Next year’s Super Bowl will be held Feb. 2nd at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. If I didn’t live in NY, I would probably agree with Flacco on this…BUT since I do…SHUT UP FLACCO! Joe Flacco was asked about next year’s “cold” Super Bowl and he didn’t hold back his feelings on it.
According to ESPN:
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco didn’t mask his feelings Monday when he was asked about the NFL’s championship being decided next year at MetLife Stadium, the first outdoor Super Bowl at a cold-weather site.
“I think it’s retarded. I probably shouldn’t say that. I think it’s stupid,” he told reporters after the Ravens arrived in New Orleans for Sunday’s Super Bowl. “If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium. Then you can get one.
“Other than that I don’t really like the idea. I don’t think people would react very well to it, or be glad to play anybody in that kind of weather,” he said.
The record low for a Super Bowl kickoff is 39 degrees when Dallas beat Miami in January 1972 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. It’ll be a lot warmer in the Big Easy when the Ravens and San Francisco 49ers tangle Sunday. They’ll be inside the Superdome.
The National Weather Service said the average high in nearby Newark, N.J., on Feb. 2 is 39.8 degrees and the low is 24.2. The average precipitation on that date going back to 1931 is about one-eighth of an inch.
Last week, on a 24-degree Thursday in Manhattan that felt a lot colder because of the wind, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is “thrilled” that next year’s Super Bowl is being hosted in the New York region, while adding that they’ll be “prepared” in the event of harsh weather conditions.
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