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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:35 PM
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Snowstorm pushes Super Bowl XLVIII to Monday night
Snowstorm pushes Giants-Vikes to Monday night:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A snowstorm has pushed the New York Giants-Minnesota Vikings game to Monday night.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed the decision in an e-mail message Saturday night, with the Giants stuck in Kansas City because of the weather in Minnesota that brought 15 or more inches of snow.

Aiello said the decision was made on the recommendation of Metrodome officials. Kickoff time and television arrangements were still being determined.

The delay gives Vikings quarterback Brett Favre another day to heal. Favre is aiming to make his NFL-record 298th straight start, with a sprained shoulder that has made throwing difficult. He's listed as questionable to play the Giants.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/12/1...

And so everyone thinks it is a great idea to have the Super Bowl in New York in early February.

:wtf:

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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:43 PM
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1. Why are they in KC?
Was their flight diverted?
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:53 PM
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2. Yeah. They could not land in Minneapolis.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:32 PM
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3. You guys act like snow = lava for Christ's sake.
What's the matter, worried your Armani suit might get a snowflake on it? :P
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:52 PM
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4. Jeebuz, Fork! I'm excited to see the cheerleaders with their skimpy
outfits on in 15 degree temps! :P

I will be laughing my ass off when no-one can get to the biggest game of the year. Heh. I'm sure Jerry Jones will step up to the plate and offer to host the Super Bowl again!

:P

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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:57 PM
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5. You could hold the Super Bowl in the North Pole and it would sell out.
Make the candy asses experience some bad weather for once, I say. :)

WWDBS?

What Would Dick Butkus Say? :)
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:40 PM
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6. WWBHS??
What would Boss Hog say?
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:47 PM
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7. He'd send me a PM calling me his "lil bitch"
At least that's what he did after New Orleans won the Super Bowl lol. :D
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 07:16 AM
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14. It's not the point of playing in the snow....
it's the point of possible game and travel disruptions.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 12:00 PM
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24. Well, the teams and fans have 2 weeks to get there, I think they'll make it.
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 12:07 PM
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25. I've been in New York when it is shut down...
it ain't that easy.

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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 07:30 PM
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35. I live in New England...tell me about it.
People will deal. Christ, people will go out in a hurricane to see the latest Harry Potter flick. ;)
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 12:57 AM
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10. Hang around the Frozen Foods section much?
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 06:07 PM
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27. Minneapolis and Detroit have combined for three Super Bowls already.
Edited on Tue Dec-14-10 06:10 PM by HuckleB
Indianapolis has it next year.

What's a little snow?
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 12:50 AM
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8. New York/New Jersey
isn't Minnesota. But carry on.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 12:59 AM
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11. You're right, Dave. The whole tri-state area shuts down with more than
Edited on Sun Dec-12-10 01:05 AM by madinmaryland
a few inches of snow. My wife, who is from up-state New York, (Poughkeepsie) is always amused by the city folks who get all wigged out by an inch or two of snow.

BTW, Minnesota is not NY/NJ, either.

So carry on, my friend.
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bluedigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 12:56 AM
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9. Yeah, they should have it in Jacksonville every year.
It would teach the bastids a lesson! :rofl:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 01:11 AM
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12. Well, at least no one would ever have a home field advantage there...
:hide:

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bluedigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 02:13 AM
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13. My point exactly!
:rofl:
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 08:02 AM
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15. Metrodome roof collapses under snow


http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5911532

The inflatable teflon roof of the Metrodome in Minneapolis
has collapsed under the weight of snow after a heavy storm
passed through Saturday, according to local media reports.

The roof's failure called into question the Minnesota Vikings'
Monday night game against the New York Giants, which was already
postponed after the Giants' flight was diverted Saturday to
Kansas City as air travel was shut down in and out of Minnesota.

A photograph published on the website of KARE 11 TV shows the Metrodome
in darkness, void of the familiar white expanse that normally covers the Vikings' stadium.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 08:47 AM
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16. Early morning photo: no "roof"
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:30 AM
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17. If it were snowing hard in New Jersey trying to get to Miami, the same thing woudl happen.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:39 AM
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18. Kind of a fitting metaphor for the Vikings' season
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:47 AM
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19. C'mon NFL. Grow a pair and move it to the UofMinny Stadium.
The high tomorrow is expected to be 4 above. A lot colder at gametime. Ratings would be through the roof!! Oof. A poor choice of words.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:56 AM
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20. That's funny!
:rofl:

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:09 AM
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21. Game is moved to.... Detroit
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:23 AM
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22. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
The NFL. Part wimp, part puss. Wuss.
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:34 AM
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23. Better yet, move it to the UNI Dome
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 05:57 PM
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26. I doubt the Jersey stadium would collapse.
I'm failing to see what the one has to do with the other.
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 06:09 PM
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28. Super Bowl XXVI was played in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. (1992)
Edited on Tue Dec-14-10 06:09 PM by HuckleB

In Detroit, Super Bowl XVI was played in the Pontiac Silverdome(1982), and Super Bowl XL was played at Ford Field (2006).

Indianapolis has it next year, with New York/New Jersey in 2014.

It's just snow, and the reality is that one cannot prevent every possible weather or environmental road block. This is the sort of thinking that seems to have resulted from our age of fear.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 06:15 PM
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29. They were all played INSIDE. No comparison.
New York is the ONLY NORTHERN site to ever hold a super bowl outside. Besides the obvious of playing a SB in a blizzard, think about the logistics to having to move it a couple of days.

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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 06:19 PM
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30. So what?
The big concern brought up concerns people getting to the game. If they can get to the game, they should be fine. I have relatives who survived the Ice Bowl, and we're not a hardy people.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 06:52 PM
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31. "If they can get to the game". That's the biggest point.
Heh! I would love to see Janet Jackson have a "wardrobe misfunction" in NYC in February! That would be a total classic, one(s) that you could hang clothes hangers off of!! :evilgrin:

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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 07:03 PM
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32. As I noted, people have gotten to games elsewhere just fine.
Wardrobe malfunctions may be more of the "I couldn't get unzipped before I had to go" kind.

:)

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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 07:25 PM
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33. Just think Nor'Easter. It will shut things down completely from the mid-atlantic
to Maine.

You from this area?
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 07:29 PM
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34. Have the Patriots ever had any problems hosting playoff games?
Meaning they start when they're supposed to start? The playoffs aren't far off from the Super Bowl and I recall many cold weather teams hosting playoff games in January or late December without incident.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 08:08 PM
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37. Playoffs. Playoffs! PLAYOFFS??!??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7fjDS0jKiE&NR=1

They were hosting playoff games. NOT the Super Bowl!

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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 08:10 PM
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38. My point was the playoffs are not far off from the Super Bowl
If New England can host an AFC Championship game without incident than New Jersey shouldn't have any problems. A rare blizzard can happen but it can also happen during a playoff game and I don't remember when one was canceled due to weather.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 09:32 PM
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42. The AFC or NFC championship game is NOT the Super Bowl...
Think about it a minute, Jon. Do you want the biggest game of the year decided by a Nor'Easter?

The point of the Super Bowl is to play on an even playing field where they can showcase their talents. Can't really do that in a blizzard or on a zero degree night. Though it would be pretty funny seeing the 9/11 guy get frostbite on his skull!



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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 09:52 PM
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44. Exactly.
The NFL has already had three Super Bowls between Minneapolis and Detroit. Next year there will be one in Indianapolis. New Jersey isn't any different, when it comes to odds and weather issues.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 07:34 PM
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36. I am. What are you talking about?
You need to come spend some time in New England. Nor'easters can be a pain, but there's been 2 instances in my life here that have shut things down in any serious way. The Blizzard of '78 and the ice storm of 2008. So, twice in 30 years has the weather crunched us. Quit worrying and enjoy football the way it was meant to be played. :P
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 08:13 PM
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39. Dude! I lived through the Blizzard of 78, also.
Edited on Tue Dec-14-10 08:16 PM by madinmaryland
NW Ohio. 2 ft of snow and a record low barometric pressure. I actually worked the next three days after the storm at the grocery story, because me and the manager were the only ones who could walk to the store.

Don't forget the blizzards that shut everything down from DC to NY. NYers are wimps when it comes to snow.

:hide:

Edited to add: Is this what we really want the Super Bowl to become? But what I have to ask you NHL'ers is why are you guys playing into June?? :wtf: Even Harding and Kerrigan think that is just fucking wrong!

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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 08:17 PM
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40. You know, the worst could come to pass like you guys think it will
But let's take our chances and try playing in actual football conditions for once before we hit panic mode. :)
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 08:21 PM
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41. LOL..."But what I have to ask you NHL'ers is why are you guys playing into June??"
This I have no answer for. My guess is the same reason the World Series in now held in November. :D

Kerrigan just said she didn't mind, and I don't care what Tonya thinks. :P
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 09:53 PM
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45. Well, that means Seattle is out of the question.
Edited on Tue Dec-14-10 10:04 PM by HuckleB
The northwest has been shut down by ice storms more than twice in the last few years. Add any snow to the mix, and it's all over. And that doesn't include the flooding that shut down almost every highway, including I-5 in 2007.

:rofl:

Apparently, there should be no Super Bowls in any earthquake prone areas, either, so LA, San Francisco and San Diego are out of the question from here on out. And, heck, the Groundhog Day Storm reminds us all that a shite storm could hit Florida in early February. I guess we should refrain from scheduling Super Bowls in the southeast as well.

What does that leave us with?
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-10 09:18 AM
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46. I remember the flooding
unfortunately most of the flooding was south of Lakewood and I lived north of Olympia so it didn't shut down things for me. I think Seattle would be a good place for a Super Bowl. It doesn't snow often, when it rains it usually isn't a strong pour with strong winds. (The average rainfall per year they get is not far off from Washington D.C. or New York City)

I have to say Washington is strange place when it comes to weather. Tacoma is warm in the summer while Aberdeen is cold all the time. Yakima area is kind of like a desert but very, very windy so it makes it cold.
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-10 09:56 AM
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47. Seattle would be a great place for a Super Bowl.
Alas, the stadium is nothing to write home about, especially considering how new it is.

And, yeah, weather in the northwest can vary a great deal by just a few miles. The proximity to the ocean, the variety of mountain ranges, etc... all make for some incredible microclimates. When checking the weather for outdoor activity, one has to be very specific in regard to the location for that activity.

Cheers!
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 09:51 PM
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43. Not likely, and nice red herring.
I know this is the sports forum, but is that really all you can offer?

:rofl:
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