[SIZE="3"][B]Jets & Giants lose the 2014 SuperBowl bid.[/B][/SIZE]
By IRA KAUFMAN | The Tampa Tribune
Published: May 16, 2010
DALLAS – That joint bid by the Jets and Giants to land the 2014 Super Bowl for the New York area has ended in bitter defeat. Tampa Bay was selected to host the NFL's showcase game in 2014 during this week's owners meetings in Dallas.
"It was vote was extremely close. So close infact, that I decided we should just flip a coin and see who gets this early february game. Heads New Jersey. Tails Sunny Florida." said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
"So, I went into an empty room, flipped a coin, and it came up, um, tails, as far as anyone knows."
The Giants and Jets have shared a stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., for the past 26 seasons and the clubs have both contributed to the construction costs for a $1.6 billion open-air facility that will open later this year. The league waived its Super Bowl weather requirements to accept the New York bid and the new stadium in the Meadowlands is considered the front-runner to land the 2014 game, with the backing of Goodell.
But Goodell reconsidered his advocating for the bid following the stinging rebuke he just received from Jets owner Woody Johnson.
"Let's face it. The Jets were never going to open the New Giants Stadium. And New Jersey was never going to get that SuperBowl. It took all the control I could muster not to laugh saying otherwise," concluded Goodell.[/QUOTE]
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