Poll: Would you like to see Denver host a Super Bowl?

Call us superstitious, but we don't know if we'd even want the Broncos to host a Super Bowl.

The Denver Broncos have been pushing to host a Super Bowl in either 2018, 2019, or 2020, understandably so. What team/owner/city would not want to host the Big Game?

According to the Denver Post, the Broncos' pitch to host a Super Bowl may "hinge on the NFL owners meetings next week in Orlando, Florida." After New Jersey hosted the first "cold weather" Super Bowl earlier this year, the NFL may be open to letting more cold weather cities host future Super Bowls.

"We're interested to hear what comes out of committee meeting that takes place Sunday in terms of their views of how New York went, No. 1, and No. 2, the future of outdoor-stadium Super Bowls at cold-weather sites," Broncos president Joe Ellis told the 'Post.

While Ellis and the Broncos wait for a decision from the NFL, we as fans are wary of the idea.

Historically, the host cities of the last twenty-five Super Bowls have flopped the year of hosting the Big Game. Since 1990, the Super Bowl host city teams own combined records of 157-211.

Super Bowl

Date

Location

Host Team Record

XXIV

Jan. 28, 1990

Superdome (New Orleans)

Saints: 9-7

XXV

Jan. 27, 1991

Tampa (Fla.) Stadium

Buccaneers: 6-10

XXVI

Jan. 26, 1992

Metrodome (Minneapolis)

Vikings: 8-8

XXVII

Jan. 31, 1993

Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)

N/A

XXVIII

Jan. 30, 1994

Georgia Dome (Atlanta)

Falcons: 6-10

XXIX

Jan. 29, 1995

Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami)

Dolphins: 10-6

XXX

Jan. 28, 1996

Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, Ariz.)

N/A

XXXI

Jan. 26, 1997

Superdome (New Orleans)

Saints: 3-13

XXXII

Jan. 25, 1998

Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego)

Chargers: 4-12

XXXIII

Jan. 31, 1999

Pro Player Stadium (Miami)

Dolphins: 10-6

XXXIV

Jan. 30, 2000

Georgia Dome (Atlanta)

Falcons: 5-11

XXXV

Jan. 28, 2001

Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)

Buccaneers: 10-6

XXXVI

Feb. 3, 2002

Superdome (New Orleans)

Saints: 7-9

XXXVII

Jan. 26, 2003

Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego)

Chargers: 8-8

XXXVIII

Feb. 1, 2004

Reliant Stadium (Houston)

Texans: 5-11

XXXIX

Feb. 6, 2005

Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Jaguars: 9-7

XL

Feb. 5, 2006

Ford Field (Detroit)

Lions: 5-11

XLI

Feb. 4, 2007

Dolphin Stadium (Miami)

Dolphins: 6-10

XLII

Feb. 3, 2008

University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.)

N/A

XLIII

Feb. 1, 2009

Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)

Buccaneers: 9-7

XLIV

Feb. 7, 2010

Sun Life Stadium (Miami)

Dolphins: 7-9

XLV

Feb. 6, 2011

Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas)

Cowboys: 6-10

XLVI

Feb. 5, 2012

Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)

Colts: 2-14

XLVII

Feb. 3, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans)

Saints: 7-9

XLVIII

Feb. 2, 2014

MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.)

Giants: 7-9, Jets: 8-8

Forget the Madden Curse, the Super Bowl jinx is real!

By the time Denver hosted a Super Bowl (the earliest would be 2018), quarterback Peyton Manning will be long gone. When Manning leaves, Denver may have to suffer through a season or two of rebuilding (that's the consensus around the NFL, anyway), so nobody knows what they'll look like entering the 2017 season.

Is it worth hosting the Super Bowl if it costs Denver a season of poor play? Or is the jinx just a silly coincidence? There have been exceptions—the Dolphins went 10-6 in both 1994 and 1998, as did the Buccaneers in 2000. A ten-win season is nothing to scoff at, especially playing under an alleged curse.

If they do host a Super Bowl, perhaps Denver could buck the trend. Is it worth the risk?

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