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Doug Farrar

Doug Farrar

A staff writer

Neutral Site Is Better


There are many reasons the Super Bowl will never have a home field. First, you've got the whole spectacle to plan -- corporate sponsors to schmooze and be-ticket, the stadium itself to trick up -- and there'd have to be a month-long break between the championship games and the Super Bowl itself just to get everything sorted out.

Second, and no offense to the Frozen Tundra, but no member of the media is going to be happy about trudging through Green Bay for a week in preparation for a Super Bowl at Lambeau Field. Or walking through a snow globe in Foxboro.

Part of the idea should be a neutral surface and location to have the best possible game. Certain teams are better-conditioned to play in certain elements. That's fine for the regular season and the playoffs, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shouldn't have to win out of their element any more than the cold-weather teams should have a distinct advantage. Not in the championship of your sport.

In reality, the Super Bowl is half football game, half entertainment spectacle. Such things go over much better in climates conducive to comfort.

By Doug Farrar  |  January 26, 2009; 12:33 PM ET  | Category:  Arizona Cardinals , Doug Farrar , Pittsburgh Steelers , Tampa Bay Buccaneers Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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