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Super Bowl XLVIII: Date subject to change

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Pantherman    278

yea having the superbowl in a cold weather state was a pretty dumb move

 

Yea I guess it was pretty dumb move back in SB1 as well called the ice bowl game. Dude a snow game will be a fun game to watch next Sunday. Doesn't matter where the SB is been played or what kind of weather as well. Just enjoy and watch it.

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IamSoClutch    774

Yea I guess it was pretty dumb move back in SB1 as well called the ice bowl game. Dude a snow game will be a fun game to watch next Sunday. Doesn't matter where the SB is been played or what kind of weather as well. Just enjoy and watch it.

 

never said i wouldnt watch it bub. a snow game is fun to watch during the regular season. it plays to much of a fair adavantage for certain teams. the superbowl is supposed to be played on a neutral field. having weather as an aspect makes certain teams have a homefield advantage feel.

 

not to mention the threat of having to move the game back due to weather. people pay $4000 dollars at ticket get hotels an plan off work for this. what are they suppose to do when it get delayed and they have to go back to work or something. they miss out on a great event.

 

this is for the fans so they should make it as feasible as possible for everyday. risking the start of the superbowl when it could clearly be avoided is kinda of careless.

 

this reason have more merit than YOU wanting to watch teams play in the snow and have fun

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ladypanther    4,939

Shouldn't have decided to play the SB in NY (well NJ) if you were not willing to deal with the weather as is.  Dumb. SB for NY (well NJ) was a PR move....chasing money.  So now, facing that they made a mistake, is going to screw with the game...must be money driven.

 

You made a decision.  Deal with the consequences.  Play the damn ball where it lies.

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h0llywood    3,564

It just dawned upon me that when the Broncos win the Superr Bowl, our once favorite Sione Fua will have a championship ring before Smitty.

That's really depressing.

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Brooklyn Bully    2,014

Since 1932, when the NFL moved its championship game between the Chicago Bears and Portsmouth Spartans inside to Chicago Stadium, only one other game has been moved because of snow.

That came in 2010, when a regular-season game between Philadelphia and Minnesota was moved to Tuesday. A couple other games in Miami have been moved because of hurricane forecasts. A few others have been moved due to stadium issues that arose from snow storms, fires or earthquakes.

But in the 81 years and one month since the Bears and Spartans moved inside, only one other game has been changed due to snow with no extra stadium issues involved, like when the Metrodome collapsed a few years ago. And that Vikings-Eagles game in 2010 was a regular-season game, not the league's most important day of the year with a massive television audience and advertising money that could match the GNP of a small country lined up.

Could the Super Bowl, scheduled for Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, get moved to another day because of weather? Sure. Also, you might get hit by lightning tomorrow. Your Powerball numbers might come up. Anything is possible.

This.

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rko396    678

Lmao some of you guys are serious arent you? Thought this was a joke. The Super Bowl date will not be moved. Theres a 0% chance of that happening regardless of what the weather is like.

Every single sporting event is "subject to change." And unless the roof collapses on a dome, or a terrorist threat, a game of this magnitude is not even being considered to move. Sorry to burst your bubbles

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ckad79    93

Football is suppose to be played in the elements, but the Superbowl? hmmm Ever since the first SuperBowl was played in Los Angeles in 1967, every other SuperBowl has been played in warmer climates or inside a climate controlled dome. This is the FIRST, yes very first SuperBowl since the SuperBowl was invented, where the game has been played in the cold.
 
You can argue football tradition all you want, but this SuperBowl tradition of warm locations is actually older than the AFC/NFC merger.
 
I personally have mix feelings about it. I believe football should be played in the elements (true) but I also believe that the Superbowl should be on an even playing surface for both teams. Meaning that no team should have an advantage or disadvantage because of the weather or outside elements beyond their control. I believe the SuperBowl lets you know what you really have in a team. 
 
It's like the Seahawks having the advantage of the crowd noise at home. In the SuperBowl, the noise isn't there. We have to see who they really are. Or like Green Bay dominating at the Frozen Tundra. Let's see how good they really are, when you take away a frigged Lambeau Field. Of course, the Packers have proven they can win but that's sort of my point. Again, I just feel the SuperBowl should offer up an even playing field games for two teams to go at it, without any unfair obstacles thrown in the way.
 
BUT it is what it is and I will - like millions of other Americans - watch the game. I know what the commissioner is trying to do too... mix things up and add some excitement. It's also why he's changed up the ProBowl, wants to put a team in London, is considering eliminating the extra kick and giving players pot to get rid of concussions. He's like the traditions-out-of-the-window Bill Veeck of the NFL! :)
 
As somebody whose far from a traditionalist myself, I like it. BUT I also understand the history of the SuperBowl and respect the SuperBowl traditionalist who know what they want.

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