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(ESPN)   Joe Flacco on next year's Super Bowl in cold MetLife Stadium: "I think it's retarded. I probably shouldn't say that. I think it's stupid," and "If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium. Then you can get one"   (espn.go.com) divider line 156
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2013-01-29 10:33:56 AM
Fark him.
 
2013-01-29 10:35:31 AM
As someone who lives five minutes away from MetLife Stadium, I agree.
 
2013-01-29 10:58:18 AM
I hope it's 16 degrees. Instead of rich guys bringing their wives, they decide at the last minute to ask the lowly hardcore football fan that works for them. Despite rules to the contrary, everyone makes garbage can fires in the parking lot during tailgating. No one in the stands will care what they look like, as long as they are warm. Dance/lip sync acts will not want to perform at halftime. The only acts they will be able to find at the last minute who will perform in that extreme environment will be Mastadon and Wu-Tang Clan.

It would be a scene of football beauty.
 
2013-01-29 11:02:19 AM
Trying to make a championship win easier? Borrow from the SEC, Joe, and never travel north or just play at home.

Why have an added challenge to the Super Bowl? I'm sure it wouldn't add more legitimacy to a win and make the win more memorable
 
2013-01-29 11:03:46 AM
I guess if I were traveling to a ballgame in February, I'd want it to be somewhere warm, but as I'll never, ever shell out the kind of cash it takes to go to a Superbowl, I'd love to see some cold, snow, ice bowls.  You know, from the comfort of my own home.
 
2013-01-29 11:24:51 AM
Estimates on how much media coverage there's going to be about Flacco saying "retarded"? Anyone?
 
2013-01-29 11:25:44 AM

Bonkthat_Again: I hope it's 16 degrees. Instead of rich guys bringing their wives, they decide at the last minute to ask the lowly hardcore football fan that works for them. Despite rules to the contrary, everyone makes garbage can fires in the parking lot during tailgating. No one in the stands will care what they look like, as long as they are warm. Dance/lip sync acts will not want to perform at halftime. The only acts they will be able to find at the last minute who will perform in that extreme environment will be Mastadon and Wu-Tang Clan.

It would be a scene of football beauty.


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2013-01-29 11:35:08 AM
Kind of like cold weather college bowl games.  I thought you were rewarding the players.  Playing in 16 degree weather is not a reward.
 
2013-01-29 11:38:33 AM

Bonkthat_Again: Wu-Tang Clan


Best half-time show ever.
 
2013-01-29 11:38:48 AM

GiantRex: Estimates on how much media coverage there's going to be about Flacco saying "retarded"? Anyone?


At least 30...
 
2013-01-29 11:40:14 AM
Bullshiat. Every Super Bowl should be at Lambeau Field until the end of time. Football is an outdoor sport meant to be played in the shiattiest weather imaginable.
 
2013-01-29 11:41:54 AM

tricycleracer: Best half-time show ever.


You would still need 2 acts: a hardcore rap act and a metal one
 
2013-01-29 11:43:14 AM

basemetal: Kind of like cold weather college bowl games.  I thought you were rewarding the players.  Playing in 16 degree weather is not a reward.


Somehow, I think they'll pull through.
 
2013-01-29 11:45:02 AM
So, refuse to play in that SB if you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity, Joe.
 
2013-01-29 11:45:09 AM
Calling a retarded idea "retarded" is not Okay. Gotcha.

Having a Super Bowl outdoors in a cold climate is gay.

Happy?
 
2013-01-29 11:45:39 AM
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Man up, Flacco.
 
2013-01-29 11:45:40 AM
It is tardish. Way to go, Joe. Now duck.
 
2013-01-29 11:48:33 AM

kdawg7736: GiantRex: Estimates on how much media coverage there's going to be about Flacco saying "retarded"? Anyone?

At least 30... potato...


FTFY.
 
2013-01-29 11:48:40 AM
So he's both a biggot and a pussy. Great kid
 
2013-01-29 11:49:33 AM

GiantRex: Estimates on how much media coverage there's going to be about Flacco saying "retarded"? Anyone?


I wouldn't use the word myself but media would REALLY have to be scraping the bottom of the barrel since he acknowledged/changed it in the same sentence. Of course, over-reactionary PC-ness is the pestle that grinds the media tea nowadays.
 
2013-01-29 11:51:01 AM
Which reminds me - Seattle is going to make the Super Bowl next year! Just so we can have had two SB appearances - in the sh*thole of Detroit, and the blizzard that will probably befall NYC.
 
2013-01-29 11:52:34 AM

basemetal: Kind of like cold weather college bowl games.  I thought you were rewarding the players.  Playing in 16 degree weather is not a reward.


teams are invited to play at those bowl games.  They can always say no.
 
2013-01-29 11:53:43 AM
I always loved how Football is seen as a "tough" sport, yet almost 35% of the league's teams play in warm climates right through December, the Pro Bowl was in Hawaii for years, and the Super Bowl has been held in places like Miami & Pasadena almost 20 times combined.
 
2013-01-29 11:54:39 AM
Yeah, you can't say that. But they should put a roof on it. They can probably afford it, what with the ticket prices and all.
 
2013-01-29 11:55:00 AM

spanarkelspinner: I always loved how Football is seen as a "tough" sport, yet almost 35% of the league's teams play in warm climates right through December, the Pro Bowl was in Hawaii for years, and the Super Bowl has been held in places like Miami & Pasadena almost 20 times combined.


The Pro Bowl is supposed to be a fun vacation for the players. I like that it's in Hawaii, except for the low attendance that leads to.
 
2013-01-29 11:55:16 AM

jj325: basemetal: Kind of like cold weather college bowl games.  I thought you were rewarding the players.  Playing in 16 degree weather is not a reward.

teams are invited to play at those bowl games.  They can always say no.


I don't foresee the location of next year's Superbowl being a huge issue for Joe Flacco when it actually comes around.
 
2013-01-29 11:55:36 AM

Bonkthat_Again: I hope it's 16 degrees. Instead of rich guys bringing their wives, they decide at the last minute to ask the lowly hardcore football fan that works for them. Despite rules to the contrary, everyone makes garbage can fires in the parking lot during tailgating. No one in the stands will care what they look like, as long as they are warm. Dance/lip sync acts will not want to perform at halftime. The only acts they will be able to find at the last minute who will perform in that extreme environment will be Mastadon and Wu-Tang Clan.

It would be a scene of football beauty.


Yeah, I'm sure the lowly hardcore football fan will piece together a couple grand at the last minute.

MetLife Stadium has a number of bars and lounges for the wealthy fan to ride out any rough weather - what you'll have is a lower bowl full of empty seats.
 
2013-01-29 11:55:58 AM

Bonkthat_Again: I hope it's 16 degrees. Instead of rich guys bringing their wives, they decide at the last minute to ask the lowly hardcore football fan that works for them. Despite rules to the contrary, everyone makes garbage can fires in the parking lot during tailgating. No one in the stands will care what they look like, as long as they are warm. Dance/lip sync acts will not want to perform at halftime. The only acts they will be able to find at the last minute who will perform in that extreme environment will be Mastadon and Wu-Tang Clan.

It would be a scene of football beauty.


All of this. Hey Joe, are you that big a p*ssy that you can't contest a championship game in the cold?
 
2013-01-29 11:57:20 AM
Media Day Thread? Let's go with it.

Randy Moss just said he thinks he's the "greatest receiver ever". Great confidence but... you're wearing a 49ers jersey, man. Come on.

Alex Smith did impress me (once again) by refusing to let Deion Sanders trip him up by asking about how much it sucks to be in his position. He has had a lot of practice, though.
 
2013-01-29 11:57:23 AM

IAmRight: Which reminds me - Seattle is going to make the Super Bowl next year! Just so we can have had two SB appearances - in the sh*thole of Detroit, and the blizzard that will probably befall NYC.


Just so you know, we'll have temps in the upper 50's in the middle of the week here in NYC.
 
2013-01-29 11:58:14 AM
I will say that in high school, the last couple games of the season got sort of cold in central IL sometimes (around thanksgiving-ish). The games themselves weren't bad once you got your adrenaline pumping, it was the practices after school that were pretty miserable. Having to line up in a 3 point stance for 10 minutes at a time with your hands in the frosty grass to tackle people and dummies that are equally cold was no fun, especially tackling someone and having your runny-nose snot fly all over your face (or worse, his snot). I think back to those days when the bears run out onto Soldier Field with no sleeves when it's actually 10 instead of 25. Brr.
 
2013-01-29 12:00:15 PM

Rwa2play: Just so you know, we'll have temps in the upper 50's in the middle of the week here in NYC.


I'm aware of the temperatures in NY.

I'm just saying that, given Seattle's luck, there will be a blizzard there next year if they make it.

spanarkelspinner: I always loved how Football is seen as a "tough" sport, yet almost 35% of the league's teams play in warm climates right through December, the Pro Bowl was in Hawaii for years, and the Super Bowl has been held in places like Miami & Pasadena almost 20 times combined.


Yeah, it's not the weather that makes the game tough. You're kind of retarded...I mean stupid if you think that.
 
2013-01-29 12:00:21 PM
I think a cold weather SB would be awesome. it isn't the same, but like, when the NHL does outdoor games, that's cool. it adds a layer to it that is cool.

of course i hpoe it also ends up with like, Tampa Bay and (was gonna say San Dog).....ummm.....Arizona has a dome that's closed 7 games out of 8 so i can't really include us......ehhh.....actually, yeah, fark it, TB and Arizona. or SD and arizona. that would be a hoot. spesh with snow and like highs of 10. that would be awesome.
 
2013-01-29 12:01:00 PM
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If I wanted that pansy Flacco's opinion, I'd beat it out of him.
 
2013-01-29 12:02:13 PM
Good on him. He's right, it IS retarded. That being said, the game would be fun to watch. I vote for a Buffalo Bowl so we can see everyone wade around in hip-deep snow.
 
2013-01-29 12:04:22 PM

Rwa2play: Bonkthat_Again: I hope it's 16 degrees. Instead of rich guys bringing their wives, they decide at the last minute to ask the lowly hardcore football fan that works for them. Despite rules to the contrary, everyone makes garbage can fires in the parking lot during tailgating. No one in the stands will care what they look like, as long as they are warm. Dance/lip sync acts will not want to perform at halftime. The only acts they will be able to find at the last minute who will perform in that extreme environment will be Mastadon and Wu-Tang Clan.

It would be a scene of football beauty.

All of this. Hey Joe, are you that big a p*ssy that you can't contest a championship game in the cold?


Go ask Tom Terrific how Joe does in the cold. Then ask Peyton Manning if it looked like cold/altitude was messing with Flacco.

// then go sit at M&T for a Week 17 game
// I did a few years back; it was snowing, and air temps were in the teens/20s
 
2013-01-29 12:04:37 PM

Rwa2play: IAmRight: Which reminds me - Seattle is going to make the Super Bowl next year! Just so we can have had two SB appearances - in the sh*thole of Detroit, and the blizzard that will probably befall NYC.

Just so you know, we'll have temps in the upper 50's in the middle of the week here in NYC


Well yeah, you can have randomly warm days. It's going to be in the mid-60s in Chicago today. It's also going to be around 15 on Friday.
 
2013-01-29 12:04:49 PM
Football should be played on God's green grass and under His blue sky.

My only exceptions are New Orleans, Houston and Arizona. Maybe Miami.
 
2013-01-29 12:04:55 PM

JayCab: Media Day Thread? Let's go with it.

Randy Moss just said he thinks he's the "greatest receiver ever". Great confidence but... you're wearing a 49ers jersey, man. Come on.

Alex Smith did impress me (once again) by refusing to let Deion Sanders trip him up by asking about how much it sucks to be in his position. He has had a lot of practice, though.


I'm a Niners fan who, a couple seasons ago, would have called Moss my least favorite player in the league.

Obviously I'm rooting for my team, but if the unthinkable happens, at least I get to watch Randy Moss lose.
 
2013-01-29 12:06:09 PM

mjohnson71: My only exceptions are New Orleans, Houston and Arizona. Maybe Miami.


The only exceptions are places where it's actually sunny and grass actually grows during football season?
 
2013-01-29 12:06:31 PM
Wow, he actually said that. i thought it was going to be a "smoking hot" type quote, but nope, he for sure called something retarded with a reporter in earshot.

To his point, just one more reason he isn't elite.
 
2013-01-29 12:07:00 PM

rickythepenguin: I think a cold weather SB would be awesome. it isn't the same, but like, when the NHL does outdoor games, that's cool. it adds a layer to it that is cool.

of course i hpoe it also ends up with like, Tampa Bay and (was gonna say San Dog).....ummm.....Arizona has a dome that's closed 7 games out of 8 so i can't really include us......ehhh.....actually, yeah, fark it, TB and Arizona. or SD and arizona. that would be a hoot. spesh with snow and like highs of 10. that would be awesome.


No. Cards and the Tebow-led Jaguars. Or at least a team with Tebow on the bench. Because Timmysprinkles coming back to NYC for a Super Bowl would be absolute magic.
 
2013-01-29 12:07:17 PM
This guy doesn't have a problem with cold weather post-season games.
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2013-01-29 12:11:49 PM
Field temp in Denver for the AFC divisional game:
14, feels like -2
Next game? Foxborough in January. Temps below freezing, 30mph gusts and wind chill in the single digits.

Yeah. Joe's afraid of cold weather playoff games.

Honestly? I wish the Super Bowl was in NJ this year. Playing the 49er's and their Nevada schooled QB in the frigid north? Yes please!
 
2013-01-29 12:12:34 PM
Also, I disagree both with his choice of words and his opinion. But let's not pretend Joe can't play in be cold.
 
2013-01-29 12:13:17 PM
We can't say retarded now? Are you retards going to start using R-word instead?
 
2013-01-29 12:14:22 PM
If the Pats make it, I'm sure they'll be willing to bring along an extra plow.
 
2013-01-29 12:14:30 PM
One more point - Joe, you play for a team with an outdoor stadium!
 
2013-01-29 12:14:34 PM
Maybe if crybaby Joe could convince the City of Baltimore to build a stadium larger and costlier than MetLife, maybe Goodell could be bribed to have a Super Bowl there.
 
2013-01-29 12:16:36 PM
His point has merit for baseball. Any team that has built an open air baseball stadium outside of southern California since Miller Park was completed should be contracted. If it rains, your games get cancelled, why would you want that? Put a farking retractable roof on the stadium, then you never have to worry about normal weather, like snow in April.
 
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