CS85

2015 NFL Offseason

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Damn, I think the only stadium that would be a worse Super Bowl host would be Soldier Field. The field is abysmal and the wind patterns are too screwy.

"In the elements!!!!!!" Yeah, awful idea. New York got one because they're New York. You're not New York, Pittsburgh.

Bless their hearts.

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Damn, I think the only stadium that would be a worse Super Bowl host would be Soldier Field. The field is abysmal and the wind patterns are too screwy.

"In the elements!!!!!!" Yeah, awful idea. New York got one because they're New York. You're not New York, Pittsburgh.

Bless their hearts.

People would be staying in hotels out in West Virginia. Forget the quality of the stadium - the city / area itself simply isn't developed enough to provide a Super Bowl experience. I have no doubt that the Rooneys would do everything first class (well, everything that the NFL allows them to do, since the league pretty much takes over your whole operation when you host), but it's just not happening.

Factoring in stadium, hotels, infrastructure, etc., I really think that the only realistic candidate for another cold-weather SB would be Philadelphia. There are already plenty of hotel rooms within a reasonable radius, and by the end of 2017/early 2018, the 3 new luxury hotel towers currently under construction (W, SLS Int'l, the new Four Seasons w/ lobby >1000 ft high, and the re-opening of Curio) will make it so the requirement is met just within the core area.

The only "thing" is the stadium itself. It was just renovated for a few hundred million, and it was supposed to become "Super bowl certified", but I'm not sure they put in enough seats (though it's still expandable.) They did put in a lot of wind turbines and solar panels to take it mostly off the grid, and I'm sure the league would like to promote that, but I'm not sure if that's enough.

1. New England might be too cold and unpredictable, plus the stadium location isn't probably ideal.

2. Washington has obvious issues, not the least of which is the stadium.

3. Chicago may also be too cold, and the stadium isn't up to par.

4. Baltimore doesn't have the "cache" of the other contenders, and I don't know about hotels / infrastructure - maybe, maybe not. Perhaps a dual-host thing with Washington could work? Again, the name thing would need to be settled by then.

5. Denver is probably a non-starter, at the very least due to the weather.

6. KC probably not big enough, and the stadium.

7. Neither of the Ohio teams could probably support it.

Are there any other legitimate candidates? The Jacksonville experience really damaged a lot of cities' prospects for hosting a game, and the candidate list is probably pretty small as a result.

Wild Card - Toronto? Skydome certainly isn't up to par, but does at least get them the option of a roof, and I'd imagine Toronto city would meet all the other requirements. I'm sure fans in some cities would complain about needing to rush to acquire passports to get to the game, but if the league really wants to sell the game up north, what better way?

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Super Bowls should be played in NFL cities. If any city outside the US gets it first it's London. Or Mexico City

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I think the AFC North is the only division in football to have a team that's never hosted the big game.

I've never thought about this before, but it is the only division that doesn't have a warm weather city or a dome.

4 outdoor stadiums in 4 cold/bad weather cities.

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A Super Bowl in Pittsburgh WOULD BE AWESOME Chicago too

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Seattle would work, if people don't mind rain. The hotel and public transit infrastructure is there, especially in the downtown core.

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Some of those are obviously really loyal and crazy football cities, but I would not want to see a super bowl in Pittsburgh it would never work.

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I wouldn't be too mad at a Super Bowl in Chicago, but I would love to see the NFL try their hardest to make at least one work at Lambeau in my lifetime.

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Damn, I think the only stadium that would be a worse Super Bowl host would be Soldier Field. The field is abysmal and the wind patterns are too screwy.

"In the elements!!!!!!" Yeah, awful idea. New York got one because they're New York. You're not New York, Pittsburgh.

Bless their hearts.

And New York did a terrible job hosting it. "Hey gang! Let's ban tailgating, allow only 1200 parking spots, and force everyone to either use a pathetically under-equipped Metro line or shuttles that drop you off five blocks away!".

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Pittsburgh would be a nightmare Super Bowl host.

We had one Super Bowl in a cold weather city, got extraordinarily lucky that the weather wasn't terrible, and should never do it again.

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Honestly, I don't like how the criteria to host a super bowl are basically either be a domed/retractable roof Stadium or be located in a warm weather area. Add the weather factor to the big game... they did it with New York 2 years ago when a snow storm was threatening. I'd love to see it at Lambeau at least once. Hell I'd like to see it in Foxboro (even though I have an irrational hate for the Patriots).

If I had to pick my top 5 Superbowl host sites wish list:

1. Lambeau

2. Seattle

3. Metlife (again)

4. Mile High

5. FedEx (only because I am a Redskins fan)

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Eventually you can add Atlanta & Los Angeles (All but likely) back in the rotation with new stadiums on the way.

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Seattle would work, if people don't mind rain. The hotel and public transit infrastructure is there, especially in the downtown core.

I honestly can't think of a better spot for a Super Bowl. Seattle is so criminally underrated in terms of infrastructure (Ok, so the roads up there SUCK. But I'm used to California roads. They're no worse in Seattle than they are in most major cities). It may be rainy and pretty cold, but it's still a MUCH less crazy idea than trying to play a Super Bowl in Green Bay, or even Chicago for that matter.

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Today ProSieben has announced that they will air two live NFL games each sunday on their secondary Free TV Channel ProSieben MAXX over here in Germany. Also together with Sat.1 they will show the entire Playoffs and the Pro Bowl on Free TV aswell. This is a major first for German TV and I hope it will help Football's popularity here. I personally am absolutely stoked to see this.

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Today ProSieben has announced that they will air two live NFL games each sunday on their secondary Free TV Channel ProSieben MAXX over here in Germany. Also together with Sat.1 they will show the entire Playoffs and the Pro Bowl on Free TV aswell. This is a major first for German TV and I hope it will help Football's popularity here. I personally am absolutely stoked to see this.

That's great! I always here Germany is the most American-football friendly country in Europe

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Breaking News:NFL has confirmed deal to host 2 games at Hotspurs' new stadium for ten years.

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Sad to hear, even sadder Stabler never got into the Hall of Fame he is one of the biggest snubs in the NFL.

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