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Indy will make a play for Super Bowl LII

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The next four Super Bowls will be played in New York (OK, New Jersey), Arizona, San Francisco (OK, Santa Clara), and Houston.

The next Super Bowl that hasn’t been awarded will be played in early 2018.  According to the Indianapolis Star (via SportsBusiness Daily), the Indianapolis will announce on Friday its intent to pursue the game.

The first, and only, Super Bowl played in Indianapolis drew rave reviews, thanks in large part to the absence of snow, ice, sleet, or sub-zero temperatures.  Local residents were helpful and genuinely thrilled to host the event, and the layout of the city is conducive to staging the game and the days of activities preceding it.

Other cities that could submit a letter of intent by the deadline of midnight today include, via the Star and IBJ.com, New Orleans, Dallas, Miami, Minneapolis, and Tampa.  Denver already has announced it will submit a bid for the game.

With the NFL opting to play a Super Bowl in New York (OK, New Jersey), more locations will be tempted to pursue the game.  Which will increase competition for the game.  Which will drive up the quality of the bids.  Which will result in more money for the NFL.

The experience in New York (OK, New Jersey) will have a huge impact on the league’s willingness to play open-air games in cold-weather cities.  Apparently, the Farmers’ Almanac recently has made a dire prediction.

We’ve yet to learn the results generated by a Ouija Board.

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21 Responses to “Indy will make a play for Super Bowl LII”
  1. jessieboom says: Aug 30, 2013 10:41 AM

    If/when my team makes the Super Bowl… I sure as crap don’t wanna have to visit Indy to watch it. keep it in the warmer climates, NFL.

  2. burm61 says: Aug 30, 2013 10:47 AM

    I understand why fans wouldn’t wanna go to Indy for a Super Bowl as opposed to say Miami. Though, from what I heard about Indy’s last Super Bowl, I think if you do a great job you should be rewarded with another one.

  3. somekat says: Aug 30, 2013 10:58 AM

    The fact that Indy is even considered while cities like Philly, Chicago and Boston have no shot just proves why the whole “superbowl in nice weather” is a joke

    I hope that they get 12 inches of snow in NY this year, then when ratings go up by 100% because everyone likes football in the snow, they can shut up and play the superbowl in the same cities they play the conference championship games

    Either that or make ALL playoff games in “nice weather” cities

  4. geemoney713 says: Aug 30, 2013 11:04 AM

    jessieboom says:
    If/when my team makes the Super Bowl… I sure as crap don’t wanna have to visit Indy to watch it. keep it in the warmer climates, NFL.

    ____________________________

    Your team isn’t going to make the Super Bowl.

    Wait… you’re not a fan of the same team as me, are you? Cause then they’re definitely going to make it.

  5. minnesoulja says: Aug 30, 2013 11:05 AM

    NICE NEW STADIUM SHOULD BE BUILT IN MINNEAPOLIS BY THEN.

    LETS DO IT HERE AGAIN! (OUR LAST ONE IS THOUGHT OF AS A HUGE FAILURE, GIVE US ONE MORE CHANCE!)

  6. mnmarine0351 says: Aug 30, 2013 11:07 AM

    Everywhere should have a chance to host the Super Bowl. I understand why cities like Miami and New Orleans would get them more often but Minneapolis, Green Bay, New York and others should host now and then too.

  7. 7ransponder says: Aug 30, 2013 11:17 AM

    Minnesota will get it if they apply – NFL can’t resist showing off new stadiums on the world stage.

  8. minnesoulja says: Aug 30, 2013 11:21 AM

    EVERYONE SHOULD SPEND SOME TIME IN MINNESOTA IN FEBRUARY. ITS PUTS HAIR ON YOUR CHEST!

  9. purplengold says: Aug 30, 2013 11:34 AM

    No new stadium for the Vikes yet, SB in the metrodump ain’t happening.

  10. jetsarestacked says: Aug 30, 2013 11:37 AM

    indy is so freaking boring. what can you even do after the game is over? there’s like three bars in that city.

  11. chipperforever says: Aug 30, 2013 11:38 AM

    As an Indy resident, all I have to say is that while the last one was a major success, somebody made a deal with the devil because that was the warmest January since I’ve lived in the area. No way Indy gets that lucky twice, think 16 degrees F and about 15 inches of snow in the week leading up to the game.

  12. si1m says: Aug 30, 2013 11:45 AM

    Denver should host it.

    Oh wait they’ll probably throw a tantrum again about having other team posters around town when they’re not in it. Again.

  13. hehateme2 says: Aug 30, 2013 12:09 PM

    The questions is should the Super Bowl be played in small markets?

    Since the games is mostly focused on the sponsors, it may be their decision.

  14. atthemurph says: Aug 30, 2013 12:55 PM

    chipperforever says:
    Aug 30, 2013 11:38 AM
    As an Indy resident, all I have to say is that while the last one was a major success, somebody made a deal with the devil because that was the warmest January since I’ve lived in the area. No way Indy gets that lucky twice, think 16 degrees F and about 15 inches of snow in the week leading up to the game.
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    Cold and snow in Indy? I’ve lived here since 1989 and snow and cold are hardly ever an issue. I’ve played gold on New Years Day in shorts.

    Snow happens about 5 times a season and 15 inches? Come on, who you crapping? If there are more than 4 inches on the ground at any one time it’s an aberration and if you wait a day it will probably be gone.

  15. atthemurph says: Aug 30, 2013 1:03 PM

    The Super Bowl should rotate between all the teams.

  16. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 30, 2013 1:29 PM

    The Superbowl in MN?

    Why not just host it in Afghanistan while they’re at it.

  17. indywilson40 says: Aug 30, 2013 1:57 PM

    Jetsarestacked, Have no fear, you won’t have to make the trip to Indy. Just take a train to Radio City Music Hall to boo the Jadaveon Clowney pick.

  18. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 30, 2013 2:04 PM

    It might be better if the Vikings waited to host a Superbowl until after they move to L.A.

  19. Norseman says: Aug 30, 2013 4:24 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Aug 30, 2013 1:29 PM
    The Superbowl in MN?

    Why not just host it in Afghanistan while they’re at it.

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    Afghanistan? Well, at least that’d be a step up from Green Bay.

  20. wgray981 says: Aug 30, 2013 10:05 PM

    It really ruins the “tough-guy” image that people think about football players when they can’t hold a game outside. Football was made to be played in the cold!

  21. crush22 says: Sep 2, 2013 12:25 PM

    jetsarestacked says: Aug 30, 2013 11:37 AM

    indy is so freaking boring. what can you even do after the game is over? there’s like three bars in that city.
    __________________________________

    Maybe you should try visiting the city before making such a stupid comment.
    And oh………..don’t worry….being a jest fan, you don’t need to worry about going to a Super Bowl anytime in the near (or distant) future.

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