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Sports and Fitness It's football, not soccer.

View Poll Results: Do you agree with the NFL's decision?
Yes - the better team will win no matter what the weather is like 16 88.89%
No - the championship shoudl always be played in optimum conditions 2 11.11%
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Old May 26 2010, 05:11 AM   #1
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2014 superbowl goes to NJ!!!!

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...0,132110.story

At the annual May meetings, they voted to award a Super Bowl to the New York area, sending the February 2014 game there and turning back bids by Tampa and South Florida. It was a historic moment because there has never been an outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city. The game will be played at the soon-to-open, $1.6-billion home of the Giants and Jets in East Rutherford, N.J.
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Old May 26 2010, 05:30 AM   #2
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Re: 2014 superbowl goes to NJ!!!!

Still trying to figure out why the Jersey Jets and Giants keep "New York" in the name It's so sad
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Old May 26 2010, 05:46 AM   #3
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Re: 2014 superbowl goes to NJ!!!!

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Still trying to figure out why the Jersey Jets and Giants keep "New York" in the name It's so sad
Because, in reality NJ is really just the "suburbs" of NYC.and Philadelphia when it comes to football.
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Old May 26 2010, 05:53 AM   #4
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Re: 2014 superbowl goes to NJ!!!!

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Still trying to figure out why the Jersey Jets and Giants keep "New York" in the name It's so sad
Probably the same reason the Los Angeles Angels (who are not, in fact, located in L.A.) keep that name.
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Old May 26 2010, 05:56 AM   #5
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Still trying to figure out why the Jersey Jets and Giants keep "New York" in the name It's so sad
Probably the same reason the Los Angeles Angels (who are not, in fact, located in L.A.) keep that name.
Always thought that was retarded as well. I mean, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim? Really? But even then, at least its within the same state
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Old May 26 2010, 06:48 AM   #6
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Re: 2014 superbowl goes to NJ!!!!

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Still trying to figure out why the Jersey Jets and Giants keep "New York" in the name It's so sad
Probably the same reason the Los Angeles Angels (who are not, in fact, located in L.A.) keep that name.
Always thought that was retarded as well. I mean, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim? Really? But even then, at least its within the same state
It's all about marketing. A team from New York or Los Angeles sounds more marketable even if they might not actually play in New York or Los Angeles.

Renaming the Angels was doubly stupid because the team was contractually obligated to keep 'Anaheim' in their team name, which led to the idiotic "Angels of Anaheim," and because "Los Angeles Angels" sounds bland and repetitive.
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Old May 26 2010, 06:54 AM   #7
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Re: 2014 superbowl goes to NJ!!!!

Oh well, at least the 2014 bowl will get a nice place to play in. The new Meadowlands looks awesome.
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Old May 26 2010, 06:55 AM   #8
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Still trying to figure out why the Jersey Jets and Giants keep "New York" in the name It's so sad
Well, it sounds better, doesn't it?
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Old May 26 2010, 04:29 PM   #9
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NFL Approves NY/NJ for 2014 Super Bowl

I am really quite surprised at the amount of vigorous debate over this decision. On the one side you have those who feel the weather should not be a factor at all in the championship game. On the other side, you have folks who feel football was always meant to be played outdoors regardless of the conditions.
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Old May 26 2010, 05:26 PM   #10
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I kind of like the idea of having an outdoor Super Bowl outside of the sun belt. Even in warm weather cities, there's always a chance that poor weather could come into play, so having the potential for cold weather doesn't seem like that big of a deal to me.
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Old May 26 2010, 05:45 PM   #11
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Re: NFL Approves NY/NJ for 2014 Super Bowl

The argument that the Superbowl should be played in optimal conditions is retarded, as is the argument that this somehow works against southern/dome teams. Bears/Colts in rainy Miami a few years ago sure worked out well for the Bears, didn't it? Considering a large part of the season is played in less than optimal weather, I don't think the Superbowl should be any exception.
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Old May 26 2010, 08:36 PM   #12
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Re: 2014 superbowl goes to NJ!!!!

Football's been played in the rain and snow for a hundred years. Why should this be any different? The new stadium deserves a Super Bowl.
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Old May 26 2010, 08:41 PM   #13
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Deserves? Hardly. Could make good use of, definitely.
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Old May 26 2010, 08:43 PM   #14
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Re: 2014 superbowl goes to NJ!!!!

Where did that poll come from?
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Old May 26 2010, 08:49 PM   #15
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Re: 2014 superbowl goes to NJ!!!!

I had created a thread with the poll, without noticing that there was another similar thread already in place. The threads were merged earlier this afternoon, and the poll was ported over with the newer thread.
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