Carter: Super Bowl ThoughtsSaturday, February 5, 2011By Ivan CarterCSNwashington.comI've always been of the mind that the Super Bowl should be hosted by a handful of cities: New Orleans, Miami, San Diego and maybe Tampa Bay. New Orleans is THE best. Nothing I experienced this week in frigid Dallas changed that opinion. Yes, it was unseasonably cold and the snow was out of nowhere but Dallas was utterly prepared to handle it and a few other key problems arose:-The stadium is too far from the city center and the spread between Arlington, downtown Dallas and Ft. Worth was way too far, especially when the snow fell.-The 2 a.m. bar closing time is way too early for folks rolling into town to party.-The city's plan for taking care of snow was something like this: hope it melts. No plowing. No salt. No sand. Even on downtown streets. Keep that in mind when Super Bowls start hitting cold weather towns. Could be a fiasco.Anyway, none of that will be remembered after Sunday because we're probably going to have a great game. It certainly looks that way. I wouldn't surprised if we had overtime. A few other notes on Super Bowl week.-I asked Skins LB Lorenzo Alexander about this and we had a laugh when I ran into him in the lobby Friday: the best part of the radio rowmedia room experience is watching people look at each other, glance down at one another's badge and decide whether you are important or not. So funny. But man, there were some big timers rolling around. My favorite: Sugar Ray. The boxer, not the musician.-A bunch of Super Bowl party promoters took a HUGE bath. Most parties were sparsely attended because of the weather and one promoter I spoke with said he expected it to cost him about 25,000 for the week. Ouch.-The stadium is awesome but again, the snow caught folks by surprise. This guy almost died. -Oh Gilbert. C'mon man, get it together. I'm back in DC now and looking forward to this Caps-Pens game tomorrow. Bummer about Geno Malkin. The guy is fun to watch and that is huge blow for the Pens. Go to the Washington Post Live page to catch my interviews from Super Bowl week including Dan Snyder, Tony Gonzalez and more....Good stuff.
Super Bowl Thoughts
February 5, 2011, 9:15 pm