With New York (New Jersey actually at New Meadowlands Stadium) winning a vote by NFL owners to host the Super Bowl in 2014 on Tuesday, Sean Leahy of USA Today asks what other stadiums with winter conditions now have a chance to host future Super Bowls. Seattle, of course, is way down his list of suitors
The NFL waived its policy of not awarding to Super Bowls to cities where the average temperature is less than 40 degrees in order to bring New York on board, so could other locales like Washington D.C., Baltimore and Chicago be looking at hosting a Super Bowl in the future?
Eric Edholm of Pro Football Weekly points out that the reason New York is hosting the Super Bowl is pretty simple – money.
If the league wants to hold the Super Bowl in cold-climate city every once in a blue moon, then why not Seattle? The weather is usually not as harsh as the Midwest and Northeast in January and February, and Seattle is an attractive destination with enough hotel space to serve as a good host city.
And the city also has a significant bargaining chip in Paul Allen, owner of the Seahawks and one of the richest men in the world. Allen could have some sway if Seattle were to pursue hosting a Super Bowl.
ESPN’s John Clayton raises the possibility that with New York getting a Super Bowl the Seahawks might bid on the game in the future.
Greg Johns of Seattlpi.com takes a look at Seattle’s receiver situation.
Mike Sando of ESPN takes a look at Julius Jones’ future in Seattle.
Seattle Times columnist Steve Kelly says in this profile of Lean Washington that the Seahawks’ trade for the veteran running back could be the steal of this year’s draft.