After shuffling on an endless sheet of ice for 20 minutes Wednesday morning from our hotel to the Super Bowl Media Center, I was feeling frustrated and feisty. Though no one wants to hear people who cover sports for a living (and thus never actually work) complain about weather, I’ll complain about the response to weather.
This week, Dallas has failed to respond to the presence of a coating of ice on every horizontal surface in the city.
Roughly 36 hours after the precipitation ended, sidewalks and roads remain treacherous. The Dallas indifference to the extensive presence of ice creates a sense that North Texas simply doesn’t care much about the fact that the Super Bowl is in town, possibly an accurate observation since the local team won’t be playing in the game.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones undoubtedly hopes that Dallas will enter the Super Bowl rotation. Given the manner in which the region has responded to the sleet that fused into a glare of frozen water, we can’t and won’t support a return of the league’s championship game to any point north of Houston.
But enough writing. Here’s the segment from PFT Live during which I complain about the situation — and during which I also express amazement at the fact that none of the 50 Associated Press voters deemed Mike Vick to be the best quarterback in the league, but that 11 of the 50 regarded him to be the league’s best offensive player.