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    Cyburbian Joe Iliff's avatar
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    Where would you locate the Cyburbia Bowl?

    For those of you that don't know, we're down to the final four in our Cyburbia Fantasy Football League. Next week, we will know the participants in the league's championship game.

    And, the United States is already into football bowl season. There are 30 some odd college bowl games (from classics like the Rose Bowl to spares like the Humanitarian Bowl), and of course the NFL's Super Bowl. Here in the states, bowl games generally happen in sunny places like San Diego or Miami.

    So, the question is, where would you suggest the Cyburbia Bowl be played? You can pick anywhere in the world, and any time of year (summer, winter, whatever). Your place should have a stadium big enough to hold a few thousand cheering Cyburbians watching an American football game, and places for pre-game and post-game partying.

    Domed stadium, or out in the elements? Suggestions for pre-game sightseeing and post-game debauchery?
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    Quote Originally posted by Joe Iliff
    For those of you that don't know, we're down to the final four in our Cyburbia Fantasy Football League. Next week, we will know the participants in the league's championship game.

    And, the United States is already into football bowl season. There are 30 some odd college bowl games (from classics like the Rose Bowl to spares like the Humanitarian Bowl), and of course the NFL's Super Bowl. Here in the states, bowl games generally happen in sunny places like San Diego or Miami.

    So, the question is, where would you suggest the Cyburbia Bowl be played? You can pick anywhere in the world, and any time of year (summer, winter, whatever). Your place should have a stadium big enough to hold a few thousand cheering Cyburbians watching an American football game, and places for pre-game and post-game partying.

    Domed stadium, or out in the elements? Suggestions for pre-game sightseeing and post-game debauchery?
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    Cyburbian boiker's avatar
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    I believe that true football should only be played in January, in sub-zero cold, with snow, in an open stadium. That is a true test of physical power and endurance. The worse the weather is, the btter the game is...even if it is a low scoring affair.

    I'm reminded of the "Ice Bowl".
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Cyburbian plankton's avatar
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    No brainer. PGE Stadium in downtown Portland, OR - home of the AAA Portland Beavers. It's served by light rail/streetcar, in the heart of a vibrant urban center, and out of doors for a rousing fantasy football experience. The game will be played on a Thursday so as to take advantage of $2 microbrews ("Thirsty Thursday" promotion).

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    Portland or New Orleans would be good places, not so much for the actual stadium where the game is held, or the game conditions, but for the places to do "everything else" such as drinking, carousing, and celebrating.

    boiker's suggestion reflects the conditions for the game itself. What about a real Ice Bowl in Anchorage or Helsinki? Outdoors, in the snow and the ice, with a wind chill in the single digits, with the ball as hard as a rock, with people running out between plays to scrape snow off the ten yard line markers.

    How about someplace really rainy? Some kind of tropical rain forest city. With a wet, slippery ball on a muddy field, with a mist/fog enveloping the stadium?
    JOE ILIFF
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    Where ever you get the highest taxpayer subsidy.

    *duh*

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    Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI. Best football city/stadium in America. Located smack-dab in the middle of a neighborhood so you can walk to it. Or, the neighbors will rent you a space on their front lawn so you can tailgate before and after the game. Plus, it's frickin' cold so you'd have REAL football weather.
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