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

Super Bowls.

“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

Michael Bidwill.

“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.