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League not second-guessing New Jersey Super Bowl

So with Sunday night’s game between the Vikings and Eagles delayed two days due to a blizzard, the NFL surely has to be thinking that maybe a mistake was made in awarding Super Bowl XLVIII to the New Meadowlands Stadium, right?

If they are, they’re not admitting it.

Asked whether the league is having second thoughts about the open-air February Super Bowl in a venue that will be buried under twenty inches of snow by Monday night, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said, “No.  We are the ultimate reality show.”

He’s right.  But this kind of stuff will make folks even more inclined to take in the “ultimate reality show” from the comfort of their own homes, and not to pay big money for the privilege of serving as extras in a real-life Jerry Bruckheimer movie.

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14 Responses to “League not second-guessing New Jersey Super Bowl”
  1. upperdecker19 says: Dec 26, 2010 3:14 PM

    Super Tuesday party at Goodell’s

  2. gmenmunny says: Dec 26, 2010 3:18 PM

    This game delay is a disgrace.

    Football should be played in the elements.

    The game should be played, whether or not fans can attend the game.

    I hope it snows something fierce when the superbowl comes to jersey. I wanna see GODell try an push that back to a Tuesday night.

    What A Joke.

    Even Tagliabue was better than this guy……

  3. thejuddstir says: Dec 26, 2010 3:31 PM

    “Ultimate reality show”…….what a joke, “ultimate” would indicate that you play in all conditions, not ideal conditions.

  4. crossfade1 says: Dec 26, 2010 3:33 PM

    No one in their right minds would pass up a chance to visit Northern New Jersey in the winter…its magical

  5. bigtrav425 says: Dec 26, 2010 3:38 PM

    I agree this kinda weather is How football is supposed to be played in!! You obviously have never been to a Browns game or seen 1 on tv! We LOVE that kinda weather here and i think thats how atleast every 3rd SB should be played..In a Out door stadium that way more Cities get a chance to host it,make money etc..But the Nazi’s of the NFL would never do that

  6. righthereisay says: Dec 26, 2010 3:44 PM

    I cannot believe they are delaying the game. It is a discrace to football, and its past. Minnesota had an outdoor stadium once upon a time….and now they are delaying games in Philadelpia….sad.

  7. jbizzle69 says: Dec 26, 2010 3:45 PM

    The game almost had to be cancelled after Philly’s idiot mayor declares a Snow Emergency, the NFL’s hands were kinda tied here. As soon as that Emergency was declared there aren’t supposed to be cars on the roads at all… oh that and they don’t treat the Philadelphia roads whatsoever. Last week there was an 1/8th of an inch of snow and the entire area came to a crashing hult, the roads were a nightmare.

  8. steelerdynasty2010 says: Dec 26, 2010 4:02 PM

    He’s right. But this kind of stuff will make folks even more inclined to take in the “ultimate reality show” from the comfort of their own homes, and not to pay big money for the privilege of serving as extras in a real-life Jerry Bruckheimer movie.
    —————————————————–
    newsflash:
    average/most fans do this anyway. the only people who will be pissed are the sponsors and other corporate entities that are there. they’re the only people who can readily afford it. i’d bet money that half of them arent really football fans.

  9. S says: Dec 26, 2010 4:25 PM

    ewsflash:
    average/most fans do this anyway. the only people who will be pissed are the sponsors and other corporate entities that are there. they’re the only people who can readily afford it. i’d bet money that half of them arent really football fans.
    ————–

    So if you rich you don’t like football? Is that what you are saying?

  10. knotforlong says: Dec 26, 2010 4:32 PM

    The wussification of the NFL continues. If the teams can make it to the field the game should go on. It’s not up to the NFL to determine public safety.

  11. realitypolice says: Dec 26, 2010 4:48 PM

    righthereisay says:
    Dec 26, 2010 3:44 PM
    I cannot believe they are delaying the game. It is a discrace to football, and its past. Minnesota had an outdoor stadium once upon a time….and now they are delaying games in Philadelpia….sad.

    gmenmunny says:
    Dec 26, 2010 3:18 PM
    This game delay is a disgrace.

    Football should be played in the elements.

    The game should be played, whether or not fans can attend the game.

    What A Joke.

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    Please, everyone, stop with this silly nonsense. The game being postponed has absolutely nothing to do with the players or the league being afraid of playing in the snow.

    There are absolute blizzard, white out conditions in the greater Philadelphia area right now. This is not your run of the mill snow storm. It is not just the snow itself, but wind gusts of 40-50 mph. There are non-stop warnings on radio and TV telling people not to leave their homes for anything but emergencies.

    It is the City that doesn’t want 75,000 drunken yahoo Eagle fans driving through these conditions on highways covered in a foot of snow.

    And the idea of playing the game whether or not fans can attend is brilliant. If the game is played, fans who can’t go lose the money they paid for their tickets. Awesome- penalize people who actually have brains enough in their head to stay out of a blizzard.

  12. pspring63 says: Dec 26, 2010 4:51 PM

    There is no greater example of the disconnect between the fans and the people/corporations who control the NFL. Most of the Philly fans have already paid their quid for the game. Leave it up to them to get to the game. They’ll show up and if they don’t it’s their choice, but don’t change the game time and date. This league is declining under the weight of its own greed and arrogance. Kinda like the Feds.

  13. realitypolice says: Dec 26, 2010 5:43 PM

    pspring63 says:
    Dec 26, 2010 4:51 PM
    There is no greater example of the disconnect between the fans and the people/corporations who control the NFL. Most of the Philly fans have already paid their quid for the game. Leave it up to them to get to the game. They’ll show up and if they don’t it’s their choice, but don’t change the game time and date. This league is declining under the weight of its own greed and arrogance. Kinda like the Feds.

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    Wait a minute. What does the postponement of the game do financially for the league?

    Playing this game tonight would have been much more of a middle finger to the fans.

    Screw you- we’ve got your ticket money and our TV money, we’re playing the game and if you aren’t willing to risk your life to get to the stadium in conditions where the City has asked people not to leave their houses except in emergencies, tough luck.

    Again, please point out to me exactly how postponing this game is a sign of greed on the part of the league. The amount of money they will make from TV and gate revenues are completely unchanged no matter when it is played.

  14. pspring63 says: Dec 26, 2010 7:43 PM

    No people at the game means no parking fees, no concession receipts, no souvenir purchases, etc.

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