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Report: 50th Super Bowl down to Miami, New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 01: A bar-goer enjoys the view of Bourbon Street in the early morning hours on September 1, 2012 in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. The French Quarter, Louisiana’s most popular tourist attraction, returned to it’s usual state of revelry, even as much of New Orleans was still without electricity, three days after Hurricane Isaac knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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For its milestone Super Bowl, the NFL is apparently down to two potential sites, both long on league history.

According to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, the league’s Super Bowl Advisory Committee will recommend New Orleans and Miami as potential hosts of Super Bowl L (or 50 if you’re sufficiently removed from third grade and have forgotten your Roman numerals).

Those two cities have hosted 20 Super Bowls, and there seems to be a strong lean toward a traditional site for the L game, as opposed to options such as Houston or the new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, which will open in 2014.

And let’s be honest with ourselves: There’s a better chance to have a good party on Bourbon Street or South Beach than Detroit or Indianapolis or Santa Clara or wherever. So this shouldn’t come as a tremendous surprise.

UPDATE 8:20 p.m. ET: Apparently New Orleans is not part of the mix, as the league announced Super Bowl L would be in either Miami or the new 49ers stadium in Santa Clara.