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New York Super Bowl Stinks, Bring It Back to Miami

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There's weather-induced chaos in Atlanta. Freezing weather in the plains. And the forecast at game time Sunday in New Jersey is 40 degrees and overcast.

Three of the first five Super Bowls were played in Miami -- and 10 of the big games overall. And here, on Sunday night, it is supposed to be 75 degrees with clear skies and virtually no chance of rain.

So come on New York media, where would you rather be? The Meadowlands or South Beach?

Just a couple days ago, Dan Marino told the New York Post, "To me, I know everyone is excited about it being in New York, but it should be in Miami every year.You work so hard to get in that position and then for weather to be a factor, that's tough. We all know it's part of football, but it's not ideal. I guess I'm biased."

Agreed. Marino's old coach, Don Shula, said pretty much the same thing. "When you get to a game of that magnitude, you want to play it in conditions where weather won't be or might not be something that affects the outcome. So that's why I think Miami, New Orleans, San Diego, all those warm-weather cities are the best cities."

Indeed, it is a fact that passes and kicks will go less far in the cold weather. Just listen to Dr. Eric Goff, a professor of physics at Lynchburg College.

Quarterbacks and kickers will face about 8 percent more air drag in East Rutherford, [N.J.] compared to Miami. Peyton Manning plays in Denver, which had lower air density than at sea level where the Super Bowl will be played," Goff said. "On paper, Manning might be affected by more air drag than a quarterback who plays at sea level...He'll have to adapt.

In any case, we have some time to wait. Steven Ross' plan to have taxpayers foot part of the bill to refit Joe Robbie, Pro Player, Dolphin, whatever they are calling that damn place these days was a problem. And the next couple Super Bowls are headed to San Francisco and Houston.

I am no Joan Rivers fan, but here is how she describes the weather in her hometown:

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28 comments
Asüka Bazüka
Asüka Bazüka

completely agree. They can't even sell all these tickets. What Seattle fan wants to go on vacation to another freezing cold place??

Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

There you go again using the "South Beach" reference to talk about a stadium that's nowhere near SB. Yet you get all hissy when someone outside Florida refers to Miami as SB. Awesome. Fail. Awesome

Siul L. Narvaez Bello
Siul L. Narvaez Bello

It's a no brainier. It should be here every time. All because there was a little bit of rain last time. Weather and party scene speaks for itself.

Dan Marino
Dan Marino

Ric, don't be so hard on New York.

Ric Frambach
Ric Frambach

Yeah, lets have the biggest game of the NFL season in a town that has a dilapidated stadium, overcharges for hotels, forced tipping, limited public transportation, prehistoric cab services, and an overall ego problem EVERY year... great idea. The ONLY thing that Miami has over most Super Bowl cities is the weather ! The Orange Bowl is here every year. That should be enough. Besides, football is an all-weather sport. Every game should have the elements be part of the outcome !

Michael Mariano
Michael Mariano

Thank the asshole billionaire that expects the public to finance HIS business! This is not a public stadium. This is a private business that he owns and he knows as a businessman that he will have to put money into HIS business if he wants it to be competitive.

Bernard Johnson
Bernard Johnson

When you get emails to buy a ticket to the game. That tell you right there not a lot of people going! I think I should be in Miami. NYC has new years eve.

James Bratek
James Bratek

Given the NJ vs NYC debacle, tailgating ban, and forced use of public transportation, maybe it should always be in party-friendly Miami ...

Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

So you take offense when the media calls Miami "South Beach" and yet you refer to the location of the stadium as "South Beach" in your post? Awesome. Fail. Awesome.

Ebers Ortega
Ebers Ortega

actually its gonna be in the 40s for super bowl. which for us in NJ its WARM given what we've gone through the past few weeks

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.........................man-up you weather WIMPs

football was made to be played in inclement and even severe conditions that only the best could survive which is why GREEN BAY PACKERs were the best of the best for most of the history of football

football is different than tennis because it's supposed to be different

and for those pushing MIAMI what's so comfortable about 90 degree 90 % humidity in the frying sun ?

AbbeyRoad
AbbeyRoad

I was in Times Square for some of it and it was fun. People should grow a pair or just don't go to the game. You grow up playing/watching football in the cold. I've seen Soccer games in the snow...if they can play having to kick a ball on the frozen/snowy ground, surely a bunch of millionaires can sling a football through 43 degree air for 3 hours and not complain. They played a hockey game in Yankee Stadium in 10 degree weather last night, and the place was packed with fans. 

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

No No No

Keep the NFL and their Taxpayer, blood-sucking far away from here.  Only a fool believes in the economic benefit numbers the NFL touts.

chuck.strouse
chuck.strouse moderator editor

Ric,


I grew up watching football in Minnesota. You had to use a stadium bag, kinda like a sleeping bag with vinyl on the bottom just to sit through late season games. Really cold weather is bad for fans, too. 

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.....................speaking of TIMES SQUARE how many people during NEWS YEARs EVE voluntarily spend hours in full conditions there ?

the WHOLE WORLD watches NY !

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

@chuck.strouse @frankd4 


well i can say based on my observations many people from outside of the major metropolitan urban areas cannot fathom the "flavor" of MIAMI being as extremely hispanic as it is


those retirees from elsewhere, CT PA ME VT for example, typically stay within their own gated-communities and even a SEDANOs experience would be a culture shock - not so NYers


further, as big as MIAMI is, it is extremely poor and basically many are uneducated, although ALL the sexy places here are faux  uber-luxury  the average wage earner lives below the federal poverty level

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

@Anthonyvop1 @frankd4 


how the teams that the fans follow will up and move - some secretly in the dead of darkness - and abandon their most loyal supporters who in fact created the value of the franchise in the first place


except in GREEN BAY


the BOWL games learned to suck colleges for the same reasons

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