Blog Entry

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

Posted on: February 14, 2012 10:55 pm
 
Jerry Jones 'absolutely' wants Super Bowl L at Cowboys Stadium. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

We said the entire week leading up Patriots-Giants and have been telling anybody who'll listen in the days since: Indianapolis knows how to put on a Super Bowl. Everything went smoothly, the people couldn't have been nicer, and aside from the Peyton Manning drama, the execution from start to finish was flawless.

So it stands to reason that the NFL would be back, perhaps soon, for another Super Bowl, right? Well, maybe not. The Indianapolis Star's Bob Kravitz, appearing last week on The Tony Kornheiser Show, said that one drawback could be the capacity of Lucas Oil Stadium. It holds somewhere in the neighborhood of 68,000 people; Cowboys Stadium, by comparison, is expandable to more than 100,000.

Which means that, despite a mostly forgettable Super Bowl experience last year, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has every intention of bidding for Super Bowl L (yep, that's 50). That's still four years off, but the next three Super Bowls are set: New Orleans in 2013, New York/New Jersey in 2014 and Arizona in 2015. SportsBusiness Journal's Daniel Kaplan notes that the announcement for the next unawarded venue customarily takes place in May (even though the league has yet to send out request for proposals for said announcement).

Either way, Jones' has told Kaplan that he will "absolutely" make a bid for NFL championship game slated to be played in February 2016.

Other possible destinations (per Kaplan via PFT): Santa Clara (at the site of the new 49ers stadium), New Orleans, and Tampa. Kaplan adds that Miami, Indianapolis, and L.A. have a “slight” chance, while London's prospects are "extremely remote."

It's criminal to think that Dallas (specifically, Arlington), which turned into a slapstick comedy routine last February because of once-in-a-lifetime ice storms coupled with no real ice-removal strategy, would be more likely to land a Super Bowl before Indianapolis, but that's what an extra 30-40,000 seats will do for you.

In completely unrelated news (or perhaps very related given some of Jones' personnel decisions over the years), we were shocked to learn that Jones admitted earlier this month that he's had "50 concussions." He joked that had he not taken so many blows to the head he might be president of the United States instead of owner of the Cowboys.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter, subscribe to our NFL newsletter, and while you're at it, add our RSS Feed
Comments

Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: February 15, 2012 9:35 am
 

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

What an ego-maniac! He thinks that just because he built the biggest stadium that he's "entitled" to certain NFL considerations like hosting a Super Bowl? What a turd. That's why former Cowboy fan, pre-Jerry Jones, now HATES them. Flush the turd down the toilet



Since: Feb 15, 2012
Posted on: February 15, 2012 9:19 am
 

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

 

It holds somewhere in the neighborhood of ; Stadium, by comparison, is expandable to .

So there is the bottom line... which the NFL is ALL about - Packing fannys in the seats! The Game is almost immaterial

That's still four years off,

If the NFL thinks that, what is the equivalent of a high school degree term ,is sufficient for the Cowboys organization to learn how to host a Super Bowl...Why Not... They were less than spectacular the last time, but who knows what four years will teach them!?!

Either way, the Cowboys will again attempt to be gracious hosts, looking in from the outside!Frown




Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2012 8:35 am
 

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

What about Mitt Romney for President, Dr. Ron Paul for Health Secretary and Jerry Jones for VP? Mitt can deal with Economy, Dr. Paul can deal with Healthcare specifically fixing Medicare and Medicaid and Jerry Jones can deal with diplomacy and creating jobs?



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2012 7:28 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2012 12:42 am
 

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

what is jones going to do if the 20million dollar man wants to show him who is boss.



Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2012 12:07 am
 

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

If he was 3 feet shorter and green in color, he would look just like Yoda!



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: February 14, 2012 11:16 pm
 

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

Get screwed Jones... Dallas did a horrible job on their last Superbowl.  The NFL and the media want ease of access, as well as smooth and fluid daily activities.  Dallas was woefully short in this regard, and immensely dis-liked as a host venue.  Besides, it's Jerry Jones... just tell him "no."  


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com