Cold-Weather Super Bowl? Why Not Green Bay?

May 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a move as significant as the NFL-AFL merger, the inception of free agency and Brett Favre's recent ankle surgery, the NFL owners voted Tuesday to send the Big Game to the Big Apple in 2014.
All right, so maybe it isn't quite that big of a deal, but it's true: Super Bowl XLVIII will be played outdoors in the New York City metro area at New Meadowlands Stadium, the new home of the Jets and Giants.
With the move, the owners are breaking the warm-weather and domed stadium precedent of all 44 Super Bowls played thus far, and I couldn't be happier about it.
As great as professional football is, it's always a little bit better when inclement weather gets involved. The game becomes even more unpredictable and the players have to sharpen their focus more than usual in order to perform the way they want.
Leaping catches and precision passes are impressive enough, but those kinds of plays become almost other-worldly when players make them in howling winds, frigi...

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