The Fifth Down: Huddled Masses for 2014 Super Bowl in New York

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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell want fans to "embrace the weather" when the Super Bowl arrives in New York/New Jersey next season. Read more

Since: Sep 10

Earth

#1 Jan 26, 2013
The NFL has been too pussy to play a Stupor Bowl in the cold. It would be a sellout even if the game was in Green Bay or Chicago, but neither the rich assholes who run the league and the whiny players want to play in the cold. If they can play NFC and AFC title games in the cold, they can play a Stupor Bowl in the cold.

Take a look at the CFL which has no problem playing Grey Cup games outdoors in the snow during November, many in below freezing temperatures. Sure, most of the Grey Cup games are played in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal (all domes) but plenty of games since the mid-1980s have been outdoors, and all of them before that. Selling out that game has never been a problem.
Your Ex

United States

#2 Jan 26, 2013
P_Smith wrote:
The NFL has been too pussy to play a Stupor Bowl in the cold. It would be a sellout even if the game was in Green Bay or Chicago, but neither the rich assholes who run the league and the whiny players want to play in the cold. If they can play NFC and AFC title games in the cold, they can play a Stupor Bowl in the cold.
Take a look at the CFL which has no problem playing Grey Cup games outdoors in the snow during November, many in below freezing temperatures. Sure, most of the Grey Cup games are played in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal (all domes) but plenty of games since the mid-1980s have been outdoors, and all of them before that. Selling out that game has never been a problem.
The GF and & I wanted to go to the Packers/Bears game Xmas of '11. We looked into it 3 weeks before hand, the only lodging was either ghetto(6rooms left) or luxury (1room left). We'd have gone for luxury, no biggie, but flying from Denver to GB? 12hrs there, 48hr return trip,+$1500ea. Seriously, the drive is 'only' 20hrs. No point to this post, just agreeing that all SB games should be played outside, and I feel in GB on historical principal. Chi town or Buffalo would work better logistically.
idiots united

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jan 27, 2013
What a waste of strong able bodies all they do is play games and they get zillions. Food for the stupid minds are too expensive it must be a very big job to cater to societies perverted values.
tom

Feasterville Trevose, PA

#4 Feb 2, 2013
Kind of makes you miss the days when the "men
played the game"...aka -13 deg. in Green Bay.

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