Despite the overwhelming concerns about weather, snow removal and transportation, the Super Bowl in New Jersey/New York went off without any major glitches. Perhaps it even opened the door for more cold weather cities to come on board.
Minnesota will be the next with a chance to dazzle in 2018, marking another iconic franchise outside of the south and west that had a chance to bring in the big game.
Though the organization is not guaranteed a bid opportunity, it would be fascinating to think of a true cold weather Super Bowl right off the river at Heinz Field. They would have an official opportunity to make their case in 2018 should they be named a finalist.
Pittsburgh has, without question, one of the best game-day atmospheres in the NFL and the stadium crowns a budding downtown area that has always been a favorite of mine.
Putting on a coat in order to walk from one good restaurant to another isn't much of a problem, and any chills incurred might be eased by the excitement of a true, brutal cold-weather Super Bowl.
In New Jersey, it was nearly 50 degrees prior to kickoff. Don't we owe it to ourselves to see a game that's 10 degrees and windy?