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09:11 AM ET 01.02 | The first outdoor cold weather Super Bowl will be played in 2014 on either Feb. 2 (if it's a 16-game regular season) or more likely Feb. 16 (if it's an 18-game regular season). We know it's going to be cold. It's February in the Northeast. We don't know if there will be snow, and if there is, just how much. Of course, a blizzard will elicit a bunch of "I told you so," comments from those who opposed the New York Super Bowl. If there is a repeat of the 20 inches that fell beginning last Sunday morning that made travelling around the area impossible, will the NFL postpone the Super Bowl? Super Bowl XLVIII: Monday Night In The Meadowlands? "You've asked me a very specific hypothetical," said Frank Supovitz, the NFL's senior vice president for events. "Our plan is going to be the play the Super Bowl on the date the Super Bowl is scheduled. We will do everything in our power to do that. Our planning protocol always anticipates the worst-case scenario. We will always have a backup in terms of kickoff time, date and location if unforeseen circumstances make it impossible to play the game. We have that plan every year."

New York Daily News

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January 2, 2011  09:14 AM ET

In case of snow this game will be moved to Tuesday night.

January 2, 2011  09:16 AM ET

I would love to see a cold weather game for the Superbowl. And, for the record, as much as I love watching football, I think the 18 game schedule is a dumb idea.

January 2, 2011  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I would love to see a cold weather game for the Superbowl. And, for the record, as much as I love watching football, I think the 18 game schedule is a dumb idea.

+1 Stu...playing more games would assure more backups playing a lot later in the year. However, they are making a lot of money.

January 2, 2011  09:30 AM ET

The average fan will realize that playing the Superbowl game outdoor's is the way the game soul be played. However, the upper echelon executives will not enjoy
surviving the element for three hours, in February outdoors in the north east.
In addition, if the game is indeed rescheduled due to weather circumstances, not all attendee's can simply reschedule their capacity to attend the game on another date. The inflexibility of airlines, hotel accommodation et al are difficult at best to reschedule on moments notice.

January 2, 2011  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

In case of snow this game will be moved to Tuesday night.

Nah, let'em play in the snow like the old days...just clean the lines off at every change of possession...like the leaf blowers clearing the greens after each group on the PGA tour.

January 2, 2011  09:30 AM ET

Very interesting.

January 2, 2011  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I would love to see a cold weather game for the Superbowl. And, for the record, as much as I love watching football, I think the 18 game schedule is a dumb idea.

I agree about the 18-game schedule. It will have to lead to an increase in roster size which will contribute to the league getting more watered down with lesser talent. Maybe a sub .500 division winner is a sign of things to come.

January 2, 2011  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

+1 Stu...playing more games would assure more backups playing a lot later in the year. However, they are making a lot of money.

It means bigger rosters and more on IR and shorter careers. No way players agree to that one unless the pay is increased at same rate . Dumb move in the long run for owners.

January 2, 2011  09:38 AM ET
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Dumb move in the long run for owners.

When has that ever stopped them before?

January 2, 2011  09:39 AM ET

Could be interesting but high risk and goes against everything they market this day to be. They sell packages around the world and people travel great distances to be there. If it gets postponed, they'll be refunding tickets which they won't want to do. No matter, there's always a warm dry seat in front of my 50 inch TV.

January 2, 2011  09:42 AM ET
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It means bigger rosters and more on IR and shorter careers. No way players agree to that one unless the pay is increased at same rate . Dumb move in the long run for owners.

An 18 game season is a dumb move. Players are having a difficult time surviving 16 games. Dump an exhibition game and add another bye week.

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January 2, 2011  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I would love to see a cold weather game for the Superbowl. And, for the record, as much as I love watching football, I think the 18 game schedule is a dumb idea.

The players hate the idea. Injuries have greatly contributed to the rather pedestrian quality of play in the NFL this year so quite naturally the owners will ram the new schedule down all our throats until we quit coming to the games....

January 2, 2011  09:56 AM ET

It would make since for the largest media market to host the biggest sporting event. The NFL will get it done.

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January 2, 2011  09:59 AM ET
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Dumb move or not you certainly wouldn't hear the fans complaining any about it. The fans are always the ones complaining about how quickly the season comes and goes anyway. Face it, two more weeks of football would serve most people just fine.

Maybe, but check out the number of blackouts and half filled stadiums. The NFL is loaded with band wagoneers. They were giving away tickets for the Bills game last week to avoid another blackout. Most teams have NOTHING to play for the last few weeks. Now you are adding two more games to their misery? Hmmmm?
There are 32 teams in the NFL and at least half of them have been looking for the draft for weeks.

January 2, 2011  10:01 AM ET
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It means bigger rosters and more on IR and shorter careers. No way players agree to that one unless the pay is increased at same rate . Dumb move in the long run for owners.

You would think that, as business men, the owners would understand the reduction of product quality. When they do understand, unfortunately, is that the golden goose can punch out a ton more eggs and we lemmings will just buy it.

Here is what they don't understand... a whole section of fans are tiring of it.

January 2, 2011  10:04 AM ET
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Like that is ever going to happen?

At the low-end price of $60 a pop, Jerry has already priced me out. Going to a game isn't meant for me and you anymore.

January 2, 2011  10:05 AM ET
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Maybe, but check out the number of blackouts and half filled stadiums. The NFL is loaded with band wagoneers. They were giving away tickets for the Bills game last week to avoid another blackout. Most teams have NOTHING to play for the last few weeks. Now you are adding two more games to their misery? Hmmmm? There are 32 teams in the NFL and at least half of them have been looking for the draft for weeks.

You're right. The owners seem to think that more is better. But in this case, this would fit the 'too much of a good thing' category.

 
January 2, 2011  10:07 AM ET
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You would think that, as business men, the owners would understand the reduction of product quality. When they do understand, unfortunately, is that the golden goose can punch out a ton more eggs and we lemmings will just buy it. Here is what they don't understand... a whole section of fans are tiring of it.

You're saying the owners need a refresher course on elasticity? lol

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