it's official - the nfl owners voted late yesterday afternoon to hold the 2014 superbowl at the meadowland! the ny giants and jets submitted their joint bid for the game three weeks ago (competing against tampa and south florida). while the giants and jets were favored, it took 4 rounds of voting before they clinched a majority of the 32 votes.
superbowl XLVIII (48 for roman numeral challenged) will be the first time the game is played at at a "cold weather" location. the coldest superbowl (in 1972), in new orleans, had a game time temperature of 39 degrees. unless a rogue heatwave rolls into town, it's a good bet that an early february football game at the meadowlands will shatter that record!
as mayor bloomberg observed at the announcement yesterday: "if it snows, it snows. this isn't beach volleyball. it's football!" weather aside, one caveat worth noting - no home team has ever played in the host city superbowl. the giants will have to break that record too :D