Rethinking Dallas, And Everywhere Else
As you may have noted by now, I am a proponent of the Angeleno-centric orientation: Los Angeles is the center of the universe, and everything else revolves around it. The bad weather in Dallas is bolstering my argument.
NOTE: Robert totally disagrees with this. Do not mistake this argument for his.
Look at this picture, shot by our intrepid executive producer Dark Dave Coehlo. It’s cold. It’s really cold. See the frost on the pavement? See the frozen debris swept up on the sidewalk to the left? Is this Super Bowl-caliber meteorology?
Guess where it’s not cold. Los Angeles. Here are the current conditions at the Rose Bowl, and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the two greatest and most historic football venues in the world. Dallas is a tremendous city, with wonderful culture and people. This is not about Dallas. It’s about having the game where there are no ice storms, and palm trees, and people who do big, made-for-TV events all year long.
Every year just after the Super Bowl, the media professionals of Los Angeles flawlessly pull off the biggest non-sports TV event of the year, the Academy Awards. This event’s century-long streak of success is not a fluke.
Memo to the NFL: We don’t need a team in LA, just give us the Super Bowl every year. Palm trees and sunshine seem to be a winning combination.