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Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

Posted on: February 14, 2012 10:55 pm
Jerry Jones 'absolutely' wants Super Bowl L at Cowboys Stadium. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

We said the entire week leading up Patriots-Giants and have been telling anybody who'll listen in the days since: Indianapolis knows how to put on a Super Bowl. Everything went smoothly, the people couldn't have been nicer, and aside from the Peyton Manning drama, the execution from start to finish was flawless.

So it stands to reason that the NFL would be back, perhaps soon, for another Super Bowl, right? Well, maybe not. The Indianapolis Star's Bob Kravitz, appearing last week on The Tony Kornheiser Show, said that one drawback could be the capacity of Lucas Oil Stadium. It holds somewhere in the neighborhood of 68,000 people; Cowboys Stadium, by comparison, is expandable to more than 100,000.

Which means that, despite a mostly forgettable Super Bowl experience last year, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has every intention of bidding for Super Bowl L (yep, that's 50). That's still four years off, but the next three Super Bowls are set: New Orleans in 2013, New York/New Jersey in 2014 and Arizona in 2015. SportsBusiness Journal's Daniel Kaplan notes that the announcement for the next unawarded venue customarily takes place in May (even though the league has yet to send out request for proposals for said announcement).

Either way, Jones' has told Kaplan that he will "absolutely" make a bid for NFL championship game slated to be played in February 2016.

Other possible destinations (per Kaplan via PFT): Santa Clara (at the site of the new 49ers stadium), New Orleans, and Tampa. Kaplan adds that Miami, Indianapolis, and L.A. have a “slight” chance, while London's prospects are "extremely remote."

It's criminal to think that Dallas (specifically, Arlington), which turned into a slapstick comedy routine last February because of once-in-a-lifetime ice storms coupled with no real ice-removal strategy, would be more likely to land a Super Bowl before Indianapolis, but that's what an extra 30-40,000 seats will do for you.

In completely unrelated news (or perhaps very related given some of Jones' personnel decisions over the years), we were shocked to learn that Jones admitted earlier this month that he's had "50 concussions." He joked that had he not taken so many blows to the head he might be president of the United States instead of owner of the Cowboys.

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Since: Jul 14, 2011
Posted on: February 20, 2012 8:31 pm

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

Why isn't he trying to get Peyton Manning?

Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:49 am

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

Why not the Rose Bowl if they can't put together a stadium in time?
I agree with this -- the Rose Bowl is just fine for the Rose Bowl game and the rotating BCS title game.  Now just add alcohol since it's an NFL event and there you go.  Six super bowls were already held there, last in 1993 (Buf Dal, XXVII) and who cares if it's bench seating?  People are at the freaking super bowl and that's what matters.  I hear you on that.  The weather in late Jan/early feb in SoCal is great as well. 

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 6:11 am

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

Super Bowl L should be in Los Angeles where it all began. Why not the Rose Bowl if they can't put together a stadium in time?

Dallas couldn't control the weather last February, if it had snowed or had been cold in Indy they would have complained about the weather this year too.

Here's why I would love to see a Super Bowl in Dallas. No team that I remember hosted a Super Bowl in their home stadium. This past year, Indy hosted. Peyton didn't play a game and the Colts went 2-14. Last year, Dallas hosted. Tony Romo got hurt and the Cowboys were I think 6-10.

It's a jinx to host the Super Bowl. So I nominate Dallas to be the permanent home of the Super Bowl! So much for "America's Team!"

Next year's Super Bowl is in New Orleans. Drew Brees is the next to get hurt?

Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2012 2:26 pm

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

Hey if New Jersey can have a Super Bowl game , then super bowl 50 should be played in Green Bay or New England , green bay because of the historical part of the game and if not new england .. Because Boston is probally the coolest city in this country with San Fransico !!

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2012 2:12 pm

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Arlington

Arlington, not Dallas. Not that I give a shite. When the SB returns to Texas it will be in Houston again anyway.

Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2012 1:07 pm

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

The caption should have read; "YOUR NAME IS TOBY!" 
That is awesome. And he was talking to Goodell. Goodell said, "my name is Rodger", and Jerry set him straight.

Kravits is a hump, Kornheiser is a chump and Jerry is a douche, and the Cowboys will finish 3rd in the NFC East next year.

Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2012 11:25 am

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

The caption should have read;


Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 11:22 am

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

Super bowl One was played in LA, so the underlying sentiment has been to have SB 50 (L) be in the town where it all began, which is LA.  Obviously with the new stadium up in the air, they likely won't have it at the Rose Bowl (although that was good enough for SIX super bowls and still is good enough for an NCAA championship in current times, but hey...)
Clearly the LA Coliseum, site of Super Bowl I, wouldn't be having it but the Rose Bowl certainly could if the new stadium wasn't ready by then.

ANyway, there is NO WAY dallas should be considered.  So many other options.  Tampa, Miami, New Orleans, yes -- these are all capable, have held the big game many many times,  and get rave reviews each and every time there is a super bowl being held there from fans, media, and the league itself.  This idea of having to showcase a new stadium for a SB is silly, since we get nonstop coverage of the new stadium during regular season SNF and MNF games. 

Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2012 11:13 am

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

Well, such an expensive sports venue has to pay off someday. What better way than promoting, again, a high profile event? Good luck with that, Mr. Jones.

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2012 9:53 am

Jerry Jones wants Super Bowl 50 in Dallas

As owner, this is what your position should be doing... and you have done a great job as an owner... hands down...

But for the sake of the team, the position of GM should be done by a proven GM... there are just so many years that go by that the December decline can be tolerated by your loyal fans - I am one...

When things go bad for the team, GMs can get fired to hire another one, the same with coaches... Who is going to fire an Owner-GM because he recruited badly and the team suffers...

There is no reason I can think of why the December vanishing of the team when they seemed in control up to then in the standings...

The Giants were dead at the end of November - presently they are the Super Bowl champs... The Boys should be ashamed of themselves for not showing up in December...

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