In what may turn out to be a much-regretted decision when the time rolls around, NFL owners have chosen New York and New Jersey to host the 2014 Super Bowl. In February. In a stadium without a roof, the new Meadowlands Stadium.
Maybe this will turn out to be a brilliant idea. Maybe it will be one of those unseasonably warm February days the Northeast can occasionally get.
But the Northeast is also known to get blizzards or freezing rain during February too. It's really a roll of the dice that they're taking. And we thought gambling in the NFL was illegal.
It took four go-arounds, but New York/New Jersey eventually was chosen Tuesday to host the 2014 Super Bowl.
Team owners picked Meadowlands Stadium, the new $1.6 billion facility in East Rutherford, N.J., over Miami and Tampa, Fla., as the site on the fourth ballot at the NFL Spring Meeting in Irving, Texas.
No bid received the required 24 of 32 votes on the first ballot, so NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell called for a second ballot. Miami was eliminated on that ballot, but owners couldn't choose between New York and Tampa on the third. A simple majority was needed on the fourth ballot, and New York became the winner.