Super Let Down: NFL Goes Cold on Miami

NFL owners choose New York over Miami for the 2014 Super Bowl

Miami will have to wait to host it's next Super Bowl.

On Tuesday, NFL owners chose the Big Apple over the Big Orange as the site of the 2014 Super Bowl.

Technically, the game would be in northern New Jersey at the new home of the New York Jets and New York Giants, but it is the lights of downtown New York that was the lure that pulled the owners from the fun and the sun in South Florida.

Miami was booted out of the process after the second round of voting. Tampa Bay, which has been granted the Super Bowl four times, was defeated after the owners voted a fourth time.

Miami has put on the Big Game 10 times.

The game has never been in the New York area, mostly because the NFL has a rule against having its championship game in a cold weather town. The NFL enacted a rule in the 1970s that the minimum average temperature in the host city has to be at least 50 degrees.

The NFL granted the New York/New Jersey team a one-time waiver for their bid. The average low temperate the past five years in February in New York has been 30 degrees.

Miami hosted the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl this past season, both of which were widely considered gigantic successes. The Super Bowl was the most viewed television program in the history of TV and the Pro Bowl posted its highest viewership ever.

NFL officials, however, wanted to see upgrades to Sun Life Stadium before committing to bringing the game back to South Beach.

Miami obliged with plans for an atrocious-looking stadium shield that would block any rain that might fall on Super Sunday, better bathrooms and more lower bowl seating.

But none of that was enough to stop the NFL's Empire State of mind. Have fun freezing your butts off for Super Bowl XLVII.

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