Super Bowl in the Snow? Some Say Big Game Better in Bad Weather

First Super Bowl played in wintry Northeast set for next Sunday.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
Written by Jason Koestenblatt

Since the announcement was made that Super Bowl XLVIII would be played at MetLife Stadium—a roofless venue in a northeastern state in the dead of winter—talk of poor weather has been just as loud as the Seattle Seahawks' "12th Man." 

It's the first Super Bowl in 48 years to be played in a northeastern state. 

Football purists say the venue is perfect for the league's ultimate prize, as the game was created to be played in the elements.

Naysayers believe the Super Bowl is an event meant for the enjoyment of all attending, which includes warm weather and taking in the sights—all while getting a tan.

New Jersey has seen a historically cold winter in 2013-2014, with temperatures hovering in the single and teen digits for days at a time. And don't forget about the snowstorms that have come through the area. It seems no less than a couple of inches of snow has blanketed the region each week. 

The National Weather Service's early forecast for next Sunday is calling for a 30 percent chance of snow and rain showers with a low of 27 degrees.

So, do you think the Super Bowl would be more fun to watch if played in the snow? What do you hope to see in Sunday's game?


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