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Super Bowl XLVIII: Date subject to change
Chicago Tribune/Reuters ^ | 1-23-14

Posted on 01/23/2014 9:36:15 PM PST by kingattax

Super Bowl XLVIII is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 2, but the NFL put contingency plans in place to play the game any time between Friday and Monday next weekend.

A storm of massive proportions would have to be in the forecast for the league to make those contingencies a reality.

"We are embracing the weather," commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday. "Football is played in the elements."

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The current forecast for Super Bowl Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. is for a high of 40 and 30 percent chance of rain or snow. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:25 p.m. ET.

If a major storm or severe temperatures impacts the region, the game could be played anywhere from Friday, Jan. 31 to Monday, Feb. 3. But the NFL said that's a worst-case scenario with a low probability based on current weather models.

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1 posted on 01/23/2014 9:36:15 PM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Suppose they gave a Super Bowl and nobody came?


2 posted on 01/23/2014 9:39:23 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: kingattax
Play the game.

Fans are flying into the Meadowlands from all over the US.

3 posted on 01/23/2014 9:43:46 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: kingattax
Play the game. I bet if a good storm hits and the game is still played it will be talked about for years as the best since . Unless of course the teams playing are pussies?
4 posted on 01/23/2014 9:51:57 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

No worries sports fans....cheapest ticket I can find is $8000+ so there will be no shortage of paying spectators.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 9:53:12 PM PST by entropy12 (Great republics wither when more people figure out they can get free stuff by electing socialists.)
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To: entropy12

It would be interesting to see how many would show up if they had to go there during a raging blizzard.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 9:54:48 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Did you watch the Seahawks-Saints game? It was near freezing cold, horizontal rain caused by strong winds. Seahawks are used to bad weather. Saints play in Nawlins.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 9:55:53 PM PST by entropy12 (Great republics wither when more people figure out they can get free stuff by electing socialists.)
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To: onyx

I hope the weather is record cold with snow and ice.
This is one of the dumber ideas the NFL has had. It’s not like regular playoff games where one team has to be the home team so the weather is beyond the leagues control. This is a CHOICE to play the game in early February outside in NY, and it was all about $$$$$$$$$$$.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 9:57:02 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: kingattax

Babies.


9 posted on 01/23/2014 9:58:07 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I seen a couple of games in Soldier Field in Chicago...brutal cold wind there but stadium always fills up. So I see no chance of Superbowl lacking spectators. I went to Soldier field on a 4th of July to watch fireworks with my girl friend and it was even cold then! Lucky we had a blanket with us.


10 posted on 01/23/2014 10:00:37 PM PST by entropy12 (Great republics wither when more people figure out they can get free stuff by electing socialists.)
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To: entropy12

Nope, I sure didn’t. I have a hard enough time keeping up with my own team as life keeps me precluded from being glued to a TV. NOW, if two teams who make it to the superbowl are going to battle it out in really bad weather? I’m down. It is what they are paid for. Otherwise, this old Marine could care less about a bunch of thugs on the field in decent weather.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 10:01:20 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Kozak

Really....Superbowl should always be in southern states. Preferably Florida or Hawaii.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 10:02:00 PM PST by entropy12 (Great republics wither when more people figure out they can get free stuff by electing socialists.)
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To: kingattax

Do they not want to display the mockery of the fallacy of global warming


13 posted on 01/23/2014 10:08:46 PM PST by stanne
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To: entropy12
I went to Soldier field on a 4th of July to watch fireworks with my girl friend and it was even cold then! Lucky we had a blanket with us.

That sounds like perfect planning, to me! :-)

14 posted on 01/23/2014 10:15:23 PM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Steve Van Buren scoring the winning (and only) touchdown for the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1948 NFL Championship game against the old Chicago Cardinals. Final score 7-0. More than 28,000 fans braved the blizzard in Philly to see their team win it all.


15 posted on 01/23/2014 10:15:32 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: kingattax

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/chicken.wav


16 posted on 01/23/2014 10:16:14 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Suppose they gave a Super Bowl and nobody came?

That means they are watching the Kitten Bowl, I can't wait.

17 posted on 01/23/2014 10:17:30 PM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: entropy12

I wouldn’t go to that game if it was free. I’ll be warm and cozy when I watch it from home.


18 posted on 01/23/2014 10:18:21 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: kingattax
The current forecast for Super Bowl Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. is for a high of 40

40? Wow! How....uncomfortable. Imagine, people having to wear coats to a football game.
19 posted on 01/23/2014 10:24:01 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: Deo volente

Nice.... very nice...


20 posted on 01/23/2014 10:31:58 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: kingattax

A lot of people coming in from out of town will arrive on Saturday and leave on Monday, they already have their hotel reservations.

If the game is played on Friday, they may not be able to get flights on Thursday or Friday on short notice. Even if they get there, they might not be able to find accomodations since the rooms are already booked for other people on Thursday and Friday.

If they play the game on Monday, people may not be able to stay over the extra day since they have to work on Tuesday, they just might not go at all - is the NFL gonna give them a ticket refund? Or, if they can come to the game and stay over, are they [again] going to be able to find accomodations [and be able to book a different flight back home]?

Hey, NFL, play the damn game as scheduled - otherwise, yer fuggin’ pussies !!!


21 posted on 01/23/2014 11:06:47 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: kingattax

Well, then play it on any day that no one has made huge plans for.

It’s not like you need viewership. Right?


22 posted on 01/24/2014 12:00:44 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: mmichaels1970

Shea!!!

Can you imagine if they had to play at Candle Stick!?


23 posted on 01/24/2014 12:03:24 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: kingattax

I hope it doesn’t effect Puxatony Phil’s plans!


24 posted on 01/24/2014 12:26:40 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: kingattax

The one I attended was in Los Angeles, so this wasn't a problem.

25 posted on 01/24/2014 12:35:30 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I don’t care how bad the conditions are for the players or the fans, I just want to watch Bruno Mars give the halftime show in a raging blizzard with sub-zero temperatures. THAT would be worth the price of admission.


26 posted on 01/24/2014 12:52:59 AM PST by fhayek
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To: entropy12

——Really....Superbowl should always be in southern states. Preferably Florida or Hawaii.-——

Hate to break the news to you, but Hawaii isn’t a southern state....: )


27 posted on 01/24/2014 1:18:31 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kingattax
The current forecast for Super Bowl Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. is for a high of 40 and 30 percent chance of rain or snow.

40 degrees? That's not so bad. Sounds like it'll be like a lot of other wet, miserable Sundays in New Jersey. Only ray of sunshine will be the fact that Roger Goodell, the man who's slowly destroying football as we know it, will be sitting outside embracing the elements and enjoying the slush while the owners relax in their luxury boxes and dare each other to go lob a snowball at his head.
28 posted on 01/24/2014 1:36:00 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: entropy12
I seen a couple of games in Soldier Field in Chicago...brutal cold wind there but stadium always fills up. So I see no chance of Superbowl lacking spectators.

I disagree with you on this. The person who sits in the brutal cold at Soldier Field in Chicago is a football fan. Many people (maybe most?) who attend Super Bowls have little or no interest in football and probably wouldn't know how to dress for anything colder than 40 degrees anyway.

29 posted on 01/24/2014 3:08:21 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I always thought it should be on Saturday evening anyway. The amount of wasted work hours on Monday after Superbowl is astonishing. Companies lose money every year due to it. Of course it is not tangible money but money just the same from overly tired, exhausted employees who do not give 100 percent on Superbowl Monday. Changing the date is good for so many reasons especially since at least a third of all Americans watch the big game.


30 posted on 01/24/2014 4:15:24 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Curse the NFL. They refused to allow a pro self defense ad run during the Super Bowl. They are becoming more and more politically correct (progressive). I am definitely a minority, but I will not patronize them.


31 posted on 01/24/2014 4:17:49 AM PST by BillGunn (Bill Gunn for Congress district one rep. Massachusetts)
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To: this_ol_patriot

That would be the Puppy Bowl with the Kitty Halftime. Or did the cats start a new league?


32 posted on 01/24/2014 4:41:10 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: Alberta's Child

The security cordon around MetLife stadium will not allow limos to drive right up to the stadium. Cars can enter the parking lots, and occupants walk to the gates..All others have to board special buses at sites several miles away..


33 posted on 01/24/2014 4:44:48 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: fhayek

It was about 10 years ago..IIRC..2 days before a big game at the Meadowlands, a snowstorm dumped almost a foot of snow on the ground..The field was fine..it was covered and heated, but the seats were buried. The day before, they hired several thousand people at about $10.hour, to shovel out and clean all the seats..


34 posted on 01/24/2014 4:47:16 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Popman

Hate to break the news to you, but Hawaii is the southernmost state.


35 posted on 01/24/2014 4:53:07 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: Deo volente

At least the fans showed up!


36 posted on 01/24/2014 5:21:47 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Kozak
This is one of the dumber ideas the NFL has had. It’s not like regular playoff games where one team has to be the home team so the weather is beyond the leagues control. This is a CHOICE to play the game in early February outside in NY, and it was all about $$$$$$$$$$$.

Yet Atlanta was allegedly blackballed from hosting the Super Bowl again because there was an ice storm in Atlanta - for a game played inside a dome.

Of course, there was that thuggish moment with Ray Lewis and friends.

37 posted on 01/24/2014 5:26:36 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: kingattax

With all the Global Warming going on...I’d think the available play dates would be wide open.


38 posted on 01/24/2014 5:41:37 AM PST by moovova
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To: HartleyMBaldwin

The “southern states” has always been the states south of the Mason Dixie line....not west of California....

You know where the racist, gun loving, bible thumper, redneck, clingers, illiterate tea party conservatives live..../ S


39 posted on 01/24/2014 5:51:54 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: InvisibleChurch

www.hallmarkchannel.com/kittenbowl/about


40 posted on 01/24/2014 5:58:04 AM PST by defconw (Cibco's my spouse)
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To: kingattax

There are 10+ dome stadiums plus other warm-weather outdoor venues... Roger Goodell & the NFL are kissing the a$$ of the NE Liberals...

The best thing that could happen is 4+ turnovers and a 10 to 7 final score in rain or snow...


41 posted on 01/24/2014 6:08:12 AM PST by bfh333 ("Hope"... "Change"... You better HOPE you have some CHANGE after the next 4 years!)
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To: defconw

(sigh) Will this be like the XFL where cats have names like HePetMe?


42 posted on 01/24/2014 6:39:46 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: InvisibleChurch

WHO REALLY CARES? When they selected the location, they should have anticipated the weather as a potential problem. “Whimps” and dumb asses, all of them.

The Super Bowl has been played in Green Bay under extreme winter weather conditions, why didn’t they “delay” or change back then? It’s about MONEY folks.


43 posted on 01/24/2014 6:46:02 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

They’re just little kitties!!! Have a heart! Oh, you mean the NFL. Sorry. Yeah, you’re right. It’s my desire to see the limousine liberals inconvenienced.


44 posted on 01/24/2014 6:48:47 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: Progov
The Super Bowl has been played in Green Bay under extreme winter weather conditions, why didn’t they “delay” or change back then? It’s about MONEY folks.

To the best of my knowledge, there's never been a Super Bowl held in Green Bay. There have been plenty of NFL championship games there, but these were before the first post-merger Super Bowl between the Packers and Chiefs, which was played in Los Angeles.

The crowd at the Super Bowl isn't a normal football crowd - there are a few real fans of the teams lost in a sea of well-heeled party-goers there for a big event. If you want today's version of the old championship games, look to the conference championship games held last week, not the Super Bowl - that's a social event for the rich where they happen to play a game.
45 posted on 01/24/2014 9:13:31 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: InvisibleChurch

All kittens this year on Hallmark, maybe Animal Planet has the puppies but Hallmark is advertising a new Kitten Bowl Feb. 2.

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/kittenbowl


46 posted on 01/24/2014 2:59:05 PM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: Alberta's Child

I understand your thinking about Superbowl fans, and we can be certain there are many of those who bought the tickets more for showing off than being real fans.

However ticket prices as high as they are, 95% of ticket buyers will show up, or at least give their tickets away to real fans.


47 posted on 01/25/2014 5:53:40 PM PST by entropy12 (Great republics wither when more people figure out they can get free stuff by electing socialists.)
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