Monday, May 24, 2010
Kraft sees special Super Bowl in N.Y.
By Mike Reiss
Patriots owner Robert Kraft held court with a handful of reporters at the NFL's spring meeting today in Irving, Texas, and ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen was nice enough to pass along some comments to ESPNBoston.com.
One of the big topics was Tuesday's vote on the 2014 Super Bowl. Kraft has openly supported New York's bid to host the game.
"Let me give you my prediction -- if this game is played in New York, it will be one of the most memorable in the history of the Super Bowl," Kraft said.
Kraft explained why he thinks the Super Bowl in New York is the "right thing to do."
"It's New York. It's unique. It's what I suggested a few years back when we discussed it -- a New York Super Bowl would be more symbolic of our resilience and recovery from 9/11," Kraft said. "Then you take what these owners [with the Giants and Jets] put into this, all they've endured with the economy while they got this stadium going, and it's just the right thing to do."
Kraft was asked if his support for a New York Super Bowl is tied to his hope that the game might eventually come to New England.
"No, that's not part of this," he responded. "Would I like a Super Bowl? Sure. But that's not connected to this vote and I would say it's very unlikely. I want to do this because it's New York and we need to take this step."