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07:02 AM ET 05.21 | Even if Miami had locked up a stadium renovation deal, the landscape for Super Bowl bids would be thinning under its feet. [The league's willingness to step outside the box] has created a surge in the number of cities that now believe themselves capable of hosting the big game. That belief has led to major efforts to improve other venues for consideration. While the NFL says the development of new stadiums is nothing more than an organic byproduct (not a strategic incentive) of the Super Bowl hosting process, the formula is working. It just doesn't seem to be working very well for Miami. ... [The bottom line for Miami] is that it will have fewer opportunities to host the big game.

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Stephen M. Ross, Icon Sports Stephen M. Ross, Icon Sports
May 21, 2013  07:20 AM ET

I always thought Jim MacMahon was the biggest loser in the Super Bowl Shuffle. Evidently, I'm wrong.

May 21, 2013  07:44 AM ET

Looking Forward to a Minneapolis, Super Bowl once The New Stadium is erected!

May 21, 2013  08:10 AM ET

Us old men who watched the Ice Bowl with rooftop antennas or rabbit ears know it was the greatest football game ever played. Those who insist on a plastic surface in air-conditioned comfort don't know the game at all.

May 21, 2013  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Us old men who watched the Ice Bowl with rooftop antennas or rabbit ears know it was the greatest football game ever played. Those who insist on a plastic surface in air-conditioned comfort don't know the game at all.

Sitting at Met Stadium in my snowmobile suit with my dad with our feet in 8" of snow watching Fran Tarkington and Chuck Foreman beat the Chargers was a hell of a lot more fun than sitting in The Big Inflatable Toilet watching NFL "football". Ah, the good old days!

May 21, 2013  08:37 AM ET
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Us old men who watched the Ice Bowl with rooftop antennas or rabbit ears know it was the greatest football game ever played. Those who insist on a plastic surface in air-conditioned comfort don't know the game at all.

Did you also have to walk 10 miles back and forth to school, both trips uphill?

May 21, 2013  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Did you also have to walk 10 miles back and forth to school, both trips uphill?

Screw that.

I rode the bus.

May 21, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Looking Forward to a Minneapolis, Super Bowl once The New Stadium is erected!

That won't happen.

May 21, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Screw that. I rode the bus.

The short bus?

May 21, 2013  09:04 AM ET

I think the game should rotate between every team. I understand that the weather is nicer at some places in February, but why shouldn't the games be played under natural conditions everywhere?

May 21, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Us old men who watched the Ice Bowl with rooftop antennas or rabbit ears know it was the greatest football game ever played. Those who insist on a plastic surface in air-conditioned comfort don't know the game at all.

It had it all. Good stuff. Honestly, there is no long term benefit to any city for hosting a superbowl. None. Most likely a net loss if you have to use $400+ million of local money to build a new stadium just to do it.

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May 21, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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New England should host a SB. The weather would be a serious wild card, the stadium is very nice and the traffic on Rte 1 in the Foxboro area would be great theater.

Drive-in theater?

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May 21, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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The short bus?

Dude, we are so old that there were no short buses when we went to school. Kids sat at their desks, paid attention and behaved themselves, every one. ADHD? Never heard of it. Special needs? What? Almost everyone graduated, and those who should have went on to college, but not everybody. That's why it's so hard for us to figure out why today's schools have got to be such a mess. What happened?

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May 21, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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Yes, and you killed Grizzlies with your bare hands and ate them raw.

No, but we made our own barbeque sauce from molasses and brown sugar, and we had to build a fire with paper and sticks to get the charcoal going, because there were not gas grills and no match-light briquets.

But there was Kingsford charcoal. Even then.

May 21, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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A snowed out Super Bowl would be a financial disaster.

They'd postpone it a day. Same ad revenue. Hotels would get an extra night out of everybody. Restaurants would get to serve more meals.

No money actually lost, just churned a little differently.

May 21, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Did you also have to walk 10 miles back and forth to school, both trips uphill?

IN THE FREAKIN' SNOW!

May 21, 2013  09:53 AM ET

The biggest problem playing super bowl in GreenBay, Chicago, Cincinnati , or New England or Philly. The ordinary fan often doesn't get to go to Super Bowls. A lot of VIPs, Corporate sponsors.Corporations and their officers and some employees These VIPS don't want to sit in cold They deserve better like a warm climate or a temp regulated domed stadium. It will be interesting to see how weather will be when super bowl played Giants and Jets stadium in Jersey.

 
May 21, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Did you also have to walk 10 miles back and forth to school, both trips uphill?

I did but it was only 3 miles both ways.

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