New York City Lands 2014 Super Bowl

It’s extremely rare, but the big apple has won a bid for the 2014 Super Bowl.

The annual game is usually played in warm weather locations such as Florida, and Arizona, with the occasional trip to a cold weather city but played inside a dome (2005 in Detroit), but  four years from now, the big game will be played inside the new Meadowlands Stadium just across the bridge in New Jersey, home to the New York Giants and New York Jets.

New Meadowlands  Stadium beat out Tampa for the historical bid, which is being debated upon daily whether it was a good or ill advised decision.

Bring the pig skin buffs that we are, we’re going to tell you why it’s a bad idea.

  • The NFL has become a passing league, and games played in dead winter conditions tend to be run oriented, clumsy, and boring.
  • The Superbowl week has become a national corporate/vacation week.  Most people traveling for the festivities are looking for the beaches of Miami, or a trip to the desert to visit the Grand Canyon.  Not that NYC isn’t one of the best vacation destinations, but not in the negative degree blizzard weather. That brings us to our next point.
  • Weather.  Inclement weather will cause for travel delays and cancellations.  Sure the game tickets will already be sold, and non refundable, but your taking it out of the fans hands under certain circumstances.

The list goes on and on.  If the weather cooperates the cold weather Super Bowl dream will live to see another day.  If it fails, back to the beach it is.

Tell us, do you want to see (the Bengals) play in a cold weather Super Bowl in NYC?

[Image via: ESPN]

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