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GuerillaBlack
01-29-2008, 09:42 PM
http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/story?id=0900...mp;confirm=true (http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/story?id=09000d5d806556c8&template=without-video&confirm=true)

The major point cited in Dallas' advantage for the 2011 game over Indianapolis was that its new stadium could hold up to 100,000 for the Super Bowl. The new $700 million Lucas Oil Stadium scheduled for completion in August in Indianapolis has a potential capacity of about 70,000. Miles said that Phoenix, Houston and New Orleans were among the cities that might also submit bids for the 2012 game.
Damn, I hope we get it...

tulexan
01-29-2008, 09:48 PM
I bet NOLA gets it

GuerillaBlack
01-29-2008, 09:51 PM
They have a chance, but not as much as they would have five years ago. That Superdome man... I think with Houston's great performance in 2004, plus Mayor White trying to get a 1,000+ room hotel in Downtown (again), Houston has a really good chance. AND, those light rail lines will be finished.

Ckw
01-29-2008, 09:51 PM
I bet NOLA gets it

Agreed

Speedy
01-29-2008, 10:11 PM
Although it's been done twice (SB 2 & 3 both in Miami, and SB 21 & 22 in California [Pasadena & San Diego]) I seriously doubt the powers that be would keep it in Texas 2 years in a row.

I'm guessing NO would get it as well.

TEXANRED
01-29-2008, 10:12 PM
Sorry guys, there is no way we get a superbowl in 2012. Its a know fact that the NFL does not like to pick teams that has a chance to go to the Superbowl. They like the Superbowl to stay a neutral site and the Texans will be in the middle of there multiple Superbowl runs.

Ckw
01-29-2008, 10:13 PM
Sorry guys, there is no way we get a superbowl in 2012. Its a know fact that the NFL does not like to pick teams that has a chance to go to the Superbowl. They like the Superbowl to stay a neutral site and the Texans will be in the middle of there multiple Superbowl runs.

Man I love your thinking. I hope you are correct!

TEXANS84
01-29-2008, 10:26 PM
I think we saw our last superbowl in Houston for some time.

TxDavid
01-29-2008, 10:47 PM
Sorry guys, there is no way we get a superbowl in 2012. Its a know fact that the NFL does not like to pick teams that has a chance to go to the Superbowl. They like the Superbowl to stay a neutral site and the Texans will be in the middle of there multiple Superbowl runs.


LOL....
I'd rep you but, must spread around blah blah blah.....

GuerillaBlack
01-29-2008, 10:50 PM
I think we saw our last superbowl in Houston for some time.
Why would you say that?

TexanSam
01-29-2008, 11:56 PM
Sorry guys, there is no way we get a superbowl in 2012. Its a know fact that the NFL does not like to pick teams that has a chance to go to the Superbowl. They like the Superbowl to stay a neutral site and the Texans will be in the middle of there multiple Superbowl runs.

Speaking of which, has a city that's hosting the Super Bowl ever had its home team play in the big game that season?

AnthonyE
01-30-2008, 12:34 AM
Speaking of which, has a city that's hosting the Super Bowl ever had its home team play in the big game that season?

Closest thing to it is Super Bowl XIV which was in the Rose Bowl.

It was the LA Rams vs the Steelers.

Score was 19-31 Steelers.

Koolaid Time
01-30-2008, 09:25 AM
The Astrodome Redevelopers just signed a long term lease on the ol' girl... A big hotel right across the street may being us a Super Bowl.

"A group of entrepreneurs missed a Tuesday deadline for reaching a deal to turn the Dome into a convention hotel, but have negotiated a proposed long-term lease for the aging sports venue.

Astrodome Redevelopment Co. and the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp. will forward the lease proposal to the county attorney's office for review Monday, County Attorney Mike Stafford said.

The sports corporation can ask the Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for input on the lease if the county attorney's office finds that it does not violate their rights, Stafford said.

"In reading the draft, we didn't see any problems," he said.

In summer 2006, the sports corporation and Commissioners Court gave preliminary approval to Astrodome Redevelopment's $450 million proposal to turn the Dome into a 1,300-room hotel."

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/metro/5497012.html

Texans_Chick
01-30-2008, 09:35 AM
I think we saw our last superbowl in Houston for some time.

Yup.

Just because Houstonians were nice doesn't mean that they want the SB back here. We are too spread out.

If the powers that be had their way, the SB would be in Miami and NOLA and that's it. Because of the partying.

Texan_Bill
01-30-2008, 10:41 AM
Why would you say that?

For one reason, owners of smaller revenue generating teams don't like it when the big revenue teams get to host a Super Bowl.

Second, TC touched on the city being spread out, although they used to have Super Bowls in Pasadena Ca., so go figure there.

Also agree with TC about NOLA and Miami - traditional 'Party Cities'.

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On the bright side, we have hosted 2 Super Bowls which is more than a lot of cities can say....

TEXANS84
01-30-2008, 10:46 AM
But on the other hand, I fully expect Dallas (being spread out all over the place) to land alot of superbowls for time to come. They have the ability to make that stadium seat (I believe) around 90,000 if needed.
More revenue to the NFL, more superbowls.

It also didn't help Houston that we had bad weather leading up until the game (mid 40'-50s, raining).

Vinny
01-30-2008, 10:49 AM
Isn't the world supposed to end in December 2012? Perhaps we should hold the SB at some Mayan pyramid. This looks like a good location...

http://www.lost-civilizations.net/images/mayan/templewarriors2.jpg

Double Barrel
01-30-2008, 11:01 AM
Isn't the world supposed to end in December 2012?

yeah, the year the Texans finally make it to the Super Bowl. But we never get to see the game because the world ends. Figures.

I doubt Houston will host a SB for a long while, too. It will surprise me if we ever see it again, to be honest.

TEXANS84
01-30-2008, 11:36 AM
Old stuff on Houston:

Bill Simmons (ESPN) is voicing his displeasure with another trip to Houston:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/060220

Bill Simmons Superbowl blog:
http://proxy.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/blog/040201

it was just like New Orleans. Of course, with much, much crummier weather. And if you extended it by 50 miles, then put a total of 20 cabs in the entire city. And if the traffic was reprehensible and caused you to re-evaluate your will to live. Then it was just like the Big Easy.

Texan_Bill
01-30-2008, 12:16 PM
Bill Simmons.... Just another BSPN jerk-off. Whatever..

Point being, for every negative comment, there were plenty of positives including Tagliabue...



Also, at least Kid Rock, Nelly and Diddy like H-town:
They all had positive comments about the host city.

"I love Houston. I've been here plenty of times," Nelly said.

"I've always had a strong relationship with Houston. One of my managers is from here. We've come down here from day one and played for 500 people. Now we're lucky enough to build that up and play for 15 to 20,000," Kid Rock said.

"I've been coming here a lot lately over the last two years. It always looks clean and beautiful to me. It looks good. I love it," P. Diddy said.

GuerillaBlack
01-30-2008, 05:32 PM
Yup.

Just because Houstonians were nice doesn't mean that they want the SB back here. We are too spread out.

If the powers that be had their way, the SB would be in Miami and NOLA and that's it. Because of the partying.

How are we too spread out? Everything is close together and by 2012, four new light rail lines will connect the inner city.

Texan_Bill
01-30-2008, 05:55 PM
How are we too spread out? Everything is close together any by 2012, four new light rail lines will connect the inner city.

Agreed..

Besides is Houston anymore spread out than SoCal?? .. Dallas (when including Arlington and Fort Worth)?? How about Jacksonville Florida, which is the largest city in the country?? I understand that they brought cruise ships down the St. John's river, but that wasn't nearly enough to concentrate all of the visitors in and around the Landing...

GuerillaBlack
01-30-2008, 05:59 PM
Here is a new article: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5499657.html

And more on the spread out part, all of the large hotels are in Downtown or Uptown. Both will be connected by rail by 2012. Both have huge developments going on (or soon will be going on), that can really impress the NFL (include a 66-story Ritz Hotel, a 37-story W Hotel, and a TON more). The Astrodome redevelopment into a 1500 room hotel will help, too, and the NFL could have their headquarters there.

Lauren
01-30-2008, 06:56 PM
Also, at least Kid Rock, Nelly and Diddy like H-town:

Oooh, we got to go do Diddy's party. :D My favorite line of the night (in response to Diddy showing up with his entourage and blocking us from taking Dhani Jones to Jillian's):

Dhani Jones: "Ugh. *******ing P. Diddy."

[/name dropping]

Speedy
01-30-2008, 08:16 PM
Closest thing to it is Super Bowl XIV which was in the Rose Bowl.

It was the LA Rams vs the Steelers.

Score was 19-31 Steelers.

There's also SB XIX, 49ers and Dolphins at Stanford Stadium about 25 miles from Candlestick Park.

AnthonyE
01-31-2008, 02:13 AM
Old stuff on Houston:

Bill Simmons (ESPN) is voicing his displeasure with another trip to Houston:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/060220

Bill Simmons Superbowl blog:
http://proxy.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/blog/040201

I don't mean to sound like a jerk...

But he can burn in hell for all I care. I love my city and I don't give a rat's behind if he wants to visit it or not. If he doesn't like it, he doesn't have to come 4 times in 4 years. He's not welcome back next major sporting event, imo.

I didn't even bother to read the 2nd one.

I guess it is our fault for being friendly to such an ass in the first place. :/

Yankee_In_TX
01-31-2008, 08:55 AM
The majority of athletes and press liked Houston, both the city and he game venue.

If y'all think back, some of the bigger folks in the media wrote some very nasty stuff that in my mind, is how L.A. is, not Houston.

McClain said (and I actually think he knows what he is talking about here) that the league office and other important people, for whatever reason don't like Houston/Texas and would rather be in CA or FL.

He also said Dallas has a leg up for Texas SB's because of their new stadiums seating capacity....

GuerillaBlack
01-31-2008, 10:01 AM
Something I noticed, Houston's stadium is the same size as Indy, so seating capacity shouldn't be an issue.

Wolf
01-31-2008, 02:10 PM
http://www.photohome.com/pictures/texas-pictures/houston/reliant-stadium-2a.jpg


First it was Indianapolis, now you can add Houston to the list of cities looking to host the 2012 Super Bowl. On Wednesday, Houston Texans owner Robert McNair said that support for the idea from local leaders convinced him to go ahead with the proposal; if successful, the game would be played at the home of the Texans, Reliant Stadium.

Houston last hosted the Super Bowl in 2004, when the New England Patriots played the Carolina Panthers - a game won by the Patriots, 32-29. The Super Bowl, after this year, will be hosted by Tampa in 2009, Miami in 2010 and Arlington, TX in 2011.


http://www.nflgridirongab.com/2008/01/30/houston-to-bid-for-2012-super-bowl/

I am all for an extra home game :fans:

badboy
01-31-2008, 02:14 PM
Ok, quick. Someone line up the yachts!!

Texan_Bill
01-31-2008, 02:24 PM
http://www.photohome.com/pictures/texas-pictures/houston/reliant-stadium-2a.jpg

Where the heck is everyone??? We keep showing up later and later and later!!!

I know, the yellow coats have us backed up checking our tickets AFTER we already gave them the little stubs... :gun:

Yankee_In_TX
01-31-2008, 04:17 PM
Ok, quick. Someone line up the yachts!!

LOL, thanks to Sports Radio, I get that joke. Rep even!

TEXANS84
01-31-2008, 04:32 PM
John McLain said that it's very doubtfull that Dallas (2011) and Houston (2012) get the superbowl on consecutive years.

badboy
01-31-2008, 04:38 PM
Yup.

Just because Houstonians were nice doesn't mean that they want the SB back here. We are too spread out.

If the powers that be had their way, the SB would be in Miami and NOLA and that's it. Because of the partying.Wait, wait! We got the best Gentlemen's clubs and I know for a fact that Warren Moon and Dante Pastorini will volunteer to show the owners around if someone will front some $1 bills.

badboy
01-31-2008, 04:40 PM
Isn't the world supposed to end in December 2012? Perhaps we should hold the SB at some Mayan pyramid. This looks like a good location...

http://www.lost-civilizations.net/images/mayan/templewarriors2.jpgBud Adams helped write that prediction knowing Houston might have a shot.

GuerillaBlack
01-31-2008, 04:41 PM
John McLain said that it's very doubtfull that Dallas (2011) and Houston (2012) get the superbowl on consecutive years.

Just because McLain said it? I don't know. There is a strong possibility. If not 2012, then 2013 (which I think would be a better year).

TEXANS84
01-31-2008, 05:01 PM
Just because McLain said it? I don't know.

No, but he makes a valid point. BUT, on the other hand California and Florida have hosted it on consecutive years though.

gary
01-31-2008, 05:07 PM
I have to say the city did a great job cleaning up and getting ready for the big game. Also with all the events IMO.

badboy
01-31-2008, 05:11 PM
Just because McLain said it? I don't know. There is a strong possibility. If not 2012, then 2013 (which I think would be a better year).I agree as we go left tackle in 2012 first round. Oh, wait when Houston gets Bowl not goes.

swisher
01-31-2008, 05:29 PM
Tampa and Miami host it back to back. And Miami will have had 41 and then 44. I don't know why they would automatically rule out two Super Bowls in Texas back to back.

I don't see us getting 2012, but I bet we get one soon after.

Texas4Some
01-31-2008, 05:34 PM
the texans have carried themselves as a first class organization and should be treated as one by the NFL. Super Bowl 2012 awarded to Houston Texans. enough said.

:fans:

GuerillaBlack
01-31-2008, 05:35 PM
Tampa and Miami host it back to back. And Miami will have had 41 and then 44. I don't know why they would automatically rule out two Super Bowls in Texas back to back.

I don't see us getting 2012, but I bet we get one soon after.

2013 is the one that I really see, but I would love to have the 2012 Super Bowl in Houston.

Yankee_In_TX
01-31-2008, 08:20 PM
I have to say the city did a great job cleaning up and getting ready for the big game. Also with all the events IMO.

Most of us think so. Most of the stars thought so. But for some reason the NFL and important people in the media hated Houston. Then, I think for some reason they hated us before they came.

Also, in their minds FL or CA >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TX

GuerillaBlack
01-31-2008, 10:16 PM
From the last Super Bowl. These people look like they were having a good time in Houston:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/205/492731851_8123d63ac3.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/115/260273440_082cb65109.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/46/128133121_67db932032.jpg

And no one can forget Ms. Jackson...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1332/552388331_033942acf4.jpg?v=0

ubecool454
02-03-2008, 08:43 AM
http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/story?id=0900...mp;confirm=true (http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/story?id=09000d5d806556c8&template=without-video&confirm=true)


Damn, I hope we get it...

Indy will get the superbowl in 2012. The city of Houston and all other cities should just wait until 2013. Save the money and effort.

ubecool454
02-03-2008, 08:44 AM
I bet NOLA gets it

I sure hope not!

ubecool454
02-03-2008, 08:48 AM
Why would you say that?

Maybe the NFL doesn't want Bob Mcnair to get to big to fast. They have to be looking at the fact that as soon as the superbowl is over that Relaint stadium has about 24 days of straight sellouts with the rodeo. Mr mcnair is rolling in dough. If given a choice to have the livestock show or the superbowl...thats a no brainer from a money standpoint.

ubecool454
02-03-2008, 08:50 AM
Speaking of which, has a city that's hosting the Super Bowl ever had its home team play in the big game that season?

i don't think any team has pulled that off. Dallas thinks they will but I'm hoping that the Texans get to play in the superbowl in dallas new stadium...that would shut those cowboys fans up for a longtime..lol