Agreed. A trip to Dallas would be cheaper but I am not really interested in going to Dallas. Like I said, Tokyo & London have more appeal to me than Dallas does.
And, yes, I am willing to pay that money to go to Japan. Especially in light of the fact that I have done it before. Coincidentally, a nonstop flight to Narita from LAX that would put me in Tokyo over Super Bowl weekend is just below $900.
And I totally understand that not everybody is that rich but in case you haven't heard, poor people don't attend the Super Bowl anyway. Like someone else mentioned already in this thread, the everyday American isn't attending a Super Bowl. Heck, everyday Americans aren't attending GAMES like they used to. More and more everyday Americans are choosing to watch the NFL from their own living rooms rather than in person. In fact, I don't believe that I have EVER seen so many commercials for tickets to NFL games like I have this season.
The fact of the matter is this.... Typically, a Super Bowl site holds about 75,000 people. Meanwhile, millions upon millions watch on their TVs at home. The only folks that would be affected by a Super Bowl being in an international city are those 75,000. Those other millions and millions would watch at home like every other year.