NFL Network, Charles Davis: “I Am Not For This New York Superbowl”
The Drive Tuesday 1-31-12- From NFL Network and Fox Sports we talk with Charles Davis about what bothers him about the Superbowl, where he likes to see the Superbowl go next for a location, and how long it’ll be before the Panthers are in the Superbowl. Plus we get a special Pro Bowl story from Charles.
Davis wasn’t shy that his least favorite thing about the Super Bowl is the halftime show, drawing attention away from the game. His other complaints about the Big Game were potential locations for future games. He thinks weather should play a big factor in deciding where to have future Super Bowls, and because of this is not for a New York Super Bowl.
“I’ll give it to you in two parts. Number one- I don’t care where they take it, as long as the outlook for weather is more than favorable. That’s the first one. The second one, and if I never work for the network again because of what I say now, just remember me kindly, I am so against this New York Super Bowl. I am NOT for the New York Super Bowl. The one time I would have been ok with it is if they had moved everything the 9/11 year…the symbolism involved, making a stand…I want as favorable as conditions as possible on Super Bowl Sunday…so when it is all over [you can’t blame the weather for the outcome].”
He continued to say that covered stadiums should also be taken in to consideration. His favorite location was the Dallas stadium, the “greatest stadium in the history of football”, but felt the weather marred the experience last year due to snow and ice storms, amongst other logistical issues.
Come Sunday, his anti New York feelings will continue slightly as Davis shifts his endorsement to the Patriots.
“I’m leaning Patriots because I feel like everything is about the Giants…they have become this Super Team somehow…they are playing better, I get that…their best is happening right now…but I think this is the most evenly contended Super Bowl we have had in awhile.”
Davis did say that in the NFL, no team should be discounted from Super Bowl stardom-even the Carolina Panthers. He sees them as potential Super Bowl Cats in the next 2-5 years:
“2-5 [years] is a safe bet because of how the NFL goes…kids can go from zero to first pretty quickly…look at the 49ers, they were out of it forever, and then they were 13-3.”