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Norg
01-31-2013, 01:28 PM
doesent it seem just like the team refuse to make big changes its the same with the city. refusing to get the ball rolling on the astrodome and the surrounding area . is that why we never even get a look to host a Superbowl

and is it just me or is there some underhand deal with new orleans or something why do they always get Superbowls all the time and Houston gets nothing ..?????

Vinny
01-31-2013, 01:30 PM
New Orleans is a city geared for a big party...Houston is big spread out and ugly.

Norg
01-31-2013, 01:34 PM
New Orleans is a city geared for a big party...Houston is big spread out and ugly.

so to get a superbowl u have to have alot of bars and ball rooms ...uhhh houston gots plenty of thoes

thunderkyss
01-31-2013, 01:38 PM
Wouldn't it be cool if they turn the Astro dome into a huge indoor parking garage, with bars & clubs for people to hang out during game time? Kind of airportish... you could have bars, clubs, coffee shops, restaurants, gear shops, etc... then you could have an underground tunnel with a conveyor.... heck, it could be an above ground bridge/conveyor (like an airport) connecting the two buildings.

The shops & clubs & what not would be for the people who enjoy the game day atmosphere, but don't want to pay to attend the game, kinda like tailgaters.

Vinny
01-31-2013, 01:43 PM
so to get a superbowl u have to have alot of bars and ball rooms ...uhhh houston gots plenty of thoes
not in walking distance

eriadoc
01-31-2013, 07:46 PM
Turn the Dome into a supersize strip club and casino and we'll get Super Bowls. Citizens don't want Super Bowls that badly.

CloakNNNdagger
01-31-2013, 08:13 PM
Downtown New Orleans has ~50,000 hotel rooms. Their Super Bowl visitors don't need to find accommodations under a nearby bridge in order to be close to the venue.:kitten:

Texan_Bill
01-31-2013, 09:43 PM
doesent it seem just like the team refuse to make big changes its the same with the city. refusing to get the ball rolling on the astrodome and the surrounding area . is that why we never even get a look to host a Superbowl

and is it just me or is there some underhand deal with new orleans or something why do they always get Superbowls all the time and Houston gets nothing ..?????

We've had two Super Bowls in the city of Houston (better than a lot of other NFL cities).

While we are a less sexy city than a party town like New Orleans or South Beach, Miami (obviously), we're doing okay.

We'll have a third....... soon (and by soon, I mean within about 10 years or so).

Hookem Horns
01-31-2013, 11:01 PM
New Orleans is a city geared for a big party...Houston is big spread out and ugly.

That's why. I was listening to this being discussed on a sports radio station here and they were talking about the different Super Bowl cities (comparing them to Tampa).

The biggest complaint they brought up about Houston was it is too spread out. One guy said the parties and events were too far from each other.

New Orleans is perfect because people can walk to all of the parties and events and don't have to worry about driving or grabbing a cab.

The Tampa Bay area supposedly has more strip clubs than any other NFL city and that is why it's a popular SB city.

Corrosion
01-31-2013, 11:52 PM
New Orleans is a city geared for a big party...Houston is big spread out and ugly.

New Orleans is pretty ugly too .... Just not in the area around their stadium.

SheTexan
02-01-2013, 12:48 AM
New Orleans is pretty ugly too .... Just not in the area around their stadium.

I'll find out tomorrow! :doot:

Last time I was in NOLA, about 2 yrs ago, the area around the stadium was awful. Maybe they've cleaned it up some more by now.

Personally, I detest New Orleans, but, I'm going this weekend to hopefully celebrate a NINER SB win!! My TEXANS let me down, but, my second fav team is still kickin!! Should be a fun trip!

Hookem Horns
02-01-2013, 12:58 AM
Personally, I detest New Orleans, but, I'm going this weekend to hopefully celebrate a NINER SB win!! My TEXANS let me down, but, my second fav team is still kickin!! Should be a fun trip!

Congrats Sandy! Do you have tickets or just going out there to party?

HJam72
02-01-2013, 10:13 AM
So basically we just need to turn the Astrodome into one giant topless bar with a lot of rental rooms, not that there's anything wrong with that. :kitten:

TexanSam
02-01-2013, 10:31 AM
We're never going to be on the same boat as Miami, New Orleans, and LA as for as hosting Super Bowls. They're great cities for hosting large events like the Super Bowl. Not that Houston isn't, but we're not on the same level as they are. I'm sure we'll get one before 2020, and maybe once a decade or every 15 years which isn't so bad.

Lurvinator11
02-01-2013, 10:41 AM
doesent it seem just like the team refuse to make big changes its the same with the city. refusing to get the ball rolling on the astrodome and the surrounding area . is that why we never even get a look to host a Superbowl

and is it just me or is there some underhand deal with new orleans or something why do they always get Superbowls all the time and Houston gets nothing ..?????

Make big changes?

They're putting a new video board (the biggest in the NFL, if I'm correct) in to raise their chances of getting Super Bowl 51. This has been no secret. I don't think that constitutes as refusing to do anything.

C'mon Norg....

Also, I don't know what our metro rail was like when the last Super Bowl was played here, but now people could easily stay in downtown Houston, and take the light rail to Reliant. The stadium may not be near the downtown, but it isn't hard or out of the way to make it there for visitors.

IDEXAN
02-01-2013, 11:43 AM
New Orleans is pretty ugly too .... Just not in the area around their stadium.
And even more dangerous than Beirut according to some rankings. You visit that place, always watch your back.

Vinny
02-01-2013, 12:31 PM
Make big changes?

They're putting a new video board (the biggest in the NFL, if I'm correct) in to raise their chances of getting Super Bowl 51. This has been no secret. I don't think that constitutes as refusing to do anything.

C'mon Norg....

Also, I don't know what our metro rail was like when the last Super Bowl was played here, but now people could easily stay in downtown Houston, and take the light rail to Reliant. The stadium may not be near the downtown, but it isn't hard or out of the way to make it there for visitors.
metrorail was there when the stadium was built. Not much going on downtown Houston at night. Been there? Everything happens further West of the downtown area in Houston. You can't walk there or catch metrorail to get there.
And even more dangerous than Beirut according to some rankings. You visit that place, always watch your back. In the hood it may be...but the SB isn't being played there.

Dread-Head
02-01-2013, 12:41 PM
So basically we just need to turn the Astrodome into one giant topless bar with a lot of rental rooms, not that there's anything wrong with that. :kitten:

:facepalm: Not without consent from Bill...

GP
02-01-2013, 12:57 PM
And even more dangerous than Beirut according to some rankings. You visit that place, always watch your back.

Yep.

My plumber gave me a PVC cutting tool that looks like pliers but with two thin blades in place of the gripper clamps that you see on pliers. You clamp down on the PVC, it locks in place, then you spin it around the pipe and it slices it through.

He told me the thugs in New Orleans use those. They knock people out cold, then use those to cut OFF the ring finger so they can get the ring and run off as quick as possible.

My wife had to be there for business conference, her and her co-workers walked out the front door of the hotel and turned to the right...the doorman said "Hey, where you going?" She replied "Going sight-seeing!" And the doorman said, "Not that way you're not. Go this way over here, and be back before dark. You go the way you're going and you won't be coming back."

Who the hell wants to travel to a place like that? No thanks. LOL.

HoustonFrog
02-01-2013, 02:17 PM
Houston put on a great SB. Bars aplenty. Midtown is fun right outside downtown.

The issue that causes problems is convenience for those staying here. When the SB was here you had guys...higher end media people...staying out near Sugarland, others out West. They then all had to fight traffic to converge downtown. It just isn't good for having that many people in one centralized place. Other cities can handle it and are built for it. It's sad to say but the SB is about marketing and headlines. You get media, celebs, etc coming into your city. It sounds dumb but when Diddy is having is SB party at I-10 and the Beltway, it doesn't draw attention. We don't care about that but some do.

Miami, San Diego, LA, New Orleans...all have built advantages. People want to go there to start.

StarStruck
02-01-2013, 04:37 PM
Who the hell wants to travel to a place like that? No thanks. LOL.

I do. I can almost taste the beignets, the seafood, the hurricanes, and any other tasties offered.

I had a great time when the Super Bowl was in Houston. Downtown was packed at night, quite the opposite from normal, and if not mistaken the metro line goal was to completed and ready for operation by Super Bowl. It was packed and required some waits. If I didn't live in Houston and nor my team playing in the game, then I wouldn't make a special trip. However, New Orleans calls for a special trip whether going to the game of not, IMHO.

2012Champs
02-01-2013, 04:45 PM
Yep.

My plumber gave me a PVC cutting tool that looks like pliers but with two thin blades in place of the gripper clamps that you see on pliers. You clamp down on the PVC, it locks in place, then you spin it around the pipe and it slices it through.

He told me the thugs in New Orleans use those. They knock people out cold, then use those to cut OFF the ring finger so they can get the ring and run off as quick as possible.

My wife had to be there for business conference, her and her co-workers walked out the front door of the hotel and turned to the right...the doorman said "Hey, where you going?" She replied "Going sight-seeing!" And the doorman said, "Not that way you're not. Go this way over here, and be back before dark. You go the way you're going and you won't be coming back."

Who the hell wants to travel to a place like that? No thanks. LOL.





I like traveling to NO. Let make up scary stories about people using PVC cutters to cut people's fingers off, my pvc cutter might work better as it is a ratching but the tool you mention doesnt seem well suited for cutting a persons finger off. More likely I could work faster and cleaner knocking you out and using a bottle of jerggins on your hand. That said I do think the story is either fabrication or stretched.


Houston has plenty of places that you shouldnt go or walk at night as does nearly any large city

Dan B.
02-02-2013, 02:31 AM
Did Houston's bid actually fail? I thought thry hadn't voted yet.

http://www.khou.com/sports/what-are-the-chances-189469851.html

Playoffs
02-02-2013, 09:41 AM
Did Houston's bid actually fail? I thought thry hadn't voted yet.

http://www.khou.com/sports/what-are-the-chances-189469851.html

No. McNair just added Jim Baker to the bid team.

IDEXAN
02-02-2013, 11:30 AM
Places like Houston & DFW have drawbacks when it comes to the SB, not the least of which they are are just too spreadout. And DFW is even worse than Houston in that department since they basically had the game and SB-media headquarters in FW, but other events including many partys in the Dallas area of N.Texas. Then there's the issue about weather in North Texas - yea they have nasty, horrible weather including ice storms there some times in the winter don't they ? On the other hand Houston winters are milder with Ice Storms being unusual though not unheard of, though H-twon is also very spread out but not as bad as DFW since that's basically 2 different large cities in N.Texas.
The media seems to prefer NOLA most of all because the facilities are so concentrated which makes their job easier and many also prefer NOLA since it's the quintessential party town plus it's got such great cuisine.
And finally lots and lots of people prefer South FLA with it's great winter weather and South Beach scene.

Showtime100
02-02-2013, 11:55 AM
So basically we just need to turn the Astrodome into one giant topless bar with a lot of rental rooms, not that there's anything wrong with that. :kitten:

Not a bad idea, but I don't think I'm ready to see the Eighth Wonder Of The World with a giant nipple sticking up on top. :kitten:

infantrycak
02-02-2013, 11:55 AM
plus it's got such great cuisine.

Houston cuisine is better and was tremendously lauded during and after the 2004 SB here.

I saw nothing but glowing reports after our SB. People are over analyzing this thinking the physical features of the city are critical. Look at the number of cities which have built a new stadium and have gotten a SB. That has become almost de facto since we came into the league - build a stadium, get a SB. Then the bidding process is basically a bribe fest. Miami won its last SB over Houston by offering every NFL owner an at least 150 ft yacht to hang out on for the week.

Playoffs
02-02-2013, 12:57 PM
Not a bad idea, but I don't think I'm ready to see the Eighth Wonder Of The World with a giant nipple sticking up on top. :kitten:
Eight Wonder of the World needs to go. It's an eyesore, like an unwanted weed that has taken root in the parking lot of Reliant.

http://www.roundup-garden.com/images/xl_use.jpg

IDEXAN
02-02-2013, 01:15 PM
Houston cuisine is better and was tremendously lauded during and after the 2004 SB here.

Better than NOLA ? I dunno, but I've certainly had many great meals in Houston, while I've only been to NOLA once so I mainly go on it's reputation.

Miami won its last SB over Houston by offering every NFL owner an at least 150 ft yacht to hang out on for the week.
It's my understand that Miami and San Fran battle it out for the 2016 SB, then it's Houston vs the loser for the 2017 game ? I just don't see Houston winning that contest vs either of those cities ? I'm a fan of Houston, but it's a business town, I personally think one of Americans greatest business cities because of its incredible entrepreneurial spirit and pristine capitalism/free-market mentality, but it's not a superior convention town or vacation destination like both Miami and San Fran are. What's the attraction, what's to see in Houston for the SB fan down there for the better part of a whole week, while there's gobs of stuff in the other 2 places ?

infantrycak
02-02-2013, 01:38 PM
Better than NOLA ? I dunno, but I've certainly had many great meals in Houston, while I've only been to NOLA once so I mainly go on it's reputation.

Absolutely yes. The reputation is old and was always over stated. It was relatively unique, not great - and thanks to business expenses I have eaten at all the top NOLA restaurants.

It's my understand that Miami and San Fran battle it out for the 2016 SB, then it's Houston vs the loser for the 2017 game ? I just don't see Houston winning that contest vs either of those cities ? I'm a fan of Houston, but it's a business town, I personally think one of Americans greatest business cities because of its incredible entrepreneurial spirit and pristine capitalism/free-market mentality, but it's not a superior convention town or vacation destination like both Miami and San Fran are. What's the attraction, what's to see in Houston for the SB fan down there for the better part of a whole week, while there's gobs of stuff in the other 2 places ?

Gobs of stuff in Miami? Anyway...

You are continuing to act like this is a tourist deciding to take a vacation looking around to find pretty postcards and things to do with their family. The SB is the event. It is all week long pretty much only for people with lots of ins to the events and parties. There are hundreds of parties and events. Hugh Hefner rented out all of one of the swankier Houston hotels then had multiple parties there and in an outside pavilion location as well. For the great majority of folks this isn't "honey should we go to the SB this year? It's going to be in Miami, we could take the kids on a air boat ride, maybe sun tan a little on a 70 degree cloudy beach, and then maybe get a baby sitter who will come by at 1 am so we can go clubbing when things get going in Miami."

You're really missing the boat here. This isn't the owners getting together to judge the best tourism spots. This is all politics - bribes for new stadiums, bribes for owners. Make a cogent argument for Indy getting a SB otherwise or Jax which had to hire in cruise ships for hotel rooms.

You are fawning over SF. Know how many SB's they have hosted? - zilch. If they get one it is a buy off for getting a new stadium. It isn't for the redwoods and pizza.

Vance87
02-02-2013, 02:17 PM
Absolutely yes. The reputation is old and was always over stated. It was relatively unique, not great - and thanks to business expenses I have eaten at all the top NOLA restaurants.

Have you eaten at Brennan's in Houston IC? Freaking unreal how good it was.

Also when I visited NOLA I ate at a place called the Red Fish Grill and had the best catfish I've ever tasted. Definitely some top spots to eat there, as well

infantrycak
02-02-2013, 02:38 PM
Have you eaten at Brennan's in Houston IC? Freaking unreal how good it was.

Also when I visited NOLA I ate at a place called the Red Fish Grill and had the best catfish I've ever tasted. Definitely some top spots to eat there, as well

Eaten at Brennan's many times as well as Commander's Palace.

To be clear I am not deriding NOLA restaurants. There are many good ones. Have eaten and had wonderful meals at Emeril's restaurants and others. One of my favorite restaurants used to be in NOLA (every day they would do a pate kind of like Monica Pope did here when she was starting) but it kept having chefs die and shut down. I just believe overall the food quality and diversity is better in Houston.

IDEXAN
02-02-2013, 02:51 PM
You're really missing the boat here. This isn't the owners getting together to judge the best tourism spots. This is all politics - bribes for new stadiums, bribes for owners. Make a cogent argument for Indy getting a SB otherwise or Jax which had to hire in cruise ships for hotel rooms.

You are fawning over SF. Know how many SB's they have hosted? - zilch. If they get one it is a buy off for getting a new stadium. It isn't for the redwoods and pizza.
Indy got their game the same way Houston got its game the same way DFW got their game the same way NYC got their game and the same way it will help SF get its game - build a new stadium. Oh BTW, I know Houston had a game back in the 60s at the Rice football field, but it was not the event then, the attraction then that it is now.
And I do think a lot of the fans, 10s of thousands coming from the fan bases of the 2 competitors buy game tickets and go to the game and they do want to lay around South Beach, or play golf in the warm air of the Arizona desert in the winter, or whatever in the days leading up to the game. I think those fans have substantial input for where the game is to be played. Why else would there already be an unofficial but virtually de facto rotation of citys for the circuit of sites for the annual SB ? That is after you back-out all the one-and-done citys that got the SB because of new stadiums they built.

infantrycak
02-02-2013, 03:07 PM
Indy got their game the same way Houston got its game the same way DFW got their game the same way NYC got their game and the same way it will help SF get its game - build a new stadium.

Thanks Captain Obvious - I said that way up thread.

I think those fans have substantial input for where the game is to be played.

Must be why there are on-line polls for where to hold it, but wait, no the owners decide.

Why else would there already be an unofficial but virtually de facto rotation of citys for the circuit of sites for the annual SB ? That is after you back-out all the one-and-done citys that got the SB because of new stadiums they built.

Do you really not know? Seriously? Ask yourself how many cities you can buy alcohol in at 4 am in or buy a beer in a McDonalds at 4 am.

It is frankly stupid to think fans of the teams involved pick whether to attend based on where the SB is to be played (first off the location is picked years in advance so there is no idea about who will be in it). You would have to be a retarded amoeba to think you may have another chance to see your team in the SB.

Naw hunny, we'll skip the SB this year. It's in Houston. I am sure the Browns will be back in a few years in a much better location. Moronic.

Texecutioner
02-02-2013, 04:40 PM
Houston doesn't have the glamour that other cities have and it isn't a vacation destination for the states like a lot of these other cities have. The night life has really fallen off over the years. The only real thing that Houston has to brag on is their restaurants and people aren't going to choose Houston for that reason. Downtown is where people from outside of the city will check out first and our downtown is really leaving a lot to be desired especially now compared to the last time the sb came here. I don't want the sb coming back to Houston personally. Keep it away.

IDEXAN
02-02-2013, 05:27 PM
Houston doesn't have the glamour that other cities have and it isn't a vacation destination for the states like a lot of these other cities have. The night life has really fallen off over the years. The only real thing that Houston has to brag on is their restaurants and people aren't going to choose Houston for that reason. Downtown is where people from outside of the city will check out first and our downtown is really leaving a lot to be desired especially now compared to the last time the sb came here. I don't want the sb coming back to Houston personally. Keep it away.
I think that's an accurate assessment of Houston, which has many great features but it's not in the conversation when it comes to the most desirable destinations for a couple or they and their family to spend 3 or 4 or 5 winter days of leisure and recreation topped off by the SB football game. It's in other conversations with only a handful of select American cities in the country on different subjects, but not this one.

EllisUnit
02-02-2013, 05:57 PM
doesent it seem just like the team refuse to make big changes its the same with the city. refusing to get the ball rolling on the astrodome and the surrounding area . is that why we never even get a look to host a Superbowl

and is it just me or is there some underhand deal with new orleans or something why do they always get Superbowls all the time and Houston gets nothing ..?????

They are still trying to help the "recovery" of New Orleans :kitten:

Vance87
02-02-2013, 07:12 PM
They are still trying to help the "recovery" of New Orleans :kitten:

The Katrina card is so played...:deadhorse:

Lurvinator11
02-02-2013, 07:48 PM
Eight Wonder of the World needs to go. It's an eyesore, like an unwanted weed that has taken root in the parking lot of Reliant.

http://www.roundup-garden.com/images/xl_use.jpg

This is somewhat off topic, but if they decide to demolish the Astrodome, does anyone think they will auction off the things still in the stadium?

Would anyone buy anything in there? Like a seat?

Vance87
02-02-2013, 09:20 PM
I'd bid for something, if it wasn't too expensive. The Astrodome is a legacy. How many people watched the Oilers or Astros there for the first time?

I still have some gravel from the foul area saved in a clear box with the ticket from that day.

TexansBull
02-03-2013, 09:16 PM
If the Superbowl was in Houston the lights wouldn't have gone out. Just sayin...

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Big Lou
02-04-2013, 01:43 AM
If the Superbowl was in Houston the lights wouldn't have gone out. Just sayin...

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Yeah the stadium sponsored by an energy company. Maybe we'll get extra consideration now, lol.

Wolf
02-24-2013, 03:29 PM
Khou Facebook
The Houston Super Bowl Bid Committee will host a major announcement at 2 p.m. on Monday at Reliant Stadium in the Texans Team Auditorium.

thunderkyss
02-24-2013, 04:03 PM
I'm trying not to get my hopes up.

paycheck71
02-24-2013, 07:29 PM
I'm trying not to get my hopes up.

I don't think the actual SB site announcement comes until later (May maybe?) Hopefully they came to some sort of decision and agreement on what to do with the Astrodome, and that's what this is about.

steelbtexan
02-24-2013, 08:00 PM
Probably that the Texans have succeeded in bending the taxpayers over to purchase the new scoreboard in hopes of getting a SB.

thunderkyss
02-24-2013, 08:43 PM
Probably that the Texans have succeeded in bending the taxpayers over to purchase the new scoreboard

I thought that was a done deal.

Wolf
02-24-2013, 09:02 PM
http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97098

Scoreboard is being paid for by hotel/motel, rental and ticket tax(post 32 on link)

Wolf
02-25-2013, 05:30 PM
James Baker and Ric campo leads the charge for 2017'Super Bowl bid
http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/James-Baker-Ric-Campo-to-lead-Houstons-Super-Bowl-bid/585eaf80-dc4c-434d-ac11-867cafcd8c4c

Premier
02-25-2013, 08:59 PM
Eight Wonder of the World needs to go. It's an eyesore...

yes it does need to go, i dont understand what people are holdig on to. there are much bigger venues, that are far more historical, that have already bit the dust and been demolished.. not to mention the dome is like 1 of 30 things considered "the 8th wonder of the world" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighth_Wonder_of_the_World

the area surrounding reliant stadium is so ugly its quite pathetic. they should tear down the dome and build a party type venue in its footprint. similar to what NOLA has with champions square. right now that area outside of reliant stadium is an eyesore.. getting something done before the final four returns could go along way into hosting many future events.. we need more green space too, way too much grey, dull, cement..

as for the comments about downtown being dead or whatever. while thats true, there are tons of bars and clubs on main street and when big events come to town, those places usually thrive, like they did for the NBA ASG this past month..

SheTexan
02-27-2013, 06:50 PM
Went to the SB for the fun this year and had a great time, but, I would not go back unless our boys were playing there. Their big mistake was mixing it up with Madi Grai. (my spelling sucks) Every restaurant, cafe, venue, hotel, was PACKED, and long waits for cabs, buses, and trollys, plus, parking could cost you up to $50/day depending on where you wanted to park. Traffic was horrendous! The French Quarter smelled like raw sewage, esp along Bourbon Street. WAY to many people in a small area, and the weirdo's were out by the dozens!!

I went to both SBs that were here in Houston, and honestly, I preferred the first one, back in 1974, I think it was! Charlie Pride sang the National Anthum and i believe college bands played during the halftime.. Not sure about that, I'd have to look it up. BUT, never the less, it was affordable for common old football lovin folks like us. It was all about the GAME, not a bunch of rich people trying to outdo each other, or Hollywood idiots trying to make a name for themselves, or big, huge, expensive parties that only the rich can afford to go to. Nope, just a good old fashioned football game between the Fins and the Vikes! I'll never forget it!

OK, I did a little research! The game was in 1973 and the Longhorn Band played at halftime, along with Miss Texas who played the fiddle. Got a good laugh out of that one!! Can you imagine a halftime like that in this day and age?? Geeezz, I miss the good old days!! lol

2012Champs
02-28-2013, 02:56 PM
Went to the SB for the fun this year and had a great time, but, I would not go back unless our boys were playing there. Their big mistake was mixing it up with Madi Grai. (my spelling sucks) Every restaurant, cafe, venue, hotel, was PACKED, and long waits for cabs, buses, and trollys, plus, parking could cost you up to $50/day depending on where you wanted to park. Traffic was horrendous! The French Quarter smelled like raw sewage, esp along Bourbon Street. WAY to many people in a small area, and the weirdo's were out by the dozens!!

I went to both SBs that were here in Houston, and honestly, I preferred the first one, back in 1974, I think it was! Charlie Pride sang the National Anthum and i believe college bands played during the halftime.. Not sure about that, I'd have to look it up. BUT, never the less, it was affordable for common old football lovin folks like us. It was all about the GAME, not a bunch of rich people trying to outdo each other, or Hollywood idiots trying to make a name for themselves, or big, huge, expensive parties that only the rich can afford to go to. Nope, just a good old fashioned football game between the Fins and the Vikes! I'll never forget it!

OK, I did a little research! The game was in 1973 and the Longhorn Band played at halftime, along with Miss Texas who played the fiddle. Got a good laugh out of that one!! Can you imagine a halftime like that in this day and age?? Geeezz, I miss the good old days!! lol


I went to new orleans this weekend and there was a cheerleading event and rock n roll marathon series and while Im sure it wasnt as crowded as a super bowl it was still back parking was 40+ per day and at times you do get that lovely sewage smell. I think thats all just New Orleans

ChampionTexan
05-03-2013, 04:38 PM
Okay, the way this was supposed to work was that Miami and San Fran were competing for Super Bowl L, and the loser of that competition would compete with Houston for Superbowl LI.

So does this mean if the stadium bill dies, in addition to San Fran getting L by default, Houston would get LI by default also?
At a time when many believe that the fate of the renovations to Sun Life Stadium will hinge on an upcoming public vote, the public vote may not happen, after all.

The bill that needs to become a law to permit the use of hotel tax money is in limbo as the Florida Legislature enters the final day of its 2013 regular season.

Which means that Super Bowl L necessarily would be awarded to San Francisco at the next ownership meeting on May 21, since the NFL won’t award another Super Bowl to Miami absent the upgrades that the pending plan would provide.

LINK (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/03/dolphins-stadium-bill-could-die-in-the-florida-legislature/)

Lurvinator11
05-04-2013, 03:04 PM
According to the Miami Herald, a referendum for public renovations to the Miami Dolphins’ Sun Life Stadium was rejected by the Florida state legislature in Tallahassee. Either Miami or San Francisco will be competing against Houston for the right to host Super Bowl LI in 2017.

This would be good news. I hope we can get the Super Bowl.

Here's the rest of the article.

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Miami-stadium-bill-fails-boosting-Houstons-Super-Bowl-bid/ec2a4a8a-e75b-4ff0-b123-199e6dbe1361

Wolf
05-06-2013, 12:47 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/dolphins-future-miami-uncertain-014025434--nfl.html

Dee had said last month owner Stephen Ross would not renovate the stadium without a public-private partnership. Ross reiterated that there will be no renovation in an interview with CBS4 in Miami, saying it would be "difficult" to do the renovations on a more limited basis.
Regarding the team's future in Miami, Dee said, "I wouldn't want to prognosticate what the future holds, but it's clearly bleak."
Although Dee said Ross won't move the team, Dee said the next owner could move the team, possibly to Los Angeles. Ross has said he won't sell the team in his lifetime, but Dee didn't rule out a sale during Ross's lifetime.

Lurvinator11
05-06-2013, 01:36 AM
I don't know about any of y'all, but I would be personally upset if Miami moved to LA. I hate to see any team move, but Miami has history and tradition there. I can justify other teams, but not the Dolphins.

Wolf
05-06-2013, 01:47 AM
While I agree. However if there was a time to ask for help with renovations, this probably is the worst time to do it. The dolphins can thank Jefferry Loria on that. I wouldn't give him one dime of my money.

IDEXAN
05-06-2013, 07:42 AM
I don't know about any of y'all, but I would be personally upset if Miami moved to LA. I hate to see any team move, but Miami has history and tradition there. I can justify other teams, but not the Dolphins.
Wouldn't bother me a bit. For comparison, I'm still a fan of the Houston Oilers, or guess I should say the history and fond memories of the Oilers when they existed and were in Houston. The NFL team located in Nashville is called the Titans and may have formerly been known as the Oilers, but that was then and this is now. I still have my memories and the Oilers still have their history.

Txn_in_FL
05-08-2013, 08:29 PM
I don't know about any of y'all, but I would be personally upset if Miami moved to LA. I hate to see any team move, but Miami has history and tradition there. I can justify other teams, but not the Dolphins.

I don't want to see any team move to LA. Their history and inability to keep a franchise should keep them out of the running for another team indefinitely.

Of course due to money they will always get their shot.

eriadoc
05-09-2013, 10:39 AM
I don't know about any of y'all, but I would be personally upset if Miami moved to LA. I hate to see any team move, but Miami has history and tradition there. I can justify other teams, but not the Dolphins.

From the article:

Dee had said last month owner Stephen Ross would not renovate the stadium without a public-private partnership. Ross reiterated that there will be no renovation in an interview with CBS4 in Miami, saying it would be "difficult" to do the renovations on a more limited basis.
Regarding the team's future in Miami, Dee said, "I wouldn't want to prognosticate what the future holds, but it's clearly bleak."

LA is not going to put public money toward a stadium either, so I really don't see such a move happening. I think the NFL keeps throwing LA out there in every one of these situations as some sort of a threat, but the truth is LA has proven they can't get the support necessary to build an NFL stadium. Not enough people out there care enough. The NFL hates that, because it's a huge market, but there's not much they can do about it.

If a team moves, it'll be just like the Colts or Oilers. They'll move to a somewhat smaller city that's trying to move up in the world and thinks that an NFL team is a step in that direction. And if the NFL continues trying to strongarm cities into essentially lining private owners' pockets with public dollars, they'll keep moving teams.

Hookem Horns
05-09-2013, 12:24 PM
I don't know about any of y'all, but I would be personally upset if Miami moved to LA. I hate to see any team move, but Miami has history and tradition there. I can justify other teams, but not the Dolphins.

Me too. The Dolphins have a lot of fans here, even in central Florida. They are pretty much the "Cowboys" of this state (minus the obnoxious fans).

If they really try to move that would be a tragedy. Many fans are already up in arms about the logo and uniform change.

Double Barrel
05-09-2013, 01:48 PM
I have grown ambivalent about what teams move where anymore.

If the NFL, its owners, and franchises could not care less about all the "history" and "tradition" that we are supposed to celebrate, why should I care?

The Oilers ceased to exist and life went on. It's the same for every freakin' franchise in the NFL.

And the bottom line reality is that the NFL and it's owners care more about the profits than they do whatever history in a given city. Business is business (understandable), so let's not get confused about this basic fact of life.

Profit > tradition

infantrycak
05-10-2013, 08:30 PM
The South Florida Super Bowl Bid Committee unveiled the details of its final bid for Super Bowl 50 and 51 at a press conference Thursday.

Under the plan, the team would create a Super Bowl Park in downtown Miami that would condense all activities related to the game in one area.

The boldest part of the plan includes parking a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier near downtown Miami where a football game would be played on the deck.

Link (http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/South-Florida-Super-Bowl-Bid-Committee-to-Unveil-Details-of-Final-Bid-206760631.html)

OK what the flying squirrel is the U.S. Navy doing involved in helping out Super Bowl bids?

That is just an update here really. I am going to put a thread in the NSZ for any political discussion. Please take it over there.

Playoffs
05-21-2013, 01:11 PM
Today's the day -- L & LI vote

L -- Miami vs. San Francisco

LI - Houston vs. loser of above

Texecutioner
05-21-2013, 01:48 PM
people from out of town seemed to hate the sb here. I know several bar owners that eventually had to shut down and move their bars and lounges out of downtown due to the new crowds that started filling downtown after the sb came here and exposed bad crowds to the great night life that downtown had at the time.

I could also do without another incident like they had at the galleria where it had to be shut down which would probably be worse if the sb came here. Hopefully Miami or Arizona gets it next again or let Dallas deal with the circus of it

BIG TORO
05-21-2013, 02:58 PM
We win 51

The Pencil Neck
05-21-2013, 03:00 PM
Yay!

:fans: :bravo:

Oh, wait. No team has made the SB when held in their home stadium...

:overreact:

False Start
05-21-2013, 03:00 PM
Good deal. :cool: :jam:

Playoffs
05-21-2013, 03:03 PM
Change the topic title, please. :D

John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL 4m
Houston wins bid for 2017 Super Bowl.

b0ng
05-21-2013, 03:04 PM
Was in the army for the first SB so I am stoked to see it in 2017.

Dutchrudder
05-21-2013, 03:05 PM
Woohoo! Houston finally wins a Super Bowl!!! :D

infantrycak
05-21-2013, 03:06 PM
people from out of town seemed to hate the sb here.

Actually the Houston SB got excellent reviews.

Fred
05-21-2013, 03:10 PM
Change the topic title, please. :D

John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL 4m
Houston wins bid for 2017 Super Bowl.
The original thread title has failed.
Yay!

:fans: :bravo:

Oh, wait. No team has made the SB when held in their home stadium...

:overreact:
There's a first time for everything. :koolaid:

disaacks3
05-21-2013, 03:11 PM
Woohoo! Houston finally wins a Super Bowl!!! :D Hopefully we can skip the "wardrobe malfunction" this time around.

Section516
05-21-2013, 03:11 PM
Sweet! my house is less than two minutes from the stadium, rent it out for a week, get dat $$$$

False Start
05-21-2013, 03:17 PM
http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/38045554.jpg

HOU-TEX
05-21-2013, 03:19 PM
Actually the Houston SB got excellent reviews.

Yep, most loved it here. If it weren't for teams building new stadiums every dadgum year we might've gotten another one sooner.

An outdoor New York SB though? Seems like the East Coast bias got them on that one, imo.

ChampionTexan
05-21-2013, 03:23 PM
Yep, most loved it here. If it weren't for teams building new stadiums every dadgum year we might've gotten another one sooner.

An outdoor New York SB though? Seems like the East Coast bias got them on that one, imo.

Rich Eisen was co-hosting the announcement show on NFLN, and he noted that Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston was the first one the network covered, so lots of those folks have vivid memories. His exact description of Houston's performance as host was "They crushed it".

Playoffs
05-21-2013, 03:38 PM
Actually the Houston SB got excellent reviews.Yes it did.


Tania Ganguli ‏@taniaganguli 26m
So @richeisen asks McNair how Jerry Jones reacted to #Texans building a bigger scoreboard. McNair said he waited to tell him after the vote.

:lol:

infantrycak
05-21-2013, 03:40 PM
Yep, most loved it here. If it weren't for teams building new stadiums every dadgum year we might've gotten another one sooner.

We were close but Miami threw in a 100+ ft yacht for each owner at the last minute.

Rich Eisen was co-hosting the announcement show on NFLN, and he noted that Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston was the first one the network covered, so lots of those folks have vivid memories. His exact description of Houston's performance as host was "They crushed it".

I believe it was Peter King who started off with a condescending tone of having no expectation but finding the dining to be the best in his SB experience and overall a great SB.

Dan B.
05-21-2013, 03:45 PM
Houston's reputation is much better than it was when we got 38. Forbes has us as America's coolest city, the NYT did a huge write up on the city recently. I don't think we will see many of the "big city writer assigned to the sticks" type stories.

disaacks3
05-21-2013, 03:48 PM
Houston's reputation is much better than it was when we got 38. Forbes has us as America's coolest city, the NYT did a huge write up on the city recently. I don't think we will see many of the "big city writer assigned to the sticks" type stories. The "big knock" continues to be the distance of Reliant from enough hotels, restaurants, etc. and our lack of viable mass transit.

I've spent enought time in D.C., NYC, London, etc. to appreciate the point-of-view.

Mr teX
05-21-2013, 03:51 PM
The "big knock" continues to be the distance of Reliant from enough hotels, restaurants, etc. and our lack of viable mass transit.

I've spent enought time in D.C., NYC, London, etc. to appreciate the point-of-view.

So does anyone think we'll have the Astrodome exploded into a million pieces or at least turned into something other what it is by the time this next SB rolls around?

Dan B.
05-21-2013, 03:53 PM
The "big knock" continues to be the distance of Reliant from enough hotels, restaurants, etc. and our lack of viable mass transit.

I've spent enought time in D.C., NYC, London, etc. to appreciate the point-of-view.

I don't disagree but usually that's not really a factor for the Super Bowl. Miami, Atlanta, LA, the Bay Area, Tampa, Dallas, and Phoenix aren't known for their compact geography either.

So does anyone think we'll have the Astrodome exploded into a million pieces or at least turned into something other what it is by the time this next SB rolls around?

I really hope they do something with the Dome and former Astroworld. Prime land that's just going to waste. And it's an eyesore.

Fred
05-21-2013, 04:14 PM
Now the thread title is even worse. Was it successful or did it secede?

b0ng
05-21-2013, 04:17 PM
Now the thread title is even worse. Was it successful or did it secede?

Norg'd

badboy
05-21-2013, 04:24 PM
Ka-ching. A new hotel should be open by then offering a thousand more rooms IIRC.

And the hookers sang ta da ta da.

gwallaia
05-21-2013, 04:32 PM
This will speed up with whatever is going to happen to the Dome.

chicagotexan2
05-21-2013, 05:14 PM
Where will teams stay? I hope it's in nice areas like galleria or midtown. I think the city will put together a great setting for the super bowl. I wasn't here for the last one so I'm looking forward to seeing this one in my city.

drs23
05-21-2013, 06:16 PM
The original thread title has failed.

There's a first time for everything. :koolaid:

1) Just look who posted it...case closed.

2) Yes there is and I can't wait!

HoustonFrog
05-21-2013, 06:29 PM
The "big knock" continues to be the distance of Reliant from enough hotels, restaurants, etc. and our lack of viable mass transit.

I've spent enought time in D.C., NYC, London, etc. to appreciate the point-of-view.

Yup!

The last SB in Houston was very well done and I had the week off work and treated it like adult spring break. Good time. But everyone from Bill Simmons to mom and pop media outlets couldn't stand the set up because they were put up in hotels out West on 59 or I10 and then had to make their way to George R for media sessions. That was the bad rap. Considering that the SB is a time for the NFL to glad hand with celebs and the like its tough when Diddys party is 30 minutes away out off 10 and someone else has the Maxxim event 20 miles back. I couldn't give a rats tail but I'm just stating the issue. I'm sure in 4 years it will be worked out to some extent but proximity to events is the one negative. Congrats

Double Barrel
05-21-2013, 07:07 PM
I highly recommend the NFL Experience when the SB comes back to Houston. I took my youngest son to it on the day of the game and he had a blast. I will take him to the next one, as well.

thunderkyss
05-21-2013, 07:22 PM
When do tickets go on sale?

Lurvinator11
05-21-2013, 08:48 PM
Say what you will about our bid, and when you knew we would get it, but when I saw Norg post saying the city wasn't doing anything to get a SB, I knew we were going to get one.

:kitten:

Lurvinator11
05-21-2013, 08:54 PM
Oh, and by the way, I am pretty excited about our little eL Centro.

Tailgate
05-21-2013, 09:48 PM
With the new convention hotel thats going up on other side of george r brown, apparently both teams will stay downtown along with media. We will also have Discovery green this time, and EaDo will be blowuping up here shortly with new rail and Dynamo stadium.

Norg
05-21-2013, 11:29 PM
Nice nice now we just have to do something with the astrodome it better not be there by the time we host the SB

mootini
05-22-2013, 08:48 AM
Congrats to Houston. This SB should be better than the 1st one. Hopefully, a better selection of music at half time? Nipples and all! LOL

IDEXAN
05-22-2013, 09:53 AM
Great deal for Houston - congrats to the city & the Texans.
On the other hand, certainly I'd rather spend 4 or 5 days in South FLA & the
FLA Keys in Jan-Feb instead of H-Town, and you would to.

SW H-TOWN
05-22-2013, 11:36 AM
And the strip club owners rejoice, lol.

Dread-Head
05-22-2013, 12:26 PM
Last time this happened I damn near got into a fight with some bozos from Massachusetts who believe that when walking past someone on the sidewalk it's okay to shove them out of your way. Looking forward to that...

Dread-Head
05-22-2013, 12:27 PM
And the strip club owners rejoice, lol.

They already do...they have Bill.

Blake
05-22-2013, 12:47 PM
Last time this happened I damn near got into a fight with some bozos from Massachusetts who believe that when walking past someone on the sidewalk it's okay to shove them out of your way. Looking forward to that...

Its funny how you associate a super bowl with someone shoving you. I hope you dont get shoved on your birthday or while at a Texans game or you might have a negative view on those too.

thunderkyss
05-22-2013, 01:34 PM
And the strip club owners rejoice, lol.

Didn't we have to bus them in from Dallas last time?

Dread-Head
05-22-2013, 02:00 PM
Its funny how you associate a super bowl with someone shoving you. I hope you dont get shoved on your birthday or while at a Texans game or you might have a negative view on those too.

I was downtown AFTER the game and several people here for the game while walking down the sidewalks were shoving people out of their way. I saw some altercations as the evening wore on and overhead: "Mother-(bleeper)er don't be pushin' me!" So I'm going to use a little deductive reasoning and say it's likely I wasn't the only one who got shoved aside by guys who never learned the art of weaving one's way through a crowd.

Texn4life
05-22-2013, 02:05 PM
Where was Norg to tell me I'd fail to win the powerball when I needed him?

drs23
05-22-2013, 05:30 PM
Where was Norg to tell me I'd fail to win the powerball when I needed him?

:kitten:On ignore?:kitten: