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    Has NY tossed Super Bowl chances away? Tampa tribune

    Has New York tossed Super Bowl chances away?




    By IRA KAUFMAN | The Tampa Tribune

    Published: March 16, 2010

    TAMPA That joint bid by the Jets and Giants to land the 2014 Super Bowl for the New York area may have suddenly sprung a leak.

    Tampa Bay and South Florida also submitted proposals to host the NFL's showcase game in 2014 and owners are expected to select a site during the May meetings in Dallas.

    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 Commissioner Roger Goodell.

    But Goodell may reconsider his role as an advocate following the stinging rebuke he just received from Jets owner Woody Johnson.

    Knowing the Giants and Jets each wanted to play host to the inaugural regular-season game at the new stadium, Goodell said he ordered a coin flip at league headquarters in New York Friday to resolve the issue.

    The NFL announced the Giants won the coin flip and will be the home club for the first game Sept. 12, with the Jets serving as the home team the following evening on "Monday Night Football."

    Johnson is livid about the way the league office conducted the coin flip, with no representative invited from either the Jets or Giants.

    "An NFL coin toss has a few fundamental elements that are missing here," Johnson said, "most notably the presence of the teams involved. The league departed from our time-honored tradition and declined the opportunity to set the matter straight with a transparent process."

    Goodell has rarely been called out by any NFL owner during his tenure and it's unclear how Johnson's criticism will affect his support for the region's efforts to secure the first Super Bowl to be played in a cold-weather, open-air stadium.

    Goodell's recommendation to owners is considered critical to the New York bid.

    When Arizona withdrew its 2014 Super Bowl bid last month, it left the Bay area and South Florida as the only warm-weather alternatives to the New York proposal. Miami has played host to two of the last four Super Bowls and the May vote is likely to come down to a competition between Tampa Bay and the Meadowlands, where the average high in early February is 39 degrees.

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    Goodell's a chump

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    [QUOTE=Illinois Jets Fan;3528538]Goodell's a chump[/QUOTE]

    Much ado about nothing.

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    Tampa? The one in Ohio, or the one in Florida? :dunno:

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    Seems like a stretch to me, you give Goodell 24 hours and he'll be over it.

    Nevermind, Tampa Bay and Miami get the Super Bowl every 3 years anyways, it's not like there's any real compelling competition this year.

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    The article title is misleading. I expected a critique of the Jets offseason moves this year.

    Could my bias for the Jets have caused my misconception? :D

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    it's no wonder people love mobsters..everyone seems to follow their lunatic code. If you see wrong-doing, do not open your mouth or else :rolleyes: F the superbowl, **** goodell. A Yes-Man should not be commissioner. How's the treatment of the vets going? Ignored still? Nice.

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    why did Arizona withdraw?

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    [QUOTE=WestCoastOffensive;3528596]Tampa? The one in Ohio, or the one in Florida? :dunno:[/QUOTE]

    I like we all have choices

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    [QUOTE=Jman21;3528669]why did Arizona withdraw?[/QUOTE]

    They're booked for a Kerry Rhodes concert....;)

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    ... nice try tampa, not gonna happen ...










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    [QUOTE=Kentucky Jet;3528522]Has New York tossed Super Bowl chances away?




    By IRA KAUFMAN | The Tampa Tribune

    Published: March 16, 2010

    TAMPA That joint bid by the Jets and Giants to land the 2014 Super Bowl for the New York area may have suddenly sprung a leak.

    Tampa Bay and South Florida also submitted proposals to host the NFL's showcase game in 2014 and owners are expected to select a site during the May meetings in Dallas.

    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 Commissioner Roger Goodell.

    But Goodell may reconsider his role as an advocate following the stinging rebuke he just received from Jets owner Woody Johnson.

    Knowing the Giants and Jets each wanted to play host to the inaugural regular-season game at the new stadium, Goodell said he ordered a coin flip at league headquarters in New York Friday to resolve the issue.

    The NFL announced the Giants won the coin flip and will be the home club for the first game Sept. 12, with the Jets serving as the home team the following evening on "Monday Night Football."

    Johnson is livid about the way the league office conducted the coin flip, with no representative invited from either the Jets or Giants.

    "An NFL coin toss has a few fundamental elements that are missing here," Johnson said, "most notably the presence of the teams involved. The league departed from our time-honored tradition and declined the opportunity to set the matter straight with a transparent process."

    Goodell has rarely been called out by any NFL owner during his tenure and it's unclear how Johnson's criticism will affect his support for the region's efforts to secure the first Super Bowl to be played in a cold-weather, open-air stadium.

    Goodell's recommendation to owners is considered critical to the New York bid.

    When Arizona withdrew its 2014 Super Bowl bid last month, it left the Bay area and South Florida as the only warm-weather alternatives to the New York proposal. Miami has played host to two of the last four Super Bowls and the May vote is likely to come down to a competition between Tampa Bay and the Meadowlands, where the average high in early February is 39 degrees.[/QUOTE]

    Our great owner has a right to be livid. If we lose the Super Bowl over this, so be it. How can you have a coin toss involving two parties and not allow them to witness it. Ridiculous!

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    Ira Kaufman grasping at straws IMO

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    Who cares if the Super Bowl is here?:confused:

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    [QUOTE=JetsFanatic;3529048]Who cares if the Super Bowl is here?:confused:[/QUOTE]

    They are scared of
    1) Rain; cold, cold rain
    2) Snow...lots of it.

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    My sources tell me Goodell wants to play that game without any fans or media present and will announce the winner afterwards.

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    [QUOTE=Kentucky Jet;3528522]

    [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]

    Fixed to reflect future events.

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    The Super Bowl should NOT be at the Meadowlands - ever.
    The game was intended to be played under favorable conditions. For both attendees as well as players. That means warm weather or dome.
    How was this February in the NYC area?
    Few Jet/Giant fans will get to go anyway. If you're going to an event why not go to a Miami/NO/Tampa etc. More fun. Why are 90% of college bowls in the nice areas.
    Why not have the game at the Patriots or the Packers. Wash, Philly? No way.

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    When the Giants and Jets have to make their SB presentation to the owners I hope Woody pulls a Hollywood Hogan.

    [IMG]http://velochimp.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/967c.jpg[/IMG]

    Woody turns on his co-presenter Jon Tisch, hitting him with a chair and declaring that the Jets are against any SB at the new stadium.

    Then we can have Jim Ross screaming, "NO!!! NO!!! WHAT HAS WOODY DONE??? NO!!!"

    [IMG]http://www.popstarsplus.com/images/JimRossPicture.jpg[/IMG]

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    In February 2014 when the Jets are playing in a home Superbowl game in the magnificent new stadium, Traitor Jay will be bitterly sitting on the same old worn seat on his couch that he has occupied for all of the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons

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