Dec 31, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles chairman and ceo Jeffrey Lurie addresses the media on the dismissal of Eagles head coach Andy Reid (not pictured) during a press conference at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Jeffery Lurie "I will push for a Superbowl in Philadelphia"


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Just a day after the Superbowl, Section 215′s own Akiem Bailum made the pitch for Philly hosting a Superbowl within the next five seasons. It appears his wishes haven’t gone unheard.

Today Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie, who I’m sure is an active reader of Section 215, spoke to the Philadelphia Daily News about the idea of a Superbowl at the Linc.

“I will{push for a Superbowl in Philadelphia}. Yes, I will. If it’s a success, New York will help us.”

When Lurie says “New York will help us,” he is referring to the 2014 Superbowl which will be held at Metlife Stadium, home of the Giants and Jets. Let me kindly point out to everyone that Metlife Stadium is actually in East Rutherford, New Jersey. But I digress.

In the intervie Lurie also talked about how as a kid his favorite games to watch or go to were the ones that were snowy and in bad weather conditions. And as a diehard NFL fan who was grown up on the eastcoast, I couldn’t agree more. The problem is that most national pundits and fans do not echo either of our sentiments. My guess is that one ball will bounce the wrong way in next years Superbowl, and the northeast cold weather will be blamed nationally, and that will be it on cold weather Superbowls for a while.

And that is sad because not only would a Superbowl in Philadelphia be great, but imagine it in a place like Lambeau Field. Some of the greatest playoff games I have ever watched were held in sub-zero conditions at Lambeau, sometimes snowing,  and they went down as all-time great playoff games. The 2007 NFC Title game between the Packers and Giants comes to mind.

Overall in my mind football is a cold weather hard-nosed sport, and people complaining about the Superbowl being in bad conditions just doesn’t make sense to me and I guess it never will. Hopefully New York, Philly, and other cold weather cities such as Green Bay get the opportunity to host a Superbowl, and they are successful, and we see more cold weather Superbowls.

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