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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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  1. 1

    TJ

    Installation of ATMs that accept NFL preferred credit and debit cards and deactivation of ATMs that ”conflict with NFL preferred payment services.”

    Seriously? That is a ballsy move right there.

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  2. 2

    HozelRockit

    I wonder what the odds are that this revelation also torpedoes Minneapolis’ chances?

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    Strom

    OK Steve, off the soap box again. No one truly knows the financial impact of hosting the “S-Bowl” (don’t think we are allowed to use the real name anymore? Copyright infringement or some dang thing) calculating all the tangibles/intangibles and I agree that other venues will avoid this period for a host of reasons setting up a potential loss in some geographical regions (per the study). Please go to MPLS in January or February. What will the S-Bowl be displacing there at this time….NOTHING!!!

    I lived in Minnesota for 20 years. I can’t, for the life of me, find the logic in anyone wanting to go there at that time of year so that part I get. I know the weather patterns there and I figure it’s a 50/50 chance no one will ever want to host another event like this ever again in winter. For the love of God, bring on the global warming!

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    Rob

    True dat, Czabe. I live in a Denver suburb, and Denver’s trying to land the RNC convention for 2016. They claim all this money will enter the metro area’s economy. Bullshit. I’m a technician at a dealership, wife is a teacher. Neither of us will feel any benefit from that beyond traffic that will be jolly well fucked. The industries that will get tangible benefit are cabs and limos, hotels, downtown restaurants, bars, bail bondsmen, hookers and weed shops.

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    Lewis

    As always, it depends on how you define the capitalist “winner”. If said “winner” is the cities, well that is obvious a bad gamble. So much money spent on planning all for a single game seems poorly thought out. But if said “winner” is the sponsors, stadium owners, and NFL beneficiaries, then it is an obvious yes. Let’s all be honest, this is a great way for the league to get better stadiums, schmooze clients, and offer even better advertising packages. Everyone knows that Super Bowl tickets and hotel rooms are already long beyond the reach of the average American tourist. SB is corporate packaging at it’s finest.

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