NFL: By the way, we might move the Super Bowl to a different day if the forecast calls for snow on Sunday

posted at 3:21 pm on January 24, 2014 by Allahpundit

Anything’s possible, but the impression I get after watching the clip and reading about this is that it would take a mega-storm descending upon Jersey at just the wrong time to make it happen. Anything short of that and they’re going ahead as scheduled, as you’d expect for the biggest TV event of the year. The odds are so slim, in fact, that I’m surprised they even addressed the subject at length. They’re not worried about the quality of play in a snowstorm, or so they claim: Roger Goodell told the media on Wednesday, “We are embracing the weather. Football is played in the elements.” Indeed. The whole reason to play the Super Bowl in a cold climate, in fact, is because you want the elements to affect the game. Not so much that the players are knee-deep in snow and it turns into a battle of two-yard runs from scrimmage, but enough to make things different and interesting. Unless Goodell’s crazy, he’s rooting for snow — light snow, enough to create a singular memory for football fans but not enough to hold Peyton under 20 attempts.

The reason they might conceivably move it is if there’s so much snow on the roads and in the stadium that fans either won’t be able to get to the game or will end up having snowball fights once they’re there. (It’s happened before.) Even then, though, the blizzard would need to be massive and it’d need to strike on Saturday night or Sunday, not a day or two before. The MetLife stadium groundskeeping team managed to clear a foot of snow from the stands and surrounding parking lots earlier this week in just 18 hours, so if a storm descends on Friday, everything should be fine. Christie will have all hands on deck to keep the roads clear too lest his big coup in bringing the game to Jersey turn into a new embarrassment post-Bridgegate. Ask yourself: Exactly how bad would conditions have to be for the NFL to screw with the travel plans of tens of thousands of people, many of whom won’t even be in town until Saturday, to move the game to Friday? The amount of crow that the league would eat for holding the game in a cold climate if they had to move it is so huge that they’ll do virtually anything to avoid it.

Exit question: What happens to the money you bet on the game if it’s moved? Answer here.


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This is what happens when you host the super bowel in a hell-hole like NYC :P

/Floridian

Defenestratus on January 24, 2014 at 3:23 PM

The Global Warming Bowl

anotherJoe on January 24, 2014 at 3:25 PM

I’ll just say one thing. If I were a Broncos fan, I would be pissed. It sounds neato to say “football is meant to be played in the elements” and “we want the game to be affected by the weather”, but not so much that you want to see the #1 offense in the league hamstrung because of the stupid site of the game. Which I have no idea what possible reason there is for giving it to the New Giant’s Stadium. NYC and NJ sure don’t need the money, and besides, the place is in a swamp for crying out loud.

Idiotic decision.

deadrody on January 24, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Awl, poor babies. My neighbor is twice indignant. Go Pack!!!

Bmore on January 24, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Well, this open-air northern stadium Super Bowl idea sure is working out well.

That was always what I found lacking in the games played in Tampa and Dallas and Phoenix: taking a game that half the nation drops what they’re doing and has the biggest non-Thanksgiving food fest of the year to watch, and change the date on them at the last minute.

The Schaef on January 24, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Lame, lame, lame! The Eagles-Lions Snow Game was epic!

Christien on January 24, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Actually, they’re not playing in New York City because it’s a cold weather location and they want the weather to affect the game.

They’re playing in New York City because it’s New York City.

jr.ewing.78 on January 24, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Funny, that vid is flopped. Lolz! I just grabbed the first I saw. Still though, Awl poor babies.

Bmore on January 24, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Use a red beacon to mark one end zone’s direction and a green beacon to mark the other end zone’s direction.

Give each quarterback a GPS unit and get on with it….

viking01 on January 24, 2014 at 3:31 PM

I want to see some blizzard conditions and some insane women in bikinis for the game. Why the heck not? And as for Peyton Manning, if they pull off the victory in a blizzard, all the hype about him not able to win the game in the cold is silenced forever.

Vanceone on January 24, 2014 at 3:33 PM

It is Bush’s fault !

burrata on January 24, 2014 at 3:34 PM

I was going on a business trip many years ago and had a stop in Phoenix. The company travel agent called me back with a bewildered voice saying the only room she could find for me that night was a $200 a night motel 6. We then determined I was trying to travel the Thursday before the Super Bowl was played in Phoenix. We ended up getting a short flight to Las Vegas which had plenty of rooms.
If they move the game time, it probably would have minimal impact except on the TV networks. If they move the game day, there are going to be a lot of scrambling as people try to change their hotel reservations.

yetanotherjohn on January 24, 2014 at 3:34 PM

I thought the whole reason Dallas couldn’t host the super bowl back in the old stadium was that even in North-ish Texas the weather wasn’t dependably sunny enough to have a super bown there.

TexasDan on January 24, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Whatever happens, SeaChix will lose :O

burrata on January 24, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Roger Goodell told the media on Wednesday, “We are embracing the weather. Football is played in the elements.”

Says the guy who delayed the opening game of the season 2 hours because it looked like it was going to rain.

clearbluesky on January 24, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Roger Goodell should be forced to shovel snow out of that stadium with a hand held snow shovel.

portlandon on January 24, 2014 at 3:39 PM

What day would they change it to? A weekday? Next week?

wolly4321 on January 24, 2014 at 3:40 PM

You know the New York City area doesn’t get enough media attention! Hey let’s have a massive media event outside in a cold weather climate in winter! Smart!

terryannonline on January 24, 2014 at 3:40 PM

NFL: By the way, we might move the Super Bowl to a different day if the forecast calls for snow on Sunday

Not even the Super Bowl can escape the reach of Gorebull Warming.

rukiddingme on January 24, 2014 at 3:43 PM

The NFL should rotate the game in Los Angeles, New Orleans and Miami and give money to whichever other city would be in line next. A New York venue will be about exciting as the one held in Detroit.

cajunpatriot on January 24, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Play the freaking game!

Bmore on January 24, 2014 at 3:45 PM

The “wussification” of America is complete.

By the way, it will be 78 degrees in Phoenix by next Wednesday, and probably close to that in Glendale. I think they could easily leave the roof open at next year’s Super B**l™ (“The Big Game”)*.

*I do not have the money to fight NFL attorneys.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 24, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Why just Los Angeles, miami and new orleans?

How about Houston, arizona or even atlanta?

Plenty of places in the _US that are a whole lot warmer than New Jersey.

terryannonline on January 24, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Not even the Super Bowl can escape the reach of Gorebull Warming.

rukiddingme on January 24, 2014 at 3:43 PM

But..but… but… Al Gore promised it would be hazy and humid in NYC by now.

viking01 on January 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Which I have no idea what possible reason there is for giving it to the New Giant’s Stadium. NYC and NJ sure don’t need the money, and besides, the place is in a swamp for crying out loud.

Idiotic decision.

deadrody on January 24, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Probably because the home teams in the Meadowlands (the Giants and Jets) had lousy teams this year, and neither team made the playoffs.

Other than the Super Bowl, NFL playoff games (4 wild-card games, 4 divisional playoff games, 2 conference playoff games) are played in the home stadium of one of the teams (whichever had the better regular-season record), which could end up in a balmy city like Green Bay or Buffalo. If the weather is bad, it usually favors the home team, which is accustomed to such conditions.

The Super Bowl has always been played at a neutral site, so that neither team is favored by the fans, and usually either in a domed stadium or a southern location so that weather will not influence the outcome (or inconvenience the fans in the stadium). Holding the Super Bowl on Groundhog Day in NaJoisey is a risky experiment, and if the Super Bowl turns into the Snow Bowl, the NFL will probably go back to southern or domed stadiums. If it’s 45 degrees and dry on Super Sunday, the NFL will try Green Bay next.

Steve Z on January 24, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Sacrilege.

rbj on January 24, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Domed stadiums suck!

Bmore on January 24, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Holding the Super Bowl on Groundhog Day in NaJoisey is a risky experiment, and if the Super Bowl turns into the Snow Bowl, the NFL will probably go back to southern or domed stadiums. If it’s 45 degrees and dry on Super Sunday, the NFL will try Green Bay next.

Steve Z on January 24, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Of course they have to try this experimental crap when the Seahawks are at the Superbowl!

portlandon on January 24, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Wimps…. Say what you will about the niners, but they played in Wisconsin in -2 degrees, and the quarterback didn’t even wear long sleeves…

sandee on January 24, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Back in the day when they were called The Ain’ts New Orleans was a reliably neutral Super Bowl site. Nowadays they have more Ws than Ls and that tilted the universe.

viking01 on January 24, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Which wouldn’t be an issue in fifty warm weather cities.

I hope it snows 20″ and is postponed until Wednesday.

Akzed on January 24, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Since Superbowls are chosen years in advanced has the Superbowl ever been played at one the superbowl teams home turf?

terryannonline on January 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Maybe Christie should just postpone Super Bowl Sunday, like he postponed Halloween last year. After all, Christie ‘HAS A PEN AND A PHONE’ just like his O’boyfriend, and as we saw with his infamous lane closures, he’s not afraid to use ‘em!

Pork-Chop on January 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM

You know who’s laughing their azz off right now??

Chris Christie. He stated weeks ago he hoped a Blizzard
came in that weekend…who knows, maybe he’ll have a chance
to close more bridges!!

ToddPA on January 24, 2014 at 4:06 PM

and besides, the place is in a swamp for crying out loud.
deadrody on January 24, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Well they drained the swamps and chased off all the gators years ago.

Akzed on January 24, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Rub some dirt on it, ladies.

Christien on January 24, 2014 at 4:06 PM

TexasDan on January 24, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Didn’t they host it last year in an ice storm in Dallas? Maybe the year before that.

DanMan on January 24, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Didn’t they host it last year in an ice storm in Dallas? Maybe the year before that. DanMan on January 24, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Nah, you’re thinking of the one in Moose Jaw, Alberta in ’07.

Akzed on January 24, 2014 at 4:07 PM

As a Ravens fan, I’m just hoping they manage to keep the lights on for the entire game.

BKeyser on January 24, 2014 at 4:08 PM

sandee on January 24, 2014 at 3:56 PM

yep, I was thinking Aaron Rogers was tough playing without gloves until Kapernick played without sleeves.

DanMan on January 24, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Just looked it up. Yes it has happened.

terryannonline on January 24, 2014 at 4:09 PM

yep, I was thinking Aaron Rogers was tough playing without gloves until Kapernick played without sleeves. DanMan on January 24, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Anthony Weiner played w/o pants.

Akzed on January 24, 2014 at 4:10 PM

I don’t think there’s any way they change when the game is played, but the mere fact they’re considering it speaks to how dumb it was to select that stadium in the first place. I don’t understand why anyone would want the elements screwing with the game, anyway.

changer1701 on January 24, 2014 at 4:11 PM

The one I should have loaded.

Bmore on January 24, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Moving the date of the Super Bowl because of cold & snow is the best way imaginable to get the Low Info Crowd to pay attention to the Global Warming Hoax.

Moving the Super Bowl, causing cancelled parties etc. will impact EVERYONE, even the folks who pay no attention to football the other 364 days of the year.

It would be like cancelling the 4th of July – a secular public holiday that everyone counts on for a picnic and party and fireworks.

The PR fallout would be apocalyptic!

Even better, the game is played in a horrible blizzard – wind, snow, sleet – courtesy of Climate Change!

This is a win-win situation, folks.

Pass the popcorn!

Bruno Strozek on January 24, 2014 at 4:15 PM

I don’t think there’s any way they change when the game is played, but the mere fact they’re considering it speaks to how dumb it was to select that stadium in the first place. I don’t understand why anyone would want the elements screwing with the game, anyway. changer1701 on January 24, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Because someone figured the NFL would make an extra $48.17 by holding it in NY.

I’m 100 miles south of NY and it’s 11 degrees here.

weather.com is calling for a high of 35 degrees and chance of rain and snow showers.

Plus, we have an always atrocious halftime show with some group I never heard of. At least they didn’t go the aging rocker route this year. Oh wait, they added Chili Pepper last week when they realized the group they picked that I never heard of had no members over 45.

Akzed on January 24, 2014 at 4:16 PM

I don’t understand why anyone would want the elements screwing with the game, anyway. changer1701 on January 24, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Umm….,because its Football. Geez!

Bmore on January 24, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Does Al Gore have a ticket? If so who was stupid enough to sell him one?

tmitsss on January 24, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Peyton Manning won his only Super Bowl title in a February monsoon against the Bears in Miami back in 2007, while Russell Wilson played in college just south of Green Bay in Madison, so I’m sure both can survive a few snowflakes or temperatures around freezing.

Even if the performers at the halftime show can’t.

jon1979 on January 24, 2014 at 4:18 PM

That’s like saying why did they make the football that shape in the first place?!?! Lolz!

Bmore on January 24, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Bruno mars is not a group and he’s quite good.

terryannonline on January 24, 2014 at 4:21 PM

The week leading up to the game in Dallas in 2011 had lows between 13-19 degrees. The low the day of the game was 35 though.

I remember them trying to set up all the stuff outside leading up to it and it looked miserable. I think that was the first year of Jerry World.

I’ve been in ice storms in Dallas. We’re idiots in those conditions when we drive.

DanMan on January 24, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Bruno mars is not a group and he’s quite good. terryannonline on January 24, 2014 at 4:21 PM

…kids these days don’t know nothin about music…

Akzed on January 24, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Regardless of the weather situation, the Super Bowl should happen on a Saturday from now on. How much productivity do we lose every Monday after the Super Bowl due to hangovers? Conversely, how much fun do we miss out on by tamping down the festivities so that we can more or less make it to work the next day? If it were on a Saturday people could have more fun with fewer regrets, and it would be much more like a real holiday.

EricW on January 24, 2014 at 4:30 PM

IT’S A CONSPIRACY, JUST LIKE 9/11!

~Pete Carroll

Christien on January 24, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Not only no, but HELL NO!

Ward Cleaver on January 24, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Bruno mars is not a group and he’s quite good.

terryannonline on January 24, 2014 at 4:21 PM

He sounds like an insipid ’70s band, like The Starland Vocal Band.

/afternoon delight

Ward Cleaver on January 24, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Umm….,because its Football. Geez!

Bmore on January 24, 2014 at 4:18 PM

It’s also the championship game, which I’d prefer be decided by play on the field instead of high winds, snow, etc. I know everyone thinks it’s so cool when they play in the snow, but 9-6 games are boring as hell.

changer1701 on January 24, 2014 at 4:34 PM

@ward

Yea he does have an old skool feel to him. I like it. Plus he’s talented. Can’t say the same about some other pop stars.

terryannonline on January 24, 2014 at 4:35 PM

This is one of the funiest perdiciments that I have seen in along time. I’m from Florida and the NFL has tried to extort us on numerous occasions for improvements and building of pro sports stadiums.

A few years back it rainedin Miami during the Super Bowl and you would think that the whole world came to an end according to the NFL. Well, the commissioner decided that MIAMI, the record holder for most Super Bowls in history, was not an appropriate venue for the Super Bowl as long as The stadium lacked a dome.

Well, the tax payers of South Florida fought back and refused improve the stadium for the billionaires who run the NFL and own the Miami Dolphins.

Now I can only laugh as we watch the biggest event in sports history create such turmoil because mother nature is: Mother Nature and they wanted to pay NY back for a tax payer funded stadium. What a hoot.

I truly hope that this is the most whether ridden Super Bowl in the history of football. It’ll be great to watch and I can’t wait to see Hollywood movie stars in mink coats freezing their asses off as they watch the football game. Even funnier will be all of the empty stadium seats because the beautiful people find football games are not so much fun when it’s 10 degrees out.

Let’s face it the Super Bowl is not accessible to Real Fans so only the wannabes will attend and only if conditions are perfect; all they really want to do is be seen at the biggest event in sports. Hilliarius!

I’m rooting for snow as heavy as it ever has been in NY, ice and slush from Friday to Monday and. the biggest blizzard ever to hit New York culminating in sub-zero weather. Let the game go down in flames.

When the NFL genuses realize what went wrong they’ll be begging to be back in Miami once again.

SayNo2-O on January 24, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Since Superbowls are chosen years in advanced has the Superbowl ever been played at one the superbowl teams home turf?

terryannonline on January 24, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Didn’t the Saints win it in New Orleans a few years ago? I remember the talk about that being the big thing for the city after Katrina.

The only truly neutral site the game could be played would be in a college stadium, and only a few of those are large enough and in a city where everyone would want to go. (The Rose Bowl, and I really can’t think of another one). It’s just luck that so few SBs have involved a team playing on its home field.

Honestly, the NFL has gotten so huge now that I think it might be time for it to build its own stadium just for the Super Bowl. Think of the bidding war that would trigger!

rockmom on January 24, 2014 at 4:40 PM

The super bowl should be played in decent weather where neither team has an advantage. You get the homefield advantage during the playoffs because of your in season success. The game needs to be played in a warm weather climate. Plus, from someone who has attended two super bowls, it makes it much more enjoyable for the entire weekend.

Ta111 on January 24, 2014 at 4:40 PM

He sounds like an insipid ’70s band, like The Starland Vocal Band. /afternoon delight Ward Cleaver on January 24, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Oh brother. And it’ll be 45 minutes long.

Bring back Up With People!

Just kidding, actually.

Akzed on January 24, 2014 at 4:41 PM

changer1701 on January 24, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Lolz! Preferences be damned, Its football. You play the game. Period! ; )

Bmore on January 24, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Imagine if this had been last year’s SB and Beyonce had to get up on stage in a track suit and earmuffs.

Could be kinda cool this year with Bruno Mars and his band doing their thing in fur coats and hats.

rockmom on January 24, 2014 at 4:45 PM

OMG. Surrounded by a bunch of metrosexuals! /

Bmore on January 24, 2014 at 4:46 PM

rockmom on January 24, 2014 at 4:40 PM

No. The Saints won SB XLIV in Miami after defeating Peyton Manning (Saints QB Archie’s second son) when CB Tracy Porter intercepted a 3rd down Manning pass intended for Reggie Wayne.

Some fans think Goodell made an example out of the franchise because 1) damage control over the impending largest lawsuit in sports history–Concussiongate–and 2) to prevent a $mall-market team from playing the SB in its own stadium, thereby costing the NFL $$.

Christien on January 24, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Bmore on January 24, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Damned straight. Let’s just call it the Low Sperm Count Pajama Boy Smoke-A-Bowl.

Christien on January 24, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Exactly how bad would conditions have to be for the NFL to screw with the travel plans of tens of thousands of people, many of whom won’t even be in town until Saturday, to move the game to Friday?

This is nuts. Play the darned football game on the day it is scheduled. Adam Carolla was wrong, it didn’t take 50 years.

Fallon on January 24, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Christien on January 24, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Lolz! Just funning em! ; )

Bmore on January 24, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Fallon on January 24, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Lolz! ; )

Bmore on January 24, 2014 at 4:57 PM

I like the LFL better…

Mazz on January 24, 2014 at 5:02 PM

I wonder if the Blimp will be overhead, or will it be
grounded??

O.K., people, I’m NOT talking about Christie!

ToddPA on January 24, 2014 at 5:05 PM

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Didn’t they host it last year in an ice storm in Dallas? Maybe the year before that.

Think they did have a few ice pellets a day or so before back in 2011,they have also had Super Bowl in Indianapolis in 2012 and they have been in Detroit. Thing is, all those place have a thing called a roof and it can make a difference.

Wallythedog on January 24, 2014 at 5:08 PM

and besides, the place is in a swamp for crying out loud.

deadrody on January 24, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Whoah, dude! As someone who lives in a swamp (and NOT the DC one) I’m offended! Well, only partially… but I gotta stand up for my fellow swamp dwellers, dagnabit!

As for calling off postponing the game – what a bunch of wusses! Even for bringing it up. *shaking my head*

GWB on January 24, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Thing is, all those place have a thing called a roof and it can make a difference.

Wallythedog on January 24, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Well, back when people like Roger Staubach played, they didn’t have roofs, and they played in some horrendous whiteouts. Because … FOOTBALL.

GWB on January 24, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Didn’t the Farmer’s Almanac predict this?

Oh, and they’ll never try Green Bay – not enough hotel rooms.

Steve Eggleston on January 24, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Yeah, im in Big D and the week before the Superbowl here was our annual once a winter ice storm, that year happened to be a really bad one, thousands of people without power for days (including me), public transportation hit and miss and huge sheets of ice falling off Jerry World that actually injured a few people. It was a mess.

clearbluesky on January 24, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Oh, and the funny thing is our weather is usually mild all winter, in the 50′s and 60′s mostly, but we always get that one ice storm every year, just bad luck for Jerry it came during his Superbowl.

clearbluesky on January 24, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Games played in a bit of weather are usually great fun to watch. As an American-Australian living in Melbourne, I’m hoping the NFL does change the day to Saturday because this means I can watch the game live and have my Superbowl party during the game instead of having to record the game whilst I’m working (Sunday evening is Monday morning here). If the game is changed, I won’t have to maintain my usual media blackout to avoid learning the score in advance.

Having sat through my share of cold weather games at the old Giants stadium before I moved to Australia, I’m looking forward to a fantastic game. There’s something special about playing out in the weather, with the wind and elements playing a part in the coaches’ strategies. As for the fans, well, as other posters have said, it’s football!

Siren46 on January 24, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Why can’t Cuomo just tell the bad weather to leave New York?

Don L on January 24, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Since I despise both Denver and Seattle, I’ll be skipping the Super Dud this year. However, I hope it either snows a foot the day of the game or the temperature falls to below zero. Way to go, NFL. Screw with your championship event (weather should be as little of a factor in the Super Dud as possible) just so NYC can have the game.

Bitter Clinger on January 24, 2014 at 6:23 PM

but not enough to hold Peyton under 20 attempts.

The Legion of Boom will do that.

Mallard T. Drake on January 24, 2014 at 6:29 PM

After the discussion earlier this week about extra points I thought maybe the league was getting even more daring. When I glanced at the headline I thought for a second they were considering a different day for all Super Bowls. I really wish they’d have them on Saturday nights. When you have friends and families with kids most people have to go home before the end to get the kids to bed. Also, people who want to drink or smoke pot would also not have to worry so much about waking up on time for work(well except for the pot smokers) the next day.

CWchangedhisNicagain on January 24, 2014 at 8:02 PM

You could move it to, oh, I don’t know…maybe OMAHA?

Galtian on January 24, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Two questions,

1) Why do these guys wear short sleeves in freezing temps?!?!?!?

2) Why not play the Super Bowl in Alaska? It was 40 degrees warmer there then in Ohio today!?!?!?

UrbanCoyote on January 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Living in Midwest and approaching 50, I very much enjoy a warm weather site for the game

jaywemm on January 24, 2014 at 9:00 PM

I’m sure the people paying $2000 per seat are going to enjoy freezing their butts off in 11 degree weather for hours.

And wasn’t there a report of a woman getting frostbite in 15 minutes? Some of the people that will be attending probably aren’t used to cold weather outdoor games. Has the NFL looked into their liability? It’s one thing to have drunk fans at outdoor games when they are used to it and know how to dress, but this could be a recipe for disaster.

talkingpoints on January 24, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Why can’t Cuomo just tell the bad weather to leave New York?

Don L on January 24, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Well-played, sir.

Christien on January 24, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Wusses!!

Back in the day they played in the snow with leather helmets that didn’t have face masks no pads, on a sloped field, going uphill, both ways, with open fires warming those on the sidelines. And they were happy to do it for the fans and the children.

Look if it gets nippy have the cheerleaders come over to my pad for hot coco, hotdogs and chips by a roaring gas fireplace. I’ll pop in a couple of chick flicks in the multi disk DVD after the conga line and limbo dance contest.

Bishop you coming?!

Bubba Redneck on January 25, 2014 at 2:48 AM

Honestly glad that they are getting nasty weather. Had there been an unseasonably warm snap all we would have heard from the idiot talking heads would have been about “Climate Change”

Nathan_OH on January 25, 2014 at 8:17 AM

I’ll go with Goodell’s crazy. If this was his reason, playing in the snow is awesome, then why not schedule it for Buffalo or Green Bay which has awesome snow guarantees this time of year. Maybe he should have considered the tax impact on his high priced athletes, too. Playing in Fl or Tx would have saved them some dough.

Kissmygrits on January 25, 2014 at 9:33 AM

The NFL chose MetLife full well knowing that its in New Jersey and it’ll be the height of winter and they’re gonna change the date because it might snow?!?

Dumba$$es!! The dollar signs are not an accident.

ManWithNoName on January 26, 2014 at 12:00 PM