KC’s silly bid for a Super Bowl

08/25/2014 2:32 PM

08/25/2014 3:16 PM

Bringing a Super Bowl to Kansas City would be cool.

It also will be next to impossible, but hey....

Some supporters of the idea held their first meeting today to discuss trying to convince the National Football League to put its signature event at Arrowhead Stadium.

In early February. Without a dome.

Good luck with that.

Look, we love the Chiefs around here. Everyone knows that. Even the so-far pitiful team of 2014 — in being clobbered by Minnesota in its preseason game Saturday night — more than doubled the TV audience of the first-place Royals that night.

And sure, the NFL is willing to hold a Super Bowl or two in cold-weather cities. Like New York, which got the most recent game.

But you might have noticed that Kansas City is no New York City. We’re about a tenth of the size in population and, more notably, plunked smack dab in the middle of the country without a lot else going on around us in the dead of winter. Plus, our weather extremes are more, well, extreme than New York City when it comes to temperatures, snow and wind.

Also, there are some “cold-weather cities” that don’t have domes — such as Chicago — that would be in front of Kansas City when it comes to hosting a Super Bowl. Denver likely would be on that list, too.

Several other NFL cities in the Midwest, such as Indianapolis and Minneapolis, already offer covered stadiums. And don’t forget the other usual suspects such as stadiums in California, Florida and New Orleans.

In short, this is a long shot of a long shot bid for something that would be great if we could get it.

Just don’t get your hopes up, at all.

To reach editorial page columnist Yael T. Abouhalkah, call 816-234-4887 or send email to abouhalkah@kcstar.com. Twitter @YaelTAbouhalkah.

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