Reaction to the 2014 Super Bowl in New York area
Reaction to NFL owners voting Tuesday to hold the 2014 Super
Bowl outdoors at new Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford,
“I just don’t think it’s a giant deal. Whether I’d want to do
it every year, probably not. But 2014 sounds good.” – Jets owner
Woody Johnson on an outdoor Super Bowl in a cold climate.
“Let’s get through this one before we decide.” – Giants
co-owner John Mara on whether there will be more cold, outdoor
“With every round, it got a little more dramatic, a little more
exciting. When the commissioner got up and said (there was a
decision), I got adrenalized.” – Giants co-owner Steve Tisch on
the vote lasting four rounds.
“When Woody (Johnson), John (Mara) and I started talking four
or five years ago, the ‘why’ became ‘why not?’ Woody was the
cheerleader that made us focus on why not. That became our
mantra.” – Giants co-owner Steve Tisch.
“The ability to host a Super Bowl in their hometown, for two
New Yorkers, is something they would fantasize about.” – Giants
co-owner John Tisch, on patriarchs Robert Tisch and Wellington
“We’ve come a long way since the Polo Grounds in 1925 and the
days we used to have to hand out tickets.” – Giants co-owner John
“My prediction is it will be the Jets vs. the Giants. It will
be decided by one point, and New York is going to win.” – New York
City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“It’s an exciting thing for the league. We’ll all pray that it
doesn’t snow that day. They’ve talked a little about if it does,
but I’d prefer that it doesn’t.” – Arizona Cardinals president
“We play a lot of cold-weather games during the course of the
season and, hey, if we’re in the Super Bowl, nobody is going to be
complaining about what the weather is like or what the temperature
is.” – Broncos coach Josh McDaniels.
“Nobody wants to play in the cold. But New York City – there’s
something special about this city, man. It’s one of the best cities
in the world, so why not have a Super Bowl here?” – Jets
cornerback Darrelle Revis.
“The biggest game and the biggest market? We should’ve done
this years ago.” – Giants defensive end Justin Tuck.
“To me, it’s a no-brainer when you consider that this vote
helps two teams, the Jets and the Giants. Add in the fact that you
have as good a stadium as there is in the league and no one is
going to complain about this not being a great Super Bowl, because
you’re in the best city in the world. – Jets coach Rex Ryan.
“New York got it? I’m happy for ’em. It’s great for the city.”
– Yankees manager Joe Girardi.