Politi: Super Bowl in N.J. can be best ever, no matter what critics say – Star-Ledger
NFL owners approve outdoor Super Bowl near New York; Could D.C. be next? – The Post
I am really happy that the NFL is finally putting the Super Bowl in a place where it might get cold and could even snow — New Jersey! The parties will be in New York City. Football is an all-weather sport, its about time that the league was willing to admit it and schedule the championship accordingly. This has GONZO BOWL potential written all over it. By then 3-D TV will be more readily available, so there is another reason to hope for snow.
It would be really funny if the Giants and Jets wound up playing each other in it because most of America would have a meltdown in that happened. The is a major drawback of playing at the new Meadowlands stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. — the artificial turf field. Tear it up and plant some grass on some mud!
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder wants a D.C. (actually Landover, Md.) Super Bowl and I’m all for that too. FedEx Field even has a natural surface, so go for it Danny-boy! We know how to do big events in this town. Of course, if he gets to build a new stadium on the RFK Stadium site, we’ll that would be even better.
Of course, there are detractors like Mike Lopresti (USA Today). He hates the idea of a cold weather Super Bowl because there might not be”optimal conditions” and a warm-weather team might be disadvantaged. Tough! Any team that can’t win in snow and cold doesn’t deserve to be Super Bowl champions. The idea of a Super Bowl indoors in his home state, Indiana offends me too and that is happening for some indefensible reason. A Super Bowl by the side of the New Jersey Turnpike is much greater than one in a sterile, flyover country dome. New Jersey is even the birthplace of college football, plus baseball, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen and me.
Of course, it will probably be 55° and sunny for Super Bowl XLVIII and take away all the fun.