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Old 05-24-2010, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default Cold weather S.B

This is my very first thread and probably a bit early to discuss but here goes.Earlier on ESPN i watched a piece on where the 2014 S.B should be held and the NY Giant/Jets stadium was on the top of the list.It's possible that as a west coast resident i don't fully understand the allure on New York or the citys' football history but it seems to me as a 20 yr NFL spectator and Steeler fan that Pittsburgh should at least be considered. I am in no way trying to badmouth or take anything away from the NY fans or it's residents however with as rich and deeply ingrained the Steelers are in the city of pittsburgh it seems that the city,residents and fans all over the world deserve to be seriously considered in this debate!
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:46 PM   #2
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steelers are against it. i would like to see it in new york and pittsburgh but i dont know if the risk is worth it. we just had a horrible winter and if we or new york got 2' of snow before the game it wouldnt make it very fun because the stadium wouldnt be filled.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:08 PM   #3
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steelers are against it. i would like to see it in new york and pittsburgh but i dont know if the risk is worth it. we just had a horrible winter and if we or new york got 2' of snow before the game it wouldnt make it very fun because the stadium wouldnt be filled.
i think the stadium would fill regardless, its the superbowl!

the real argument should be that poor weather can determine the outcome of a football game, and the best team wont necessarily win......thats the only reason why i think it would be a bad idea. rain is much different than playing in snow....
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:10 PM   #4
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I'm 100% in favor of it....In fact I'd like to see it rotate to a new city among the NFL's teams on a regular basis. Snow, Ice, Fog, Rain....They are all part of what makes football.....well, football! I know the league is probably concerned about things like attendance, and the overall environment of the weekend....But it comes down to the game.....We all know that the majority of people who get to see a SB in person are not the common fans...they are big spenders and the corporations who allow them to spend big with them...Yes, these people might not be able to get to host their top clients in $2000 seats...but I have a feeling the game would still sell out...No matter what NFL city it is played in. Just my two cents!
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i think the stadium would fill regardless, its the superbowl!

the real argument should be that poor weather can determine the outcome of a football game, and the best team wont necessarily win......thats the only reason why i think it would be a bad idea. rain is much different than playing in snow....
Of course, it would have to be snowing during the game for it to be a problem. Even if it snowed the day before, you can pretty much clear it all off in time.

I don't have a problem with playing in New York or Pittsburgh. You're taking a chance of catching rain (Remember how bad the Colts/Bears game looked with all the rain) in an outdoor stadium. Even if it isn't as bad, you're still dealing with the elements and it seems hypocritical to me.
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steelers are against it. i would like to see it in new york and pittsburgh but i dont know if the risk is worth it. we just had a horrible winter and if we or new york got 2' of snow before the game it wouldnt make it very fun because the stadium wouldnt be filled.
Come on. The stadium would certainly be filled.
I went to the AFCC game in 08 against Baltimore. Brutal cold, and a night game as well. The SB in Pittsburgh would be full.

I'm not sure Pittsburgh would have enough seats for them to consider us. Hotels would definately be a problem as well. Jacksonville brought in cruise ships to use as floating hotels a few years ago.

As much as I'd like to see the Steelers with a chance to play a SB at home, I don't think that will ever happen. NY makes sense to me though. One of the greatest cities in the world, the NFL HQ's are there, 2 NFL teams reside in the area, plenty to do, it would create a week long nightlife and party that they are trying to create with the probowl week before, and hotels would not be a problem. Not to mention, that's driveable for me in Virginia and most Steeler fans from the Pittsburgh area if we happen to get in the game in 2014. It will be like Detroit all over again in SB XL, where Steeler fans take over the city.
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It's all about the dolores. I dont think it's happening
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It will happen in New York. But not anywhere else that doesn't have a domed stadium.
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Pittsburgh doesn't have the infrastructure to do a top drawer Superbowl and the weather is too unpredictable given that factor..

'Sides I like it when we win Superbowls in other people's houses. I wouldn't care to watch another team win one in our house.

I would love to see one in the new Meadowlands complex. I think the potential weather would add something especially if we're in it. Can you imagine us against a dome, Florida, or West Coast team in a snow storm? With the crowd we'd bring? That would be freekin spectacular. 33-3 in a beatdown for,the ages.

A Gints / Jets SB in the new Meadowlands would be great too.
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the fact remains that in cold weather the advantage favors "smashmouth teams" .With that said the city of pittsburgh and it's residents could benifit financially from a huge game like the S.B
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