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NFL tempts fate with Super Bowl 48 logo

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Though it’s not the official logo for Super Bowl 48 (the Roman numeral version of it is way too long), the branding image for the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl to be played in early 2014 includes something that could show up in the billions that day.

A snowflake.

“I think that’s great,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday upon the unveiling of the host committee logo, via the Associated Press.  “A little snow would be great for us.  But whatever comes our way, we’re going to be prepared for it.”

A little snow would be great, especially during the game.  The 2001 Raiders-Pats snow globe playoff was so memorable in part because of the constant snowfall.

A lot of snow, particularly in the days preceding the game, could be a problem.  There’s only so much that the powers-that-be can do to keep Mother Nature from smacking her kids around, and the powers-that-be did next to nothing in North Texas after an ice storm, the response to which essentially consisted of finding the nearest bed, hiding under it, and waiting for the ice to melt.

Here’s hoping that, in the end, a little snow is all we get in February 2014.

Given the eventual litigation resulting from too many people and not enough seats, maybe the logo should have also included a gavel.

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  1. agelardi says: Sep 27, 2011 1:34 PM

    Love the “too big” roman numeral cause NYC is larger than life… even though the game will be played in NJ.

  2. joetoronto says: Sep 27, 2011 1:35 PM

    Don’t worry. If you believe Al Gore, they’ll be no more snow by then.

  3. johnnyjagfan says: Sep 27, 2011 1:35 PM

    NY/NJ Can handle snow and ice a lot better than someone in Arlington, TX. If you’ve been paying attention, they’ve had like 40 days of 100 degree hell this year. Ain’t a place where you see a lot of snow. Therefore, no equipment and little understanding of how to react. I’m in the South, I should know. We get an inch and the bread aisle looks like Russia.

  4. extemporaneousexpressions says: Sep 27, 2011 1:36 PM

    Logo? LOGO?

    It’s a logo, Mike. We don’t care.

  5. wferg1121 says: Sep 27, 2011 1:38 PM

    Tooo much green, I guess the Jets won the coin toss!

  6. pigeonpea says: Sep 27, 2011 1:38 PM

    They are playing the game in the eastern seaboard where people are used to snow, not Texas where they see one flake and think it is the start of Armegeddon.

    There has been numerous playoff games and conference championships played in Foxborough, Green Bay, Chicago, NY and may other cities with cold climates, and they were played in some of the worst conditions you can have for football. What is it about the Super Bowl that you think is somehow different?

  7. xtb3 says: Sep 27, 2011 1:39 PM

    Logo looks like a police badge.

  8. nineroutsider says: Sep 27, 2011 1:44 PM

    I hope they get more weather than they can handle, I love watching football games in blizzard like conditions on my 65″ TV in the comfort of a Bay Area February.

  9. owen4bills says: Sep 27, 2011 1:46 PM

    SuperBowl in the snow. Just in time for the only team that plays in NY State (i.e. Buffalo) to return to the dance, wouldn’t you say?

  10. trbowman says: Sep 27, 2011 1:46 PM

    Snow is awesome

  11. redsoxaa says: Sep 27, 2011 1:48 PM

    Maybe if it snows, real people can get in to watch the game. Tired of all the celebrity types that show up in FL and CA just because it’s the Super Bowl and it’s in the 80′s.

  12. broncobrewer says: Sep 27, 2011 1:55 PM

    Isn’t new York suppose to be under water by then? Shouldn’t there be a boat on there?

  13. quizguy66 says: Sep 27, 2011 1:57 PM

    Guess it was too hard to make a freezing rain logo design.

    -QG

  14. nineroutsider says: Sep 27, 2011 2:00 PM

    owen4bills says: Sep 27, 2011 1:46 PM

    SuperBowl in the snow. Just in time for the only team that plays in NY State (i.e. Buffalo) to return to the dance, wouldn’t you say?
    ————————————————————-
    Let’s take this a little further and go with, as Chris Berman likes to say, the Super Bowl that Never was: 49ers vs. Bills.

    Yeah, yeah I am smoking rocks, but you never know…

  15. steelerfan999 says: Sep 27, 2011 2:00 PM

    ANY SNOW IN THE FORECAST FOR THAT GAME AND YOU CAN BET ALL THE RICH NON FOOTBALL FANS WILL NOT BE GOING,WAITING THROUGH SECURITY LINES IN COLD WEATHER,MAYBE THE REAL FOOTBALL FANS WILL GET TO GO.

  16. mistersmith22 says: Sep 27, 2011 2:00 PM

    Oh no, a snowflake…nobody tell Peter King, maybe he’ll miss it. Reporters are not meant to brave the torture of a light dusting of flakes. Remember, PK insists quality football is best played at 72 degrees on a windless day. Preferably somewhere neutral, like Wichita.

  17. rajbais says: Sep 27, 2011 2:01 PM

    Get rid of the “NJ” part!!!

    The second-to-last thing that people want to think of is the fact they celebrated the event in Jersey!!!

    The absolute last thing: the cold weather!!!

  18. dukemarc says: Sep 27, 2011 2:07 PM

    @steelerfan999 says:

    Right now you’re at about an 11, I’m gonna need you to bring it down to a 5.

  19. massappeal12345 says: Sep 27, 2011 2:12 PM

    The way Brady played through that blizzard in chigago last year, teams better pray that the Pat’s aren’t in it.

    This is a big advantage to the cold weather teams.

  20. fringetastic says: Sep 27, 2011 2:16 PM

    Good lord, stop whining about snow already!

  21. tdk24 says: Sep 27, 2011 2:17 PM

    We remember that game because of the made up Tuck rule, not the snow.

  22. sportsdrenched.com says: Sep 27, 2011 2:20 PM

    Preferably somewhere neutral, like Wichita.

    If the media had issues with Jacksonville, and Arlington…I would love to hear them complain about Wichita…especially in Feburary.

  23. joelvis72 says: Sep 27, 2011 2:22 PM

    The Host Committee logo is not the same as the official game logo. The league is going with that generic Lombardi Trophy for future games until further notice. Which sucks because they’ll all look alike. A non-story.

  24. woodyg says: Sep 27, 2011 2:22 PM

    The weather shouldn’t be a problem …… The Pack will have played a couple home playoff games & will be well prepared for a few snowflakes at SB 48 ……..

    You can take it to the bank …….

  25. southpaw2k says: Sep 27, 2011 2:25 PM

    UGH…you know what this means, right? When the Jets lose in the playoffs this season, Rex Ryan’s first words following the conclusion of the season will be how the Jets will be the first team playing in their home stadium in the Super Bowl and win the game for their home fans.

    Also, the whole Roman numeral thing just looks stupid now. It started somewhere around Super Bowl 40 (typing it in Roman numerals always makes me think it’s Super Bowl Extra Large). Why not just use standard numbers now?

  26. berniemadoffsides says: Sep 27, 2011 2:26 PM

    This Super Bowl will be the fustercluck of all fusterclucks. Try to leave the Meadowlands after the 4th quarter of a regular season game on a Sunday afternoon when the Giants or Jets play anyone – it’ll take you about 90 minutes just to get onto the Turnpike. I can’t even imagine what it’ll be like for the Super Bowl in FEBRUARY… lol

    The only way I’d want to go is if you paid for my tickets, paid for a limo ride from my doorstep to/from the stadium, and supplied my friends and I with a luxury suite for the entire game, stocked with about 3 kegs, hot dogs, and pretzels.

  27. giablommi says: Sep 27, 2011 2:30 PM

    with all the geoenginering (chemtrails, HAARP and such) occuring these days I’m sure the NFL will throw some dollars the government’s way to ensure the weather is around 55 degrees without a hint of snow for gameday and the week leading up to it.

    (See Us government report “Owning the weather in 2025″)

  28. gb4ever0811 says: Sep 27, 2011 2:30 PM

    I love this! Snow, snow, and more snow! I live in Jersey, too (South Jersey, which is a COMPLETELY different environment than North Jersey, mind you. It’s more fields and corn than anything down here. Sometimes the corn is taller than the buildings. South Jersey is the reason NJ can still be called “The Garden State.”)

    Football has become a warm weather game and I dislike it. As a Packers fan, I love the cold weather and think a cold weather Super Bowl has been needed forever. I remember the 2007 game between the Pack and the Seahawks when GB went down 14-0 early and came back to slam the ‘Hawks in white-out conditions with Ryan Grant running roughshod for over 200 yds. Yeah, man, old time football!

  29. upperdecker19 says: Sep 27, 2011 2:46 PM

    Logo? More importantly, are you going to wear the ribbon?

  30. stixzidinia says: Sep 27, 2011 2:52 PM

    Heaven forbid a bunch of fair weather yuppie “fans” have to sit in the cold. They’ve gotten too many concessions over the years. Let em’ sit in the cold.

  31. fringetastic says: Sep 27, 2011 2:52 PM

    Seriously, PFT. First of all, why are you whining and crying about the potential for snow when a) a place that can handle it, and b) it is over a year away? So you can say “we told you so” and link to old posts? Who is going to care?

    Which is the second point: A hundred million plus people will watch the game and the vast and huge majority don’t care if the rich corporate “fans” (hahaha) or the few “regular fans” are able to make it to the game. We’ll care if the teams and officials and TV crew can’t, and that’s about it. Yeah, we don’t even care if the rest of the media makes it.

    I know this site has a habit of whipping an occasional dead horse into a puddle of goo, but this topic is stridently whiny, self-serving and non-important. STOP.

  32. wtf__seriously says: Sep 27, 2011 2:53 PM

    The Met Life Stadium has the NJ Transit/Amtrak station right on site. No worries about the traffic when you take a train out of the Meadowlands region and grab a connecting train to wherever you are heading. terhe’s even a designated lot for the train riders to tailgate, where everything is supplied for you.

    I enjoyed the laughs from the commenters whining about snow, though. Football is a cold weather sport, and I hope it dumps snow like a b*tch through all 4 quarters of the game. Corporate idiots can stay home and real, true football fans can attend the Big Dance.

  33. ike1973 says: Sep 27, 2011 2:56 PM

    Why is NY even part of that logo. I’m pretty sure no part of the game will be played in NY. If I’m from NJ I’d be pretty pissed that NY is getting in on our superbowl. And why do the jets and giants call themselves NY when they’re based in NJ. At least the nets are doing the right thing and re-naming themselves the brooklyn nets when they move.

  34. realitypolice says: Sep 27, 2011 2:59 PM

    redsoxaa says:
    Sep 27, 2011 1:48 PM
    Maybe if it snows, real people can get in to watch the game. Tired of all the celebrity types that show up in FL and CA just because it’s the Super Bowl and it’s in the 80′s.
    ======================

    If we have a blizzard here like we had on a Sunday around the Super Bowl last year, NO ONE will get into the game. Most of the highways going into the Meadowlands were closed to all but emergency vehicles.

    If the Super Bowl had been played that Sunday, the national TV audience would have seen seats occupied only by snow.

    And how would snow help real people get into the game? What, are the fat cats who have the tickets just going to put on their snow shoes and walk around NYC looking for “real fans” to give their tickets to?

    This is a stupid risk with little upside. How exciting it will be to watch the two most exciting teams in football that year play a 9-6 game in a half empty stadium.

    Ahhh…tradition!

  35. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 27, 2011 3:01 PM

    Not much the powers-that-be can do? Sure sounds like they (HAARP) are in the corner snickering about those two earthquakes we’ve had here in the past month, a landfalling hurricane for the first time in God knows how long and 3 feet of snow in some places around here back in December, the most ever in one snow storm.

    Rain, snow, shine, I will find my way across the Hudson for that game, regardless of cost, regardless if Big Blue is involved or not.

  36. giablommi says: Sep 27, 2011 3:05 PM

    “why are you whining and crying about the potential for snow when a) a place that can handle it, and b) it is over a year away?”
    ^^^^^
    Thing is, NY/NJ can’t handle it. You’d think for a city in the northeast they’d be able to man up and handle it in stride, but truth is NY’ers are soft and weak when it comes to adverse weather. Take even a little bit of rain and the stadium is half empty. Same with Philly too…postponing a game because of snow? Who ever heard of such an outrageous shibacle?

    NFL would be wiser to put a cold weather, outdoor SB in New England, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago, Denver hell even Green Bay or Buffalo – cities that don’t panic and shut down when there’s 3 inches of snow – before giving it to those wusses in NY but of course $$$$$$ always wins out in the end.

  37. usher716 says: Sep 27, 2011 3:07 PM

    Would be kind of funny if two warm weather or dome teams ended up playing terribly in a blizzard.

  38. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 27, 2011 3:12 PM

    ike1973 says: Sep 27, 2011 2:56 PM

    Why is NY even part of that logo. I’m pretty sure no part of the game will be played in NY. If I’m from NJ I’d be pretty pissed that NY is getting in on our superbowl. And why do the jets and giants call themselves NY when they’re based in NJ. At least the nets are doing the right thing and re-naming themselves the brooklyn nets when they move.
    ————–

    “Our”, you must BE from NJ to even be spewing this drivel.

    Do you really think that the two reasons the Super Bowl Committee even AGREED to have the game in EAST RUTHERFORD (1. proximity to MY city and 2. the new stadium) had anything to do with the…

    … wait for it…

    MANY ATTRACTIONS IN CARLSTADT AND PARSIPPANY?

    The game is a boon for the economies of both NJ and NYC, as many people will be here for at least a week, and up to two, taking in the many things to do here in NYC.

    NOT IN BRICK OR WAYNE, NJ, OR WHEREVER YOU ARE FROM.

  39. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 27, 2011 3:12 PM

    usher716 says: Sep 27, 2011 3:07 PM

    Would be kind of funny if two warm weather or dome teams ended up playing terribly in a blizzard.
    ———-

    I’d love it.

  40. scoops1 says: Sep 27, 2011 3:16 PM

    Chris Christie is Flabergasted that NY is featured on the logo…

    he wants a Reimbursement from NY

  41. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 27, 2011 3:18 PM

    giablommi says: Sep 27, 2011 3:05 PM

    “why are you whining and crying about the potential for snow when a) a place that can handle it, and b) it is over a year away?”
    ^^^^^
    Thing is, NY/NJ can’t handle it. You’d think for a city in the northeast they’d be able to man up and handle it in stride, but truth is NY’ers are soft and weak when it comes to adverse weather. Take even a little bit of rain and the stadium is half empty. Same with Philly too…postponing a game because of snow? Who ever heard of such an outrageous shibacle?

    NFL would be wiser to put a cold weather, outdoor SB in New England, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago, Denver hell even Green Bay or Buffalo – cities that don’t panic and shut down when there’s 3 inches of snow – before giving it to those wusses in NY but of course $$$$$$ always wins out in the end.
    ——————————-

    You’ve lost it.

    Rain doesn’t scare anyone off except the bozos who sit on their hands at the new stadium, as the REAL fans have now been priced out. I was ashamed to even be at our last two home openers as a result of these softies who aren’t even from here, but buy up all the Giants tickets now.

    We were dug out of 2 1/2 feet of snow the next day following our record blizzard in December and went back to business within 24 hours, having all train/subway and bus routes clear.

    Yet we can’t handle it.

    Everyone knows the financial lure is most of the reason they are having it here, but then again, that’s been the rationale for wherever they’ve had the Super Bowl.

    The fact is, the pansies who you see and hear most on the news or at ball games AREN’T EVEN NATIVE NEW YORKERS.

  42. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 27, 2011 3:20 PM

    wtf__seriously says: Sep 27, 2011 2:53 PM

    The Met Life Stadium has the NJ Transit/Amtrak station right on site. No worries about the traffic when you take a train out of the Meadowlands region and grab a connecting train to wherever you are heading. terhe’s even a designated lot for the train riders to tailgate, where everything is supplied for you.

    I enjoyed the laughs from the commenters whining about snow, though. Football is a cold weather sport, and I hope it dumps snow like a b*tch through all 4 quarters of the game. Corporate idiots can stay home and real, true football fans can attend the Big Dance.
    —————

    WELL SAID.

  43. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 27, 2011 3:24 PM

    berniemadoffsides says: Sep 27, 2011 2:26 PM

    This Super Bowl will be the fustercluck of all fusterclucks. Try to leave the Meadowlands after the 4th quarter of a regular season game on a Sunday afternoon when the Giants or Jets play anyone – it’ll take you about 90 minutes just to get onto the Turnpike. I can’t even imagine what it’ll be like for the Super Bowl in FEBRUARY… lol

    The only way I’d want to go is if you paid for my tickets, paid for a limo ride from my doorstep to/from the stadium, and supplied my friends and I with a luxury suite for the entire game, stocked with about 3 kegs, hot dogs, and pretzels.
    ———-

    Spoken like the multitude of transplant HIPSTERS that have ruined this once great city with their limpwrist tendencies. Thanks a lot for lobbying Gloomberg so that we can barely smoke in public anymore, while I’m at it.

  44. ronlm says: Sep 27, 2011 3:25 PM

    “The 2001 Raiders-Pats snow globe playoff was so memorable in part because of the constant snowfall.”
    _______________

    “In Part” OK… fair enough. But that game will forever be remembered for one of, if not THE, worst officiating calls of all time.

  45. wheresdapuck says: Sep 27, 2011 3:26 PM

    All Superbowls should be played exclusively in outdoor venues where it is cold, rainy, windy or snowing. That’s the way football was meant to be played – especially in January!

  46. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 27, 2011 3:26 PM

    woodyg says: Sep 27, 2011 2:22 PM

    The weather shouldn’t be a problem …… The Pack will have played a couple home playoff games & will be well prepared for a few snowflakes at SB 48 ……..

    You can take it to the bank …….
    ———

    Provided you guys can overcome the cap hell that awaits you in 2013?

    Don’t think I hate the Pack either, because I love watching them play. But be real. Not a single Giant fan is counting those eggs before they hatch, nor should you, lightheartedly or not. God knows we’ll hear a million excuses why they didn’t make it if they don’t.

  47. giablommi says: Sep 27, 2011 3:31 PM

    @ Mr. Wright 212

    I can’t really speak for Giants fans but from the Jesters games I’ve seen through the years the place is usually 2/3′s empty if it’s raining exception being the opener last year.

    The only NY snow game I can recall was ’03 vs. Pittsburgh and there couldn’t have been more than 10,000 in the whole stadium.

    Meanwhile we had 3 snow games in New England that same year including the Miami game where it snowed continously for over 48 hours until kickoff, 28″ total and we still packed our stadium. Just sayin’…

  48. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 27, 2011 3:31 PM

    johnnyjagfan says: Sep 27, 2011 1:35 PM

    NY/NJ Can handle snow and ice a lot better than someone in Arlington, TX. If you’ve been paying attention, they’ve had like 40 days of 100 degree hell this year. Ain’t a place where you see a lot of snow. Therefore, no equipment and little understanding of how to react. I’m in the South, I should know. We get an inch and the bread aisle looks like Russia.
    ————

    LMFAO sorta like Arlington/Dallas bulloxed the Super Bowl this past February after a LITTLE ice and snow, right?

    But yeah, I know about the south. You’d think after a few snowstorms, the milk and bread wouldn’t vanish within 18 minutes of reports of 2″ of snow, but alas…

  49. mmmpieyummy says: Sep 27, 2011 3:36 PM

    The SuperBowl was meant to be played in a warm and sunny atmosphere as a reward for both the players who fought their butts off all year to get there, and for the fans lucky enough to get tickets and treat it like the great vacation it is.

    To play SuperBowls in cold weather climates and the possibility of snow is just a frickin’ joke. If I am ever able to go to a SuperBowl I don’t want to be freezing by cajones off watching the game.

  50. rcali says: Sep 27, 2011 3:36 PM

    What a dumb comment by the commish. Spoken like a guy who will be arriving in a limo and watching the game from a suite. I’m guessing he also likes Baseball in November.

  51. grilledjesus says: Sep 27, 2011 3:46 PM

    mmmpieyummy says:
    Sep 27, 2011 3:36 PM
    The SuperBowl was meant to be played in a warm and sunny atmosphere as a reward for both the players who fought their butts off all year to get there, and for the fans lucky enough to get tickets and treat it like the great vacation it is.

    To play SuperBowls in cold weather climates and the possibility of snow is just a frickin’ joke. If I am ever able to go to a SuperBowl I don’t want to be freezing by cajones off watching the game.
    ————————————————-
    The warm and sunny game is called the Pro Bowl, which not even the players care about anymore.
    Now if I was going to go to a SB, I’d much rather spend the week in one of the worlds greatest cities having a good time, cold be damned.
    If you’d rather see it in the worlds largest strip mall(Houston) or the most boring city in FL(Jacksonville) just so you’re not a lil chilly, well, feel free to stay home.

  52. tunescribe says: Sep 27, 2011 3:56 PM

    “Logo tempts fate.” OK, let me get this straight: Mother Nature sees the logo and plans three years in advance to send a blizzard to East Rutherford on Super Bowl Sunday. Actually, I hope it happens and Roger Goodell gets stuck in a snowdrift causing him to miss the game.

  53. cburmester85 says: Sep 27, 2011 4:06 PM

    This logo will look great on the Dallas Cowboys champion hats and shirts, this will be their second in a row after they take it this year too.

  54. Topher says: Sep 27, 2011 4:12 PM

    Why do the Numerals use VIII rather than IIX?

  55. drunkenagitator says: Sep 27, 2011 4:13 PM

    The funniest thing about the drool-cups yammering about “a little snow” and “real fans” (who, those cretinous goons who need 34 beers in them before they take their seats?) will be the very first ones howling in fury if THEIR team loses the SB due to terrible, awful weather. If football was “meant to be played” in ice and snow, why does the season start in September???

  56. granadafan says: Sep 27, 2011 4:17 PM

    “berniemadoffsides says: Sep 27, 2011 2:26 PM
    The only way I’d want to go is if you paid for my tickets, paid for a limo ride from my doorstep to/from the stadium, and supplied my friends and I with a luxury suite for the entire game, stocked with about 3 kegs, hot dogs, and pretzels.”

    ——————————————————————————————–

    Ah, you’ve just described the average “VIP” who gets the privilege of attending the Superbowl, has no vested interest in either team and is more interested in “being seen” and hopefully getting face time on TV.

    Thanks to Goodell, the average will never even sniff the Superbowl other than looking longingly at the stadium from a far distance away. I hope there is the mother of all snow storms Superbowl week.

  57. goodguyjohn says: Sep 27, 2011 4:22 PM

    Um, excause me fellas. There’s a reason why guys like Roger Goddell and other high rollers LEAVE New York and other icy places in early February.

    The NFL today is a high speed ballet best viewed in warm climes. Icing down the biggest game of the year is un enticing to purists. Do we really find iconic games like the “ICE BOWL” interesting? I don’t.

    I equate winter football games with old, slow white guys from the 60s.

  58. bdnnbd says: Sep 27, 2011 4:32 PM

    The fact is, the pansies who you see and hear most on the news or at ball games AREN’T EVEN NATIVE NEW YORKERS.
    ————————————————-

    good thing the locale in question isn’t in NEW YORK.

  59. yem123 says: Sep 27, 2011 4:35 PM

    Hey guys, I have a great idea, let’s take the biggest game of everyone’s career and let the weather conditions dictate fumbles and interceptions, so that we can be sure that this whole “best team wins” stuff isn’t a factor! Oh yeah it’s not home field advantage either! ~ NFL idiocracy

  60. drunkenagitator says: Sep 27, 2011 4:36 PM

    Plenty of so-called “real fans” can and do attend the SB, you just need to buy a ticket and get there. I mean if you’re dumb enough to spend a grand for the privilege of sitting in section 309 of a giant wind-blown concrete bowl in 14 degree weather to watch a football game, by all means, enjoy yourself. I, on the other hand, prefer doing fun things.

    Fact: if there does happen to be a gigantic blizzard in NJ that weekend (granted, the chances are slim), there won’t be any SB game that day, guaranteed. No one will be driving there and any magical train that supposedly whisks you from mid-town Manhattan straight to your posh luxury box will most certainly not be running. Anyone who doubts that has obviously never been in NJ during a blizzard.

  61. carolina1cam says: Sep 27, 2011 4:39 PM

    No, they tempted fate when they booked the superbowl in NJ. The logo means nothing and you’re a dummy.

  62. peed1 says: Sep 27, 2011 4:43 PM

    I hope it snows like hell. What a bunch of fools.

  63. deadmanwalking47 says: Sep 27, 2011 4:45 PM

    Hope we have Blizzard conditions and a record breaking snowfall that day throughout the met area that sunday!that’s how pro football is supposed to be played!

  64. ike1973 says: Sep 27, 2011 4:46 PM

    “Our”, you must BE from NJ to even be spewing this drivel.

    Do you really think that the two reasons the Super Bowl Committee even AGREED to have the game in EAST RUTHERFORD (1. proximity to MY city and 2. the new stadium) had anything to do with the…

    … wait for it…

    MANY ATTRACTIONS IN CARLSTADT AND PARSIPPANY?

    The game is a boon for the economies of both NJ and NYC, as many people will be here for at least a week, and up to two, taking in the many things to do here in NYC.

    NOT IN BRICK OR WAYNE, NJ, OR WHEREVER YOU ARE FROM.

    ————————————————-

    Actually I’m not even from NJ, I just don’t understand the logic of advertising it as NY? Is Jersey really that bad that they need to ride the coat tails of NYC when promoting the SB? Like I said, If I was from NJ this would irk me. And it should be the NJ jets/giants. Simple geography.

  65. mistersmith22 says: Sep 27, 2011 4:48 PM

    goodguyjohn, are you Roger Goodell?

    Football is supposed to be violent, tough, and uncomfortable. “Ballet” nonsense like the ’90s Rams is supposed to be the exception to good stuff like the ’85 Bears, ’00 Ravens, and much as it pains me to say it, Brady leading clutch playoff-game-winning drives in the snow and rain.

    If you want bright, fast, explosive, and the ability to view the game live in warmth and comfort, there’s something called the NBA you should look into.

  66. drunkenagitator says: Sep 27, 2011 4:56 PM

    It’ll be hilarious when people try to book rooms in NYC (cash in that 401k now!) only to discover that the only available rooms within 50 miles of the place are in some god-awful places like Lodi or Secaucus at the local “Kum N Go” motor lodge and you will most certainly need a car to get into NYC and back in order to actually “do” anything (and in this case “do” means “empty your wallets as quickly as possible”). Oh, I forgot about the convenient “mass transit”options, (chortle)…good luck with that.

  67. barneyrumble says: Sep 27, 2011 5:42 PM

    First thing I saw when I looked at the logo was a Horseshoe Great sign for the The Colts winning the 2014 Superbowl as Andrew Luck’s first of many in Indy.

  68. mumakata says: Sep 27, 2011 6:25 PM

    tdk24 says: Sep 27, 2011 2:17 PM

    We remember that game because of the made up Tuck rule, not the snow.

    ———————–
    That is the only reason anybody outside of New England remembers that game.

  69. mashoaf says: Sep 27, 2011 7:51 PM

    I hope a dome team that is built for speed and receiver play makes it to the snow bowl with home field advantage through the playoffs. It would make for great drama.

  70. 1historian says: Sep 28, 2011 6:42 AM

    The Tuck rule was not “made up”. You Patriots haters are usually amusing but now and then it is your stupidity that is the first thing to appear and then it’s mildly annoying.

    Only mildly.

    REAL men play football outside no matter WHAT the weather.

    And real FANS show up no matter what the weather.

    I didn’t think that the NFL had the cojones to do something like this – good for them.

  71. 1historian says: Sep 28, 2011 6:46 AM

    Bernie & Granada: Interesting exchange.

    IMO the NFL long ago priced the REAL fans out of the game and it would be nice to see the owners get dumped on for once.

    “Bernie & Granada” – that sounds like a disco tribute act that works the Jersey shore.

  72. 1historian says: Sep 28, 2011 6:53 AM

    anyone remember that Miami – Patriots game back in the 80′s when a convict on work release came out and shoveled the snow off the field just enough so the Pats could kick a field goal and win the game 3-0?

    Don Shula STILL hasn’t gotten over that one.

  73. realphan says: Sep 29, 2011 12:37 PM

    I love how everyone just assumes, that open air and cold weather = SNOW. I live in the Philly area, and do you what we get A LOT more of then Snow in the winter??? RAIN! And do you know what makes a football game suck a lot?? RAIN! Especially when a title is on the line. Sure eveyone loves those mud it out slop fests during the season, but, how much fun would it be to watch a 3-0 game be decided by who can get closest to the 50, and then be crowned a champion?? Why is it played in a NEUTRAL site? Because the game should be equal on as many levels as you can get. Sure it can rain (and has) in Miami too, but FREEZING hale and sleet and rain in NYC (NJ) is a lot worse then a sporadic warm shower in Miami. Not that this should have any bearing either, but think about the fans in the seats too, most of them aren’t football fans, are they going to sit through a slop fest?? I think not! Sure Snow would be cool, that is to say only about a foot of snow at the most….imagine a 4 ft. blizzard, then what? Postpone the fricking Super Bowl?? Are you nuts?? I would much rather see a fairly played game where both teams can exploit all their talents and the better team wins, what a concept!

  74. realphan says: Sep 29, 2011 12:41 PM

    as 1historian just pointed out, that TERRIBLE game in the snow when the Pats UN-FAIRLY won by shoveling out the snow to kick a field goal. Is that really the way we want to crown a champion?? Who has the nearest shovel??

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