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Kickoff temperature: 49 degrees

Former Jets quarterback Namath points to his championship ring before the Seahawks play the Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford Reuters

Joe Namath was well prepared. For something that didn’t happen.

After months of questions regarding whether the weather will be a factor for the NFL’s first open-air Super Bowl in a cold-weather climate, the game-time kickoff temperature didn’t even set a record low for the NFL’s title game.

The official temperature at kickoff? 49 degrees.

That’s 10 degrees warmer than the record low, set during Super Bowl VI in New Orleans. In that game, the Cowboys beat the Dolphins.

It’s not expected to get much colder during the game — especially for the folks in the auxiliary press box, where the heat lamps are still glowing like the red sun of Krypton.

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6 Responses to “Kickoff temperature: 49 degrees”
  1. micknangold says: Feb 2, 2014 6:40 PM

    Joe Willie!

  2. chiadam says: Feb 2, 2014 6:42 PM

    Did anyone have the over for coin tosses? No? How about a safety on the first play from scrimmage? No again?

  3. cwwgk says: Feb 2, 2014 6:48 PM

    The owners and Goodell are successful once again.

  4. alskdh says: Feb 2, 2014 6:56 PM

    First scoring play: Seahawks Safety +2500
    Bet: $10 To Win: $25000
    See you in Disney world

  5. thefiesty1 says: Feb 2, 2014 8:19 PM

    Cancel the halftime junk. It’s worse than the commercials.

  6. micknangold says: Feb 2, 2014 9:16 PM

    Yeah cancel the halftime and get rid of the commercials and just play the game in an empty stadium. All solid business decisions.

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