Everything is larger in New York, and Super Bowl Boulevard is no exception. It has the obscene, fun-house distortion you expect when a party is thrown in Times Square.
Mayor James Cassella has complained that the NFL has been treating the Super Bowl like a New York event and mentioned that he had not even been invited to the game, that is until now.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the arrests follow an 11-month investigation by the state Organized Crime Task Force, the Department of Homeland Security and the NYPD.
This year’s Super Bowl has the distinction of relying on mass transit to take up to 30,000 fans to the game.
Chris Christie says there’s nothing to debate: This year’s Super Bowl belongs to the Garden State. End of discussion. No spin. “Every once and a while somebody goes over to have dinner in New York, but that’s about it.”
Players on both teams have experienced chilly conditions during games, of course, although they don’t regularly brace for the sort of brrrr that’s anticipated for this Super Bowl.
The Broncos braved the cold for their first full practice of Super Bowl week, working in pads for nearly two hours after a 30-minute walkthrough session Wednesday.
Super Bowl security preparations have gotten a thumbs up from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
Many believe New Jersey’s sprawling highway system, proximity to New York City and diverse population make it an attractive base of operations for traffickers.
The duo allegedly whipped up bogus Super Bowl tickets, parking passes for MetLife stadium, tickets to the NFL Commissioner’s party at the Waldorf Astoria hotel and another party at Radio City Music Hall.
The NFL’s biggest game of the season draws fans from around the world to its host city, but this year the game is in New Jersey, the forecast is frigid, and thousands of tickets are still available.
Dan Marino is Mr. Miami, but he says that fact has no bearing on why he wants to see the Super Bowl played in southern Florida every year for the rest of time.
Christie said visitors were free to go to New York and enjoy “a couple of good restaurants, and some theater and stuff to do.” But he added that game announcers on Sunday “are not going to say live from New York City, because that would be a lie.”
CBS 2 weatherman Lonnie Quinn says a lot will depend on the timing and placement of an incoming low-pressure system. “It’s like Mother Nature is a football fan,” he said on Monday night’s newscast.
If it took 48 years to get the Super Bowl in a cold-weather state, there’s a reason. It’s a bad reason. This game is meant to be played in warmer weather, for a thousand reasons.