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Old 05-25-2010, 06:28 PM   #46
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What if Buffalo played Arizona in a Super Bowl in Arizona? According to a lot of players it's a myth that playing in the warm weather is easy. Especially if you play and practice in cold weather all week and then have to travel to a warm weather location
yeah these guys have been playing in somewhat cold weather for months at that point

was going to say it's not exactly foreign that a southern team might make it to the SB
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:35 PM   #47
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NYC can be kind of brutal for short stretches. I was there part of Jan 2007 and it was below 0 with the wind chill.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:50 PM   #49
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What if Buffalo played Arizona in a Super Bowl in Arizona? According to a lot of players it's a myth that playing in the warm weather is easy. Especially if you play and practice in cold weather all week and then have to travel to a warm weather location
Well what type of warm weather? If you're speaking about 100+ degree weather than yeah playing in warm weather isn't easy. However the highest Super Bowl temperature in recent memory was back in 2003 when the Buc's played the Raiders in San Diego at 81 degrees and before that it was 84 degrees when the Skins lost to the Raiders back in the 80's. Most of the other Super Bowls seem to be around 67 degrees at kickoff which to me seems like ideal weather for any outdoor sport.

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Old 05-25-2010, 08:47 PM   #50
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Look, if nearly a million people trekked here for the inauguration in bone chilling temps, you'll easily get 100,000+ for the Super Bowl.

All the rubbish about Landover being a dump is silly. People will party in DC, MD, and VA and take public transportation to the game. One thing folks are forgetting, until the train crash a year ago, we we have one of the most efficient metro systems in the country, which goes within walking distance of the FedEx.

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Old 05-25-2010, 08:54 PM   #51
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But playing the Superbowl in warmer or indoor climates has never really been about competitive neutrality has it? It's been about everything else but the game, from appeasing the casual fan rich guys who can actually afford to buy a ticket to putting on massive pyrotechnical halftime shows (can you imagine what a chilly breeze would have done to The Who's arthritis?) One of the great things about our game is that it can be, and is, played in such a multitude of climates, and yet that variable hasn't been a part of the championship game in decades, for reasons that I contend have very little to do with football.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:55 PM   #52
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My idea was for whoever wins that years SB the game will be played in their stadium the next year.Saints won in 2010 so the Super Dome would get the game in 2011.
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Look, if nearly a million people trekked here for the inauguration in bone chilling temps, you'll easily get 100,000+ for the Super Bowl.

All the rubbish about Landover being a dump is silly. People will party in DC, MD, and VA and take public transportation to the game. One thing folks are forgetting, until the train crash a year ago, we we have one of the most efficient metro systems in the country, which goes within walking distance of the FedEx.

Bring it on baby!!!

Thing is 100,000 will go to the game and 100,000,000 will watch it,I really couldn't care about the fans who pay $1500-$2000 per ticket who go to the game.
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this is a horrible idea. anyone remember the 86 redskins and that championship game against the giants where the wind blew like 50 mph? or back in 07 when we beat ny and eli and collins couldn't complete a pass cause the wind was howling so hard. it's just too risky and if you get these type of conditions in a super bowl then the game could be a complete joke.

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this is a horrible idea. anyone remember the 86 redskins and that championship game against the giants where the wind blew like 50 mph? or back in 07 when we beat ny and eli and collins couldn't complete a pass casue the wind was howling so hard. it's just too risky and if you get these type of conditions in a super bowl then the game could be a complete joke.
In 86 the weather was the same on both sides of the field,same in 07.I was at a Giants Game when Bruce Smith knocked Kerry Collins from the game(think it was a Dec game) it had snowed about 10-12 inches and they were paying the general public $10 an hour to come and help shovel snow.
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this is a horrible idea. anyone remember the 86 redskins and that championship game against the giants where the wind blew like 50 mph? or back in 07 when we beat ny and eli and collins couldn't complete a pass casue the wind was howling so hard. it's just too risky and if you get these type of conditions in a super bowl then the game could be a complete joke.
I totally agree. Why even allow a chance of weather ruining the game? The fans want to go somewhere warm and nice for a winter get away and I suspect the players would rather not deal with the weather factor either.
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I love the SB being opened up to others. I have hated the "dome" rule from day one, and would love to see classic battles in crazy weather. It's not even about having one in DC, I just miss the drama that weather can add.
Look the 2 conference championships can be played in NE or GB or any other cold city, the SB should be no different.
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I like it. For the weather people, c'mon this is football. Suck it up.
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I too have hated the "Dome Rule" - How many of the truly great games in NFL history have had weather be a component? It's 40 years later and we still talk about the Ice Bowl. Anyone remember the classic playoff game between Cinci and S.D. in the 80's (I think) - brutal! and yet a terrific game for fans.

The problem of course is that the SB is such a HUGE event, bad weather would do more than just affect the game. I think the only reason this happened is b/c it's NY and, quite frankly, when it comes right down to it, there are just different rules for NY (Remember the Saints "Home" game in NY after Katrina- pffff!).
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I too have hated the "Dome Rule" - How many of the truly great games in NFL history have had weather be a component? It's 40 years later and we still talk about the Ice Bowl. Anyone remember the classic playoff game between Cinci and S.D. in the 80's (I think) - brutal! and yet a terrific game for fans.

The problem of course is that the SB is such a HUGE event, bad weather would do more than just affect the game. I think the only reason this happened is b/c it's NY and, quite frankly, when it comes right down to it, there are just different rules for NY (Remember the Saints "Home" game in NY after Katrina- pffff!).
Those cold weather games are great for fans watching at home, its not quite as much fun sitting out in the bitter cold.

I agree that NYC has different rules. There's no way Detroit or Minneapolis get a SB without a dome, there'sjust nothing to do there while there's lots to do in NYC even if it is cold. Ask any Skins fan that went to the SB in Minneapolis, the game was great and the rest sucked because it was so cold. I knew a few guys that took their SB $ and went to the Bahamas and watched on TV in a warm place with lots of fun stuff to do prior to the game.

The SB is a huge event and had it been in NYC this past winter I'm not sure they could have played the game because that was the weekend the big east coast blizzard hit and there is no way anyone could have got there and the stadium would have been full of snow. Imagine having to cancel the SB, I wonder how the players and fans would have felt about that. I know that chances of that happening are slim but why even take the chance with such a huge event.
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