Third and long: Asmussen's top cities to host the National Championship

Third and long: Asmussen's top cities to host the National Championship

Our college football beat writer is counting down the days until the 2019 season. Here are three cities he would like to see host the national championship game someday:

1. Chicago

Other than Indianapolis, it's the closest venue with the ability to host. Yeah, yeah, Soldier Field is outside. Football in the snow and cold is fun to watch. And why not give the teams in the Midwest a home-ice advantage.

2. Detroit

The Motor City looks better every visit. Ford Field already hosts the MAC title game and a bowl game each year. Much like with Chicago, the drive up into Michigan won't be a long haul for teams from the Big Ten.

3. Denver

Another non-dome. Another chance to be in the elements. The stunning setting can't be beat. And a little snow never hurt anyone. Bonus opportunity: skiing at nearby Breckenridge the day of the game.

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