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No, I don't have some super secret information. I was just reading about the Pro Bowl possibly or it is going back to Hawaii in 2010 and 20011 depending on how next year's turns out. Then I sat there and thought, why not have a Super Bowl in Hawaii? I realize there has to be some NFL ties aka a team, to a bidding city, but heck they've hosted the Pro Bowl, why not the Super Bowl? It's like why is the NFL so stupid and staying out of the LA market because there is no team, and what a better way to get fans in LA clamoring for a team then to play a Super Bowl at the Rose Bowl? If the NFL is so intent on putting a team back here, why not allow the Super Bowl to show LA what they are missing? And like I said, why not give Hawaii a shot at the Super Bowl? I think more people would rather go to LA or Hawaii than to Glendale, Az or even Indianapolis and their domed or half-domed stadiums. How epic would be a Hawaii Super Bowl? I'm just thinking outside the box.

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As someone who attends the Pro Bowl I can tell you that both the city and the stadium are not nearly capable of hosting a Super Bowl. The Pro Bowl is a big event, but it's usually a pretty low volume event (in comparison to the Super Bowl, anyway). The city itself can host a very large number of people in areas such as Waikiki, but considering how far from Aloha Stadium Waikiki is, and how bad the road systems are in Hawaii it'd be nearly impossible. And for those who haven't been there, Aloha Stadium is not only a dump, it's also falling apart. At this point it'd be structurally impossible to renovate into a Super Bowl quality stadium. I'm a huge advocate of more football in Hawaii, and I'd absolutely love to see it happen, but

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It's one thing for people to travel to Florida, or Arizona to support their team (and heck, some people actually take out second mortgages just to afford those trips), but it's another to force the die-hards to travel to Hawaii. A Super Bowl in Hawaii would just guarantee that the game would be full of even fewer "real" fans than it is even now.

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It's one thing for people to travel to Florida, or Arizona to support their team (and heck, some people actually take out second mortgages just to afford those trips), but it's another to force the die-hards to travel to Hawaii. A Super Bowl in Hawaii would just guarantee that the game would be full of even fewer "real" fans than it is even now.

Same precise argument for why the Super Bowl should never be held in London.

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I've posted a possible way of doing this in a previous post. I thought that Hawaii could make a pitch for both the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl. Basically, they could set up Super Bowl themed cruises that departed from LA or San Diego or another Pacific port. It is one way to bring more value to the money to be spent. Doesn't matter though. Hawaii doesn't have a Super Bowl type stadium.

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It's one thing for people to travel to Florida, or Arizona to support their team (and heck, some people actually take out second mortgages just to afford those trips), but it's another to force the die-hards to travel to Hawaii. A Super Bowl in Hawaii would just guarantee that the game would be full of even fewer "real" fans than it is even now.

Same precise argument for why the Super Bowl should never be held in London.

That, and that whole needing to have a passport problem.

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