Bucs' Bryan Glazer comments on Super Bowl decision
Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer offered some brief comments on NFL Network a little while ago when he was asked about the prospect of the Super Bowl being played in the New York area.
The Bucs and Tampa Bay are bidding this time around for the 2014 game and would obviously have an advantage over New York from a weather standpoint.
Glazer acknowledged as much in his comments.
"Obviously there’s a competitive balance issue that comes with it," he said. "All the owners will think about that when they make their decisions, whether it’s a cold-weather team or a northern team or whether a warm-weather team has a competitive disadvantage going into the Super Bowl. It’s our greatest game. We should play it on an equal field."
That's pretty much his way of calling attention to one of the factors working against the New York bid. The votes are being cast now. We'll update you when there's news.
UPDATE, 4:14 p.m.: After two votes, no city received the requisite number of votes required to win. So, now the lowest vote-getter is being dropped. That's South Florida. NYC and Tampa are still alive. This thing wasn't the nearly the slam dunk that I and a lot of people thought it would be.