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Old 05-20-2010, 09:44 PM   #31
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It would be a test of how both a dome or a hot weathered team, handle the cold! Of NY or anywhere that is cold weathered.
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:05 PM   #32
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It probably will work, but it is a big gamble. An outdoor football game in NY in late Jan/early Feb is asking for a potential clusterfuck. NY gets way more snow we do in Detroit due to the lake effect snow from both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Cleveland is the same way, as is Buffalo. Diehard fans probably won't give a shit, but if say Miami makes the SB in 2014, how many folks are going to want to risk getting stranded in a snowstorm at JFK or LaGuardia or have to extend their stay in NY? Cold weather SBs can work, but only in domes in big metro areas that don't get too chilly or have big dumps. Detroit worked because both the Silverdome and Ford Field are domes and the greater Detroit Metro area had a lot of things to do. Green Bay would suck as a SB city as it makes Detroit seem warm, and the snow is worse also. The metro area isn't that big either around GB. INdy could be a nice SB locale, but the city govt better let the local bars/restaurants stay open a lot later than what they are allowed to now!
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I do not believe the argument against cold weather cities hosting the SB is about the game itself. Rather, the people that generally attend a SB are coming a week early for the parties and other activities. Cold weather not conducive to outdoor stuff like golf, beaches, etc. Not to mention travel logistics if you really hit a cold snap?
Just ask Jacksonville...

The Minnesota Twins manned up and now have an outdoor stadium to play baseball in, even though Minnesota doesn't get warm until June. If they can bundle up and play baseball, then a bunch of execs and VIPs can do the same to watch football the way it was intended.

However, I personally don't care if the Super Bowl is played in a warm weather city or cold weather open air stadium. But, between San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, New Orleans, Miami and Tampa, you have 6 decent cites to rotate the Super Bowl. Hell, you could even throw LA in there once one of the current teams move there.
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:09 PM   #34
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That being said DC would be great as a cold weather SB site. Shitloads to do in DC, big dumps are rare, and your base temp is a lot nice than what the Rust Belt has. Folks from down south wouldn't mind coming up to a mild winter, compared to the frigid winters up here. Folks from up north wouldn't mind either as they would escape Frigidia!!!!!
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That would be the same anywhere if the SB is their more cops will be put on to make it safe the SB could be held anywhere dump or no dump. A coworker of mine goes down to Tenn during Elvis week & he tells me, that place is a dump but during that week cops are out in full.

People stay in the hotels near Metro airport or in very nice Oakland Co. when they have had the SB in Detroit. I am sure a lot stay in the Detroit hotels, but those are rather expensive. Outside of the s tadium/RenCen area Detroit is definitely a dump. But yeah, you are right, Nashville and Memphis are total dumps. In fact, in my travels, anything south of Louisville and Lexington KY are dumps. Tenn and Arkansas make Detroit's eastside look good!!!!!
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THe Deep South has very nice scenery, but the poverty and the run down shacks in those towns is something to behold.
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Just ask Jacksonville...

The Minnesota Twins manned up and now have an outdoor stadium to play baseball in, even though Minnesota doesn't get warm until June. If they can bundle up and play baseball, then a bunch of execs and VIPs can do the same to watch football the way it was intended.

However, I personally don't care if the Super Bowl is played in a warm weather city or cold weather open air stadium. But, between San Diego, Phoenix, Houston, New Orleans, Miami and Tampa, you have 6 decent cites to rotate the Super Bowl. Hell, you could even throw LA in there once one of the current teams move there.
A lot of folks not only go to the game, but see it as a vacation, like the college bowl crowd does. Do you really want to pay a ton of $ to see an overhyped game and freezing your ass off for an extended weekend or week? Do you want to go to sunny San Diego or freezing Detroit? Phoenix or Buffalo? Miami or Cleveland? Not much of a decision is it.?
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I think it's pretty much a joke to not have it in the cold areas. It's part of the game, you play in the hot, you play in the cold - and their whole idea that fans wouldn't like the cold, come on, it's the Super Bowl!!!!
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It probably will work, but it is a big gamble. An outdoor football game in NY in late Jan/early Feb is asking for a potential clusterfuck. NY gets way more snow we do in Detroit due to the lake effect snow from both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Cleveland is the same way, as is Buffalo. Diehard fans probably won't give a shit, but if say Miami makes the SB in 2014, how many folks are going to want to risk getting stranded in a snowstorm at JFK or LaGuardia or have to extend their stay in NY? Cold weather SBs can work, but only in domes in big metro areas that don't get too chilly or have big dumps. Detroit worked because both the Silverdome and Ford Field are domes and the greater Detroit Metro area had a lot of things to do. Green Bay would suck as a SB city as it makes Detroit seem warm, and the snow is worse also. The metro area isn't that big either around GB. INdy could be a nice SB locale, but the city govt better let the local bars/restaurants stay open a lot later than what they are allowed to now!
NYC doesn't get lake effect snow. The average high temp is around 40 for that time of the year. Not quite as cold as you might think.

Upstate NY is a different story.
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The white collar might not show up that's what the NFL is worried about blue collar will go anywhere.
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NYC doesn't get lake effect snow. The average high temp is around 40 for that time of the year. Not quite as cold as you might think.

Upstate NY is a different story.
Yeah, exactly. NYC is like a heat wave compared to us in February...

Either way, I dont really love it, if we made the Super Bowl in that season, it wouldnt be a big deal beacuse we play in the cold, but I'm all about keeping the Super Bowl neutral. The playoffs teams earn that type of an advantage, but if worked out to be like Buffalo vs Arizona or something ilke that, it would greatly favor one team. I just dont like that ...
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They showed the last 5 years in February on NFL Live today for NY/NJ. All except one (2006) had precipitation, they were all rain if I remember correctly. The temps were in the low 50's to high 40's during the day and high 30's to high 20's at night.
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Yeah, exactly. NYC is like a heat wave compared to us in February...

Either way, I dont really love it, if we made the Super Bowl in that season, it wouldnt be a big deal beacuse we play in the cold, but I'm all about keeping the Super Bowl neutral. The playoffs teams earn that type of an advantage, but if worked out to be like Buffalo vs Arizona or something ilke that, it would greatly favor one team. I just dont like that ...
What if Buffalo played Arizona in a Super Bowl in Arizona? According to a lot of players it's a myth that playing in the warm weather is easy. Especially if you play and practice in cold weather all week and then have to travel to a warm weather location
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