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    NFL owners vote to have 2014 Super Bowl in New York/New Jersey - NFL - SI.com

    Meaning only the Jets (and by proxy the Giants) can get the Super Bowl outside of the rules, so once again go screw yourselves New England.
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    Yeah, I'm sure this is all one big huge orchestration by Roger Goodell to stick it to the Patriots. That one whole year he spent interning for the Jets created such a hatred of New England that he decided to become commissioner so he could exact his revenge. :rolleyes: Heck, he even brainwashed Bob Kraft into voting for it!

    I love this decision for a whole bunch of reasons:

    1) Contrary to the above post, it does increase the chances, however slim, that Gillette gets a future Super Bowl.

    2) I love hearing the media whine and cry like a bunch of little girls

    3) Football should be played outside in the elements. I am sick of the over-sanitizing of the game every year for the Super Bowl.

    4) Unless Gillette does indeed get a Super Bowl, this is likely the closest it will ever be to where I live. For the first time in my life, it is entirely realistic to do a day trip to the NFL Experience (NOTE: Yes, I know they've had the "NFL Experience" in Massachusetts, but speaking as someone who went to that exhibition as well as to a Super Bowl "NFL Experience" trust me when I say they are not the same).
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    The Commish did this to help ensure that stadium costs would be covered. With a lack of PSL's being sold, there's a real worry that this stadium might incur some serious financial problems. Holding a Superbowl there gets to dump an inordinate amount of cash into the coffers of both the owners and the local area.
    If it comes down to asking the public for more money, then that palm grease might go a long way towards making that be palatable.
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    Whuh huh? The vast majority of PSL's have been sold and with 2 teams financing it, this stadium is not even remotely in any sort of real financial trouble.
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    C'mon. The fix isn't in here. Bob Kraft has been one of the more vocal supporters of the Super Bowl in NYC. Here is what he said yesterday:

    Kraft sees special Super Bowl in N.Y. - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston


    And here is what he said about New England getting a Super Bowl:

    Translation: "Goodell really screwed my Patriots!"
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    New York City got The Super Bowl because it's the center of the known universe. Foxboro doesn't have an ice cube's chance in Hell of ever hosting one within the next 25 years. Freaking Siberian Khatru.
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    I do have to wonder what they are going to do if there is a blizzard on Super Bowl Sunday in 2014. Imagine if there is as much snow in the stands as there was in Gillette the snow fireworks game vs. Miami. As for one person who was there, I can attest to seeing large sections of the stadium totally covered in snow where you couldn't even see the seat much less get to them.
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    The idea of not having the games in cities where there could actually be weather is stupid both because it gives some teams an unfair and unnecessary advantage financially, and because it gives some teams an unfair and unnecessary advantage on the field. While I would hope that NY getting the Super Bowl would be the beginning of a smarter policy, I won't hold my breath for that.
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    edited.....
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    I agree it is unlikely but I am not so sure it is impossible. It only takes 17 owners, and Bob Kraft in an influential owner with some powerful allies.
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    I don't have a problem with snow falling during the Super Bowl games at all.
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    Weather should never be a determining factor in awarding a Superbowl. That's blaming nature for well... being nature.
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    +1, and I think it's stupid how so many people are saying "well what if there's a blizzard like the one that hit Washington DC last winter?"

    Well, OK, if a once-a-generation storms hits the area, they may have to do something such as shift the gameday. But that could happen in Minnesota, Detroit or Indianapolis too, and all those places have Super Bowls. A natural disaster can strike anyplace, anytime.
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    OK, so when/if Buffalo builds a new stadium, do they get a SB too? Oakland? Minneapolis? St. Louis?
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    Indeed, as baseball found out.
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    I don't get this argument. Weather has helped determined NFL seedings, and also who PLAYS in the superbowl. (Most recent the freezing Giants vs. Packers NFCCG).

    If weather can influence conference championships, it can't influence superbowl champions?
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    So when we win our league leading 7th lombardi it will be in front of these wonderful New Yorkers, awesome
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    You want to blame the earth for having weather? Perhaps you don't like the 23.5 degree tilt the axis is on? It's not rocket science. You do not count out a potential venue because it might rain or it might snow, it might be sunny, it might be windy or it might be absolutely perfect football conditions.

    I'm surprised somebody hasn't tried to sue the earth because they want summer all year round and winter interferes with their tanning agenda.
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    If Green Bay goes 15-1 and gets to play the NFCCG in the frozen tundra, well that's what you earn when you have the best record.

    If (stay with me) Tampa Bay and (god forbid) Miami get to the SB in 2014, would it be fair to make their fans and the teams play in the freezing cold? What about Miami vs. the Giants?
     
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    Re: OT: Former Jets Employee Goodell engineers Super Bowl being held there.

    With a rotating SB schedule that included all venues, it would be "fair" overall, even if it seemed "unfair" in a specific season. On the other hand, always having the game played in pristine, or near pristine, conditions, is patently unfair to teams that have to build their rosters and systems around the elements.
     
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