Superbowl might be postponed because of snow

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    I realize there wasn't massive snow during the game but the Dallas green bay game with Lombardi in the mid 60's was played in bitter cold. If they are going to schedule it outdoors in NJ in Feb then be prepared to play the game.
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    Playing soccer in the snow makes you a real man? Weird...

    It's about $$$ jersey. A massive snow storm could prevent people from getting to the game, and to the various activities etc...not to mention making for a sloppy and not very enjoyable mess for many.
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    not to mention the lawsuits and press if someone slid their car into a tailgate
    Or if Superbowl traffic prevented roads from being cleared and someone couldn't get an ambulance to their house.
    Or imagine the press if roads were dicey and people who flew in from all over the country sat on the turnpike for the game because of a weather traffic mess.

    It's as much about PR as real issues.
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    If you're going to change the date then why not the location, too? I'm sure there's plenty of places that would be willing to host, even on short notice, and a delay will have already forced a change in people's travel arrangements.
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    Not an easy call. Logistics would be tough. Funny but the NFL has started going to cold weather open stadiums just this year for the SB.
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    Well, the logistics of keeping the same venue and delaying it are difficult, too. Maybe not as difficult as moving it but at least people can actually count on it going forward at a set date/time.

    Just to give this a too hot flavor...I'm not sure what their stated reasons are for this but it kind of strikes me as some sort of affirmative action type deal. Nobody really wants to but we'll have it there it so that no one thinks we're discriminating against rotten weather venues.
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    Don't you know it's tough out there for the billionaire football team owners? :D

    I think though it's really about just spreading it around. I mean, how many teams are there? Other teams/cities want some eggs from the golden goose.
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    Spreading what around? The wealth?

    Sounds like you're basically agreeing with me. They chose a crummy venue for purely political reasons.
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    I guess. More like not taking it too seriously though.

    FWIW, Metlife is a fine stadium (it's only 3 years old). But of course teams want to host. Why wouldn't they? It's the most watched event in the country every year.
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    I agree, it's not a very serious subject.

    I understand that teams want to host but let's face it mid-winter in an open air stadium...Unless the hosting team goes(don't think it's happened yet) very few people are going to prefer it to a warm venue. Who would you rather please? The fans(your customers) or a team?
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    Pst, it's not about the players.
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    Why the Super Bowl doesnt just rotate between Miami /San Diego / New Orleans, I can't figure out. NY/NJ, Detroit in February? C'mon.
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    They should never play the Super Bowl up north outside.
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    Just a stupid idea to have it there.
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    I disagree. I find snow games to be quite fascinating. The Eagles game a few weeks back was really fun to watch.
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    Load of crap.


    Hotels are booked. No way this game gets moved.

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    I hope it snows and is cold. Would be even better if the game was two "southern" teams, Miami vs Arizona! (I know it's not going to happen.)

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