NYC/N.J. has support to host Super Bowl XLVIII

IRVING, Texas — A minute or so before conducting an NFL Network interview with Jonathan Tisch, co-chair of the NYC/N.J. Super Bowl “Bid” Committee, on Monday, Tisch and another member said they hope that by Tuesday afternoon the group can change its title to the NYC/N.J. Super Bowl “Host” Committee for Super Bowl XLVIII. Nice touch.

There seems to be pretty widespread support at the NFL Spring Meeting for NYC/N.J. to host the game. Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he’s a huge proponent of the Super Bowl going to New York and that he loves the fact that the game could be played in nature’s elements.

I asked a handful of other owners if a winning bid by NYC/N.J. to host the game would be a predecessor to other cold-weather, dome-less stadiums hosting Super Bowls. Nearly everyone said that this isn’t the time for that discussion. Kraft also said he doesn’t think New England would be in consideration any time soon.

“I think that ship has sailed,” he said.

– Steve Wyche

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