Atlanta, Houston, Miami and Tampa, Fla., were selected as the four finalists for the 2009 Super Bowl.Those other three are certainly fine, fun cities with wonderful people (well, maybe not Miami and I don't think they're seriously in the running for '09 anyway since they are hosting in '07, because would the NFL dare give any city the Supe twice in three years?), but the simple truth is:
The four were recommended by a committee of owners at a meeting in Atlanta on Wednesday. One of the four will be chosen as host by the league's owners next May.
This season's game will be played Feb. 6, 2005, in Jacksonville, Fla. The 2006 game will be in Detroit, with Miami host for the 2007 game and Phoenix in 2008.
Houston gave the world Janet Jackson's nipple (guard).
And isn't that the kind of entertainment we all, deep down, really want?
If you expect more than just football and erectile dysfunction commercials on Super Sunday; if your family craves gratuitous nudity followed immediately by the blinding irony of howling, sputtering conservative (faux) outrage, then you want the Super Bowl in Houston.
Admit it. You know that's what you want.
What you reallyreally want.