to be played. Unfortunately, this is just a dream because the NFL sold out years ago.

    ————————————————-

    This is so true. It’s become more of a Hollywood Gala than a Football game. I mentioned earlier that I was lucky enough to be chosen in the lottery to buy tickets to the game between the Packers and Pats in the Super Dome. There was a lady sitting 2 seats down wearing a Diamond Necklace and Rings that cost more than I make in a year. She kept asking questions like “Why are they kicking? Or why a FG counts 3 points etc etc. I answered her questions nicely,but couldn’t help but think a real football fan should be in her seat.

    That said, I can understand why the NFL usually plays their showcase game in warm weather sites. The players are fine. What you have to worry about is the strong possibility of Icy Roads leading to the stadium. You have media from all over the world and some have never seen snow in their life. Remember that news van sliding down the hill in Atlanta and slamming into a building? Luckily no one was hurt,but you don’t see that happening in places like Miami,New orleans or palo alto.

  27. kingfish4242 says: Apr 15, 2012 8:10 AM

    discosucs2005 says:
    Apr 15, 2012 4:54 AM
    I hate the Saints, but it would be really, really funny if they won it all this year.

    ___________________________________-
    From your lips to Gods ear lol.

    Seriously, could you imagine the look on Goodells face when he hands the Lombardi to Tom Benson?

  28. kingfish4242 says: Apr 15, 2012 8:22 AM

    stairwayto7 says:
    Apr 15, 2012 12:51 AM
    Super Bowl 50 in San fran? Murders, crimes and earthquakes? Alcatraz nearby for these punks!
    As for Goodell making it spectacular, how about the 6 time, 6 time, 6 time, 6 time , 6 time, 6 time, 6 time SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS STEELERS! No other team can say that! Not the 1 time chump aints or the 4 time super bowl losing pats!

    ————————————————-
    Ye without sin cast the first stone.

    The Packers have 13 championships. The Steelers have a long way to go to catch them. Last time i checked, the league started playing long before 1967. The Steelers were also the laughing stock of the league their first 40 years in existence. You team didn’t win their first division title until 42 years after they played their first game and didn’t win their first championship until 2 years after that.

    A large part of what makes the NFL great is the history of the game. If you appreciate it, you’d be thankful for the Steelers success during the Super Bowl era and not making sophmoric comments like the one I quoted.

  29. JMB says: Apr 15, 2012 8:58 AM

    For the love of the football Gods, can we stop with the roman numerals already! Superbowl L? …Really?

  30. musicman495 says: Apr 15, 2012 9:25 AM

    This is ridiculous. How can it not go back to the LA Coliseum for the 50th Anniversary? If it is good enough for the Olympics, it should be good enough for a one day event for the NFL.

  31. stairwayto7 says: Apr 15, 2012 10:11 AM

    kingfish4242 says:Apr 15, 2012 8:22 AM

    stairwayto7 says:
    Apr 15, 2012 12:51 AM
    Super Bowl 50 in San fran? Murders, crimes and earthquakes? Alcatraz nearby for these punks!
    As for Goodell making it spectacular, how about the 6 time, 6 time, 6 time, 6 time , 6 time, 6 time, 6 time SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS STEELERS! No other team can say that! Not the 1 time chump aints or the 4 time super bowl losing pats!

    ————————————————-
    Ye without sin cast the first stone.

    The Packers have 13 championships. The Steelers have a long way to go to catch them. Last time i checked, the league started playing long before 1967. The Steelers were also the laughing stock of the league their first 40 years in existence. You team didn’t win their first division title until 42 years after they played their first game and didn’t win their first championship until 2 years after that.

    A large part of what makes the NFL great is the history of the game. If you appreciate it, you’d be thankful for the Steelers success during the Super Bowl era and not making sophmoric comments like the one I quoted.
    ———————————————————-Read what I said..6 TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS! SUPER BOWL! I guess you forgot when Green Bay and Tampa Bay was the Bay of Pigs game! I guess you forgot Lynn Dickey was a Packer QB and how many championships did he bring them?

  32. rajbais says: Apr 15, 2012 10:13 AM

    Chargers and Raiders to L.A.!!!!!

    Who cares if it’s two inner divisional teams!!!!

    Give Goodell what he REALLY wants, entertainment!!!!

  33. mancave001 says: Apr 15, 2012 10:15 AM

    We Philly fans really got a laugh out of Goodell’s reaction to whether or not it would ever be here (since it’s in NY in two years). The man’s not a good liar.

  34. bjtmeyer says: Apr 15, 2012 10:34 AM

    Why not just play it at the LA Coliseum? Doesn’t that place hold 100,000 people? Would be a great place to return to for the Superbowl.

  35. kingfish4242 says: Apr 15, 2012 11:01 AM

    Read what I said..6 TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS! SUPER BOWL! I guess you forgot when Green Bay and Tampa Bay was the Bay of Pigs game! I guess you forgot Lynn Dickey was a Packer QB and how many championships did he bring them?

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    My reading comprehension is fine thank you. My point still remains. The Packers have more than twice the number of championships as your Steelers.

    I love the history of the game and it doesn’t start in the Super Bowl era. Terry Bradshaw,Swann,Stalllworth,Green,Lambert,Ham,LC Greenwood and the rest of those Steeler greats would have rings unless prior greats like John Henry Johnson and Ernie Stautner hadn’t toiled for very little money and sacrificed their bodies a generation before.

  36. kingfish4242 says: Apr 15, 2012 11:02 AM

    would not have ^^^

  37. mp42245 says: Apr 15, 2012 11:04 AM

    I really hope the NFL offers bounties for knockouts and cart offs for the Pro Bowl. Maybe then, it would be worth seeing.
    Looks like us Saints fans are just innovates and trend setters in the way the game should be approached.

    Make Greg Williams the permanent head coach for both sides. Put him in a scissor lift tower in the end zone and let him do his thing.

  38. bobhk says: Apr 15, 2012 1:55 PM

    kingfish4242 says:
    Apr 15, 2012 7:22 AM
    dmackdaddy says:
    Apr 14, 2012 9:59 PM
    Cool and I will have new Club Level Seats at the new Santa Clara stadium to watch it!

    ————————————————-

    You will if you’re lucky enough to be chosen in the lottery between season ticket holders. That’s how I was able to attend the 97 game between Green Bay and New England.

    Serious ? for the Niner fans here. How is the weather in the bay area in Feb? Is the stadium open air? I know it was beautiful weather for the Saints game,but I remember the Niners and Cowboys playing in a quagmire in the 92 NFCCG.

    The el nino weather pattern is also supposed to be strong by mid summer. Good for us because it kills Hurricane development. Not so good for California because they get pounded by relentless rains during the winter. 92 was an el nino year also.
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    Weather in Santa Clara may not be warm in Feb (or it might) but there’s a difference in playing in Stick vs playing down in Santa Clara. The mist does not roll in nor does the tide effect the playing conditions (stick I believe is closer to the sea level).

    @stairwayto7, you must be joking. Bay area residents are some of the smartest nicest most educated people you’ll meet unlike the hooligans that live and enjoy the “fine” weather in Pittsburgh.

  39. kingfish4242 says: Apr 15, 2012 4:06 PM

    Weather in Santa Clara may not be warm in Feb (or it might) but there’s a difference in playing in Stick vs playing down in Santa Clara. The mist does not roll in nor does the tide effect the playing conditions (stick I believe is closer to the sea level).

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    Thanks for answering. I really hope the NFL goes for the bid. Every fan deserves to have the SB played in their home stadium at least once. Once again, the game would be fine in a cold weather site,but logistics can be a nightmare.

    The late Buddy Dileberto used to be the Radio voice for the Saints. He often told the story about SB 16 in Detroit. It was 9 degrees with a wind chill around 25 below. The Bus he was taking to the stadium hit a patch of black ice and slid off the road. Everyone had to walk the final mile and 1/2 to the Silverdome. He said by the time he got there his chest was hurting so hard that he thought a Heart Attack was about to happen.

    It’s not the players who have to worry about weather conditions. It’s the fans and media that have to travel in it that can be dangerous.

  40. briang123 says: Apr 15, 2012 5:13 PM

    Let’s not forget Super Bowl 39 was originally awarded to the new San Francisco stadium until they had to give it to Jacksonville. In my view, the only place to have it is at the Rose Bowl. (assuming no new stadium in L.A. By then of course) While I sentimentally agree with the guy above that said L.A. Colesium, that place is just too old and worn out.

  41. stairwayto7 says: Apr 15, 2012 8:36 PM

    bobhk says:Apr 15, 2012 1:55 PM @stairwayto7, you must be joking. Bay area residents are some of the smartest nicest most educated people you’ll meet unlike the hooligans that live and enjoy the “fine” weather in Pittsburgh.

    And why don’t the forty-whiners and Raiders play in pres season thos year? As for the weather, dont’ Bay area people always wear a sweater due to the wind?

  42. bobhk says: Apr 16, 2012 12:20 PM

    @stairway27

    Why limit criminal behavior to NFL. Why not look at the overall crime stats per city.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_cities_by_crime_rate

    I wouldn’t expect you to understand this as you have cr@p for brains. Now GTFO.

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