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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: Jan 30, 2012
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:36 pm
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

The Shouldn't Play ANY games in London Period ! unless they put a expansion team There , How do Rams season Tickets feel about losing one of their games , but the owner will still make them buy exibition game tickets i bet ? He is going to move the Rams back to L.A. anyway when  that lease is up , unless of course Minnesota or Jacksonville beat him to it  .



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:33 pm
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

Wouldn't the game have to be played at like 1am in England to accompany time change? Brilliant idea. But Goodell loves player safety!



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:32 pm
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

Why in the world would they consider putting the Super Bowl in London?  What kind of sense does that make?  Have these guys taken leave of their senses?




Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:31 pm
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

"Indianapolis has been a dream so far." DO NOT compare Indy to MIAMI, NEW ORLEANS or even SAN DIEGO... they only thing good about Indy is the Dome. Tell me how wonderful Detriot is also!!??!! Better than Vegas right?? Hammerhead



Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:30 pm
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

You don't play the biggest game of the season in another country. Why alienate your bread and butter to open up a new market, England, that doesn't have the population count we do or the interest? I don't see the Premier League or other Futbol leagues playing their championship in the states, and for good reason. There's nothing wrong with throwing out the idea of a London super bowl but after five minutes of discussion everyone should realize it's goofy and move on to other business.



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:29 pm
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

Just never play a Superbowl in Hawaii... Apparently, players forget how to play when they fly there!



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:29 pm
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

"Indianapolis has been a dream so far." DO NOT compare Indy to MIAMI, NEW ORLEANS or even SAN DIEGO... they only thing good about Indy is the Dome. Tell me how wonderful Detriot is also!!??!! Better than Vegas right?? Hammerhead



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:27 pm
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

WHY?  and why does Irsay get any say in where the Bowl is played....It's football it should stay in the good ole United States of America!  When the bowl is played here in 2014 (MetLife Stadium).....now that is cold weather football, good ole fashioned snow storm would just rock right about that time!



Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:26 pm
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

I don't see how you can give London a Super Bowl before giving the cities that are actually home to NFL teams Super Bowls, cold weather or not.



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