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Flacco on cold-weather Super Bowls: 'It's stupid'

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07:56 AM ET 01.29 | While frigid temperatures gripped New York over the past few weeks, the threat of playing a Super Bowl in them looms. With the two New York teams hosting the Super Bowl next year, and the Broncos in the process of bidding on the Super Bowl for the years 2018, 2019 or 2020, I asked Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco if he had an opinion on playing the league's ultimate game in a "cold-weather" venue. "Yeah, I think it's [re------]," Flacco said at his Super Bowl press gathering Monday. "I probably shouldn't say that. I think it's stupid. If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium. Then you can get one. Other than that I don't really like the idea. I don't think people would react very well to it."

The Denver Post

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January 29, 2013  07:59 AM ET

Flacco has spoken.

January 29, 2013  08:02 AM ET

So **** is now a word that is bleeped out. Not that it's a scientific term or anything. Man the PCness of this country is just getting sad.

January 29, 2013  08:05 AM ET

Ask the dude a question... get an answer.


I agree - it is [re------].

January 29, 2013  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Man the PCness of this country has been sad for a long time.

Fixed.

January 29, 2013  08:13 AM ET

No, Joe, football was meant to be played outdoors in the fall and winter. It wasn't meant to be played in domes at all.

And if you think the game, whether it's playoffs, Superbowl or regular season, belongs in a dome, then you're just a wuss.

January 29, 2013  08:14 AM ET

Screw this - just pay the man!

January 29, 2013  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

No, Joe, football was meant to be played outdoors in the fall and winter. It wasn't meant to be played in domes at all.And if you think the game, whether it's playoffs, Superbowl or regular season, belongs in a dome, then you're just a wuss.

Except that wuss has played in your cold turf and run up the score on your team twice.

January 29, 2013  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Screw this - just pay the man!

They will... I don't think you have to worry about that.

January 29, 2013  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Fixed.

Agreed

January 29, 2013  08:16 AM ET

It's **freshing to hear someone speak their ***d.

January 29, 2013  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

No, Joe, football was meant to be played outdoors in the fall and winter. It wasn't meant to be played in domes at all.And if you think the game, whether it's playoffs, Superbowl or regular season, belongs in a dome, then you're just a wuss.

I understand the toughness side of playing in whatever weather there is. My issue with cold weather Super Bowls is only if the weather adversely impacts the play on the field. IF a great offense makes it to the SB and the cold weather game is 34 degrees and sleeting I would think the great offense loses their advantage. That's my objection to it. Not because somebody might get cold.

January 29, 2013  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

No, Joe, football was meant to be played outdoors in the fall and winter. It wasn't meant to be played in domes at all.And if you think the game, whether it's playoffs, Superbowl or regular season, belongs in a dome, then you're just a wuss.

^^this is spot on.

January 29, 2013  08:23 AM ET
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Except that wuss has played in your cold turf and run up the score on your team twice.

Nah, it wasn't cold those days at all. No snow either, or wind. We'd be in New Orleans right now if it weren't for Global Warming.

January 29, 2013  08:26 AM ET

And I thought the Ice Bowl in 1981 was cool.

January 29, 2013  08:27 AM ET
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I understand the toughness side of playing in whatever weather there is. My issue with cold weather Super Bowls is only if the weather adversely impacts the play on the field. IF a great offense makes it to the SB and the cold weather game is 34 degrees and sleeting I would think the great offense loses their advantage. That's my objection to it. Not because somebody might get cold.

The NFL Championship game in 1967 is still considered one of the greatest games of all time. At game time, it was 15 below, with a wind chill estimated at 48 below.

The Ice Bowl. That was football.

January 29, 2013  08:33 AM ET
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Ask the dude a question... get an answer. I agree - it is [re------].

I think he said "Semtarded".

January 29, 2013  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The NFL Championship game in 1967 is still considered one of the greatest games of all time. At game time, it was 15 below, with a wind chill estimated at 48 below.The Ice Bowl. That was football.

Yeah! But that game wasn't played in February, was it?

January 29, 2013  08:50 AM ET
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Yeah! But that game wasn't played in February, was it?

December 31st. Compared to watching half a million drunks in Times Square, it was the best New Years Eve entertainment ever put on television.

January 29, 2013  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I understand the toughness side of playing in whatever weather there is. My issue with cold weather Super Bowls is only if the weather adversely impacts the play on the field. IF a great offense makes it to the SB and the cold weather game is 34 degrees and sleeting I would think the great offense loses their advantage. That's my objection to it. Not because somebody might get cold.

they don't do it for the effects on play....they have SBs in domes or warm weather for the FANS to spend tons of money in the party atmoshphere, unhampered by possible inclement weather. Its always about the money...

 
January 29, 2013  08:55 AM ET
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they don't do it for the effects on play....they have SBs in domes or warm weather for the FANS to spend tons of money in the party atmoshphere, unhampered by possible inclement weather. Its always about the money...

^^^^^^^This.

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