New York? Not That Super
How the Super Bowl Rules Have Changed
If you never believed in an East Coast bias, this is the textbook definition of it.
For years, there was a weather rule in the NFL for the Super Bowl, making sure the game was played in a warm climate, or under a roof.
So the NFL, since it's based in New York, finally convinces the NFL owners on the 4th vote that Super Bowl XLVIII needs to be in New Jersey in February of 2014.
Notice I said New Jersey. For those of you who have never been to the Meadowlands area, there is New Jersey...think Jersey Shore, dumpy, swampy area infested with Snooki type women. And New York, which is across the river, is about an hour's drive into the city, and another hour out...depending on traffic.
So everyone else is suppose to just ignore the complaints about 20 degree weather, and we'll pour $500 million into the New York economy? Normally I rarely agree with owner Daniel Synder, but he's right. This opens up Pandora's Box. Washington should get a Super Bowl. What's wrong with Denver, other than a little snow? Seattle's stadium is cool...let's have a rain Super Game while we're at it.
Unfortunately for Green Bay, lack of hotel rooms and facilties to host major parties and functions submarine the chances of the Super Bowl ever being in this state. But if the NFL is willing to break all the rules for NYC, why shouldn't everyone else ask for their piece of the pie.
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