New Jersey and New York might do a great job with Super Bowl XLVIII but I can't see the Northeast becoming part of the game's rotation. The Super Bowl is in New York for two reasons: new MetLife Stadium and respect around the league for the Mara family of the New York Giants. As a Super Bowl site NJ/NY needs to be one and done.
When I write that the Super Bowl never should be held in a cold-weather city I'm told about great cold-weather games of the past and that I can't handle cold. I grew up in Minneapolis. I know cold. I outgrew it.
The Super Bowl is a reward for teams and fans of the teams that qualify and a celebration for everybody else. Think of the poor scalpers, faces frozen as gloved hands beckon potential buyers into a loud hotel lobby.
New Jersey complains that it is left out in the cold because the festivities are in New York. When the Super Bowl was in Glendale, Ariz., downtown Phoenix was almost empty. Everybody with pull was in Scottsdale. I was in downtown Phoenix. I met one of Billy Idol's roadies in a downtown bar. So I correct the previous sentence; not everybody with pull was in Scottsdale.
Warm weather is a reward, which is why old people don't go north for the winter. The game might be the epicenter of the SuperBowl celebration but all week people walk and gawk and sample what the NFL has to offer. What the NFL offers are mittens, scarves and space heaters.
The forecast for New York on Super Bowl Sunday is potential light snow, bitter cold and bitter fans.
The NFL has the option of moving the game to Saturay, Monday or Tuesday.
How about moving it to San Diego?