Yesterday afternoon, Arizona governor Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062, which was seen by many as a piece of legislation that was anti-gay. Had she not taken that action, and allowed the bill to become law, there would have been ramifications – including from the National Football League.
It was widely rumored earlier this week that the NFL was prepared to move Super Bowl XLIX out of Glendale, Arizona, if the bill was passed. The move wouldn’t have been unprecedented; the league stripped the state of the big game in 1993 when Arizona refused to make Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a state holiday.
Now, it appears as though the Super Bowl will remain in the Valley of the Sun. But the story certainly got wheels turning, wondering where the NFL would have moved the title tilt had they decided that Arizona wasn’t the right place to throw their biggest party.
On that note, cover32’s Buck Stanton came up with the 10 places that the Super Bowl should have moved, had the NFL pulled the plug on the game in the desert. To see his top-10, click here.