Originally Posted by IDEXAN
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.
Originally Posted by Kaiser Toro
I would go to a Super Bowl played in an outdoor stadium, in the North, before I would go in its current favored profile. The weather will weed out folks, and will make it a unique Super Bowl experience.
I've sat in the cold during Redskin games and Army/Navy games. It is part of the whole experience. Not all football games are played in beautiful Miami/SD type weather, so whey play the Super Bowl in that kind of weather. I like watching old-time football, with snow, ice, mud, and wind.