Why a Super Bowl in New York Is a Bad Idea

Posted: 25th May 2010 by Brian Mosgaller in NFL
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When NFL owners voted on Tuesday to hold the 2014 Super Bowl in East Rutherford, N.J., it signaled a climatic paradigm shift for the sport’s biggest game. It also signaled stupidity. By and large, it appears that the decision is being met favorably. “Football is a game of the elements,” the large number of proponents say. “It is just going to make the experience more memorable!” I get it. Some of the league’s trademark moments have transpired in inclement weather. The Ice Bowl. The Tuck Rule Game. Brett Favre’s Last Game in a Packer Uniform When He Threw That Idiotic Interception, Ultimately Propelling the Giants to Immortality. And yes, all of those were great games. However, none of them was a Super Bowl—they all occurred when home-field ad ...

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