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



Host Team Record


Jan. 28, 1990

Superdome (New Orleans)

Saints: 9-7


Jan. 27, 1991

Tampa (Fla.) Stadium

Buccaneers: 6-10


Jan. 26, 1992

Metrodome (Minneapolis)

Vikings: 8-8


Jan. 31, 1993

Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.)



Jan. 30, 1994

Georgia Dome (Atlanta)

Falcons: 6-10


Jan. 29, 1995

Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami)

Dolphins: 10-6


Jan. 28, 1996

Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, Ariz.)



Jan. 26, 1997

Superdome (New Orleans)

Saints: 3-13


Jan. 25, 1998

Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego)

Chargers: 4-12


Jan. 31, 1999

Pro Player Stadium (Miami)

Dolphins: 10-6


Jan. 30, 2000

Georgia Dome (Atlanta)

Falcons: 5-11


Jan. 28, 2001

Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)

Buccaneers: 10-6


Feb. 3, 2002

Superdome (New Orleans)

Saints: 7-9


Jan. 26, 2003

Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego)

Chargers: 8-8


Feb. 1, 2004

Reliant Stadium (Houston)

Texans: 5-11


Feb. 6, 2005

Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Jaguars: 9-7


Feb. 5, 2006

Ford Field (Detroit)

Lions: 5-11


Feb. 4, 2007

Dolphin Stadium (Miami)

Dolphins: 6-10


Feb. 3, 2008

University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.)



Feb. 1, 2009

Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)

Buccaneers: 9-7


Feb. 7, 2010

Sun Life Stadium (Miami)

Dolphins: 7-9


Feb. 6, 2011

Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas)

Cowboys: 6-10


Feb. 5, 2012

Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)

Colts: 2-14


Feb. 3, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans)

Saints: 7-9


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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