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.
I couldn't agree more. Who wants to attend a SB at some place that might have really cold, nasty winter weather. Just look at the recent SB in Arlington, TX which would be described as a marginal location weather-wise: yea, it's not that unusual to have really nasty ice storms there in Jan-Feb. But in NJ chances are you will have nasty weather.