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BBAO: Murphy intrigued by Super Bowl

We've pretty much shot down the idea of a Super Bowl in Green Bay, or in Chicago for that matter, even after the NFL voted to play an outdoor game in the cold-weather environment of New York/New Jersey in 2014. I just don't see the league making that jump when the financial payoff isn't as obvious.

But Mark Murphy is the president/CEO of the Packers, and it's his job not to rule out such ventures. So when asked about the topic by The Associated Press, here's what Murphy said: "In terms of the Packers hosting a Super Bowl, it's very intriguing. But, there are a lot of logistical requirements that need to be researched. So, it really at this point, [we will] focus on New York's bid and the fact that they're going to be hosting the Super Bowl."

I like the way Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com reacted: "You might call it unrealistic, pie-in-the-sky, or just plain impossible. But Green Bay Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy calls it 'very intriguing.'"

Moving on around the NFC North:

  • The jury trial in Houston for Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly was again postponed, this time for next Tuesday, according to Paul Srubas of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

  • Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune has an excellent profile of rookie Minnesota Vikings tailback Toby Gerhart. His father, Todd Gerhart, had this gem: "I don't know how to say this, but he's always been good at everything."

  • Sorry, Detroit Lions fans. Your team will continue its anti-cheerleader policy in 2010. John Niyo of the Detroit News has more.

  • Learning the Lions' defense has been "difficult" for rookie cornerback Amari Spievey, writes Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press.

  • After watching film of last season, Chicago Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice said tackle Chris Williams graded out "significantly higher" as a left tackle in 2009 than he did as a right tackle. Michael Wright of ESPNChicago.com has highlights of Tice's interview with ESPN 1000.