The Dolphins brain trust failed to get government funding to help renovate Sun Life Stadium. But that didn't stop them from bringing it hard to the hoop to get the NFL to let them host what will be a milestone game -- Super Bowl L (or, Super Bowl 50, for those of you who haven't boned up on Roman numerals lately).
The NFL decided Tuesday afternoon to go with another city instead.
The Dolphins gave their pitch to the NFL, which included having a football game played on an aircraft carrier, but lost Super Bowl El to San Francisco.
Super Bowl 50 in Feb. 2016 has been awarded to San Francisco.
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) May 21, 2013
The Dolphins really weren't much in this race, really. Losing out on trying to get their stadium renovated didn't help.
Nor did pleas from local columnists to the NFL to consider nostalgia and tradition over modern accommodations and, well, shitloads of money -- which San Fran does with its forthcoming new football complex.
Well, there's always 2018.
So next possible chance for South Florida Super Bowl will be 2018. They're locked in until then.
— Jesse Agler (@finsjesse) May 21, 2013
That or go ahead and throw a giant hissy and move the team to Palm Beach.
The consolation prize is to now compete with the city of Houston to host Super Bowl 51.
Except that, it won't be doing that either.
Tough end to the process for SoFla. However, we're extremely proud of the hard work put in by our Bid Committee to land these historic games
— Mike Dee (@MikeDeeFins) May 21, 2013
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