Why though. By all accounts, they loved having it in Indy. Doesn't make sense that they'd need an excuse.
I don't think Indy will get this Super Bowl (has nothing to do with Irsay), and I honestly don't think we will get it for a long time. The NY one working out well opened the door for outdoor cold cities like Chicago, Boston, Washington, etc, to place bids. My guess is that there will be a rash of new cities bidding on Super Bowls. Cherish the memories from 2012 because it might be a long time before Indy gets it again.
I'm okay with Indy not getting the SB I rather the Colts win it than host it.
Indy got rave reviews for its SB (thank you weather) and I'm willing to bet they might eventually get another one. But 2018 is NO's 300th anniversary so that won't happen, and the NFL will make up for it the following year by giving it to Minny's new stadium. It might be awhile.
I actually hope Minnesota does get a SB. I don't know the specifics, but I know the tax payers are paying for a majority of that stadium and they deserve it.
So now (some) talking heads and fans are saying the only way to punish the Colts for Irsay's mistake is to take away draft choices. Should be interesting to see where Goodell goes with this.
About the most I see coming of this, assuming this is *all* that happened.... is Irsay gets fined and has to do some community service, possibly a ban from NFL activities for a month or two. Irsay on a personal level will probably be in some sort of rehab period during this. They'll hit him in his large pocketbook. He'll sober up. Everyone lives happily ever after.
Last edited by Kid Minneapolis; 03-18-2014 at 12:53 PM.
The NFL needs to put a moratorium on SB games in New Orleans (and Miami) so that other cities have a more realistic shot of getting a SB. New Orleans has had their share... and then some...
Nuntius was right. I was wrong. Frank Vogel has retained his job.
"A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, that’s teamwork."
Last edited by Stryder; 03-18-2014 at 01:20 PM. Reason: spelling
Detroit was 8 years ago not that long ago.
It would be an actual punishment and show that others are affected by his actions fair or not. Fining him won't do much he's a billionaire who probably won't serve any jailtime either will probably get probation after he pleads guilty pays a fine and he'll go back to drugs after that. Suspending him won't either I mean he's still the owner regardless.
If Goodell goes soft on him he'll be shown as an empty suit(which I think he is regardless) I mean if a player does this there's not much sympathy for him being an addict and he'd be suspended for a few games whether he gets charged or not. If a player has to be held to that high a standard then what about an owner?
Regardless of my issues with Goodell I don't envy him here when it comes to making a decision.
Last edited by Basketball Fan; 03-18-2014 at 01:08 PM.
What is still bewildering to me is that possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance (not Schedule I or II or III) is a felony, while operating while intoxicated (OWI) is a misdemeanor.
But it didn't leave the impression that the Indy SB did.
Last edited by Kid Minneapolis; 03-18-2014 at 02:16 PM.
Apparently he checked into rehab last night. I hope he is able to have success defeating this.