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Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Super Bowl, NFL Draft

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10:00 AM ET 06.08 | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued his push to have his city host the Super Bowl during a recent conversation with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the mayor's spokesperson confirmed Friday. The mayor and Roger Goodell spoke last week on a number of matters," Emanuel's spokesman, Tom Alexander, said to ESPNChicago.com. "They speak or see one another on occasion. The mayor spoke with the commissioner about several things that would allow Chicago and the NFL to expand their already wonderful relationship. Chicago is a great sports town and a great football town, and the mayor wants to build on these strengths." Besides talk of Soldier Field hosting the Super Bowl, Emanuel also pitched the idea of Chicago becoming the new home of the annual NFL draft. The league is considering moving the draft out of New York City's Radio City Music Hall after 2014. "We appreciate the mayor's interest in the NFL," NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello told ESPNChicago.com.

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June 8, 2013  10:18 AM ET

"We appreciate the mayor's interest in the NFL."

A very polite way of saying **** ***.

June 8, 2013  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"We appreciate the mayor's interest in the NFL."A very polite way of saying **** ***.

Got that right!

June 8, 2013  10:35 AM ET

And that is why they call it " The Second City."

June 8, 2013  10:53 AM ET

Yeah Rahm, and I want to bang Kate Upton. I doubt either of us will get our wish.

June 8, 2013  10:55 AM ET

"Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Super Bowl, NFL Draft"...


But Chicago doesn't want mayor Rahm Emanuel!!!

June 8, 2013  10:56 AM ET
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And that is why they call it " The Second City."

So is that why the Bulls aspire to be like the Knicks?

June 8, 2013  11:01 AM ET

maybe Obama will intervene and take out Goodell with a drone.....


Not sure how I would react to that.....

June 8, 2013  11:10 AM ET
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"Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Super Bowl, NFL Draft"... But Chicago doesn't want mayor Rahm Emanuel!!!

If that's true, then maybe they shouldn't have elected him...

June 8, 2013  11:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Yeah Rahm, and I want to bang Kate Upton. I doubt either of us will get our wish.

He can have a go at Oprah if he wants to ....

June 8, 2013  11:55 AM ET
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maybe Obama will intervene and take out Goodell with a drone.....Not sure how I would react to that.....

No. That's to much decision to make. A beer summit is what he'll call for.

June 8, 2013  01:12 PM ET

Perhaps Rahm should focus on the more important issues in Chicago... Such as schools being shut down and that insane amount of violent crime first.

June 8, 2013  01:56 PM ET
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Perhaps Rahm should focus on the more important issues in Chicago... Such as schools being shut down and that insane amount of violent crime first.

getting all the money from hosting a super bowl could help with some of that

June 8, 2013  05:18 PM ET
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Perhaps Rahm should focus on the more important issues in Chicago... Such as schools being shut down and that insane amount of violent crime first.

Yeah. Take care of small details like more people being shot every week in Chicago than in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

June 9, 2013  12:14 AM ET
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And that is why they call it " The Second City."

Nobody in San Francisco cares about those places.

 
June 9, 2013  04:00 PM ET
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No. That's to much decision to make. A beer summit is what he'll call for.

With Oprah? That would be gnarly.

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