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Do You Think The NFL Should Be Holding The Super Bowl In A Cold Climate This Season?

Submitted by on December 19, 2013 – 12:55 pmNo Comment
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We’ve long known that the NFL was planning on holding the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium, where the New York Giants and Jets play, this season. In fact, we’ve known it for a few years now. The NFL made a conscious effort to bring the biggest sporting event of the year to a cold-weather city, despite a lot of criticism. And they’ve spent the better part of the last year trying to work out all of the kinks in their plan. However, regardless of all the effort they’ve put in, there are still a lot of people out there criticizing them right now for choosing to hold the Super Bowl in New Jersey this year. And all of the snow that has fallen in the area recently is giving them yet another reason to worry.

Their concerns are valid, too. The truth is that this year’s Super Bowl could very well be played in bad weather. When the Super Bowl kicks off on February 2, 2014, there might be snow falling. There might be ice all over the field. And if worst comes to worst, the stadium could be half empty because of a blizzard that causes people to stay home instead of attending the game. Bottom line: This season’s Super Bowl could be a disaster. And if it does turn out to be one, the NFL will look stupid for wanting to try to play a game in New Jersey in February.

However, I like the fact that the NFL is taking a risk here and playing the game in a cold climate. Because honestly, how many more Super Bowls do you want to see played in New Orleans or Arizona or Indianapolis? Holding the Super Bowl inside the confines of a dome makes it feel so…safe. And that’s not what football is all about. Not to me, at least. I want to see how players perform when they’re thrown into a game where weather is a factor because, if nothing else, it’ll add to the intrigue and interest that the Super Bowl brings.

I get everyone else’s point. If there’s, like, a blizzard that dumps six feet of snow on New Jersey in the days leading up to the Super Bowl, it could end up being the worst Super Bowl ever. But who knows? The weather could also make it the most interesting Super Bowl of the decade. So I’m glad the NFL is at least going to try it out. And if it doesn’t work out well? Then they never have to do it again. It’s as simple as that.

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