Skip to comments.NFL could reschedule Super Bowl in case of snow
Posted on 12/18/2013 6:33:35 PM PST by Perdogg
NFL officials are ready for all contingencies related to Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Even if it means staging the game on a different day. Possibly even a different week.
Although every Giants and Jets game has been played as scheduled at MetLife Stadium and Giants Stadium -- going all the way back to 1976 for the Giants, to 1984 for the Jets -- officials have plans in place for a weather event that could change the day of the game from its scheduled Feb. 2 date.
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In related news, the NFL has decided the new uniform for QBs and wide receivers will be a dress.
They will also require straitjackets for all offensive linemen.
Just making the game “fairer...”
You’ve got to be kidding!
What about people who have paid for their tickets and travel in advance? Chopped liver, I guess.
Are they all going to wear pink again?
I think when they say snow, they are talking about a blizzard.
Sack up, nfl
Football was meant to be played in the elements. Suck it up NFL. You scheduled a February game in Jersey. Go play it.
Obviously they still play football in the snow (didn't get to see that epic Eagles/Lions game recently but saw highlights of it. Looked like a hell of a lot of fun for fans and players alike, if you ask me) Why WOULDN'T they still play the Super Bowl in the snow? Hell I actually ENJOY watching snow games, cause it looks (to me at least) like the players magically turn into 8yr old kids having the times of their lives playing ball in the snow.
Game rescheduled for May.
When did the NFL become a bunch of wimps?
Have they gone pansy?
Goodell’s pussification of the NFL continues....
Bunch of babies.
The Ice Bowl was a classic.
I'm rooting for 30 degrees and freezing rain myself--good and sloppy and muddy.
Absurd. I remember as a young person watching great football games played in blinding snow in NY and in Green Bay.
I remember another Ice Bowl... “No, Leon, No!!”
The halftime entertainment has a lot of pull ?
Bruno Mars is popular with the Gen-Xers.
First, playing the SB in a. Old venue is stupid. Who wants to spend a week in Defroit in January? Playing outdoors in that weather is even more moronic.
Nothing like playing in 40 below zero windchill.Even more fun up in the stands.
Went to Lambeau a week and a half ago. Game time temp was 13 and it was snowing. The stands were completely full and the game was played.
Bring that Super Bowl to the home of the Lombardi trophy and we will show the NFL how to handle it!
Bruno Mars is popular with the Gen-Xers.
I think you mean Millennials (Gen Y).
Is Bruno Mars a candy bar?
it’s not about the play in the elements .it’s about the ticket holders and the sponsors and the very expensive halftime show etc ..
Has nothing to do with the play .
You really think the stands are full in Lambeau with no Packers in it?
Roger Goodel is the Obama of league commissioners. His intent is utter destruction.
And I remember that when you were a young kid, the NFL was a minor sports diversion ..
I guess in the near future they will be playing touch football and there will be now winners or losers so that nobody will feel rejected.
It’s all about money for the owners and that their $100,000,000.00 dollar players don’t hurt themselves.
>>I guess in the near future they will be playing touch football and there will be now winners or losers so that nobody will feel rejected.<<
Flag for the next generation. Eventually, the physical aspect will end the game as w know it.
It was like that in the Eagles/Lions game in Philly on 12/8. They kept coming out with snow blowers whenever there was a break to uncover the yard lines. The refs allowed time for a thorough cleaning of the goal line during a goal line stand. Great game and the snow made it very interesting.
Doesn't stop the Green Bay Packers.
When people start laughing at the NFL, they’re in trouble.
‘Tis true that football was a minor sport when I was a young kid; however, what I posted said: “as a young person.” I.e., young adult, pre-Super Bowl, but not by much.
So minor then was football then that a family joke for decades was about my younger sister returning from a neighbor’s New Year’s party and, knowing somehow that it *meant* something, told us “Whitey Piddle” was there! We figured out she was referring to Y.A. Tittle.
Those games played in the bitter cold and blinding snow constituted a reason football became so popular that the Super Bowl phenomenon was able to develop. It might not work for the all-important half-time show.
Minor, compared to where it is now. Whitey Piddle is a cute, but its only anecdotal. Fans, especially those in attendance, largely do not want a Super Bowl game that is dominated by the weather. Yes, it’s fine to have memories of some of these great moments in awful weather .and there are some ..including this years Philly Detroit game in 5-6 inches ...but that’s because they stick out and are NOT the norm. People do NOT want that as the norm by and large.
Certainly there is an admirable toughness to the teams that can win those games, but people would rather see long pass plays and skill being exhibited .for all the talk about people caving the violence and the big hits, most highlights involve someone running with the ball a long long long way without being hit.
Just sayin .
I would submit that snow games are fun, and they are, because they are the exception ..and for the ultimate prize, people want the skill, and not the elements, to decide the outcome.
But I think the main consideration for this is NOT the play per se .it’s all the other anscillary parts to the Super Bowl ..the fans, the traffic, the halftime, etc etc.
The big news is NO tailgating is allowed..and limos aren't allowed to drop people off..if you don't drive, and park..theee are only 15k spaces...then you have to pay $50 top take a bus..
We’re becoming a nation of “sissies”. check you tube- 1948 NFL Championship game- even the players helped move the tarp
If the plans are for a blizzard - then they are appropriate.
You know - the REAL blizzard that literally closes the airports, gets the streets closed, etc.
Green Bay, to its credit, understands the difference between a good snowstorm and a dangerous blizzard. Dangerous blizzards are rare.
Giant f’n pussies.
Make them play in lingerie.
The rest of us, meanwhile, are expected to show up for work as usual unless the roads are closed.
I grew up in upstate New York, and remember many winter mornings walking in 8-12 inches of snow toward school, griping about the unfairness.
Then I grew up... (somewhat - LOL)
If a big event doesn’t plan for “acts of God” (can we say that anymore?), then they are failing to plan, and hence planning to fail.
Preseason would be in September and regular season would start in October. No damn way they should be suiting up and playing in the August heat, even exhibition.
Baseball is a whole other story. The World Series should be done in the middle of October. Unlike football, it is not a game intended to be played in the snow and rain. Yeah, I know about revenue. But if they can't reduce the 162 game schedule, then they could start the schedule in mid March in more southern climates.
NHL is less of a problem because it is an indoor sport. But I still think it is ridiculous to be holding Stanley Cup play-offs in June!
I agree. Football is a very tough sport but damn if the NFL management is not turning into a bunch of p***ies!
One of the items still on my bucket list if a Green Bay home game.
I watched a game in the freezing rain in Buffalo. I had a lot of fun watching it. What a crazy game that was.
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