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NFL could reschedule Super Bowl in case of snow
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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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: football; metlifestadium; nfl; reschedule; snow; superbowl; superbowlxlviii; whogivesashit
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1 posted on 12/18/2013 6:33:35 PM PST by Perdogg
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2 posted on 12/18/2013 6:34:12 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

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...”


3 posted on 12/18/2013 6:39:50 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Perdogg

You’ve got to be kidding!

What about people who have paid for their tickets and travel in advance? Chopped liver, I guess.


4 posted on 12/18/2013 6:41:19 PM PST by randita
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To: Perdogg

Are they all going to wear pink again?


5 posted on 12/18/2013 6:42:31 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americaa)
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To: randita

I think when they say snow, they are talking about a blizzard.


6 posted on 12/18/2013 6:42:42 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Sack up, nfl


7 posted on 12/18/2013 6:43:32 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: Perdogg

Football was meant to be played in the elements. Suck it up NFL. You scheduled a February game in Jersey. Go play it.


8 posted on 12/18/2013 6:43:53 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Perdogg
(Disclaimer: Casual football fan originally from KY (no pro teams in my home state in my 37 years on this Earth) and have no allegiances to any pro football team)

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.

9 posted on 12/18/2013 6:44:25 PM PST by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: Perdogg

Game rescheduled for May.


10 posted on 12/18/2013 6:44:37 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Perdogg
I remember a Steeler game back in the 1970s where it was snowing so hard, the yard lines were obliterated.. There was a squall about the time the Steelers were going to attempt a field goal. The game had to stop. No one, including the kicker, could see the uprights. When the storm passed, the game resumed, and the field goal was good.

When did the NFL become a bunch of wimps?

11 posted on 12/18/2013 6:46:30 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Kirkwood

Have they gone pansy?


12 posted on 12/18/2013 6:46:43 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Perdogg

Goodell’s pussification of the NFL continues....


13 posted on 12/18/2013 6:47:21 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Perdogg

Bunch of babies.

The Ice Bowl was a classic.


14 posted on 12/18/2013 6:47:38 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: randita
It was an act of idiocy to schedule a Super Bowl in an open stadium in a cold weather site in February. Holding it in the squalid anal regions of the East Coast just added insult to all the fools who are about to mortgage their homes to go see a spectacle that is only remotely related to football anyway.

I'm rooting for 30 degrees and freezing rain myself--good and sloppy and muddy.

15 posted on 12/18/2013 6:48:07 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Perdogg

Absurd. I remember as a young person watching great football games played in blinding snow in NY and in Green Bay.


16 posted on 12/18/2013 6:49:47 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Jet Jaguar

I remember another Ice Bowl... “No, Leon, No!!”


17 posted on 12/18/2013 6:50:17 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Perdogg

The halftime entertainment has a lot of pull ?


18 posted on 12/18/2013 6:52:45 PM PST by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: BuddaBudd

Bruno Mars is popular with the Gen-Xers.


19 posted on 12/18/2013 6:55:25 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

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.


20 posted on 12/18/2013 7:03:10 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Nothing like playing in 40 below zero windchill.Even more fun up in the stands.


21 posted on 12/18/2013 7:03:58 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Perdogg

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!


22 posted on 12/18/2013 7:04:16 PM PST by freemama
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To: Perdogg

Bruno Mars is popular with the Gen-Xers.

I think you mean Millennials (Gen Y).


23 posted on 12/18/2013 7:05:18 PM PST by magellan
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To: magellan

Is Bruno Mars a candy bar?


24 posted on 12/18/2013 7:06:31 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: henkster

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….


25 posted on 12/18/2013 7:06:43 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: freemama

You really think the stands are full in Lambeau with no Packers in it?


26 posted on 12/18/2013 7:07:33 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Perdogg

Roger Goodel is the Obama of league commissioners. His intent is utter destruction.


27 posted on 12/18/2013 7:07:50 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: EDINVA

And I remember that when you were a young kid, the NFL was a minor sports diversion…..


28 posted on 12/18/2013 7:08:20 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: freedumb2003

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.


29 posted on 12/18/2013 7:21:22 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: pax_et_bonum
From what I read, Danica Patrick is doing a Super Bowl ad with a bunch of topless men. She is some sort of "buff" outfit to match their muscle. The Super Bowl is no longer the game I remember from the 1970s.


30 posted on 12/18/2013 7:25:01 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: chiefqc

>>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.


31 posted on 12/18/2013 7:28:23 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: fatnotlazy
I remember a Steeler game back in the 1970s where it was snowing so hard, the yard lines were obliterated

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.

32 posted on 12/18/2013 7:37:38 PM PST by randita
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To: Perdogg
I think when they say snow, they are talking about a blizzard.

Doesn't stop the Green Bay Packers.

33 posted on 12/18/2013 8:01:57 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Perdogg
Think I'll just stay home in my plaid pajamas, sipping cocoa, and dreaming of Obamacare while listening to Broadway show tunes.
34 posted on 12/18/2013 8:29:04 PM PST by twister881
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To: Perdogg

When people start laughing at the NFL, they’re in trouble.


35 posted on 12/18/2013 8:36:28 PM PST by 867V309 (Obama- he's just crazy enough to do it.)
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To: Perdogg
These guys are laughing their arses off...


36 posted on 12/18/2013 8:43:28 PM PST by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin - Last Man Standing (Ironic, ain't it?))
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To: C. Edmund Wright

‘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.


37 posted on 12/18/2013 9:04:27 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

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….


38 posted on 12/19/2013 4:14:42 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Severa

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.


39 posted on 12/19/2013 4:17:59 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: randita
Fans don't get to attend the SB..I think each team maybe gets 10k seats max..and consider that the average NFL stadium holds 75k...it's party..and the beautiful people get to be seen.

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..

40 posted on 12/19/2013 5:01:46 AM PST by ken5050 (I still miss Howlin)
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To: Perdogg

41 posted on 12/19/2013 5:34:00 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Perdogg

We’re becoming a nation of “sissies”. check you tube- 1948 NFL Championship game- even the players helped move the tarp


42 posted on 12/19/2013 6:54:46 AM PST by capt B
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To: Vigilanteman

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.


43 posted on 12/19/2013 7:00:06 AM PST by MortMan (We've gone from ‘failure is not an option’ to ‘failure is not an obstacle’.)
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To: Perdogg

Giant f’n pussies.

Make them play in lingerie.


44 posted on 12/19/2013 7:09:03 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: MortMan
Green Bay knows. But even here in the Pittsburgh area (which gets a lot more snow than NJ), if we get so much as a couple of inches of new snow, the schools will start two hours late. If it is much more than 2", they close.

The rest of us, meanwhile, are expected to show up for work as usual unless the roads are closed.

45 posted on 12/19/2013 7:18:39 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

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.


46 posted on 12/19/2013 7:30:38 AM PST by MortMan (We've gone from ‘failure is not an option’ to ‘failure is not an obstacle’.)
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To: MortMan
Yep. If I ran the NFL, I'd start and end the season a month later. The Super Bowl ideally would be held the last Sunday in February or first Sunday in March, about the time March madness starts.

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!

47 posted on 12/19/2013 7:51:31 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: freedumb2003

I agree. Football is a very tough sport but damn if the NFL management is not turning into a bunch of p***ies!


48 posted on 12/19/2013 7:52:03 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: freemama

One of the items still on my bucket list if a Green Bay home game.


49 posted on 12/19/2013 7:53:22 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: hinckley buzzard

I watched a game in the freezing rain in Buffalo. I had a lot of fun watching it. What a crazy game that was.


50 posted on 12/19/2013 7:55:57 AM PST by hawkaw
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