January 27, 2013

TOO COLD FOR THE SUPER BOWL? “According to the Weather Channel, it feels like 3 degrees Fahrenheit in East Rutherford, N.J., today. . . . So who’s up for sitting in the open air at Met Life Stadium for four hours? If the weather is like this next year around this time, that will be the question for NFL fans holding Super Bowl tickets. The Feb. 2, 2014, Super Bowl at the new home of the New York Giants and Jets will be the first played outdoors in a cold-weather city. When the NFL’s 32 owners selected New Jersey in 2010, they decided to suspend a league rule that requires the host city to have an average temperature of 50 degrees or warmer for the time of year or climate control (read: a roof) at its stadium.”

My stepmother went to the famous “Ice Bowl” game where it was colder than that. But Wisconsinites have antifreeze in their blood.