April 13, 2005
And so the real work begins

Bob McNair is tanned, rested,and ready to knock 'em dead with his proposal to host the 2009 Super Bowl.

"We think it's a very strong proposal," Texans owner Bob McNair said Tuesday. "We're going to have to do even more this time than the last time, but we're prepared to do that. I know the NFL knows we can perform. We just have to convince them that this is the place to be in '09."


Unlike in 2000, when the NFL awarded the Super Bowl to Houston after McNair paid $700 million for the Texans' expansion rights, McNair expects some tough competition.

"They owed me one the last time, and I paid for it. I had some assurances there," McNair said. "Now we are competing with everybody. Now we have to realize we don't have an inside track as we did before. We've got to go out there and give the NFL the best possible proposal."

Yeah, funny how it's harder to compete for something than to have it handed to you. The tone here is a lot less breathless than before, but we're still reassured that Houston is one of the "early favorites" (whatever that means) to win the bid. As long as we all remember what the goal is - to make Bill "The Sports Wimp" Simmons cry - that's all that matters.

Oh, and you folks up in Dallas will be pleased to know that your reward for building Cowboy Stadium II: Taxpayer Subsidy Boogaloo is in the works.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 13, 2005 to Elsewhere in Houston | TrackBack

Am I the only one that thinks "Taxpayer Subsidy Boogaloo" would be a great name for a rock and roll band or at least a novelty hit song? :-)

Posted by: William Hughes on April 13, 2005 3:12 PM

Why do I get this expectation of a forecasted sales tax boost only slightly less than the GDP of France?

Posted by: Charles M on April 13, 2005 3:31 PM

I think Taxpayer Subsidy Boondoggle works better.

Posted by: TP on April 13, 2005 5:30 PM

Please Mr. Kuffner. It's the Arlington Cowboys. As long as I am paying that stupid sales tax, I at least want the courtesy of calling the team by the city where it plays.

Posted by: blank on April 13, 2005 6:41 PM