Cardinals’ closed roof no closed issue to Eagles’ owner

One week after his Philadelphia Eagles again fell short in an NFC Championship Game, team owner Jeffrey Lurie is still bothered. In a Q&A with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Lurie said the Eagles “had dominated Arizona” and called the loss one of the two most painful out of the Eagles’ four NFC title-game defeats.

Lurie also seemed to take exception to the Cardinals’ choice to close University of Phoenix Stadium’s retractable roof for the game, amplifying the crowd noise and possibly causing problems for the Eagles’ offense. Here’s what Lurie told the Inquirer about it:

    Q: Should the league take control of whether a team can close the roof in the postseason?
    LURIE: Yes.
    Q: Will you bring up that issue at this year’s owners meetings?
    LURIE: Yes. I tried to bring it up before the game and I was told when we approved these stadiums … that the league does not take control of the dome opened-and-closed issue. My memory was wrong. I thought when we approved [Houston and Arizona] that the league takes over a playoff situation. I think it will come up and not just by me. The league should control this.
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