It used to be, they had Super Bowls in places it was warm in the winter.
Then they started doling them out as rewards for new stadiums.
Now, before the first greater New York Super Bowl has started, one of the local owners is hoping for a regular spot in the rotation.
“Hopefully when we do all the tallying for weeks to come,” Giants co-owner Jonathan Tisch said, via Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger, “the other 30 owners will say to themselves when there’s a chance to do it again: ‘Super Bowl XLVIII in New York and New Jersey was a huge success. Let’s try to do this once every 10 years.’”
The idea of having the big game in bad weather has caused many to watch what’s happening here carefully, to see if it can be pulled off in their town.
Tisch and Jets owner Woody Johnson, at a host committee press conference, emphasized how prepared the locals were for this game, regardless of the conditions.
“I think it’s important to have an outside Super Bowl,” Johnson said. “I don’t want to use the word ‘no-brainer,’ but we’ve had 47 of these indoors and in the South. It’s about time we played a Super Bowl in conditions, the way the game is routinely played.”
That will largely be determined by how this one goes. New York and New Jersey are far better prepared to handle adverse conditions than some hosts (Dallas and Atlanta spring to mind), and if they can, it’s going to raise their expectations for future bids.