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August 26, 2013, 11:14 AM
The Farmers??? Almanac is using words like 'piercing cold,' 'bitterly cold' and 'biting cold' to describe the upcoming winter. And if its predictions are right, the first outdoor Super Bowl in years will be a messy 'Storm Bowl'.

Hardly a surprise given the weather in early February in the northeast. The league should have left well enough alone. All teams can play well in warm weather while not all teams can play well in the cold.
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August 26, 2013  01:31 PM ET

Why would it make any difference to someone watching the game on TV, except to laugh at the folks in the stands freezing their bums off.
HA!
A cold wet rainy day works for me, I'll be Huntington Beach running a half marathon then watching the game at my brothers house in Newport Coast (Kobe lives just down the street) like every year.

August 26, 2013  01:55 PM ET

I would rather see that New Dallas Stadium hosting all future SBs there as it's,enclosed and centralized. in the mainland of the USA.

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August 26, 2013  03:50 PM ET
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There's also 0 chance of the home team being in the game.

THIS^^^^^^^^^^

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August 27, 2013  08:28 AM ET

just heard that the other day... and I agree it is gonna be a hella winter.

August 27, 2013  12:44 PM ET
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The Farmers??? Almanac is using words like 'piercing cold,' 'bitterly cold' and 'biting cold' to describe the upcoming winter.

I just hate it when the cold wind bites you. That really leaves a mark! ;^D

August 27, 2013  02:21 PM ET

I'm OK with the cold-bowl, you get what you ask for. Could be crisp and clear, sleet, snow....but won't be warm. Will we get a sub-zero scenario? Maybe. Looking forward to it.

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August 27, 2013  04:01 PM ET

That could be,but the weathers better and it's domed. Only thing that can happen,well,there's several things that could happen.

But, I'm just worried about a Twister.

August 27, 2013  04:04 PM ET

My grand dad went with the Almanac,as it was pretty spot on.

August 27, 2013  07:54 PM ET
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I'm OK with the cold-bowl, you get what you ask for. Could be crisp and clear, sleet, snow....but won't be warm. Will we get a sub-zero scenario? Maybe. Looking forward to it.

+45, In 81.

Ifn Cincy and San Diego had played at the 'new Dallas Stadium, [or some other warm climate condition Stadium?] The results may have been different. just sayin..

August 27, 2013  08:41 PM ET
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+45, In 81.Ifn Cincy and San Diego had played at the 'new Dallas Stadium, [or some other warm climate condition Stadium?] The results may have been different. just sayin..

For sure results could be different depending on weather. Weather is the same for both sides but some teams have better personnel for certain conditions. I don't think teams draft anymore of slogging through mud and the like in December but if it gets wet slippery then some can adapt better than others.
I also don't buy that one team is better than the other for playing in cold weather. All teams travel, are made up of collegiate athletes from the entire country.

For example, and you is any NFL player and if you are in the Superbowl and grew up in San Diego and are now playing in NY in the game of your life and you can't adapt to the current conditions then the term "professional" athlete is maybe not for you. I think the heat may be harder on players in early september; guys cramp, fall out etc a lot in first few weeks. Cold is mostly a mental thing with today's gear and heaters. Hell Bud Grant would take the heaters from his Vikes back in the day....

August 28, 2013  06:49 AM ET

No doubt someone will be crying about it. Just hypothetically say that the Saints play the Pats in the Super Bowl. if the weather forecast is for bad weather, or just very cold weather, don't you think all the bookmakers just on that fact alone are going to make the Pats the favorites and even though yeah, they have to play the game, the Pats will have an advantage just by walking out on the field. As a Pats fan I would enjoy the game. I don't think any other team plays in bad weather as well as they do. Now..they just gotta get there. ;)

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August 28, 2013  07:41 AM ET
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lol,....I said the same thing during that ''tuck-rule'' game back in 2002,.....I was there, and Oakland looked like the ''cold-weather'' team that nite....!

For the most part that team was a bunch of nobody's.

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