Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti is opposed to New York hosting a Super Bowl, and he’s presenting a doomsday scenario for what a New York winter could mean for America’s biggest sporting event.
“I’m not sold on it,” Bisciotti said. “The idea of cold weather certainly doesn’t scare us. The idea of a two-foot snowstorm does. After what we’ve been through in Baltimore in the last three months, you really have to wonder if logistically it’s possible the darn thing could get postponed. I don’t think you could get people into the Meadowlands, 70,000 people into the Meadowlands, in a two-foot snowstorm in New York.”
True, it’s theoretically possible that a blizzard could postpone the Super Bowl. It’s also possible that a blizzard in Detroit or Minneapolis could have made it impossible for 70,000 fans to get to the domed stadiums that have hosted Super Bowls in those cities. And it’s possible that a blizzard in Baltimore could postpone the AFC Championship Game. Does Bisciotti also think the Ravens shouldn’t be permitted to host postseason games?
For that matter, it’s possible that an earthquake could postpone a Super Bowl in California, or that severe storms and flooding could postpone a Super Bowl in Florida. There’s no place on earth that’s immune to a natural disaster.
These doomsday scenarios about weather affecting the Super Bowl are getting ridiculous. Football always has been and always will be played outdoors in bad weather. There’s no reason the Super Bowl should be any different.