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Old 09-30-2001, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default Super Bowl in the Super City? (NY)

Playing the Super Bowl in New York is among the possibilities under consideration by the NFL in its effort to keep a full season.


The idea of holding the title game at Giants Stadium on Feb. 3 was proposed by New York Sen. Charles Schumer as a way to help the city recover from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

http://msn.espn.go.com/nfl/news/2001/0930/1257342.html

That seems like a good idea to me, but if I lived in New Orleans I would be pretty sad about it.
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Old 09-30-2001, 05:32 PM   #2
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I understand, but where will they play? I don't know if everyone wants to watch the Super Bowl in the cold. And I do think N.O. people will be upset.
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Old 09-30-2001, 08:43 PM   #3
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BAD IDEA!

Bash me and call me callous if you want, but the Super Bowl is meant to be played in a dome or warm weather. What if Green Bay and Miami or Tampa and Denver meet in the Super Bowl? Denver and Green Bay are obviously going to have an advantage in the cold. This would not make it a neutral site at all.
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I'd have to agree with Ross on that point.
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DOME ADVANTAGE!

What about these teams that play in dome's with astro turf, dont they have a advantage?
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Old 09-30-2001, 10:11 PM   #6
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Bah!!.... wimpy Americans!!. . . . the elements are part of football.. wind, rain, snow, hot, cold, humidity.... it should all be part of the game, and the Super Bowl shouldn't be in Georgia or Tampa or domes all the time.... play football in the snow... it's fun, trust me

..if the NFL can't hold it in New Orleans 'cuz they can't re-schedule the stadium there, hold it in New York... why not!?
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Cold weather advantage? Wouldn't warm weather teams have advantage, as well, because cold weather teams wouldn't be used to fair conditions?

I would like to see it in warm weather, but wouldn't go nuts if it was in N.Y.
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Old 09-30-2001, 11:50 PM   #8
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I don't think anyone would truely "go nuts" if it was held in NY. In the scheme of things, location does not really matter. I'm sure people will have a blast, either way. But, a warmer climate location just seems "normal", so to speak.
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Looks like it will remain in New Orleans, afterall:
http://www.sportsline.com/u/ce/multi...874_59,00.html.
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I think that is a good decision.
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Yes New Orleans should get it at all costs. They deserve it. The NFL should have canceled one week of the season instead of being greedy.
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