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.