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Old 09-27-2012, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I think Atlanta will eventually host the championship game, but IMO it won't be the first year. My guess is that Atlanta gets it very soon after the new Falcons stadium is built. Here are my thoughts on the six finalists.

Pasadena: The Rose Bowl has the most history of any bowl game. It has historically been the most prestigious game. Southern California has great January weather and people will want to visit. Somewhat of a weather risk with an open air stadium. This is my guess for the location of the first one.

New Orleans: The Sugar Bowl is probably the second most prestigious bowl game. New Orleans is known internationally as a great party town. Decently warm weather in January. The Superdome is obviously enclosed, so game weather will not be a problem. My favorite part is that you can walk from the Dome to the Quarter. I have gone to a few Sugar Bowls and those are the best bowl experiences I have had...it is great ditching your car and just partying for a few days w/o worrying about driving, parking, etc.

Miami: Average highs in the mid to upper 70's in January, beaches, and the whole south beach scene, so it is arguably the best destination overall. The stadium is open (risk of rain) and kind of crappy plus in the middle of nowhere. The Orange Bowl is historically prestigious (less than Rose, even or just a notch below Sugar).

Glendale: Warm weather, but the city isn't as "sexy" as some of the others. Nice modern stadium with a retractable roof. Stadium is outside the city, but at least there is an "entertainment district" nearby.

Atlanta: Iffy weather. Average January highs in the 50's and lows in the 30's. Stadium is only okay, but it is domed and has a good location with good transit options. Atlanta isn't as "fun" a destination as Miami, LA, or N.O. but is okay.

Dallas: Iffy weather (similar to Atlanta). Stadium itself is supposedly quite a sight, has a large capacity, and has a retractable roof, but is in the middle of nowhere. Dallas as a city is the worst destination of the final six. Jerry Jones may be willing to spend a lot of money though, so I think even though it would be my personal last choice, it probably moves up the list as far as probability.

My guess in order of likelihood: Pasadena, New Orleans, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Glendale.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:29 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Entertainment wise Atlanta is better than every city in America except for LA and nyc
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:52 PM
 
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Entertainment wise Atlanta is better than every city in America except for LA and nyc
Definite opinion
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:49 PM
 
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Entertainment wise Atlanta is better than every city in America except for LA and nyc
Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Will the new Falcons stadium have a retractable roof? I haven't been paying attention. Otherwise, what's the point? Nobody is gonna sit outside to watch a football game in Atlanta in January -- NCAA NFL or otherwise.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Entertainment wise Atlanta is better than every city in America except for LA and nyc
I like Atlanta a lot, but I think you are way overstating. Atlanta might be in the top 10. NYC, LA, Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, & Vegas I'm pretty sure would be widely seen as better. And in winter places like San Diego, Tampa, Phoenix, heck, even Austin, etc have an advantage b/c of weather.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami.
Sports aside, Savannah.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:05 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Id love to see Atlanta get the game, but they are in with some strong company. What's good about this is college ball played in a major city
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Son? Please...I can't stand to discuss something like this with someone like you, so I'm gonna move on. Keep arguing about Atlanta's shortcomings like you do in everything you post. It's really attractive.

I would hate to have that kind of reputation on this site. Annoying is not a pretty trait.
bro, why you acting like that? You get way too emotional Bro & please don't quote me Bro I'm just saying.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: ATL
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I think Atlanta will eventually host the championship game, but IMO it won't be the first year. My guess is that Atlanta gets it very soon after the new Falcons stadium is built. Here are my thoughts on the six finalists.

Pasadena: The Rose Bowl has the most history of any bowl game. It has historically been the most prestigious game. Southern California has great January weather and people will want to visit. Somewhat of a weather risk with an open air stadium. This is my guess for the location of the first one.

New Orleans: The Sugar Bowl is probably the second most prestigious bowl game. New Orleans is known internationally as a great party town. Decently warm weather in January. The Superdome is obviously enclosed, so game weather will not be a problem. My favorite part is that you can walk from the Dome to the Quarter. I have gone to a few Sugar Bowls and those are the best bowl experiences I have had...it is great ditching your car and just partying for a few days w/o worrying about driving, parking, etc.

Miami: Average highs in the mid to upper 70's in January, beaches, and the whole south beach scene, so it is arguably the best destination overall. The stadium is open (risk of rain) and kind of crappy plus in the middle of nowhere. The Orange Bowl is historically prestigious (less than Rose, even or just a notch below Sugar).

Glendale: Warm weather, but the city isn't as "sexy" as some of the others. Nice modern stadium with a retractable roof. Stadium is outside the city, but at least there is an "entertainment district" nearby.

Atlanta: Iffy weather. Average January highs in the 50's and lows in the 30's. Stadium is only okay, but it is domed and has a good location with good transit options. Atlanta isn't as "fun" a destination as Miami, LA, or N.O. but is okay.

Dallas: Iffy weather (similar to Atlanta). Stadium itself is supposedly quite a sight, has a large capacity, and has a retractable roof, but is in the middle of nowhere. Dallas as a city is the worst destination of the final six. Jerry Jones may be willing to spend a lot of money though, so I think even though it would be my personal last choice, it probably moves up the list as far as probability.

My guess in order of likelihood: Pasadena, New Orleans, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Glendale.
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I like Atlanta a lot, but I think you are way overstating. Atlanta might be in the top 10. NYC, LA, Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, & Vegas I'm pretty sure would be widely seen as better. And in winter places like San Diego, Tampa, Phoenix, heck, even Austin, etc have an advantage b/c of weather.

Lol....u need to be a comedian
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