I knew the Saints were bitter but damn.
02-06-2013, 04:58 PM
RE: I knew the Saints were bitter but damn.
(02-06-2013 02:58 PM)AsylumGuido Wrote: Sure there is bias, but there is also a great deal of truth. The 300th birthday of the city is going to be huge and it gives the NFL even that much more exposure. New Orleans is already working toward that special year and will be able to put forth a bid that could not be matched.
Ok, let's play the "Who's most likely to host the Super Bowl" game.
Currently assigned Super Bowls
2014 - New York
2015 - Arizona
So we know those teams will not host the 2018 Super Bowl. Now, we also know that Minnesota will be opening a new Dome stadium by 2018, and that has helped a lot of cities secure the Super Bowl. So I think that jumps them way up the list. Also, there is still the outside possibility that the Falcons will have a new stadium by that time (if a deal gets done), so I think they would be on the list as well.
So that's definitely Minnesota, maybe Atlanta. Now let's look at past hosts. Anyone that thinks the Super Bowl in Indianapolis wasn't a raging success is kidding themselves, and they have already announced they are pursuing the 2018 Super Bowl. Then there is Dallas and JerryWorld, which everyone said hosted a successful Super Bowl in 2011, despite all the ice.
So right there, we have Minnesota, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Dallas. And now, one final nugget. The NFL invited (yes, INVITED) Denver to bid for the 2018 Super Bowl. Source
Bids are due by May of 2014, but right now, the list of candidates looks like:
Minnesota (New Stadium)
Atlanta (If Blank can get a deal done and break ground in time, otherwise cross us off)
Denver (Fucking invited to bid by the NFL)
Dallas (2011 Host)
Indianapolis (2012 Host)
New Orleans (2013 Host)
So, tell me again how New Orleans bid can't be matched?
The Man In Black
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RE: I knew the Saints were bitter but damn. - RFlagg - 02-06-2013 04:58 PM