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Chicago possible Super Bowl host?
ESPN.go.com ^

Posted on 05/31/2012 2:35:50 PM PDT by chopperman

CHICAGO –-- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke Thursday about the possibility of Soldier Field hosting a Super Bowl.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Sports; Weather
KEYWORDS: chicago; superbowl
Someone should have told Goodell that Global Warming ain't happening.
1 posted on 05/31/2012 2:36:05 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: chopperman

UFO stadium wants to host? In the winter?


2 posted on 05/31/2012 2:40:49 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: chopperman

Football as it should be played.

If you can’t deal with 10 below with wind chill making it 25 below, stay home and let the hardcore enjoy themselves.


3 posted on 05/31/2012 2:41:45 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: chopperman

That would be fun....5 degrees....blinding snowstorm....


4 posted on 05/31/2012 2:43:54 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: chopperman

Does Chicago have a dome?


5 posted on 05/31/2012 2:44:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: chopperman

My question is who is going to provide security for the fans, Delta Force and Sea; Team Six?


6 posted on 05/31/2012 2:45:49 PM PDT by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: chopperman

Good, that’s football weather. Dome should be outlawed.


7 posted on 05/31/2012 2:46:17 PM PDT by discostu (Listen, do you smell something?)
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To: chopperman
What? This is going to be the consolation prize for losing the Olympic bid?

Some one should bring back that (instant classic) CNN black dude's incredulous “Chicago lost?” video.

8 posted on 05/31/2012 2:48:39 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: chopperman

Will there be a shooting pool? How many killed vs wounded.


9 posted on 05/31/2012 2:52:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: chopperman

Boycott NFL football.


10 posted on 05/31/2012 2:56:38 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: chopperman

2013 - New Orleans
2014 - New York (Jersey?)
2015 - Phoenix

Two years ago, Kansas City updated Arrowhead Stadium (Chiefs). One option on the table was the issue of a roof...we were told no roof = no superbowl in the future.

Well, the voters decided against a roof (which I agree with - play outside!)

But now, New York gets a superbowl without a roof?

And Chicago may be next?

I understand Kansas City isn’t the biggest city in the world, or a popular vacation hot spot...but neither are Jacksonville or Detroit.

...and now by some coincidence, Chicago gets a superbowl? With the smallest stadium in the NFL? Outdoors in a colder climate than Kansas City?


11 posted on 05/31/2012 2:59:16 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: chopperman

I can’t picture the First Girlie-man sitting on the 50 yard line in February.


12 posted on 05/31/2012 3:03:15 PM PDT by Huskrrrr ( the will)
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To: lacrew

Chicago hasn’t gotten it yet, he said IF it works in New York there are possibilities. Ever since the rain bowl in Miami I think they fear bad weather less, unless NY is a disastrous snow hell. How much has KC been pushing for it? You gotta market, too many places want the SB, if you don’t beg they ain’t coming.


13 posted on 05/31/2012 3:08:15 PM PDT by discostu (Listen, do you smell something?)
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To: lacrew
I'm a die hard Chiefs fan...I hear ya!
14 posted on 05/31/2012 3:09:57 PM PDT by Huskrrrr ( the will)
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To: discostu
Dome should be outlawed.

I agree from a purist football standpoint, that's correct. But if you're going to tap the taxpayers for a sh!tload of funding for a stadium in a northern climate (like here in Indianapolis) the ability to use the dome for events in all weather (conventions, concerts, etc) is an overriding consideration IMHO.

The climate controlled stadium allows for a lot of events year round, including the NCAA final four basketball and conventions for groups like fire truck manufacturers.

15 posted on 05/31/2012 3:12:37 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: discostu

“How much has KC been pushing for it?”

From Wikipedia - “Before the bond election, the NFL awarded the 49th Super Bowl in 2015 to Kansas City provided it have a climate controlled stadium.”

But the voters said nope, no roof...so, the way the NFL looks at it, the people of Missouri didn’t keep their end of the deal.

The NFL has to follow through on their threat, or nobody else will take future threats seriously. I’d say we are ‘out’ for at least a decade, before even being considered again.


16 posted on 05/31/2012 3:20:09 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: chopperman

Come on folks, Obama wants his 10%.

The Chicago way. Grow up.


17 posted on 05/31/2012 3:20:22 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Sir Napsalot

NFL NBA MLB all ass kissing, pandering, PC suckups.

Pewk is too kind a word for them.


18 posted on 05/31/2012 3:25:41 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: Sir Napsalot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuE60mq0r1Q

your wish is my command :o)


19 posted on 05/31/2012 3:25:53 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: chopperman
If dome-less northern cities are now considered, bring that bad boy to Seattle. Photobucket
20 posted on 05/31/2012 3:27:27 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Sir Napsalot

good times...

21 posted on 05/31/2012 3:28:24 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Surrounded_too
NFL NBA MLB all ass kissing, pandering, PC suckups.

As my Dad (RIP) used to say: nothing's too good for the taxpayers.

When the politicians see their new luxury box seats on the 3D graphic model of the new stadium, how could they possibly vote no?

22 posted on 05/31/2012 3:31:23 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: chopperman

I like the idea of a Super Bowl with snow, but Chicago? I wouldn’t want to go there.


23 posted on 05/31/2012 3:36:41 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: chopperman

Stadium is too small.

Otherwise, I have no problem with the SB being played in inclement weather.


24 posted on 05/31/2012 3:38:11 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: chopperman
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke Thursday about the possibility of Soldier Field hosting a Super Bowl.

Right After Lambeau Field hosts a Super Bowl!!

I bet the Chicago mob and Politicians (or are they the same?) would rig it that 'DA BEARS' win that SUPER BOWL!!

Green Bay has more of a right to host a super bowl than Chicago!! (taking off my cheesehead hat!)

25 posted on 05/31/2012 4:06:58 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I agree that weather is a big part of football. I love the fact that the Viqueens will be an outdoor team again. That being said, I always thought it was bullshiite that Arizona was denied home games in September while they played in Sun Devil Stadium. The NFL claimed it was too hot. It’s hot in Dallas, Jacksonville, Tampa, and Miami in Sept. Why did the cold weather teams get their home field advantage, and Arizona didn’t? For the record I am a Cowboys fan, but I never thought the NFL was being fair to the Cardinals.


26 posted on 05/31/2012 4:10:49 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: chopperman

The perfect gangsta fit... the NFL and Chicago. Hey kids, drive-bys at halftime!


27 posted on 05/31/2012 5:01:51 PM PDT by Third Person ( Actions reflect priorities.)
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To: chopperman

They need a neutral site. Especially after giving it to NY. Now all the cold weather teams will want one.

Las Vegas would be perfect. I realize the NFL does not like the sports betting but Vegas is the perfect place


28 posted on 05/31/2012 5:21:20 PM PDT by winodog
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To: chopperman

This will NEVER happen. Too much money involved. Too much tourism to ever have the Stupid Bowl in the north without a dome.


29 posted on 05/31/2012 5:27:49 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: chopperman
I'm against this idea for one reason: in early February, Chicago could be socked in by an intense blizzard, which essentially shuts down the ENTIRE city and could make playing the game nearly unbearable (pun very intended here!) at outdoor Soldier field. That was why when Indianapolis hosted the Super Bowl this year, they put all the events within close walking distance of one another out of consideration that if there was a major snowstorm going through everyone could still get around without needing vehicular transportation.
30 posted on 06/01/2012 5:02:52 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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