Here it is:
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Here it is:
Friday, March 8, 2013
If Houston Texans Owner Bob McNair wanted to select one person capable of lobbying NFL Owners just by his name alone, then the work to get the legendary former U.S. Secretary Of State on board for the Houston Super Bowl 51 Bid was worth it.
On Monday, February 25th, McNair announced that Baker would be the honorary chair of the Houston Super Bowl Committee.
"He's one of the few people who could make a difference," McNair said at a news conference. "In most cases, it would not make a difference. In his case, he's such a respected figure that it'll register with the owners."
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"Hopefully, they will be able to think well for what I've done for this country," Baker said. "I would expect to be able to sit down and talk to them and try to convince them that Houston is indeed the best venue for the 51st Super Bowl. That's my job."
The San Francisco Super Bowl Bid is set to go up against Miami, and if it loses, then Houston's the next, and all in one day of work by the NFL. At present, neither San Francisco or Miami has anyone with the gravitas of James Baker. And since San Francisco's the new bid kid on the block, it has a lot to do in convincing NFL Owners its more ready than the established Miami candidate and Houston, which hosted the Super Bowl before, and is hungry to get it again.
The one issue is what will be done with the mammoth Astrodome. It sits as a rotting hulk, with no use plan for the future.
One idea is to use it for the NFL Tailgate Party - that is this blogger's idea.