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Bay Area, Houston beat out Miami for Super Bowls

Miami's attempt to host an unprecedented 11th Super Bowl was derailed today when NFL owners awarded Super Bowl 50 to the San Francisco Bay area and Super Bowl 51 to Houston.

In deciding against Miami, the owners showed a clear deference to communities that had invested heavily in building or refurbishing their football facilities. Santa Clara is building a $1.2 billion stadium for the San Francisco 49ers while Houston funded Reliant Stadium a decade ago and recently approved a $25 million upgrade for new high definition video screens.

The bid by Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium included promises that the signature Super Bowl 50 game would celebrate the past 49 years of NFL championship games but, more importantly, set the tone for the future of the game. Levi's Stadium is solar powered and thus energy neutral on game days. Numerous Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Yahoo and Apple also have put their technology behind the stadium.

"We've been looking forward to this moment since 1985," said Bay Area Super Bowl committee chairman Daniel Lurie. "We have a new stadium now and we're very excited the game is coming back."

Having lost in a head-to-head matchup against the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50, Miami then was pitted against Houston for Super Bowl 51. 

The bid by Houston was portrayed by one source as something of a repeat of the bid submitted by the community in advance of winning the 2004 game. But the Houston presentation did promise some new additions.

The city claimed it has surpassed New York as the most ethnically diverse city in the country. To that end the Houston Super Bowl committee pitched a "Super Bowl El Centro" exhibit that it said would attract three million national and international visitors.

Ric Campo, Houston's Super Bowl bid committee chairman, also told owners the city intended to turn the downtown Houston skyline into an NFL exhibit called "Super Bowl decor."

The presentation was ultimately good enough to beat Miami.

The vote by owners against Miami cuts more than just an average doubleheader sweep. It sends a chilling message that perhaps Miami has lost its prized status as a recurring host within the Super Bowl rotation.

The city has hosted 10 previous games but the last one came in 2010 and all the games until 2018 have been awarded, meaning Miami will see a minimum eight-year hiatus from the game. It's possible that gap between games may widen if the NFL continues to award games to cities that build new stadiums.

Atlanta plans to build a new stadium, Minneapolis plans to build a new stadium and Indianapolis and Dallas plan to continue bidding on games after building new facilities that won Super Bowl bids and successfully hosted games.

The Miami contingent, led by Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, had come to this spring NFL owners' meeting optimistic that their presentation could succeed.

"There's no one better that can do it because we know how to throw a party," Miami Super Bowl bid chairman Rodney Barreto said prior to making his presentation. "We'll be giving the owners an incredible celebration in downtown Miami, recognizing the previous Super Bowls and contgratulating them on the 50th anniversary."

Despite rumors that Dan Marino or Jason Taylor would be part of Miami's bid, they were not. The presentation was hosted by former Dolphins receiver Jimmy Cefalo, who has had a long career in television in radio.

Cefalo introduced a film about Miami as part of the presentation. He said he rehearsed his part three times leading up to the trip to this meeting and again Tuesday morning.

"Miami has added enhancements to our bid that are greater and more spectacular than any bid before," Cefalo told owners in his presentation. "The South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee will invest approximately $37 million to bring a Super Bowl to Miami for a record 11th time and the Pro Bowl for a third time. We want to celebrate Super Bowl 50 with the first of its kind opening ceremony legacy charity concert for up to 40,000 attendees. All proceeds will benefit the NFL Player Care Foundation that is supporting medical research as well as financial grants to qualified NFL alumni for neurological care.

"South Florida will again offer our proven track record of success in hosting both the Super Bowl and the Pro Bowl, where like in 2010 we will sell out both games -- 145,000 tickets. The evolution of South Florida also includes its vibrant waterfront urban core, where we look forward to celebrating the NFL’s legacy at Super Bowl Park entertaining hundreds of thousands with creative events, energy at a sense and a scale that to make the 50th Super Bowl truly momentous.”

Ultimately, no amount of rehearsal, no amount of party promises, no amount of good weather and plentiful hotel rooms could sway owners to pick Miami.

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Thank You Armando.....

Let's see if we can keep it above the belt on this one...

Primaro

Evidently Marino had more important things to do so he let Jimmy Cefalo take the weight. Again.

NFG

The stadium is decriped and unfot for a Super Bowl. No surprise.

I could give a rats arse where they play the SB...I just want the Phins to be there!..and not through gate D section 302...

Canadiens do try to shoot each other, but when the next closest person is 5 miles away, the bullet ends up in a tree.

Posted by: MassDolphan | May 21, 2013 at 02:58 PM


ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Honestly..miami could have saved time and face by withdrawing after the failed legislature vote...nobody on that committee should be remotely surprised by this outcome..

Well, they miss it. It's all the same to Us.

Toronto is the 4th. largest Metropolitan area in all of North America - behind only New York City, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. Nice try though.

James Walker tweeted from Phins practice that Brent Grimes knocked down several passes.
Just curious: whose passes was he knocking down?
Also he says Tannehill hooked up several times with Mickey Shuler but he says nothing about Wallace.
I wonder if Grimes was knocking down the passes intended for Wallace thrown by Tannehill?
This season has disaster written all over it. Again.

You got to sell the stadium first and foremost before all the other extra-curricular crap that goes along with it....San Fran and Houston didn't have to work hard at all for that vote..just sayin!!!

Too bad. But not surprising.

Maybe we can get another chance at a refurb down the road.

superPHIN....Great Point....

Jack @ 3:04...that could be your best post yet....loved it...

So what? Very few are planning their next vacation to Toronto.

It's very reasonable to believe that the great many of tourist on the way to Toronto are on the way home. LOL...

Posted by: JoseCuervo | May 21, 2013 at 03:08 PM

Seriously man, r u just being annoying or something, its the first time in months this team has been on the practice field and with all the new additions they have, there's going to be hiccups...
show me one fkn team out there that looks 100% ready to go from day 1 of OTA'S to week 17 of the regular season..i dare you???...just chill out already!!!

Havent you heard? There's a year around Super Bowl party in Miami. It's called South Beach.

Who cares about tourists? Do you have a banana stand you depend on for getting by or something??

YG, You need to take your medication. Swallow 2 of these and call me in the morning.

Stick to the SUBJECT.

Mr. Salguero can't save you every time.

Doesn't matter how well you polish his Little Red Corvette.

I'm kind of glad they are not hosting any Superbowls. Every time the media puts the City of Miami on a national spot light. It's kind of embarrassing. Over emphasizing the Gloria-Esteban-Like-Culture in South Beach.

WHo gives a bumbo ras if the super bowl is held at Pro Player Stadium. Mark do you know a lot of Jamaicans living in Toronto, I also hear you can smoke w e e d in front of cops and they dont give a damn. Is this true?

ON the NFL homepage on ESPN there is an article titled "Gridiron Genius - Greatest Coaches in NFL history".. five men are pictured there... Lombardi, Noll, Landry, belicheck, and Walsh. Schula is nowhere to be found ... what say you about the guy who has a ton of victories in the NFL??

Go Dolphins, Go!

Go to California!

Watch out NFL, here comes the Los Angeles Dolphins!

Mark, if you do the poll, the fans have voted Shula top 5.

Truth, there are a lof of jamaicans in Toronto. We are an extremely diverse population. More diverse than Houston, I can tell you that. There are over 200 languages spoken in our city.

Anyways ...no you can't just smoke up in front of a cop. however, you can try to obtain a card from your physician to allow you to carry up to a certain amount of medicinal marijuana if needed for medicla reasons. So depending on how crooked your doctor is ...

YG we miss you at the Mineshaft.

For jack ... from James Walker's ESPN blog


•Dolphins second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill also was sharp on Tuesday. He had several big throws to Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace and also made routine plays underneath. It’s early, but I’m seeing a difference in the command of the offense and the speed of Tannehill’s progressions. He knows where to go with the football. At least two times in team drills, Tannehill’s reads weren’t open and he quickly threw the ball away. Last year he may have thrown an interception in that scenario. Keller was impressed with Tannehill’s first practice. “You would think a guy who used to play wide receiver, the best thing he does is run the ball,” Keller said. “But he puts the ball right on the money and he’s a good decision-maker, as well.”

There was no way Miami was going to win that bid, if they did then Goodell would have looked like he was lying when he said that future Super Bowls would be tied to stadium upgrades. The owners have held the public hostage again and Miami will not get another Super Bowl until they make the necessary changes.

for those who bust me up about odrick being a dt ...

•With Starks out, the Dolphins moved Jared Odrick from defensive end to defensive tackle on the first team. Olivier Vernon worked with the first team at defensive end. All of this is subject to change on Starks' return. Miami first-round pick Dion Jordan will also push Odrick for the starting job at defensive end. “This is a time to experiment,” Philbin said of Odrick. “It’s a time to look at guys in different spots and different groups.”

And for me ...

•Dolphins starting left tackle Jonathan Martin is noticeably bigger. His arms are better defined and his shoulders are broader than last season. It's clear that Martin has been attacking the weight room. Strength was one of his biggest weaknesses last year. Martin was pushed around too often and needs to do a better job holding the point of attack while protecting Tannehill's blind side.

Anyone offer YG a JOB yet?

YG haven't seen you at the manhole recently. Don't worry, we will take it easy next time.

Great blog post form Walker ...

I am sick of Dee and dolphins mgmt blaming The state of florida for not giving them taxpayer money. Crybaby dolphins,

•Dolphins second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill also was sharp on Tuesday. He had several big throws to Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace and also made routine plays underneath. It’s early, but I’m seeing a difference in the command of the offense and the speed of Tannehill’s progressions. He knows where to go with the football. At least two times in team drills, Tannehill’s reads weren’t open and he quickly threw the ball away. Last year he may have thrown an interception in that scenario. Keller was impressed with Tannehill’s first practice. “You would think a guy who used to play wide receiver, the best thing he does is run the ball,” Keller said. “But he puts the ball right on the money and he’s a good decision-maker, as well.”

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | May 21, 2013 at 03:28 PM

Nice! That's what I'm talking about some actual news and reports!!! Instead of a post stating something everyone has known for weeks. Step yer game up Mando, dudes not even from the US and has better info for us!

Armando was a dolphins pawn pushing taxes for stadium. Nothing like kissing the dolphins rear end Armando.

Jack, I just lifted that from james Walker at ESPN. his AFC East blog is quite good. he's a lot more complimentary to the Dolphins than Mando is.

I saw the OTA report earlier & was pretty informative.


The real question is why isn't Armando there or providing updates? When ESPN has better info, on topics the fans actual care about, than the local beat writer you know you have issues.

Yeah, I get down on Walkers stuff from time to time. Seems to me he is Mando esk as in he will put out some real good stuff then for like a week I am like...what are you doing brah?

Either way thanks for the info

Doesn't matter how well you polish his Little Red Corvette.

Posted by: Adderall | May 21, 2013 at 03:20 PM

ROTFLMAO!

The only thing that bothers me about all the T Sizzle hype so far this offseason is going to be the reaction when/if he isn't out there throwing for 350yds and 3 TDs a game. But I honestly personally believe this cat has got the goods. And he has the folks in place to help him realize his potential.

lol he's up in bean town.

Amen @ 3:42

Like Dolphins fans care about who is going to host the Super Bowl. We care about the team .. not the boardroom backstabbing and bickering over more dollars than the owners actually need.

Doesn't matter to me, but should matter to S. FLA residents. But you'll never get another SB until you fix the stadium.

It must be difficult for the Seahawks to get a few decent practices stringed together...what with all the doctors visits the players have to go to, to get the Rx filled...

LOL, Another YG Aliases.
YG, Please call me, I got a JOB for you..

Great Jamar Taylor had hernia surgury, or will, more fun for the secondary.

Mark in Toronto,
You are correct, Odrick is better suited as a 4-3 DT as he was drafted as a 3-4 end, which is basically the same prototype as a 4-3 DT. He is too large and slow to be an RDE in a 4-3.
We are definitely moving away from a big, physical team to a smaller, faster one. Makes sense with all the rules changes favoring the passing game.

or a hernia proceedure. that should help get ready for the season,, argh.

Ross is too cheap to fix his own stadium? WTF?

Jeff is too retarded to make a senible post? WTF?


Sorry, I know, I know....

Couldn't resist...

Ross, save the Dolphins. SELL THE TEAM!


LOL, Another YG Aliases.
YG, Please call me, I got a JOB for you..

Posted by: Bark Odin,Bark/Sit YG,Sit | May 21, 2013 at 03:52 PM

Actually, it's not. You sound just like Craig M now. By that I mean, thinking you know things that you actually don't but, still pretend to because its a blog & no one really cares. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Keep on truckin!

MD, this is the reason I went on for days here when Starks was franchised. I thought it was a great opportunity to move Odrick inside. As a 4-3 DE, he's unspectacular but as a 4-3 DT, he's ultra quick and can be a pass rushing threat. I could care less if Starks doesn't show up to colelct his almost $9M. As Oscar said before, lots of guys to pick up the slack.

DC, There's nothing wrong with the stadium, Been there for about 25 games since it opened in 87,Except for a lil rain and heat its fine..
As far as the uting a "ROOF on it, Really???, Let the NFL go to Minn.(10 Degree average in feb,Atlanta 32 average) let them freeze there for a few year.... They'll be back.

Agree, Stephen Ross is too cheap to pay for top players or a decent GM. Part of the reason we stink every year.

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | May 21, 2013 at 04:00 PM

I actually agreed with this but, many here felt that just because he played it in college...at a high level....at a big time school, didn't mean he could do it in the pros.

Some here feel he isn't big enough.

Lets see
So lets say...
RT has a break out year. Plays extremely well...but the fins go say 8-8... JI stay or go???

What if RT has a so-so season and we get a wild card birth... Are we hard on RT?

The stadium is an embarassment, it won't be back BOBSYGS.. haha, aweomse acronym


LOL, Another YG Aliases.
YG, Please call me, I got a JOB for you..

Posted by: Bark Odin,Bark/Sit YG,Sit | May 21, 2013 at 03:52 PM

Actually, it's not. You sound just like Craig M now. By that I mean, thinking you know things that you actually don't but, still pretend to because its a blog & no one really cares. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Keep on truckin!

Posted by: LOL | May 21, 2013 at 03:59 PM

BUSTED.........
YG is LOL, here's the PROOF..

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