Grit and toughness have always been touted by the NFL and its teams. Those traits are all that are required to overcome the weather. Many football fans are proud that their sport is played rain or shine, hot or cold.
The possibility of bad weather should never affect where football is played. You shouldn't make any changes just to appeal to casual viewers.
Amen. Well said.
i think you mentioned a few blogs ago aaron, when the bears played the colts on the superbowl a couple of years back, how the rain was supposed to help the bears out, but instead it was more of a foe...indeed the better football team won! maybe cause im ol' skool but i really like the idea of playing games on an open field...letting mother nature add a little aprehension to reaching the ultimate goal...giving it all out on the field, under the heavy flow of rain, snow, wind...whatever the case may be!
Just look back to the 60's. The Ice Bowl, the Cleveland Championship game, the Giants twice and many more. Almost every team was in the North with the only exceptions being the California teams and Dallas. Almost all played in baseball stadiums only a few, like GB played in stadiums dedicated to football (part of the season was in Milwaukee County Stadium in the 60's, 70's and 80's).
As long as they give New Orleans, LA, Arizona, Miami, and Detroit SB's why not NY? Weather is part of this great game and it should not be a factor in SB site selection.
Ahem... New York/New Jersey
Blah blah blah.... ;)
I see the New Jersey/New York debate I read of today is alive and well between you two. Haha.
One of the coolest games in recent memory has to have been the Seahawks playoff game in 2007. The heavy snow, but relatively warm temperatures made it a beautiful game to watch. Superbowls in southern states are fun to watch, but a football game in that setting would have been a unique experience that people would remember their whole lives. Nothing in any sport compares to that type of situation.
I've only been to Lambeau 3 or 4 times but that was one of them. Truly awesome.
100% agree with your analysis on "cold weather games" in general. The only issue I have is with people paying large amounts of money to see the Superbowl and freeze all the time. I surely wouldn't want to do that, especially since live coverage on TV is so good these days.
Ah well, most of those "fans" are corporate douche's anyway ;-)
Your point is more believable b/c of your honesty...Ugly Mug...Oh yeah. Do you wear a pork chop around your neck to get a dog to play w/ you?
Just kidding, what you can't see is my mug is so ugly they won't let me post it on the internet...something about broken monitor liability.
Can the cold weather games be any worse than the debacles we've had over the years...scores of 46-10, 38-9, 55-10 to name a few?
It's not about the weather, or good football. It's all about the dough. It's not a coincidence that it'll be in NY, with a brand new billion dollar stadium, and not in Chicago, or Philly...
I agree with the "good football" take, BTW, but this will be the last time a cold-weather place is chosen to host a SB. Unless it involves a brand new billion dollar stadium and a buttload of money...
When you're talking about a game with (presumably) two of the best teams in the league, with two weeks to prepare, weather will not be the deciding factor in whether "good football" will be played.
Sometimes a team in a playoff game does get outplayed/outcoached (like '07 NFCC) but that's not something weather conditions will change.
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