Count Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy among those who don’t like the idea of playing the Super Bowl in the cold.
“You get to a Super Bowl and you want to put your best foot forward,” Dungy said today on The Dan Patrick Show. “If you win the game or you lose the game you don’t want it to be because of weather conditions.”
Dungy has first-hand experience dealing with weather at the Super Bowl. The only Super Bowl that has been played in significant rain was Super Bowl XLI, which Dungy’s Colts won.
“We dealt with some rain in Miami and it happens — it’s something coaches deal with — but I just think New York in February, you know there’s going to be some weather issues.”
Dungy also questioned the league’s decision not to vote on modifying overtime for the regular season, as it has already done for the playoffs.
“If it’s a bad rule in the regular season it’s a bad rule in the playoffs,” Dungy said. “I, for one, would not want to have the first time I had to make those decisions as a coach be in a playoff game or possibly the Super Bowl.”