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#31 Disinfranchised

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:08 AM

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#32 Riverboat Ron

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 08:18 AM

Goodell will move the Super Bowl to April so Manning doesn't have to play in the cold.

#33 IamSoClutch

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:16 AM

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



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:32 PM

I love the intrigue that a Super Bowl in New Jersey has. Another element is added, and that an element most teams deal with week in and week out during the season. It's only fair to the spirit of football that the final game be subject to the same external factors.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:45 PM

I love the intrigue that a Super Bowl in New Jersey has. Another element is added, and that an element most teams deal with week in and week out during the season. It's only fair to the spirit of football that the final game be subject to the same external factors.


Are you talking about regular season games that brings in a fraction of viewers, endorsements, commercials, and publicity? That contains many games across 3 different days, in many different time zones, and across many regions? That's no way similar to The SuperBowl being one game, one time, one region. Weather probably won't be a problem with this one, but I hate the idea that the NFL actually expects us to now set aside a 3 day window for the single most important game of the year. It's hard enough to get people all together for one day of the year for a party/holiday. I am completely against this becoming the standard of The Super Bowl. Don't change it if it's not broken, continue to have the game in warmer climates or at least indoors where the weather is less volatile this time of year.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:32 PM

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:34 PM

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say that Goodell is a fuggin idiot and is bad for the NFL.  OK...I feel better now.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:00 PM

Are you talking about regular season games that brings in a fraction of viewers, endorsements, commercials, and publicity? That contains many games across 3 different days, in many different time zones, and across many regions? That's no way similar to The SuperBowl being one game, one time, one region. Weather probably won't be a problem with this one, but I hate the idea that the NFL actually expects us to now set aside a 3 day window for the single most important game of the year. It's hard enough to get people all together for one day of the year for a party/holiday. I am completely against this becoming the standard of The Super Bowl. Don't change it if it's not broken, continue to have the game in warmer climates or at least indoors where the weather is less volatile this time of year.


The intrigue I mentioned is not the 3 day contingency plan. I'd like to keep it at a set date. The intrigue lies in knowing that the game may not be a clear, 75 degree night in FEBRUARY. I like the idea that Mother Nature gets her shot because that's how the games are played all year long.

I am disturbed by a contingency plan simply because at what point is the weather too bad to play? What temperature is too cold? If Green Bay is in the Super Bowl, how could 0 degrees be too cold when they played a playoff game at 0.

Play the ball as it lies.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:02 PM

I am hoping it snows during the Superbowl. It would be nice to see the Superbowl played in the elements of the season for the first time in a long time. Usually the Superbowl is booked to be played in a dome somewhere, Florida, or San Diego.

 

Forecast is still calling for 30% chance of snow on Superbowl Sunday, yet the high temperature forecast has it being the "warmest" day in the past 10 days at 36 degrees.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:07 PM

It's not a matter of playing in the elements, as football should be, or beating your chest to show how tuff you are. The important fact here is weather controls everything and we control none of it, mainly travel. With the Super Bowls, scheduling matters soooo much for ticket sales and prime air time, you could be faced with playing a Super Bowl with 1/4 of the attendance because of plane delays or be forced to move it to accommodate all those who bought tickets. Either of the two would be horrible for the game. As CC eluded to, is the NFL so arrogant to think it has tens of millions of Americans on standby for a window of 3 full days?!


They had a Super Bowl in Detroit in January a few years back and it snowed plenty. There weren't any issues. Cold weather cities know how to deal with snow.

On the flipside, the Super Bowl they held in sunny Jacksonville was a disaster.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:10 PM

I hope it's cold and windy....with maybe just a little snow...that part I don't care about.

 

 

it would be a fuggen disgrace if they move it...they had to know this was a real possibility when they choose Jersey in the first place!



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:26 PM

They had a Super Bowl in Detroit in January a few years back and it snowed plenty. There weren't any issues. Cold weather cities know how to deal with snow.

On the flipside, the Super Bowl they held in sunny Jacksonville was a disaster.


Then why do they need a contingency plan?!

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:30 PM

Then why do they need a contingency plan?!


Why do you ever have a contingency plan?

"Just in case..."

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:39 PM

The Super Bowl shouldn't be played in the elements. There could be 16 feet of snow and 30 below zero and the NFC championship game should go on. Not the super bowl. The elements should be superb, and the best team should win.

I disagree!

The elements has always been part of the game.

I'm sick of the Superbowl being played in Domes.
I'd be for rhe Superbowl being only in outdoor stadiums. I'm smart enough to know it'll never happen.

But fug the perfecr game.

To be the best ya gotta beat the best in any environment.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:48 PM

Why do you ever have a contingency plan?

"Just in case..."


Just in case you aren't as prepared for the volatile weather this time of year in the Northeast, even though they are so confident in dealing with it. Got it, noted for future trips. I know everything has a contingency plan but to be this public about it doesn't make me anymore confidence in them. This has disaster written all over it, if not this one then it could be the next one they try. Keep it indoors or in the deep south where the weather is more predictable, so that the biggest news going into the game isn't about your contingency plan.


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