Bad weather city means good Super Bowls


In 2007 the Super Bowl may make a move from palm tree and surf pounded beaches, to the concrete jungle of the great North East.

Yes, NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue is talking about moving the Super Bowl to New York City or Washington D.C. as a way to help both cities bolster their economies after Sept. 11.

Hanging on the coattails of the reintroduction of football into its natural habitat (that is, into cold and hostile cities) is the Canadian oil man Pat Bowlen who looks to take the Super Bowl a Mile High.

The malcontents of the metro area have already drawn their sabers, and banged them against the wall a few times, just to make sure they're in perfect rattling order.

The Denver Post's Mark Kiszla is at the forefront of the charge against Denver's bid.

He finds the idea of bringing Pro football's three ring circus to Denver counter active to what the Mile High City stands for he points out it's all about money, and God knows Denver is not about that.

Kiszla lamented deeply in his Dec. 15 column about the economic influx restaurants, hotel and hookers all receive when the Super slips into town. And, that's bad.

Once again, Colorado leads the way in state-wide piety, like it did in the 70s when we kept the Winter Olympics off the slopes of Vail. Greenies are always finding new and exciting ways to stifle the tourist industry.

The point Kiszla is missing is moving the Super Bowl away from sand and surf, and making a nationwide rotation does nothing but help the post season show.

The Super Bowl, in recent years, has become a homogenized version of itself. Protected by domes, in spit shined cities (with the exception of the Big Easy) the Super Bowl hasn't been quite so super.

It's enough to have George Halas roll over in his grave.

It was proven last weekend, in eight inches of New England snow, people want the edge only bad weather football can provide. The game received the highest share of viewers of any post season games in the past few years a 34 share to be exact.

The Cheese-head's of Green Bay still boast the greatest game in Pro football the Snow Bowl. And who has ever forgotten the Buffalo maintenance man clearing the way for Bills' field goal by running a snowblower across the field.

Then there was last weekends instant overtime classic between the Pats and Raiders.

Everyone know the Super Bowl is about money, and so is Bowlen maybe that's why he owns the Broncos. But, if the game is move to an inclement climate it would be worth gold.

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