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    I think I'm in the minority with this position but I'm gonna roll it out anyway.

    I think a bad weather Super Bowl is an awesome idea. Why is the "Ice Bowl" such a legendary game? Because of the beautiful weather and perfectly manicured field? I think not.

    I think the media is leading the charge against venues like Met Life Stadium because they like the perk of going to a warm place every February and mixing vacation with work.

    Granted, 100,000 or so fans could be inconvenienced by bad weather that week and on game day. They won't be able to golf and stroll around Manhattan in shirt sleeve.

    Compare that to the 3 billion fans world wide who will marvel at players and coaches having to deal with one more significant element on the way to the Lombardi Trophy.

    One could say that cold weather gives an advantage to teams from the north. Well doesn't warm weather advantage southern teams who are used to dealing with heat and their bodies are more acclimated to that?

    I think that if the goal is to give maximum enjoyment to billions of fans watching the game, the potential for bad weather adds an exciting element of drama which is good for the sport. But that's just me.
    No one remembers who came in second.

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    I agree...I love watching games in the snow and bad weather. It makes the game all the more interesting. This is FOOTBALL not indoor soccer or volleyball...suck it up. Some of my favorite memories as a child were playing tackle football with my friends in the snow..we had a blast.

    People look at this game more of a vacation then what it actually is. I don't care if it will be too cold out and you don't want to sit outside, there is a simple
    solution to that just don't buy tickets and watch it from your couch. I would be more than happy to take your place and have a blast in the snow, drinking beer and slapping ^5 with my buddies

    the NFC championship game up at Lambeau where Coughlin's face looked like it was gonna fall off was one for the age's

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    • #3
      The ideal weather at the SB would be a blizzard, tornado, heavy snow, a hurricane, and possibly a tsunami

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      • #4
        agree Rain snow cold no problem. Not a fan of watching a game if there is 30 plus mile an hour wind.
        Bill Loyal to the NYG logo

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        • #5
          I agree, it has a lot to do with the extra activities that come with the SB, no golf for all the celebs...
          #80

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          • #6
            yall must be ******ed /flacco

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cloud57 View Post
              The ideal weather at the SB would be a blizzard, tornado, heavy snow, a hurricane, and possibly a tsunami
              You forgot locusts!
              No one remembers who came in second.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by slipknottin View Post
                yall must be ******ed /flacco
                What do you expect from a fake Jersey guy. Those south jersey people all marry their relatives and root for the eagles.
                No one remembers who came in second.

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                • #9
                  I disagree.Why should weather be a deciding factor in the outcome of the game? Why is football the only sport that needs to be played in bad weather? I would rather see the outcome be decided by the skill of the players giving their best performance.You wouldn't see a Broadway play in a blizzard. Why should football be any different?
                  IMO,they should have put a roof on Metlife Stadium.

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                  • #10
                    Football was meant to be played in the cold.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by a4gmen View Post
                      I disagree.Why should weather be a deciding factor in the outcome of the game? Why is football the only sport that needs to be played in bad weather? I would rather see the outcome be decided by the skill of the players giving their best performance.You wouldn't see a Broadway play in a blizzard. Why should football be any different?
                      IMO,they should have put a roof on Metlife Stadium.
                      Why should cold weather players be forced to play in warm weather which taxes their cardio vascular system differently? Maybe we should just wait on the game until everyone is healthy and in perfect form, that would give us both teams at their ever loving best.

                      Someone mentioned the NFC championship game against the Packers. Didn't the elements add a dimension which made the game more memorable?
                      No one remembers who came in second.

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                      • #12
                        Jomo,

                        In principle I agree, playing in horrible weather is football at it's best. But without natural grass to stain the jerseys and without mud to splatter the masks, the game is already tainted. Plus the SB is much more than a game. When at SB in Tampa, I just loved the whole atmosphere. Walking around in the warm sun was a vacation for me. The game sucked of course, but the 5 days soaking in the SB was awesome. Sitting next to Saragossa sitting at outdoor bar with 3 women all over him was hilarious, for example. Party everywhere staring right after breakfast. Just don't see it being the same in a cold weather area, especially if the weather is bad. Can you imagine the disaster if it just so happens to be a nor'easter that day?! Would be great TV to be sure, and I personally would love to be in my seats during a storm, but the corporate seat holders would leave the stadium empty and that would really look bad (maybe that would be a good thing).
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by keyofgmen View Post
                          Jomo,

                          In principle I agree, playing in horrible weather is football at it's best. But without natural grass to stain the jerseys and without mud to splatter the masks, the game is already tainted. Plus the SB is much more than a game. When at SB in Tampa, I just loved the whole atmosphere. Walking around in the warm sun was a vacation for me. The game sucked of course, but the 5 days soaking in the SB was awesome. Sitting next to Saragossa sitting at outdoor bar with 3 women all over him was hilarious, for example. Party everywhere staring right after breakfast. Just don't see it being the same in a cold weather area, especially if the weather is bad. Can you imagine the disaster if it just so happens to be a nor'easter that day?! Would be great TV to be sure, and I personally would love to be in my seats during a storm, but the corporate seat holders would leave the stadium empty and that would really look bad (maybe that would be a good thing).
                          Well, I agree that an empty stadium would be a bad thing but it underscores the fact that so many people at the games are not core fans of the teams.

                          PS, not a bad idea to bring in some mud for the big game by the way, lol.

                          PPS, If I was going to get really radical I'd give the home field advantage to the team with the best record (in theory as you say). There would be no sitting players on week 17 anymore! It is impractical I know because of logistics and the NFL couldn't move all the PR apparatus into place that quickly. Still, imagine having a home SB with the regular season fans? Though impractical, it would be cool.
                          No one remembers who came in second.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jomo View Post
                            I think I'm in the minority with this position but I'm gonna roll it out anyway.

                            I think a bad weather Super Bowl is an awesome idea. Why is the "Ice Bowl" such a legendary game? Because of the beautiful weather and perfectly manicured field? I think not.

                            I think the media is leading the charge against venues like Met Life Stadium because they like the perk of going to a warm place every February and mixing vacation with work.

                            Granted, 100,000 or so fans could be inconvenienced by bad weather that week and on game day. They won't be able to golf and stroll around Manhattan in shirt sleeve.

                            Compare that to the 3 billion fans world wide who will marvel at players and coaches having to deal with one more significant element on the way to the Lombardi Trophy.

                            One could say that cold weather gives an advantage to teams from the north. Well doesn't warm weather advantage southern teams who are used to dealing with heat and their bodies are more acclimated to that?

                            I think that if the goal is to give maximum enjoyment to billions of fans watching the game, the potential for bad weather adds an exciting element of drama which is good for the sport. But that's just me.
                            SPOT ****ING ON! It would be great to see them playing with snow falling. The amount of infrastructure improvements going on around the stadium is pretty impressive. They have a train station, direct bus service, helicopter pad. Gov. Christie is in NO right now gaining weight and getting a handle on what to expect. I am betting they will have NJDOT & NJ Turnpike trucks and private contractors on stand-by for any snow removal issues on hte major arteries and NJSEA will made sure the parking lot is cleared.

                            I wish I could afford to attend lol
                            “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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                            • #15
                              So when's the super bowl going to be in chicago? Having the sb in nyc sets a precedent and will give other team's ownership, and politicians looking to make more money for their city a reason to request a super bowl. Is the nfl really going to allow every nfl city to bid for a super bowl or is this the exception? I know id be pretty pissed if my city got overlooked and a cold weather nyc didn't.

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