Excerpt: Baltimore Raven's' quarterback Joe Flacco apologized Tuesday for calling the idea of playing a Super Bowl outdoors in cold weather "******ed," but didn't back off his criticism of the idea. The 2014 Super Bowl, of course, is being played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.JHere is what Flacco, whose Baltimore Ravens face the San Francisco 49ers in the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans, said on Monday:
"I think it's ******ed," Flacco, a native of New Jersey, told reporters on Monday after the Ravens arrived in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII. "I probably shouldn't say that. I think it's stupid. If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium. Then you can get one.
"Other than that, I don't really like the idea. I don't think people would react very well to it, or be glad to play anybody in that kind of weather." Read more...