Sports Guy Bill Simmons on Why DFW Shouldn't (And Should) Host the Super Bowl

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Simmons takes this pic and writes: "Ladies and gentlemen, Super Bowl 45! I have to admit, it's kind of fun. I will always remember being here."
We know how Sports Illustratred's Peter King feels about the situation -- as opposed to, say, The Situation. Below, a Friend of Unfair Park directs us to a Q&A conducted with ESPN's beloved Sports Guy, Bill Simmons, in which he provides a Top 10 list of things every city should have before it's allowed to host a Super Bowl. Among the entries:
2. If your city shuts down for drinking at 2 a.m., you probably shouldn't host the Super Bowl.

3. If your downtown isn't big enough to house everybody, so some visitors will have to stay in another city that's at least 35-40 minutes away, you probably shouldn't host the Super Bowl.

10. If the only reason the Super Bowl is in your city is "We just built a new stadium," you shouldn't host the Super Bowl.
The gunman, hardly lone at this point, proceeds to take a few more shots. But then Simmons concludes, if you can't have the game in Las Vegas, Miami, San Diego, New Orleans, etc., well, shit, it might as well be in Dallas.
It's a fun city to visit if you've never been there (the JFK assassination spot pushes it over the top); it's like going to another country (as I've said many times, I believe Texas should secede -- it already has its own flag and identity, now it just needs to start printing its own money); it brings a unique food experience to the table (Texas barbecue); and it offers the best state-of-the-art football stadium on the planet.
ESPN's folks are HQ'd in Fort Worth, though, right?
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Steve
Steve

You had Goodell himself pointing out this morning that this storm is affecting most of the country and it would have been this way pretty much wherever the Superbowl was held this year, so yeah, if Simmons and others don't like it, they're free to go back home. Btw, if you need bars to stay open past 2am, then you're the one with the problem, not the city. Go buy a bottle of something or a 12 pack and cry yourself to sleep lush.

Jim
Jim

I think you made Simmons' point with your comment. Three of the four cities he mentioned is currently having great weather.

warden62
warden62

Good lord, I cannot WAIT until this Superbowl crap is over with. I'm a big football fan, but I could care less about all the other activity surrounding it.

Greg in the Snow
Greg in the Snow

How many Super Bowls were hosted in "new" stadiums? Houston never got one in the Astrodome. They never went back to Detroit until Ford Field was built.

Can't wait to see how the one in New York goes.

Ellum08
Ellum08

Or the one in Indianapolis next year.

JS
JS

"ESPN's folks are HQ'd in Fort Worth, though, right?" Yes, but Simmons is staying in Dallas.

Campbell1193
Campbell1193

It wouldn't be February without Bill Simmons breakin out his same tired list of which cities should host the Super Bowl. I can't believe this guy still uses references to the Real World unironically.

McDoom
McDoom

Dear media bitchers:

Once again, so sorry your working vacation got ruined by some winter weather and blue laws. Perhaps the next year and every one thereafter, you'd be better off spending Super Bowl week at an all inclusive resort on Cozumel. Oh wait, your company won't pay for that trip will they?

Signed, everyone in a city that's ever hosted a Super Bowl

G_David
G_David

Bill Simmons can be hilarious, or very lame. Lately, he's been pretty lame. Or maybe my sense of humor has just finally surpassed that of the average 14 year old.

By the way, are we the only state with our own flag?

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