For those unaware, the 2014 Super Bowl is going to be held in New Jersey. Football in the Northeast in January makes about as much sense as taping an episode of "Antiques Roadshow" outdoors during monsoon season, since neither event is improved by the addition of extreme weather. But on the off-chance that the biggest game of the year isn't waylayed by a blizzard, the idea of holding the sportstravaganza in a city other than New Orleans or Miami will become very attractive to owners. Which means Seattle could soon host a Super Bowl.
"The first step on that is to see how the cold-weather Super Bowl goes in an outdoor stadium. If the league has a good experience in New York, then there will undoubtedly be many communities to come back and ask for a cold-weather Super Bowl, and we would certainly be on that list.''
-- Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt, to the Kansas City Star, on his desire to get a Super Bowl in Kansas City.
Hunt won't be alone. If it's anything other than a raging blizzard on Super Sunday 2014 -- when the game is played in northern New Jersey -- you'll have five owners knocking on Roger Goodell's luxury box, saying, "We're next!'': Pat Bowlen (Denver), Dan Snyder (Washington), Hunt, Jeff Lurie (Philadelphia), and hmmm, let me think -- well, Paul Allen (Seattle) won't knock on the door, but he will e-mail Goodell.
Ha! E-mail! What a nerd!
But seriously, this is a terrible idea. No soggy Super Bowls please.