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NFL Network covers Super Bowl bid in 'unprecedented' fashion

Here is a review I wrote about the NFL Network's coverage of the big Super Bowl announcement Tuesday.

Or, as host Rich Eisen called it: "An unprecedented sports television event."

And here is a story I contributed to about the wildly inflated economic impact estimates that are common in these situations.

Speaking of the first cold-weather Super Bowl, I asked Marv Albert - who has called eight Big Games for Westwood One radio - what he thought of the idea.

"As a kid I was at that Giants-Packers game [for the 1962 NFL championship at Yankee Stadium]. I was a spotter for Marty Glickman. It was brutal, weather-wise. I couldn't wait to get out of there.

"As a concept I would like it in a heated broadcast booth with the window slightly open. Or I would just enjoy it on television. But it’s a great thing for New York to have it."

(The above video is from the 1962 AFL Championship Game in Houston, not the 1962 NFL Championship Game in the Bronx. I just posted it for the heck of it.)

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