There's reason to believe that the NFL is changing how it views the Super Bowl, turning it from a way to reward loyal NFL cities in warm climates with a fat payout and a compelling carrot for cold weather cities to build new stadiums to a way for the league to broadly expand its larger fan clientele and, in one case, the markets where the league belongs.
Roger Goodell is certainly determined to make American Football the world's favorite sport, but taking the country's greatest sporting event and outsourcing it to places that see the game as a novelty cheapens the experience.
The NFL, which has the best product in the world in my opinion, doesn't like being told "We're not interested." It's like, "Don't you people know who we are? We're the superior NFL!" The fact that nobody cares in most of the rest of the world is something the league just cannot accept.
Posted by Kornheiser & Wilbon, on May 22, 2009 6:38 AM
Ultimately, the Super Bowl comes down to the show and the spectacle on television. Every other facet about the fun surrounding the Super Bowl is lost on a regular person sitting at home on their couch.
Posted by C.J. Holley, on May 22, 2009 6:38 AM
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