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07:09 AM ET 11.11 | Time heals so many wounds, which gives the Arizona city just more than a year. Glendale officials have been working behind the scenes to repair the rift between the city and the National Football League before the 2015 Super Bowl, but little progress has been made. Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee executives canceled a planned dinner meeting [Sunday] among Glendale officials and NFL decision makers who were scheduled to be in town this weekend to tour venues for Super Bowl-related events. Host-committee executives specifically told Glendale officials that they called off the dinner because NFL executives felt that there are unresolved issues with the city, said Julie Frisoni, interim assistant city manager.

The Arizona Republic

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November 11, 2013  07:41 AM ET

Let's see, they've got unresolved issues so they cancel the meeting, so they can't get together and discuss the unresolved issues?

Did they learn conflict resolution from the clowns in Washington? (Government Washington, not Redskins Washington.)

November 11, 2013  08:01 AM ET

Interesting article... Sounds like the Glendale city council and the Dallas TX city council are interchangeable.

November 11, 2013  09:46 AM ET

That's OK. Nobody wants a go to a football game in a post apocalyptic waste land anyway.

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November 11, 2013  11:14 AM ET

Glendale's city council just went through a big scandal here locally. They were laying off people then hiring them back at tripled salaries as consultants and ended up nearly bankrupting the town through "hide the sausage" accounting.

Having said that, Phoenix and a SuperBowl should be a no-brainer for the league. Beautiful stadium, best weather in the US in Jan/Feb months, and a metro area that is built for destination vacations.

November 11, 2013  11:22 AM ET
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Uh, unless I missed a pretty big event down there in AZ I believe it is a pre-apocalyptic waste land. Just sayin.

For Arizona, the retirement of Kurt Warner was their Apocalypse. Kevin Kolb kouldn't kut it as Mad Max.

November 11, 2013  01:01 PM ET

The NFL is like being around someone that makes you keep checking for your wallet to make sure that you still have it...

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November 11, 2013  05:34 PM ET
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For Arizona, the retirement of Kurt Warner was their Apocalypse. Kevin Kolb kouldn't kut it as Mad Max.

Or as a Power Ranger.

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November 11, 2013  11:07 PM ET

Time to buy a new QB.

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