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Old 05-20-2008   #1
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Texans owner Bob McNair knew all along that it was not going to be easy to get Houston in the Super Bowl rotation. The city was awarded the 2004 Super Bowl after McNair agreed to pay a record $700 million for the Texans franchise.

Money worked the first time, but McNair understood another Super Bowl would have to be earned. Today, he will find out if NFL owners agree Houston has done just that.

McNair and the Houston Super Bowl committee, which is chaired by John Nau III, will present their bid to the NFL owners in a meeting today in Atlanta. With Indianapolis and Arizona the primary competitors, McNair hopes Houston is ultimately awarded the 2012 Super Bowl.

"Everyone is assuring me that we're very competitive and we're in the running," McNair said. "Of course Indianapolis is trying to sell their city on the basis that, 'We just built a new stadium and you owe it to us.' Of course I remind them, 'If that's the case, you owe Houston because you didn't give us the Super Bowl because we built a stadium. You gave us a Super Bowl because I paid you.'

"People have heard what Indianapolis is saying, and it's been repeated quite a bit. But everybody that was here in 2004 thought the city did a great job. They love our stadium. We have the facilities here. And I think there's no city that is better prepared to put on a Super Bowl and to do it properly than Houston."
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What better City to host a SB then Houston in the middle of a dynasty in 2012?!

On a slightly more serious note. I think after the Job Houston did in 2004 it deserves another shot at hosting a SB.
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Default Re: Houston learns today about Super Bowl

I really hope we get it, but I am willing to bet the give it to Indy, I hope I am wrong.
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Default Re: Houston learns today about Super Bowl

I think it was John McClain that said this, but I'm not sure. He said he thought Indy would get the Superbowl in 2012, but they might go ahead and vote for the next one at the same time and that Houston has a better shot at that one (2013).
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Default Re: Houston learns today about Super Bowl

New stadium or not, Indianapolis is not a good place to host a Super Bowl. I used to live there and I can assure you that it's a relatively small, uneventful town with very cold Februarys. It just lacks SB intangibles.
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And what if Indy goes to the superbowl the same year they host it? Will they have it somewhere else or just let Indy have homefield advantage?
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And what if Indy goes to the superbowl the same year they host it? Will they have it somewhere else or just let Indy have homefield advantage?
You earn it, you get to keep it.

I would love to see Houston in the Super Bowl while they host it.

Ok, I don't care about the city, just the Super Bowl!
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A "Dallas at Houston" Super Bowl would be insane...
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I think it was John McClain that said this, but I'm not sure. He said he thought Indy would get the Superbowl in 2012, but they might go ahead and vote for the next one at the same time and that Houston has a better shot at that one (2013).
I remember hearing owners kinda' get a wink-wink and nudge-nudge about getting a Super Bowl before they build a new stadium. Where was the last new satdium to NOT get a Super Bowl within a few years of completion?
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I remember hearing owners kinda' get a wink-wink and nudge-nudge about getting a Super Bowl before they build a new stadium. Where was the last new satdium to NOT get a Super Bowl within a few years of completion?
Pittsburgh probably.

Tennesse?

Seattle?

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I remember hearing owners kinda' get a wink-wink and nudge-nudge about getting a Super Bowl before they build a new stadium. Where was the last new satdium to NOT get a Super Bowl within a few years of completion?
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Tennesse?
Agree with Tennessee, also I would add Washington's FedEx Field (although it opened in 1997??) and is also the largest capacity in the NFL (currently).
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A "Dallas at Houston" Super Bowl would be insane...
No it wouldn't cause I would go to jail for assaulting a cowboys fan.
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New stadium or not, Indianapolis is not a good place to host a Super Bowl. I used to live there and I can assure you that it's a relatively small, uneventful town with very cold Februarys. It just lacks SB intangibles.
Well it looks like the NFL owners don't agree with you because Indy gets 2012 SB. If they let Detroit host on I can't see why Indy can't. Just give them one to showcase their new stadium and then bring those superbowls back down south where they belong. We might get 2013 unless they give it to MIAMI...again. You are right about Indy being small, but most NFL cities seem small to this spread out place we call Houston.
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Agree with Tennessee, also I would add Washington's FedEx Field (although it opened in 1997??) and is also the largest capacity in the NFL (currently).
What in Tennessee could attract any Super Bowl votes? I mean, there's only a certain amount of fun to be had in loogie spittin contests. Maybe a competitive game of pin the rug on Bud? Or maybe a game of "Are you smarter than'....Vince Young?

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No it wouldn't cause I would go to jail for assaulting a cowboys fan.
I'm pretty sure we could put together a general 'bail' fund for you and some others - that might be tempted.
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If it's not in Houston there is no better place than Indy. I will love to see how the Colts fans react to the Texans playing in their stadium in February.

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NFL owners don't like H-town. I'm sure our burning hatred of Dud Adams doesn't help.
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I know the league wants to spread it around, but Detroit and now Indy, I guess the NFL is ok with everything being held indoors come February...

I knew Houston would not get it...And Phoenix just had it, so Indy and the new stadium was a lock. I do not see it being held here any time soon...

But who cares, I would rather see several playoff games in Reliant than the Super Bowl !!
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I remember hearing owners kinda' get a wink-wink and nudge-nudge about getting a Super Bowl before they build a new stadium. Where was the last new satdium to NOT get a Super Bowl within a few years of completion?
I think if a team builds a new stadium with a retractable roof, then it's virtually guaranteed to get a Super Bowl. If Indy had chosen to build an open air stadium, I don't think they would have gotten the Super Bowl.
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McClain seems to think that there's not a good chance of Houston getting a superbowl bid in the next 10 years. I don't think that's too far off the mark (for once), and it seems that the NFL in general has always had a distaste for Houston NFL teams.

Even though this city could probably host an Olympics and it not be too much to handle, the Superbowl is just too much.
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