Jets coach Rex Ryan, as you know, isn’t afraid to speak his mind. And when the topic is who will host Super Bowl XLVIII, well, Ryan believes the game will, and should, be played in New York/New Jersey over Tampa and South Florida.
Ryan has no problem advocating his stance.
“I would think they will [choose New York],” Ryan told reporters Thursday. “You have the best city in the world. Why wouldn’t you want to hold a Super Bowl there? I think it’s a great thing. Then the fact, what are you basing it on? The best city in the world, I think that’s indisputable. You’ve got arguably one of the top stadiums in the league, a brand new stadium. It helps two teams. I don’t see how it’s not played here.
“This game should be played here. Obviously it would be a great Super Bowl.”
The host for Super Bowl XLVIII will be announced Tuesday at the annual NFL Spring Meeting in Dallas (and announced live on NFL.com and NFL Network).
The notion of a cold-weather Super Bowl draws a lot of interesting opinions. Here’s one more, from Ryan:
“If your team isn’t built to play in those conditions, that’s too bad.”