Why a Cold-Weather Super Bowl Was a Great Idea

June 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the news that the 2014 Super Bowl will be played in New Jersey at the Jets’ and Giants’ new Meadowlands Stadium, some are worried since it’s a mistake for the NFL for the first time to hold the Super Bowl outdoors in a cold climate.
But I think the league couldn’t have made a better decision.
There are a number of reasons a cold-weather Super Bowl is a fantastic idea, not the least among them the fact that cold weather games are fun.
My friends and I plan a yearly trip down to Buffalo to catch a game at Ralph Wilson Stadium, and we intentionally pick a week when we know it’ll be cold out, and hopefully when it’ll snow.
We freeze our asses off the entire game, but we’re too drunk and having too much fun to care.
The cold weather doesn’t take the atmosphere down at the tailgate—if anything, it’s inexplicably more fun —and my jersey fits over my winter coat.
The last game I attended was t...

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