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Old 02-02-2015, 10:34 AM
 
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Simple solution then! DON'T ATTEND THE GAME!!! Seriously why should those cities, all of which have loyal followings to their teams, are knowledgeable football fans, not to mention line the NFL's pockets by purchasing merchandise, tickets...ect... be denied just because a bunch of primadonnas don't want to sit out in the cold? It's a slap in the face to the fans in those cities. The NFL may as well just come out and say it "hey (insert cold weather city here)_________ we love your money, but forget about hosting a Super Bowl."


As for not coming to Cleveland, because of being stuck in the snow, Super Bowls have been held in cold weather cities such as Minnesota and Detroit. The only difference is they have a dome.
simpler solution….keep games in the warm weather cities to maximize $$$$….being fair, average Joe Fan in Cleveland doesn't have the coin to be able to afford the game, so he isn't going anyway
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:44 AM
 
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simpler solution….keep games in the warm weather cities to maximize $$$$….being fair, average Joe Fan in Cleveland doesn't have the coin to be able to afford the game, so he isn't going anyway

And what average Joe Fan in any city can afford it? The Super Bowl isn't about the true fans anymore, and that is too bad. It's all about pandering to the celebrity primadonnas who treat the game as a social event anyway. I remember when they had the Super Bowl in Jacksonville several years ago, and they all whined that there was nothing to do! Spare me! Call me crazy, but the idea of going to the game is to watch the damn game! Everything else to me, a true fan... is secondary!
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:49 AM
 
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And what average Joe Fan in any city can afford it? The Super Bowl isn't about the true fans anymore, and that is too bad. It's all about pandering to the celebrity primadonnas who treat the game as a social event anyway. I remember when they had the Super Bowl in Jacksonville several years ago, and they all whined that there was nothing to do! Spare me! Call me crazy, but the idea of going to the game is to watch the damn game! Everything else to me, a true fan... is secondary!
Brownsfan, i get what you are saying and i agree with your points….The SB, similar to the Final Four in college basketball is an event that does indeed cater to celebrities….why….because they have $$$$$$$$$$$$….lets be fair, you care about your Browns, you probably don't give a rats behind about the Pats/Seahawks. So if your Browns aren't in the SB, you aren't going, even if it is in Cleveland. People want to hang out and sip Mai-Tais in hawaiian shirts in 80 degree weather, not the bone chilling cold of a city up north in late Jan/Feb….people pander to $$$$, is it right, probably not, but that is the way it is
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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I live in a cold weather area atm, and I have no problem with having to travel to a SB if I were to ever go. In fact, if I were to go, I think it would be more fun to get on a plane out to Phoenix or Tampa or New Orleans or wherever else for a few days.

Is it also unfair that the Buckeyes had to go down to Dallas for that game last month?
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:12 AM
 
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Brownsfan, i get what you are saying and i agree with your points….The SB, similar to the Final Four in college basketball is an event that does indeed cater to celebrities….why….because they have $$$$$$$$$$$$….lets be fair, you care about your Browns, you probably don't give a rats behind about the Pats/Seahawks. So if your Browns aren't in the SB, you aren't going, even if it is in Cleveland. People want to hang out and sip Mai-Tais in hawaiian shirts in 80 degree weather, not the bone chilling cold of a city up north in late Jan/Feb….people pander to $$$$, is it right, probably not, but that is the way it is
Even if the Browns got to the Super Bowl, knowing the astronomical costs of a ticket, I wouldn't be going. However; if I were to get a free ticket, I'd go no matter which 2 teams are playing. I would however stand in the cold and brave the elements of a victory parade in downtown Cleveland should that day ever come. In fact, my boss who is also a diehard fan, and a season ticket holder more than likely would shut the company down that day so that we could all go.

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I live in a cold weather area atm, and I have no problem with having to travel to a SB if I were to ever go. In fact, if I were to go, I think it would be more fun to get on a plane out to Phoenix or Tampa or New Orleans or wherever else for a few days.

Is it also unfair that the Buckeyes had to go down to Dallas for that game last month?

Yep. Look, my issue isn't necessarily about warm weather cities hosting the Super Bowl. I do however think that there should be a rotation, where every NFL city gets the opportunity to host it.
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:40 PM
 
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so you want to hold the SB experience and all the parties and everything else in -20 degree weather with snow blowing? The game is almost secondary to all the build up and parties and "experiences"….much more accommodating in 75 degrees than 12 degrees
The Super Bowl Experience is a bunch of kiddie carnival games and corporate tents offering things like cable and free sugar water. Bring on the winter Super Bowls and ditch the "experience" all together. I'd rather have available parking and go about my normal life that experience the "Experience" again.
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Old 02-02-2015, 02:40 PM
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Simple solution then! DON'T ATTEND THE GAME!!! Seriously why should those cities, all of which have loyal followings to their teams, are knowledgeable football fans, not to mention line the NFL's pockets by purchasing merchandise, tickets...ect... be denied just because a bunch of primadonnas don't want to sit out in the cold? It's a slap in the face to the fans in those cities. The NFL may as well just come out and say it "hey (insert cold weather city here)_________ we love your money, but forget about hosting a Super Bowl."


As for not coming to Cleveland, because of being stuck in the snow, Super Bowls have been held in cold weather cities such as Minnesota and Detroit. The only difference is they have a dome.

Superbowls have been known to be in a dome or a warm weather city so cold and snowy weather would not work for such a big time event.
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:22 AM
 
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Superbowls have been known to be in a dome or a warm weather city so cold and snowy weather would not work for such a big time event.

It works for the Winter Olympics. That is quite an event, and stretches a lot longer.
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:01 AM
 
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It works for the Winter Olympics. That is quite an event, and stretches a lot longer.
Is Brady taking a luge to the line of scrimmage?
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:49 AM
 
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Floorist, hanks for the article! Got a question for ya!

It's been years since I've been to Arrowhead Stadium, but IIRC there wasn't a lot in regards to hotel accommodations from I-70 coming into the KC city limits. I know there isn't when you come in off I-29 as I have friends in Omaha and KC (specifically Gladstone) that I visit every other year. Hotel accommodations certainly is a criterion here to host a super bowl, how is that situation these days? Has a number of them been built or on the drawing board?
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