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Old 01-26-2009, 06:46 PM   #1
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* Posted by: Andrew Perloff * 05:51 PM ET 01.26

TAMPA -- Can you imagine how different NFL history would be if the Super Bowl wasn't played at a neutral, warm-weather site? The Giants might not be defending champs, the Bills probably would have finally won one, and Lambeau would have rightly hosted more championship games.

The Cardinals are luckier than any team in history that the Super Bowl isn't played at the venue of the team with the better record. Same goes for the NFC Championship Game. No Super Bowl team has ever played as poorly in bad weather as the Cards.

Is it fair that there's no homefield advantage in the NFL's most important game? Some teams have to build everything for a certain climate, and if they succeed in those conditions, that work goes for naught. That's not the case in baseball, where teams build for small or big parks, and get to use that advantage for at least part of the World Series.

Nothing would ever change in this regard, since the league has such key business concerns in choosing Super Bowl cities. When the game is set in cold-weather cities like Detroit, the media and the sponsors flips out. No one really wants to be in frigid Pittsburgh right now.
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:01 PM   #2
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Oh boo hoo. Give me a break. I like the idea of playing at the stadium of the team with the better record.
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: Bring on a cold-weather Super Bowl

So in other words AFC always plays a home game.
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:07 PM   #4
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So in other words AFC always plays a home game.
Pretty much
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:08 PM   #5
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* Posted by: Andrew Perloff * 05:51 PM ET 01.26

TAMPA -- Can you imagine how different NFL history would be if the Super Bowl wasn't played at a neutral, warm-weather site? The Giants might not be defending champs, the Bills probably would have finally won one, and Lambeau would have rightly hosted more championship games.

The Cardinals are luckier than any team in history that the Super Bowl isn't played at the venue of the team with the better record. Same goes for the NFC Championship Game. No Super Bowl team has ever played as poorly in bad weather as the Cards.

Is it fair that there's no homefield advantage in the NFL's most important game? Some teams have to build everything for a certain climate, and if they succeed in those conditions, that work goes for naught. That's not the case in baseball, where teams build for small or big parks, and get to use that advantage for at least part of the World Series.

Nothing would ever change in this regard, since the league has such key business concerns in choosing Super Bowl cities. When the game is set in cold-weather cities like Detroit, the media and the sponsors flips out. No one really wants to be in frigid Pittsburgh right now.
SCREW those schmucktoids in their business-suits..... give 'em their parties, golf-courses, and boats, we'll take the Lombardi Trophy back to 'da Burgh to spend eternity with it's older brothers.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:36 PM   #6
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Default Re: Bring on a cold-weather Super Bowl

Eeeh, every game is a home game for Pittsburgh

When they won the SB last time, there were more towels there than I expected to see. I expect to see a very heavy Steelers turnout for this one as well.
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i don't think who-ever has the better record should host the SB.. but they should move the game around in all stadiums..
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No way. Let it be in warm weather cities, nobody wants to go to Buffalo for a February game. Hell, we had a fair amount of no shows for our playoff games cause of the weather. It's great for TV but it's not great in person.
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pray for rain!!!!
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With all of the terrible towels the Cardinals will think they are the away team.
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