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Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:12 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2012 3:28 pm
 
IrsayBy Josh Katzowitz

INDIANAPOLIS -- The members of the Super Bowl committee lately have been content to award hosting duties in cities in the northern part of the U.S. For instance, Indianapolis here and New Jersey in 2014. But what about an international Super Bowl?

Apparently, that’s been something the committee has discussed.

“There’s a little bit of change in philosophy,” Irsay said Monday. “We have the 50-year anniversary coming up, which we’re looking at. There are some members of our committee who have been thinking about having an international Super Bowl in London. That obviously has some real pluses and minuses if you weren’t going to have it on America soil. Right now, we’re in a wait-and-see approach.”

Los Angeles also has drawn some interest from the Super Bowl committee, assuming the Farmer Field project is completed at some point. But London? It seems … well … not very fan-friendly and, probably more importantly, not very corporate-friendly.

It is good news that the committee is willing to get out of the San Diego-Miami-New Orleans rotation every once in a while. Though Dallas, in many ways, had problems, Indianapolis has been a dream so far. Of course, Super Bowl XLVI will be played in a dome, and if the weather drops to 30 degrees and snow begins to fall here, it won’t matter.

The same can’t be said for the New Meadowlands Super Bowl in two years.

“We’re always looking at new stadiums, in warm weather or in a dome,” Irsay said. “We’re obviously going to have a trial weather balloon on that in New York. It could be interesting.”

London could be interesting as well. But that doesn’t mean it’s a great idea.

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Comments

Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:10 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

Why sould the American people be surpised? They outscorce our jobs with NAFTA and CAFTA, telling us how good this will be for America when in return it was all about big business making a dollar. Now they`ll send the SB and America past time to other countries again telling us how good this is. These rich people suck and they`d sell their soul if it would put a extra dollar in their pockets. Sad but true.



Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:09 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

GREEN BAY would be the perfect place to have the 50th......



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:48 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

The rest of the NFL ownership must be tearing out their hair with this owner.

The NFL biggest event and this owner words and actions are being discussed instead of the game. He is talking about playing a future Super
Bowl in London.  Then they are seeing all of the speculations about Peyton and the turmoil going on with this owners
franchise become front and center instead of the game.

Instead of having the NFLs have two of its premier owners (the Maras, Tisch and Kraft) front and center this week they have to see this
guy.




Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:47 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

The rest of the NFL ownership must be tearing out their hair with this owner.

The NFL biggest event and this owner words and actions are being discussed instead of the game. He is talking about playing a future Super
Bowl in London.  Then they are seeing all of the speculations about Peyton and the turmoil going on with this owners
franchise become front and center instead of the game.

Instead of having the NFLs have two of its premier owners (the Maras, Tisch and Kraft) front and center this week they have to see this
guy.




Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:44 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

The rest of the NFL ownership must be tearing out their hair with this owner.

The NFL biggest event and this owner words and actions are being discussed instead of the game. He is talking about playing a future Super
Bowl in London.  Then they are seeing all of the speculations about Peyton and the turmoil going on with this owners franchise become front and center instead of the game.

Instead of having the NFLs have two of its premier owners (the Maras, Tisch and Kraft) front and center this week they have to see this guy.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:34 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

The U.S. without the Super Bowl would be like Canada not making it to the medal round in the Olympics. Straight blasphemy.
Canada didn't make the medal round in 2006 and has failed to medal in five of the last nine Olympics. Not blasphemy.



Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:37 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

I don't think they should have the Super Bowl in London...not until the future IF there's a NFL team in London.  It's enough they get a game a year there.   Maybe give them another game- but not the Super Bowl.  But - IF they do give London a Super Bowl-- it wouldn't hurt the league one bit. NOTHING can slow down the NFL machine at this point.  MOST PRESSING: GET RID OF STUPID PARTNERSHIP WITH DIREC TV -- and settle NFL NETWORK problems with Time Warner.  Make ALL games available on pay per view basis ON INTERNET- or AT LEAST,  make Red Zone coverage available on NFL.com.   Everything is accessible now anyway on the foreign sites.  Also: MOVE KICKOFF BACK TO 30. AND GET RID OF 50 YARD - DOWN TO THE 1 - INTERFERENCE PENALTY, etc.  Oh..and get rid of STUPID FORWARD PROGRESS/FUMBLE - not reviewable rule which cost SF the SUPER BOWL (Ahmad Bradshaw's DEFINITE FUMBLE)



Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 2:57 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

I can tell you for a fact that holding a Super Bowl overseas would be
the worst idea the money grubbing owners ever chose to make. It might be an
immediate infusion of cash to the owners but it would be the destruction of the
league in the long run because the fans who made the NFL would immediately
recognize the betrayal and act upon that betrayal.

It is interesting that Irsay is a spokesman for this sort of betrayal since his
family is probably the most experienced people in the NFL in fan betrayal.

Once the owners and the players discount the people who make the NFL exist you
can say goodbye to the NFL.

Bad idea? There is no doubt about that!



Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 2:47 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

I can tell you for a fact that holding a Super Bowl overseas would be the worst idea the money grubbing owners ever chose to make.  It might be an immediate infusion of cash to the owners but it would be the destruction of the league in the long run because the fans who made the NFL would immediately recognize the betrayal and act upon that betrayal.

It is interesting that Irsay is a spokesman for this sort of betrayal since his family is probably the most experienced people in the NFL in fan betrayal.

Once the owners and the players discount the people who make the NFL exist you can say goodbye to the NFL.

Bad idea?  There is no doubt about that!



Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 2:46 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

I can tell you for a fact that holding a Super Bowl overseas would be the worst idea the money grubbing owners ever chose to make.  It might be an immediate infusion of cash to the owners but it would be the destruction of the league in the long run because the fans who made the NFL would immediately recognize the betrayal and act upon that betrayal.

It is interesting that Irsay is a spokesman for this sort of betrayal since his family is probably the most experienced people in the NFL in fan betrayal.

Once the owners and the players discount the people who make the NFL exist you can say goodbye to the NFL.

Bad idea?  There is no doubt about that!


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