As Denver prepares to host a January postseason game with the temperate in the teens, Commissioner Roger Goodell is touting the possibility of Denver hosting a February postseason game.
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Goodell addressed the possibility of the Super Bowl joining the mile-high club during a session with roughly 200 fans.
“My personal view is, the game of football is to be played in the elements,’’ Goodell said. “There are people who like to see the Super Bowl played in absolutely pristine conditions, where everything is the same and there’s no weather elements at all. I just don’t think that’s football.’’
He’s right, but the Super Bowl is a lot more than the game. It’s a logistical headache that, with a week of bad weather, can become a logistical nightmare.
But here’s the reality. The NFL can’t continue to drive an annual hard bargain with only a small handful of cities willing to give tax breaks and waive sales taxes and charged reduced rent and funnel certain tax revenues to the NFL. With more cities making bids, the bids get better and the NFL makes more and more (and more) money.