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Do you support an outdoor superbowl?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by koolaid, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Sean50Lee

    Sean50Lee Active Member

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    No. These are the best Football players in the world at the highest level, we do not want them playing in rain, cold, or snow its ridiculousness to me. just think about playing the super bowl on Fedex field :mad:
  2. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    I support making Mara watch the next Super Bowl in the outdoors in the acrtic ocean.
  3. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I would say that I have met about 10 Cowboys fans in my life that became a Cowboys fan after the Ice Bowl because they couldn't stand the Packers and thought that the Ice Bowl should have been postponed as it was the league giving the Packers an unfair advantage to play the game.

    The Super Bowl in February in NY won't be an ice bowl. It will be a cold, sloppy mess of a field with arctic winds blowing thru. And if they get a noreaster...fuhgetaboutit.

    I don't think he has any risk aversion with retired players. He's only doing it to get Congress off the league's back. He's a hired stooge for the owners, merely a figurehead that collects the big payday and will likely run the league into the ground in 10 years. He's a better looking version of Bud Selig.







    YR
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I would rather see teams be able to play each other than to contend with weather. As for the Ice Bowl I watched it, it was not a great game it was a game of survival. Dallas speed was negated because the field was frozen and players were slipping all over the place. People remember it for the brutal weather not a great game.
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I think that SBs in open stadiums in cold weather cities is never going to happen. The plain simple fact is that cold weather effects broadcasting and that's going to cost money. That won't be allowed. However, I have no problem with playing in rain or wind or anything else. It's part of the game and I encourage it.
  6. MartinRamone

    MartinRamone Well-Known Member

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    Yes i do and encourage it, its unfair to the fans and teams from the north to always do it in the warm area. You should be able to win in warm or in freezing weather.
  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Unfair? What's unfair about it? It's the biggest game of the season and shouldn't be subject to sloppy conditions if at all possible.

    How fair would it be to actually pay for a seat to watch a couple of teams play in a frozen over mud pit?

    Nobody wants to see a slow-paced punt fest because the weather sucks.
  8. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Ironic that the weather was so miserable the week of the Super Bowl in Dallas. Spectacular stadium with normally mild weather outdoors, but then snow and ice for much of the week.

    I've lived in Dallas for over 20 year and that was the single worst week of weather for that time of year I can ever recall.
    The football Gods definitely have a bone to pick with Jerry.:laugh2:
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Very true. At least the game itself was not hampered by poor weather.
  10. MartinRamone

    MartinRamone Well-Known Member

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    Unfair because they never get the chance to play a Superbowl at home, or unfair because they dont get to play in the conditions they are used to play during most of the season.

    So lets just play football in summer so its sunny everywhere and people dont have to worry about mud pit.
  11. MDHQ

    MDHQ New Member

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    Agreed. Its too much
  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    The owners know that they got took in the last CBA before the current one and blamed Tag since they basically gave him a blank check.

    You will not see any Commissioner with that kind of power for a LONG time.
    Goodell is a mouth piece and THAT is what the OWNERS want.
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    I am torn on this. I happen to think that some of the greatest championship games in NFL history were in poor weather. I think a team should be structured so that if the weather is bad that should not make that much of a difference.

    Yet I can also see the point of view of the fans that would be in the stands.

    Of course what this would do would probably mean more real FANS came to the game instead of corporate shills like we get so much of now.

    To me Football is the one game that only true danger should ever postpone or delay. Which makes it different then any other sport that I know of.
  14. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Every year at least one team is guaranteed to not play the superbowl at home. Well, I guess the Jets and Giants could both make it but placating to the possibility of a dual home game for the SB isn't a reasonable stance.

    Unless there's a way to play at both team's stadiums simultaneously, this unfair aspect will be there no matter what for at least one of the participants.

    As far as conditions go, I'm not even sure that's a reasonable argument at all because warm climate teams would have to travel to cold climates and thus be out of their element.

    Odds are, it's unfair to somebody no matter what. These aren't legitimate reasons to move it to a cold city because the problem of things being "unfair" is going to be there no matter what.

    There's no decent reason to have an outdoor superbowl in a cold city because nobody wants to watch a sloppy game.

    If cities in the north want a SB, build a roof just like Indy did.
  15. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    If you want an outdoor anything, the last place you would want it is Philly.
  16. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    I think every team building a new stadium should have a retractable roof. Just spend the money and make it happen. You get the best of both worlds. It's sunny and 35 degrees out in Minnesota? Sure open the roof. It's 35 degrees and pouring cold rain on the fans? Probably go ahead and close the roof that sunday, don't think a single person will complain.
  17. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun. Zone Supporter

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    I support a huge snowstorm in NY (where I live) during the week of the Super Bowl next year. The corruption and politics that led to an open stadium in NJ shouldn't be rewarded with another SB... ever.

    (unless, of course Dallas is playing in it... then I hope the weather's ok :) )
  18. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    Well the field is turf there.
  19. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    I have no problem with an outdoor SB. But I don't want to see one up north. Miami? Sure.
  20. Blackspider214

    Blackspider214 Well-Known Member

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    Bad weather for the Super Bowl is not a good idea. The 2007 Super Bowl with the Colts and Bears had that extreme rain and the stands was like 60% empty at times. But weather in the teens or even colder and snow/sleet would be much worse than that.

    The Super Bowls should be held in warm weather cities only or if not, has to be a dome.

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