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Woody Johnson "Hoping For Snow" During N.Y./N.J. Super Bowl

N.Y./N.J. Super Bowl Host Committee President & CEO Alfred Kelly, Jets Owner Woody Johnson and Giants Treasurer Jonathan Tisch appeared on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" Friday morning to discuss the game at MetLife Stadium. Johnson said, "We're hoping to get a little snow. The good news, unlike some other cities that have had Super Bowls that have snow, we know how to deal with snow … and we're ready for anything that nature throws our way." Kelly said Super Bowl tickets are "going to be one of the hottest tickets ever in sports."

CNBC's Jim Cramer asked if the NFL would ever public, as "that would give everyone liquidity and I think it would be something that everyone wants a piece of." Cramer: "Everyone wants a piece of the NFL, that's the nature of the brand." Johnson said, "You don't want the corporate mentality to invade football, because football is all about competition and the NFL has done an excellent job with salary caps and all that in keeping that competition alive so any team on any Sunday can win" ("Squawk on the Street," CNBC, 10/25).
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