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(Sports Illustrated)   The next Super Bowl is going to be XLVIII which stands for "48", as in the number of hours that it may be postponed due to weather because someone thought it would be a good idea to have the game in an open-air stadium in the northeast   (tracking.si.com ) divider line
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2013-02-12 04:34:11 PM  
Aaaahhhh.. will the overpaid pussies get too cold or wet?

OH, the humanity!!!
 
2013-02-12 04:56:37 PM  

Dixon Cider: Aaaahhhh.. will the overpaid pussies get too cold or wet?

OH, the humanity!!!


No the people who pay top dollar to be seen in the stands will get cold or wet.  The players could care less.
 
2013-02-12 05:16:39 PM  
play in the snow, you farking pussies.
 
2013-02-12 05:18:13 PM  
Football is an outdoor game. It should be played there.
 
2013-02-12 05:33:50 PM  

Kyosuke: Football is an outdoor game. It should be played there.


RIGHT!!!!
 
2013-02-12 05:34:47 PM  

jchic: The players could care less.


So you're saying they care.

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2013-02-12 05:35:31 PM  
How often to Jets and/or Giants games get postponed due to weather now?

A) Never, B) Never, C) Never Ever

I'll take the Vegas odds that people are shiatting their pants for nothing
 
2013-02-12 05:37:19 PM  

Donnchadha: How often to Jets and/or Giants games get postponed due to weather now?

A) Never, B) Never, C) Never Ever

I'll take the Vegas odds that people are shiatting their pants for nothing


Hell, how many AFCCGs have we seen in Foxboro? That's farther North than this.
 
2013-02-12 05:38:08 PM  

Donnchadha: How often to Jets and/or Giants games get postponed due to weather now?

A) Never, B) Never, C) Never Ever

I'll take the Vegas odds that people are shiatting their pants for nothing


Giants rarely play home games in January, and there has never been an open air NFL game in February.
The Jets... yeah, they haven't played a home playoff game in 12 years. Jan/Feb is generally colder than December. I do feel like reaction to all of this is a bit much.
 
2013-02-12 05:39:10 PM  
The weather won't be what makes it a bad idea - the logistics of it will.  Things are way too spread out between NJ and NYC.
 
2013-02-12 05:40:20 PM  
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They should play outside because it's the way the game was meant to be played goddamnit!  Goddamn pussies.
 
2013-02-12 05:41:44 PM  
Tell the corporate greedmongerers in the stands to dress like normal people do for a game in NY in the winter, and they'll be fine (I said *normal* people, not "normal NY football fans", because I'm pretty sure we don't need to see a bunch of CPA's and middle-managers wearing nothing but body paint and pants that want to explode).
 
2013-02-12 05:42:40 PM  
Postponed? Please.

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2013-02-12 05:42:40 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Donnchadha: How often to Jets and/or Giants games get postponed due to weather now?

A) Never, B) Never, C) Never Ever

I'll take the Vegas odds that people are shiatting their pants for nothing

Hell, how many AFCCGs have we seen in Foxboro? That's farther North than this.


If you think the AFCCG and the Super Bowl are on the same level or are intended for the same audience, I have a bridge in NY to sell you.
 
2013-02-12 05:42:48 PM  
The problem won't be with the teams, but with people trying to get to or from the game.  The players will have sideline heaters and heavy gear and go to the locker room at halftime.  All fans can do is go to the rest rooms.
 
2013-02-12 05:47:31 PM  

oldernell: The problem won't be with the teams, but with people trying to get to or from the game.  The players will have sideline heaters and heavy gear and go to the locker room at halftime.  All fans can do is go to the rest rooms.


They'll give out hand warmers to fans!
 
2013-02-12 05:49:10 PM  

Donnchadha: How often to Jets and/or Giants games get postponed due to weather now?

A) Never, B) Never, C) Never Ever

I'll take the Vegas odds that people are shiatting their pants for nothing


I think the answer is actually once, and that was for a lightning storm, but I may be wrong.
 
2013-02-12 05:49:25 PM  

Kyosuke: Football is an outdoor game. It should be played there.

 
2013-02-12 05:53:18 PM  
I wouldn't mind having it on a Saturday at all.  Sunday is a much better day to wake up with a hangover than Monday.
 
2013-02-12 05:57:53 PM  

ManateeGag: Donnchadha: How often to Jets and/or Giants games get postponed due to weather now?

A) Never, B) Never, C) Never Ever

I'll take the Vegas odds that people are shiatting their pants for nothing

I think the answer is actually once, and that was for a lightning storm, but I may be wrong.


Odds are extremely good that nothing will affect the logistics of the game.  The 2000 Atlanta ice storm didn't affect the logistics of the game, but the NFL hasn't risked another SB in Atlanta since then and they won't until another stadium is built.

Goodell is betting that his strategy of "build a stadium and get an SB" pays off with more stadiums built. Even a thing like economic impact falling under projections is going to hamper his ability to strongarm cities and owners into giving him what he wants.  It's a good risk, but it's a risk nonetheless.
 
2013-02-12 06:00:55 PM  
They play outside all the freaking time! I don't get the issue.
 
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2013-02-12 06:01:55 PM  
It will be fun to see a playoff game decided by the snow plow driver. Hasn't happened in a few years.
 
2013-02-12 06:05:56 PM  
Since when is New Jersey in the Northeast?
 
2013-02-12 06:08:09 PM  
Having the game in New Jersey is a stupid idea for several reasons, the terrible weather being just one of them.
 
2013-02-12 06:10:18 PM  
who cares- are you going?  I'll be on my couch with beer & wings hopefully watching a snowbowl

/hates indoor football
 
2013-02-12 06:10:40 PM  
"someone thought it would be a good idea to have the game in an open-air stadium in the northeast"

YUP.  Football as God intended it to be.
 
2013-02-12 06:15:41 PM  
Make it Super Bowl Saturday regardless.
 
2013-02-12 06:16:41 PM  

Jeteupthemiddle: Make it Super Bowl Saturday regardless.


fark that. Make Monday a national holiday.
 
2013-02-12 06:17:52 PM  
They are intended for the same audience. The corporate douchebags have taken all the seats from real fans. If they have to pussy out of one Super Bowl every once in a while, that's a damn fine start. In fact, if this works that way, then we need to start playing every single Super Bowl in Lambeau Field, every year, until they damn farking well forget it exists.
 
2013-02-12 06:20:24 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: They are intended for the same audience. The corporate douchebags have taken all the seats from real fans. If they have to pussy out of one Super Bowl every once in a while, that's a damn fine start. In fact, if this works that way, then we need to start playing every single Super Bowl in Lambeau Field, every year, until they damn farking well forget it exists.


As has been addressed a hundred times in these threads, they won't "pussy out" of anything - they'll spend the entire game in the heated clubs inside the stadium, leaving thousands of unoccupied seats.

Those aren't the people who would have the most trouble getting to the stadium, it's the fans staying at hotels in NYC and NJ who would run into issues with public transit.
 
2013-02-12 06:21:29 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: They are intended for the same audience. The corporate douchebags have taken all the seats from real fans. If they have to pussy out of one Super Bowl every once in a while, that's a damn fine start. In fact, if this works that way, then we need to start playing every single Super Bowl in Lambeau Field, every year, until they damn farking well forget it exists.


They are not. Pretending like they are is a giant folly. Even excepting the corporate attendance, you cannot discount the effects it has on the broadcast coverage, advertisements, and a slew of related areas. The AFC CG gets great ratings. The Super Bowl is usually the highest rate show of the year. It's night and day.
 
2013-02-12 06:23:09 PM  

The Downfall: They play outside all the freaking time! I don't get the issue.


Rich CEOs and the halftime show.

/I shed tiny black tears for them
 
2013-02-12 06:23:20 PM  

redmid17: Incorrigible Astronaut: Donnchadha: How often to Jets and/or Giants games get postponed due to weather now?

A) Never, B) Never, C) Never Ever

I'll take the Vegas odds that people are shiatting their pants for nothing

Hell, how many AFCCGs have we seen in Foxboro? That's farther North than this.

If you think the AFCCG and the Super Bowl are on the same level or are intended for the same audience, I have a bridge in NY to sell you.


Obviously, but I don't think it matters. People will bundle up, and if it's anywhere near dangerous for any of the precious cognoscenti, they'll postpone it. BFD.
 
2013-02-12 06:30:33 PM  

Kyosuke: Football is an outdoor game. It should be played there.


Damn Straight!
 
2013-02-12 06:31:52 PM  
If it's so bad, don't go. Give your tickets to a real fan.
 
2013-02-12 06:34:36 PM  

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Pansies.

 
2013-02-12 06:38:10 PM  
It won't be too bad, the Seahawks and Broncos are both used to playing outdoors.
 
2013-02-12 06:41:09 PM  
I'm sick of this shiat. EVERY TEAM/CITY in the NFL should be able to host a Super Bowl. There are top rate facilities in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, NY/NJ, Foxboro,  etc. and they are constantly over looked because they're open air stadiums.

Everyone thought Jacksonville was a good idea...it was cold and rainy the entire week of the Eagles/Pats superbowl.

The Colts/Bears superbowl? Soggy mess.

hmm I can't seem to find the article showing how Super Bowl attendance dropping the following year...oh yea because it doesn't farking matter.

People will come because they WANT to come to the Super Bow. They want to be seen.

If the NHL can get people to shell out top dollar to freeze their asses off for an outdoor hockey game, the NFL can throw cold cities a Super Bowl every now and then.
 
2013-02-12 06:43:47 PM  

Dougie AXP: Everyone thought Jacksonville was a good idea...it was cold and rainy the entire week of the Eagles/Pats superbowl.


Nobody thought Jacksonville was a good idea.  Everyone knew they didn't have enough hotel rooms and transportation.
 
2013-02-12 06:45:32 PM  
Since when do we postpone football games due to inclement weather?
 
2013-02-12 06:49:00 PM  

Dougie AXP: I'm sick of this shiat. EVERY TEAM/CITY in the NFL should be able to host a Super Bowl. There are top rate facilities in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, NY/NJ, Foxboro,  etc. and they are constantly over looked because they're open air stadiums.

Everyone thought Jacksonville was a good idea...it was cold and rainy the entire week of the Eagles/Pats superbowl.

The Colts/Bears superbowl? Soggy mess.

hmm I can't seem to find the article showing how Super Bowl attendance dropping the following year...oh yea because it doesn't farking matter.

People will come because they WANT to come to the Super Bow. They want to be seen.

If the NHL can get people to shell out top dollar to freeze their asses off for an outdoor hockey game, the NFL can throw cold cities a Super Bowl every now and then.


You don't want to hang out in Tempe in January?
 
2013-02-12 06:49:53 PM  

neuroflare: You don't want to hang out in Tempe in January?


Oops, forgot to include Scottsdale for the richer folk.

/only assholes go to Scottsdale.
 
2013-02-12 06:51:07 PM  

jchic: Dixon Cider: Aaaahhhh.. will the overpaid pussies get too cold or wet?

OH, the humanity!!!

No the people who pay top dollar to be seen in the stands will get cold or wet.  The players could care less.


No the reporters are mad that their week of drinking and partying on the co. dime might be inconvenienced by having to wear a coat from bar to bar.
 
2013-02-12 06:53:35 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Since when do we postpone football games due to inclement weather?


It happened in 2010, Vikings/Eagles was pushed back to Tuesday due to a massive snow storm.  The Metrodome roof collapse moved the location of two games, one to Detroit and the other to a college stadium.  Hurricanes and wildfires have forced games to be postponed as well.
 
2013-02-12 06:56:19 PM  
Suck it up.  Canadians sit through Grey Cup in Regina or Winnipeg at the end of November.  In '91, it was -32C with wind chill at the end of the game in Winnipeg.  On temporary aluminum seats that the wind whipped through.

I had to break through the 1/2" of ice that had formed on the surface of my last two beers to drink them.

/get off my snow-covered lawn
 
2013-02-12 07:20:12 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: Having the game in New Jersey is a stupid idea for several reasons, the terrible weather being just one of them.


Name them.
 
2013-02-12 07:32:08 PM  

neuroflare: Dougie AXP: I'm sick of this shiat. EVERY TEAM/CITY in the NFL should be able to host a Super Bowl. There are top rate facilities in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, NY/NJ, Foxboro,  etc. and they are constantly over looked because they're open air stadiums.

Everyone thought Jacksonville was a good idea...it was cold and rainy the entire week of the Eagles/Pats superbowl.

The Colts/Bears superbowl? Soggy mess.

hmm I can't seem to find the article showing how Super Bowl attendance dropping the following year...oh yea because it doesn't farking matter.

People will come because they WANT to come to the Super Bow. They want to be seen.

If the NHL can get people to shell out top dollar to freeze their asses off for an outdoor hockey game, the NFL can throw cold cities a Super Bowl every now and then.

You don't want to hang out in Tempe in January?


Fark Arizona.

However, that doesn't mean that they can't be put into a rotation to host the Super Bowl.

Think about it, they share everything else, why not rotate the Super Bowl between all 32 cities. I think that would be awesome. I would move heaven and earth to attend a Super Bowl at Lambeau field.
 
2013-02-12 07:35:59 PM  
Do we have to hear about how the weather might be bad every farking day until the superbowl next year?  As a Canadian I say quit whining pansies.
 
2013-02-12 07:37:04 PM  
SB 47 has been over for just ten days now, but the entire world is already complaining & whining about the next one. If you can afford the $3,000 ticket to the game, surely you can afford the gear to keep your arse warm. Not to mention the weather in early February has been hovering around 35-40 degrees in the NYC metro area the last few years. After going to your fave team's home games in cold-arse weather, 35-40 degrees is now suddenly too cold?
 
2013-02-12 07:40:35 PM  

Dougie AXP: I'm sick of this shiat. EVERY TEAM/CITY in the NFL should be able to host a Super Bowl. There are top rate facilities in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, NY/NJ, Foxboro,  etc. and they are constantly over looked because they're open air stadiums.

Everyone thought Jacksonville was a good idea...it was cold and rainy the entire week of the Eagles/Pats superbowl.

The Colts/Bears superbowl? Soggy mess.

hmm I can't seem to find the article showing how Super Bowl attendance dropping the following year...oh yea because it doesn't farking matter.

People will come because they WANT to come to the Super Bow. They want to be seen.

If the NHL can get people to shell out top dollar to freeze their asses off for an outdoor hockey game, the NFL can throw cold cities a Super Bowl every now and then.


No one who knew what north Florida is like in January thought Jacksonville was a good idea. The only people who thought it was a good idea were the ones who think that the entire state is like Miami and Tampa.
 
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