Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 is set to be played in the Meadowlands of New Jersey. Typically, the NFL Title game is played in a city with more ideal conditions this time of year, like Miami, San Diego, or somewhere with a dome. Why in the world would the NFL pick a city that, right now, is under several feet of snow? When in one year, on February 2, a snowstorm of the same capacity could cancel the Super Bowl.
New Jersey taxpayers helped fund the new MetLife Stadium that the Jets and Giants share. Both of the teams are classified as New York organizations, but play in East Rutherford, N.J. So as a thank you to the taxpayers, the NFL has agreed to let them host the Super Bowl in 2014. Um, hello? Does anyone remember the power outage in New Orleans just a week ago? That delay was only 30 minutes. Inclement weather or a snowstorm can delay the Super Bowl for a week. How unhappy will people be then?
Poor New Jersey…they fund a stadium for teams that aren’t even theirs. Yes, they deserve some kind of thank you, but to host the most watched American television broadcast? No way.
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