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TEXANS84
05-24-2005, 02:47 PM
Super Bowl decision day is tomorrow

11:27 AM CDT on Tuesday, May 24, 2005


From 11 News Staff Reports


Houston Mayor Bill White and other city leaders are headed to Washington D.C. on a mission to bring the Super Bowl back to Houston in 2009.


Super Bowl XXXVIII was a smashing public relations and economic success for the Bayou City. When it ended, NFL Commissioner Paul Taglibue promised to bring the game back to Houston.


Houston's Super Bowl sales team will practice their pitch today, then present it to NFL owners Wednesday.


After also hearing proposals from Atlanta, Tampa and Miami, the owners will vote on which city gets the big game.

LINK (http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou050524_mh_superbowl.2a6e7e6a5.html)

Nawzer
05-24-2005, 02:55 PM
I really hope we get it but I have a feeling Atlanta will be the chosen city for 09.

JustBonee
05-24-2005, 04:50 PM
We keep hearing it's either Houston or Atlanta. Miami gets it in 07, so maybe not them in 09 again, but why is it assumed that Tampa doesn't have a chance? I missed that.

DRIFTAWAY
05-24-2005, 04:56 PM
Dont wanna be a party pooper but I don't see Houstin landing it in 09. I see them hosting another one around 2013.

OzzO
05-24-2005, 05:18 PM
Yeah, Mayor White didn't sound TOO confident this morning about it on 610. He noted head to head, we'd take it but apparently Atlanta is throwing tax-money at the owners as incentive? (speculation as I haven't heard this before).

If nothing else, maybe we'll get the Jets turn at the wheel that they were promised if they got the new stadium built.

It'd be fun to have it here again, we defintely put on a good show as a hosting city last time.

YodAa
05-24-2005, 05:52 PM
Tampa has a very good chance at getting it too. If you check their website it says that they made the best bid they had ever done or something like that, but I really hope we get it.

OzzO
05-24-2005, 10:46 PM
The Super Bowl was played in Houston's new stadium in 2004 and in Jacksonville's rebuilt stadium in 2005, and it will be played in Detroit's new stadium in 2006 and suburban Phoenix's new stadium, currently under construction, in 2008. The NFL even awarded a Super Bowl out of order to assist the New York Jets' politically charged effort to get a stadium built in Manhattan, awarding the 2010 game to the city so who's got 2007? (and if the Jets don't get going, 2010 will be up for grabs as well)

...commissioner Paul Tagliabue place on having each franchise in the best possible facility with maximum revenue streams... Even so, some NFL owners are occasionally wistful for the old days the first three decades of Super Bowl history when the game generally rotated among a handful of warm-weather sites..... "There are some owners who feel the Super Bowl should be played in locations where everybody can go out and play golf and enjoy the sunshine," Ganis said. "Those owners believe that is part of what historically made the Super Bowl special. So there is that side of the argument, but it is not carrying as much weight as it used to." 'cause it's all about the money - doesn't matter there's a game to play.

Ah well. We'll see soon enough if it's $$ or a god hosting city that wins it.

YodAa
05-24-2005, 10:56 PM
2007 is Miami which is why Miami is most likely not gonna get 09

thetexanator
05-24-2005, 11:52 PM
hate to say it, looks like atlanta will get it. man that sux. :brickwall

thetexanator
05-25-2005, 12:11 AM
la didnt want the team. all ive been hearing has atlanta getting it, they are the favorite with us running 2nd.

Tedc
05-25-2005, 06:45 AM
They can't possibly give it to Atlanta because of the weather and the fact that they are not ready now......especially after a successful one here.

Look for the announcement today to favor us.

SheTexan
05-25-2005, 07:05 AM
Stinkin politics!! Atlanta will get it for that reason only! They had a bad ice storm the last time they hosted the SB, but, I dont' think the NFL will even take that into consideration. If weather was a major factor, why are they in the final four? It's all politics! Atlanta needs a new/renovated stadium and this is the NFLs way of making sure they get it.

nunusguy
05-25-2005, 08:09 AM
This is a slam dunk for Atlanta, and having lived there for a year I can tell
you it's a good town and a big time convention center that is deserving of
the SB. Yes convention center and that's what the SB is, one of the countrys biggest, most sought after annual conventions and therein is the
silver lining for Houston. Historically Houston is an economic giant, but as an
industrial center and the hemispheres (if not the worlds), energy center.
Thru developement downtown (thank "Kenny Boy" for getting the downtown renaissance rolling with the Enron/Minute Maid stadium), and of course Bob McNair for building Reliant, Houston is now competing head to head with places like Atlanta & N.Texas for this convention business on a national basis.

TEXANS84
05-25-2005, 12:07 PM
Today's the Day!

Countdown looms to bring Super Bowl back to Houston in 2009

09:48 AM CDT on Wednesday, May 25, 2005


By Giff Nielsen / 11 Sports



By Wednesday night it will be known whether or not Houston will host another Super Bowl.

City leaders are in the nation's capital to make their presentation to the NFL owners and officials.

There has been a lot of preparation put in for this week's presentation, which means millions of dollars for the Houston economy. The city's heavy hitters will only get 15 minutes to make their pitch for Super Bowl XLIII in 2009.

Houston will make the first presentation at 10 a.m. central Wednesday.

Atlanta is set for 10:15. Many believe the city is the biggest competition.

Miami, always a popular destination, will follow at 10:30.

Tampa Bay is also a popular destination, which presents at 10:45.

There will then be a question and answer session, followed by a five-minute final plea from each owner.

After all of that, the vote will be taken by a secret ballot until a winner is declared.

The Texans said they are ready to give it their best shot.

"All of the cities are certainly playing the card that this will help their franchise. We're not doing that. We feel we have the best bid and had a great fan experience," said Charley Casserly, Texans General Manager. "Everybody we've talked to loved their time in Houston and ours will stand on its merits."

"Regardless of what people might tell you, you never know how they're going to vote. But I think that our proposal is the pest proposal," said Texans Owner Bob McNair.

The Houston contingent has a difficult sell because owners tend to be very independent, and that's where the politics come into play
The delegation includes Houston Mayor Bill White who was leaving for D.C. Tuesday night.

The week long party in January a year ago pumped an estimated $165 million into the Houston economy and five years from now, it cold be even more.

Great, McNair took the wrong proposal! Someone call Orkin and get the right one!

YodAa
05-25-2005, 01:41 PM
So when do they announce that we should start saving ticket money?

YodAa
05-25-2005, 02:25 PM
Word on the BUcs board is that Tampa got it :crying:

YodAa
05-25-2005, 02:35 PM
This Sux! (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/8503463) :crying: Tampa Bay awarded Super Bowl XLIII

WASHINGTON (May 25, 2005) -- Tampa Bay was awarded the 2009 Super Bowl today in a vote at the NFL owners meetings. It beat out three other finalists for the game: Atlanta, Houston and South Florida.

Super Bowl XLIII will be the fourth Super Bowl in Tampa, and the first one since 2001, when the Baltimore Ravens defeated the New York Giants, 34-7, in Super Bowl XXXV. The first Super Bowl in Tampa was held in 1984, when the Los Angeles Raiders beat the Washington Redskins, 38-9, in Super Bowl XVIII.

The 2006 game -- Super Bowl XL -- will be held in Detroit, followed by Miami in 2007 and Glendale, Arizona, in 2008.

DRIFTAWAY
05-25-2005, 06:13 PM
seemed as if the race came down to Atlanta and Houston but not surprising to see Tampa get it.+

JustBonee
05-25-2005, 06:29 PM
I couldn't figure out why everyone had Tampa written off.
It's a beautiful city ... with the beaches, palm trees, the skyway bridge going into the city, great weather (in February) and all the stuff those owners and their wives love.
But, I'm sure if they could go between Miami and San Diego every year with the Super Bowl, they would.

With time, if they can get into Mexico with the NFL, they'll want the Super Bowl in Acapulco. :rolleyes:

YodAa
05-25-2005, 06:48 PM
Acapulco isn't beautiful anymore, its a party city now and not even big enough to hold a SB

Yankee_In_TX
05-26-2005, 09:17 AM
For all you Titans haters:

Titans owner Bud Adams, a Houstonian, who had promoted his hometown behind the scenes, said he was stunned that Tampa was the winner.

"I'm surprised Houston was knocked out because they made a great presentation." Adams said."I'm surprised Tampa got it. It doesn't make sense. I'm in Houston's corner all the way and Houston had the best bid."


Here is the link

http://www.chron.com/CDA/umstory.mpl/sports/3198923
Appointed by commissioner Paul Tagliabue to chair the committee that reviews economics and reports back to the membership, McNair might not have been sympathetic enough to owners of low-revenue teams, according to two owners who asked not to be identified.

JustBonee
05-26-2005, 12:18 PM
Appointed by commissioner Paul Tagliabue to chair the committee that reviews economics and reports back to the membership, McNair might not have been sympathetic enough to owners of low-revenue teams, according to two owners who asked not to be identified.
Like I posted in the other SB thread, I think that was KEY. Wrong time to run all that stuff together. Can't win a popularity contest with the other owners after that.

WWJD
05-26-2005, 12:49 PM
So the consensus is that this snub is somehow punishment against McNair for being on a committee? I'm not sure I understand the dynamics of the committee he's on..does it take money out of other owner's pockets?

JustBonee
05-26-2005, 01:02 PM
So the consensus is that this snub is somehow punishment against McNair for being on a committee? I'm not sure I understand the dynamics of the committee he's on..does it take money out of other owner's pockets?

This isn't anything new and like I said before, it is so unfair to Bob McNair.


WASHINGTON - It seems almost fitting that NFL owners gathered this week in this city of filibusters, handshake deals and lobbyists to argue about taxes.

And to argue about profits, about the division between the haves and the have-nots, the upper and middle classes.

A group of millionaires arguing about the league's $6 billion pie wouldn't seem to be that big a concern, but some owners agree with Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson that a new agreement on how NFL teams share their revenues is the biggest step to the league maintaining its high profile.

Wilson and others such as the Pittsburgh Steelers' Dan Rooney and the Kansas City Chiefs' Lamar Hunt are concerned the gap between high-revenue teams such as the Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins and the rest of the league is becoming too wide.

They say the gap is preventing the league from addressing other issues, such as extending a collective-bargaining agreement with the players.
..rest in article.

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/broncos/article/0,1299,DRMN_17_3807046,00.html

TEXANS84
07-01-2005, 11:14 AM
You guys are going to love this. Remember, this is the stadium that beat out Houston, Atlanta, and Miami for the 2009 Superbowl.

-- Bucs' Raymond James Stadium Falling Apart --
Fri Jul 1, 2005 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tampa Tribune reports first the sun-faded pink seats, now a falling chunk of panel - it's been a tough year for not only the Buccaneers but also for Raymond James Stadium. The Tampa Sports Authority, which manages the Bucs' home field, was scrambling this month to cope with the collapse of a 28-foot-long chunk of panel from the underside of an upper-deck overhang. Rain earlier this month led to water leaking through the upper deck and saturating the panel, which tore off its screws and collapsed on seats in the lower bowl June 11, said Mickey Farrell, sports authority operations director. As a result, the sports authority plans to consider spending as much as $600,000 to repair the damage, Farrell said. The $600,000 would include $200,000 for scaffolding, he said. The repair work would include replacing all 30 such soffit panels around the stadium before the Bucs' Aug. 20 preseason home opener against Jacksonville, Farrell said. Each panel is 40 feet long. He expects the repair work to be done by Aug. 15. Farrell said there were no events in the stadium until the Aug. 20 game.

GuerillaBlack
12-22-2006, 03:54 PM
It still sucks to this day.

kastofsna
12-22-2006, 03:57 PM
gotta say i'm excited for this. raymond james is the finest stadium in the league, and i plan on being there for this one.

El Tejano
12-22-2006, 04:08 PM
It still sucks to this day.

Your Avatar needs to say "Look, I can see the blitz and I'm actually reading the defense!"

Double Barrel
12-22-2006, 04:16 PM
raymond james is the finest stadium in the league, and i plan on being there for this one.

Did you read the post by TEXANS84, two posts before your post? :um:

GuerillaBlack
12-22-2006, 04:22 PM
Or mine. The stadium still sucks to this day, and it sucks that the Bayou City did not get awarded a Super Bowl. It goes to Miami, Glendale, Miami, then Tampa (something like that). A bad rotation and a Florida bias.

hobie
12-22-2006, 05:31 PM
Then wait til Dallas get's into the mix, will be hard to get a fair shake with Jerry trying to get into the rotation.

Ole Miss Texan
12-25-2006, 01:49 AM
Well we may not have gotten it, but we could always play in it!

kastofsna
12-25-2006, 09:42 AM
Did you read the post by TEXANS84, two posts before your post? :um:
yes i did, which is what prompted me to say that.

also:

http://msn.foxsports.com/story/5941952?FSO1&ATT=HCP&GT1=8595

kastofsna
12-25-2006, 09:43 AM
Or mine. The stadium still sucks to this day, and it sucks that the Bayou City did not get awarded a Super Bowl. It goes to Miami, Glendale, Miami, then Tampa (something like that). A bad rotation and a Florida bias.
miami, glendale, tampa, miami. ;) SUCKS FOR YOU!