The handful of reporters who have made it to the Super Bowl Media Center this morning are doing the very thing that makes football fans hate reporters at this time of year: Complaining about the weather in the Super Bowl host city.
But in this case, the weather in the Dallas area really is terrible: Temperatures are in the 20s, snow and ice are covering the roads, and nearly every local school has been closed.
There’s no word yet on whether Super Bowl Media Day, which is scheduled to take place this morning at Cowboys Stadium, will be affected. All the local news stations are telling people to stay off the roads, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell might be tempted to delay media day for the sake of the safety of the thousands of people who are supposed to travel those icy roads to get there, just as he delayed the Vikings-Eagles game during the 2010 season because of snow in Philadelphia.
Then again, that would risk having the governor label the NFL a bunch of wusses.
And if you’re a football fan who hates to hear reporters complaining about the weather, what you’ll hear this week from Dallas is nothing compared to what we’re sure to get next year in Indianapolis, and in 2014 in New York.