Skip to comments.Super Bowl XLVIII: Date subject to change
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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Suppose they gave a Super Bowl and nobody came?
Fans are flying into the Meadowlands from all over the US.
No worries sports fans....cheapest ticket I can find is $8000+ so there will be no shortage of paying spectators.
It would be interesting to see how many would show up if they had to go there during a raging blizzard.
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.
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 $$$$$$$$$$$.
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.
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.
Really....Superbowl should always be in southern states. Preferably Florida or Hawaii.
Do they not want to display the mockery of the fallacy of global warming
That sounds like perfect planning, to me! :-)
That means they are watching the Kitten Bowl, I can't wait.
I wouldn’t go to that game if it was free. I’ll be warm and cozy when I watch it from home.
Nice.... very nice...
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 !!!
Well, then play it on any day that no one has made huge plans for.
It’s not like you need viewership. Right?
Can you imagine if they had to play at Candle Stick!?
I hope it doesn’t effect Puxatony Phil’s plans!
The one I attended was in Los Angeles, so this wasn't a problem.
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.
——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....: )
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.
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.
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.
That would be the Puppy Bowl with the Kitty Halftime. Or did the cats start a new league?
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..
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..
Hate to break the news to you, but Hawaii is the southernmost state.
At least the fans showed up!
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.
With all the Global Warming going on...I’d think the available play dates would be wide open.
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
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...
(sigh) Will this be like the XFL where cats have names like HePetMe?
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.
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.
All kittens this year on Hallmark, maybe Animal Planet has the puppies but Hallmark is advertising a new Kitten Bowl Feb. 2.
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.
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