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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: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:40 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

Wow Goodell really is trying to ruin the sport.  Football is America's game.  Leave the Superbowl here you tool.  Its bad enough that 2 teams have to go to London every year in the middle of the season and play. 



Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:36 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

Canada deserve's it more then the UK!  Yet as a Canadian I still feel the big game shouldn't leave America.  

Listen to your Presidant and keep your business in your own Country! 



Since: Dec 28, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:25 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE IDEA! You would LITERALLY be spitting in the faces of the fans who made this sport what it is. Astonished that this is even a possibility. Bad enough that 1 game is played in London every year. If anything, play the pro bowl there! nobody in the US watches it anyway!



Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:23 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

What a stupid idea.

Why would you take the most significant event in the American Sporting Calender and play it somewhere else? I wish the guys that sit around in these rooms and talk crap all day would spend a little more time on coming with ways to actually make defense and the running game matter in games again.

The only way this makes sense is if the NFL gets taken over by American Airlines and they're trying to fill seats on planes.

Almost as dumb as paying $28M to an aging QB whio may never play another snap.




Since: Jul 5, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:19 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

dont "P" off the fans for some overseas pipedream you idiots.  Leave the d a m n e d game alone.



Since: Apr 5, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:05 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

Not going to happen.  The game would have to kick off at 11:30 PM in London in order to keep the 6:30 start time in the Eastern Time Zone.  Add in the lengthy half time show and the game wouldn't end until 3AM easy.



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:03 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

     UglyLuggage, LMAO at your teams.  For the Korean entry, I suggest the Seoul Brothers.


     On a serious note, the Super Bowl should absolutely stay in the US.  NFL football is an American game, unlike soccer.  And I don't see any reason not to have the game rotated around the country, even in the occasional cold-weather location like the New Meadowlands stadium.  I think it helps generate even more fan interest.  



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:03 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

Terrible idea. How many fans will not be able to see their team in the Super Bowl?



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:03 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

Goodell is the root of the problem & they just resigned the putz. He's come out and said he wants to make more changes to the NFL.
They've already changed this game enough that fans who've watched since the SB era began know it's not as good as it once was.
They'll keep messin' with our beloved game until it becomes a shell of it's former self.
They are ALL about the dollars and care not about the integrity of the game.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:56 am
 

Irsay says Super Bowl in London is possibility

HORRIBLE idea!!!

Keep it up you D-bags & you'll send the NFL right down the sh*tt*r!!!

 



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