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Paving the way for New England Super Bowl?

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07:19 AM ET 02.04 | Despite the fact the Super Bowl managed to hit a window between frigid temperatures and a winter storm, so-called cold-weather cities are emboldened. A day after the NFL wrapped up a mostly hassle-free Super Bowl in New York/New Jersey, here's a bet that seems pretty safe: Boston will host a Super Bowl sooner than later. ... Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been open about his desire to bring the NFL championship game to the region. And based on the success of last week's events in New York/New Jersey, the cold-weather Super Bowl is about to become a "thing." San Diego and Miami aren't getting Super Bowls for a while after failing to improve their stadiums with public money. New York did a lot of favors for Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, and Denver.

The Boston Globe

Robert Kraft, Icon Sports Robert Kraft, Icon Sports
February 4, 2014  07:29 AM ET

Just stop... Please.

The NFL got VERY lucky on Sunday in NY. 24 hours later they were shoveling 8 inches of snow.

February 4, 2014  07:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Just stop... Please.The NFL got VERY lucky on Sunday in NY. 24 hours later they were shoveling 8 inches of snow.

YUP..they almost got the weather armageddon they feared. Damn lucky!!

February 4, 2014  07:38 AM ET

The weather should not be the determining factor of the biggest game of the year.
All games should be played in warm weather cities or domes.

February 4, 2014  07:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Just stop... Please.The NFL got VERY lucky on Sunday in NY. 24 hours later they were shoveling 8 inches of snow.

This^^^






Hail to the Redskins!!

February 4, 2014  07:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The weather should not be the determining factor of the biggest game of the year.All games should be played in warm weather cities or domes.

Like Atlanta, which was paralyzed by 2 inches of snow?

Why should the Superbowl venue favor dome teams?

February 4, 2014  07:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Like Atlanta, which was paralyzed by 2 inches of snow?Why should the Superbowl venue favor dome teams?

No, like San Diego and Miami. Throw in New Orleans, maybe Dallas. Houston works, as does Phoenix. Anaheim would work. Tampa is good too. Maybe Jacksonville

February 4, 2014  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The weather should not be the determining factor of the biggest game of the year.All games should be played in warm weather cities or domes.

Never in a dome.

February 4, 2014  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

No, like San Diego and Miami.

I disagree. If you are a GM, it makes sense to build your team to suit your home stadium. If you've got to deal with weather, the running game is more important, while you're better off with lots of speedy receivers if you can be "the greatest show on turf."

If the Superbowl is always played indoors or in warm-weather cities, that gives an advantage to that kind of team. No stadium is going to be truly neutral, but it makes sense to rotate in a city with weather once in a while to keep things even.

February 4, 2014  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Like Atlanta, which was paralyzed by 2 inches of snow?Why should the Superbowl venue favor dome teams?

It shouldn't.

But all homerism aside, a Superbowl in Foxboro would be a logistical nightmare. Rte. 1 sucks on a normal day.

February 4, 2014  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

No, like San Diego and Miami. Throw in New Orleans, maybe Dallas. Houston works, as does Phoenix. Anaheim would work. Tampa is good too. Maybe Jacksonville

There's no football venue in Anaheim last I checked.

February 4, 2014  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

YUP..they almost got the weather armageddon they feared. Damn lucky!!

I was hoping for 15 degrees and wind blown snow. Would have been fun.

February 4, 2014  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

No, like San Diego and Miami. Throw in New Orleans, maybe Dallas. Houston works, as does Phoenix. Anaheim would work. Tampa is good too. Maybe Jacksonville

The Cowboys cucked it up too much. It will be a while before it gets back here.

February 4, 2014  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I disagree. If you are a GM, it makes sense to build your team to suit your home stadium. If you've got to deal with weather, the running game is more important, while you're better off with lots of speedy receivers if you can be "the greatest show on turf."If the Superbowl is always played indoors or in warm-weather cities, that gives an advantage to that kind of team. No stadium is going to be truly neutral, but it makes sense to rotate in a city with weather once in a while to keep things even.

I agree - one of the things that make football a great sport is that it can be, and is, played under a full spectrum of conditions. Why should the Superbowl be any different?

February 4, 2014  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Like Atlanta, which was paralyzed by 2 inches of snow?Why should the Superbowl venue favor dome teams?

With a Superbowl on the line additional preventive measures would be taken. When the region only gets snow/ice (it was the underlying ice, not the snow that caused the problems) once every 3 to 5 years, that also makes a huge difference in having HUGE amounts of equipment on hand. With the prospects of a Superbowl, that type of equipment can be rented short term as a back up plan.

February 4, 2014  09:02 AM ET

Stupid idea.

February 4, 2014  09:02 AM ET

Would rather see New England in it than hosting it.

February 4, 2014  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Would rather see New England in it than hosting it.

lol,....true...!

February 4, 2014  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The weather should not be the determining factor of the biggest game of the year.All games should be played in warm weather cities or domes.

+1
Absolutely.
A championship game in bad weather proves nothing but which team is luckier.

February 4, 2014  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

+1Absolutely.A championship game in bad weather proves nothing but which team is luckier.

-1.
Football was never intended to be a climate controlled indoor sport

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_NFL_Championship_Game

 
February 4, 2014  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Would rather see New England in it than hosting it.

there ya go!!

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