Committee for NYC/N.J. Super Bowl is confident

IRVING, Texas — To say that representatives of the committee making the New York/New Jersey bid for the Super Bowl XLVIII are confident about their chances for success would be an understatement.

My sense from the NFL Spring Meeting is that they are carrying themselves with a cautious — but unmistakable — feeling that they have the best chance of convincing the majority of the NFL’s 32 owners voting here Tuesday that a Super Bowl in an open stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., is a better way to go than a return to either warm-weather finalist that has hosted multiple Super Bowls — South Florida and Tampa.

New York Giants treasurer Jonathan Tisch, a co-chairman of the New York/New Jersey bid committee, said his group has a “compelling bid” because it includes two major brands (New York and the NFL) that “need to come together for a Super Bowl in 2014.”

But is it compelling enough to overlook the fact that the game could be played in sub-freezing temperatures and/or in a blizzard?

– Vic Carucci

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