Mayor Emanuel to NFL Commish: Bring the Super Bowl to Chicago

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 03: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the media during a news conference ahead of Superbowl XLVI on February 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Two main points always get brought up when Chicago gets brought up in Super Bowl discussions: Stadium capacity, and winter weather.

We've never heard of any significant discussions regarding bringing the most popular sporting event in the world to the city... Until now.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell this afternoon, and said (jokingly) that he'd hold the commish's in-laws hostage until the Super Bowl comes to the Windy City.

"I found out a secret - that is, the commissioner's in-laws live in the Chicago area, and I'm holding them hostage until that happens," the mayor joked of Goodell, who is married to the daughter of former White House chief of staff and U.S. Transportation Commissioner Sam Skinner.

Goodell's response to stadium size being an issue?

"Let us get to the point of submitting a bid, then we'll take a look and see what needs to get done to make it a winning bid," he said.

Of course, this is all hypothetical, but sometimes it only takes a little bit of momentum to start an avalanche.

Do you think that Soldier Field will ever host a Super Bowl?

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