Green Bay: Future site of the Super Bowl?


Don't you think Aaron Rodgers would love the opportunity to throw touchdown passes in a Super Bowl played at Lambeau Field? Douglas Etten photograph

I’ve been saying for this for years … and because i firmly believe in the idea, I’m going to never say never.

Today when the unofficial logo was unveiled for Super Bowl 48, better known as Super Bowl XLVIII, it quickly caught my attention – it’s awesome – especially the snowflake emblazoned front and center.

You see, the 48th Super Bowl is being held in New York in 2014 and is the poster child for all northern climate cities hoping the event goes well.

I’ve been advocating for years the cold weather Super Bowl. Football is meant to be played by men in the snow, the driving sleet and rain, the mud, the elements.

I don’t care if the Super Bowl is a mega-moneymaker, and the super party is for the beautiful people. That’s fine … Let them party, let them spend their money … But who says they have to do it at the site of the game? How many of those who throw and attend the parties are actually interested in the game anyway.

I say schedule the games for venues like New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Denver, Chicago … And dare I say it? … Green Bay? 

Why shouldn’t the fans of these cities have the opportunity to be a part of the biggest game of the year? What a huge boost it would mean for all those franchises.

So, when the New York/New Jersey branding image came out today with the logo sporting the snowflake, it warmed my heart and renewed my belief that I’m not alone in thinking that the Super Bowl shouldn’t be relegated only to Florida, California, and Louisiana.

Just think of the games throughout the years that have become instant classics because of the impact of weather – the Ice Bowl, the 2001 Patriots vs. Raiders playoff game where the tuck rule came to be in a cloud of flying flakes, the Packers vs. Seahawks snow globe playoff game that started with two fumbles and a quick 14-0 Seahawks lead and ended with Brett Favre throwing snowballs.

The beautiful people can have the parties … Give us the game. 

Give us the Super Bowl.

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  • Elle

    Gooddell has all but explicitly said that a Superbowl will never be held in Green Bay. It’s not because of the weather, but because the area can’t accommodate the massive amounts of fans and media that need to stay in hotels within a certain area.

    Sucks but it’s true.

  • Chris L 1980

    The super bowl is not in New York in 2014.. It’s in New Jersey..

    • http://lombardiave.com apackphan

      Ha! New York … New Jersey … To us in Wisconsin, they’re one and the same …

  • Tarynfor 12

    I’m from NJ and using the excuse of hotel accomadations to not have it in Green Bay is bull.The travel time to the stadium from these all important hotels will be just as long and longer IMO in NJ and from those in NY as it would be if those same people had to come from areas outside GB accomadation areas.

    The beautiful people will fly into the small local airports from their posh homes of friends and business assoc. but will still need to deal with the traffic to get to the stadium where the true football fan will already be parked a full day prior sharing their warmth and each others riches of food,drink etc.

    For those who have never driven in the NJ/NY area in the winter,snow or not,going the area of the Meadowlands can be more ‘Numbing’ than the ‘Numbness’ felt sitting in the stadium of the ‘Frozen Tundra’of Green Bay.

  • Sean

    I think that the league should consider the last Super Bowl winner as the host of the Super Bowl.

    I believe that it would boost the revenue of each NFL city, and that it would motivate each team to have the site at their stadium….

    Dumb idea I guess, but I think it would motivate the teams…

    I guess Cinncinati will never host a Super Bowl, but maybe it could be the halfway house for all of the jail birds.

    • http://lombardiave.com apackphan

      Sean,

      Awesome idea … Who cares if the Bengals never host … they could also use revenue sharing principals here so that all teams benefit.