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He thinks it would be a great claim to fame for the 45th edition if this was the jinx buster. He laughs off the notion that a hometown team would lessen the economic impact, counting on the wide appeal of “America’s Team” to more than make up for it.

“I think it would add to the excitement, make it more fun,” he said.

And, he added, “We want to have the NFC championship game here, too.”