Why a Super Bowl in New York Is a Bad Idea

May 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

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 advantage was still in play.
But since the first NFL-AFL championship, the league has consciously chosen to hand-pick the stage for the contest.
And as such, why ...

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