It looks like Jeffrey Lurie will not let the Super Bowl in Philadelphia dream die. Lurie, who serves on the NFL’s Super Bowl Committee and therefore is probably annoying everyone else on that committee about this, told reporters at the Patriots/Eagles joint-practice “there’s no reason that Philadelphia – with all its facilities, hotel rooms, venues for big events – couldn’t handle it and do a great, great job. If the league wants to go there, we’ll be ready and willing.” As Ruben Frank points out, the Birds could host the big game in the early goings of 2019 at the earliest since “the next three are scheduled for Glendale, Ariz.; San Francisco; and Houston; and the finalists for the Super Bowl after the 2017 season are New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis.” That will put the next cold-weather Super Bowl a full five years after the first one, a decent amount of time and you know, one every five years isn’t bad. Plus, IMAGINE THE JOY.
Lurie also said, “I think the league has to come to the conclusion that we’d like to try it again, and I would assume if it’s tried again it would be a major market, like Philly, and there just has to be a consensus that it’s the right time to do it again.” So, get on convincing them, Jeff.