Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Empire State of Blog
The NFL made an out of character move yesterday, opting to have Super Bowl XLVIII played in New York City. Personally, I feel the decision is far overdue. For football purists, it has endless possibilities. This wasn’t a move that the NFL made to please Fortune 500 executives, it was a move for the casual fan.
Think of the prospect of watching the Steelers march on a Super Bowl winning drive in the midst of a heavy snowstorm. Epic images that would become NFL lore in an instant. It may be cold and miserable, but it could be beautiful. The NFL is in no danger of not selling out the Super Bowl. People watched Super Bowl XVI in the middle of a monsoon, they can watch it in colder weather. Doubtful it will damper the pomp and circumstance of the Super Bowl because it’s still in New York City, where there is an endless amount to see and do.
All in all, good move by the NFL. It’s a shame we have to wait 3 years to see it.
In other news, the Buccos showed up last night, posting an impressive 2-1 win over the Reds. Paul Maholm and Ryan Doumit must have read my last article while in the dugout (in which I said it made sense for Doumit to be traded and the starters were awful) because both had excellent games. Maholm threw 7 shutout innings, and Doumit blasted the game-winning home run in the top of the ninth.
Maybe before the game tonight, I’ll write a scathing article on Aki Iwamura just to see if I can wake him up.
Since we’re all still missing the Penguins, I’ll end with this video: