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Continued: Souhan: Super Bowl Boulevard just another NYC attraction

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 1, 2014 - 12:33 AM

For one thing, it was cold. Low temperatures didn’t keep people from walking around Manhattan, but they walked quickly, bundled and single-minded. Minneapolis believes it will benefit from hosting a Super Bowl, but the result would be visitors questioning why anyone would ever live there. For Minnesota, the Super Bowl would be a tourist detraction.

New York’s charm is that it offers too much: Too many plays, too many restaurants, too many museums. You can’t take it all in. Adding the Super Bowl is like adding jalapeños to curry.

To summarize: The NFL held Super Bowl week in a cold city where it was greeted indifferently, while the state that will host the game stared daggers across the Hudson River.

Dear Mr. Goodell: Let’s all not do this again real soon.

 

Jim Souhan can be heard weekdays at noon and Sundays from 10 to noon on 1500 ESPN. His Twitter name is @SouhanStrib. • jsouhan@startribune.com







 

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