PHOENIX -- They said this would not happen. As someone who hated the idea of an outdoor Super Bowl in the Northeast from the moment it came up, I distinctly remember NFL commissioner Roger Goodell saying this would not happen. This was back when they announced that the 2014 Super Bowl would be held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and one of the many questions (along with, "What the heck are you guys thinking?") was whether other outdoor northern venues would then be candidates for future Super Bowls as well. Goodell said no, that this New York thing was a one-time, special opportunity.