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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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Rumor has it that the Phins did not get the SB because Goodell was not happy with the quality of the hookers last time Miami hosted.

Who wants to host a SB that we arent in?

WTH do you mean, Mass. These are our Daughters, dig, our Daughters!

Ross, win a SB and THEN ask for money.

Oscar I doubt LBJ had much adjusting to do when playing in a climate contolled arena...

But you first point is right on...
Right on...

Its common sense that rich people don't like sitting in the rain.

Normal people can't afford SB tickets.

If I was a player I wouldn't want to play the most Important game of my career in a slop fest. Especially if I was fast.

Good Job NFL. South Florida don't deserve a Super Bowl!!!

Not so, Jack! When you walk around in Miami, you get slowly dehydrated and don't notice it. Terrible. In Summer, I always carry around a Gatorade bottle and plenty more at Home. Remember, this City is basically built over a Swamp.

It don't rain none in SoFla in winter(nor snow).

I hear you Oscar. I'm betting LBJ knew exactly how to hydrate before getting to SoFLA. Walking around in Miami aint playing a sport outdoors in Miami.
Dolphins yes
LBJ no...

Ha!, no arguments.

If John Jerry reported under 240 pounds Bobby12 ... something is wrong ... No lineman has ever made a football team at that weight unless they played in the sixtys or seventys

Let me put this down...

Mark going to the local rec center for a swim in an indoor pool in december aint Mark ripping off some back stokes in Lake Ontario in december.

...You picking it up..?

Not at all, Jack!. Lebron cramped up last year during one of the Games in the Playoffs. What you think caused it? Dehydration. Then, as I advised, he took some Gatorade and was fine.

GATORade...in Miami???

Say it aint so Oscar..?

At least Loria brought us a World Championship BEFORE he asked for aid.

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YG, you are so F-IN DUMB!

I have been posting in SUPPORT of Ross you simpleton! Even on this thread I sounded of on someone who made a dumb post about ross.

You cant eve distinguish my posts from someone out just to instigate people. USE SOME COMMON SENSE!

Your posts are juvenile and lack anything discernable. Go find yourself a spin cycle & a brain.

Taylor remains one the four draft picks who hasn't signed his rookie contracts. First-round pick Dion Jordan, Taylor and Davis, the two cornerbacks, and Dallas Thomas, the offensive lineman drafted in the third round, all remain unsigned.

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Only a Jests fan would support Ross or Ireland.

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Only a fake, bandwagon jumping ass-hole Troll like Zonk would come here day after day posting the same negative garbage. Your family must avoid you like the plague because you are such a negative fraud who does nothing but complain. Please don't reproduce, we have enough aholes on this earth

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Marino 13, hey jackass, maybe the people who own hotels, restaurants, bars and stores would like a SuperBowl in Miami. Stop being such a simpleton.

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Aloco, how many fries you supersize today in that dump Boston??

Who cares about the crappy Dolphins anymore?

OSCAR, TELL US ABOUT THE FIRST TIME FIRE WAS DISCOVERED.

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Bobby, I dont own any of those. So I dont care.

If Hotel owners wanted Super Bowl, where were they when Tallahassee voted NO?

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Bobby, why do you support losers in the Dolphin FO? Are you a Jests fan?

bobby it's just someone trying to drum up hits or attention. I had to run out quick and just read forward from my last post.

The posts they or he makes are the same every day. The words never change, they're even in the same exact order. Every day for a year or so someone comes in and types the same things over and over in order to get people to respond.

It's sad that we all still even give his posts any attention. He doesn't even believe what he is saying.

A. He's trying to drum up hits for the blog for some reason.

B. He's lonely and likes the attention his ignorant comments receive.

That's it, it's very simple. It's up to us to recognize the repetitive posts and ignore them.

The Miami hotels and restaurants are swamped anyway in February.

There he is Bobby. He's either alone and needs you to talk to him or he's helping Armando out by making this "the most popular blog at the Herald!" Pffffffffttttt I'm out.

Only a Jests fan would support Ross or Ireland.

Posted by: Zonk

Wrong man .. they come on here all the time saying how much Ross, Ireland, and Philbin stink! only a Jet fan would support that crap of a coach (Mr. foot licker) and the front office they have in NY... what a bunch of losers they have ruining that franchise. so i am in support of the dolphin coach and front office .. cause Jet fans are retards!

Phins78 and BObbdy

You are both a couple of lame dooshbag jackazzes for responding to the trolls and feeding them just what they want.

You to dumb ferkers never learn.

Pathetic.

Phins78 and BObbdy

You are both a couple of lame dooshbag jackazzes for responding to the trolls and feeding them just what they want.

You to dumb ferkers never learn.

Pathetic.

Posted by: Liber

and you are even more of a idiot for responding over the response of their response .. im even a bigger one for pointing that out

Man, those 3 Phases of Philbin's are complicated as hell.

No doubt that stadium is pretty disgusting. The Marlins pulled out just in time. Even the Sun Life Company is dropping sponsorship.

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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."

That's pretty funny...ever been to Houston? Don't you'll thank me

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They never learn because they are too fakkking stupid.

BTW, this whole thing got started last SB in Miami when it rained. Imagine that, a outdoor sport where people get rained on. But wait a minute, it's ok for people to get frozen half to death or snowed on but just don't let them get too hot or wet. What's wrong with that picture?
But let's be clear, this mess has Goodell's dirty little figerprints all over it.

Sure it would be nice to have another stadium or even a upgrade. But ask any pro player where he'd rather play.

Liber,

ya have to be stupid to still be a Dullfin fan.

Sure it would be nice to have another stadium or even a upgrade. But ask any pro player where he'd rather play.

Posted by: cocoajoe | May 21, 2013 at 08:50 PM


Nobody wants to play in the intense humidity in the oppressive swampland known as Miami. Only cockroaches and gators are comfortable there.

What's up losers?

Within 2 years a rich Arab will buy the team and relocate them to a city more interested in football than black beans and rice.

Since Mario was a no show can we say that Marino cost us 2 Super Bowls?

Or can we say he did't show up for either one?

Its a 3rd rate stadium and a third rate team. Ross is going to have to lower ticket prices if he wants fans in the stands next season.

Marino even quit the Dolphin FO after he worked for them for 10 days!!!

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