The Super Bowl is Going To Be in New York: What's Wrong with That?

TeaMoe OliverContributor IMay 26, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MAY 25:  The New Meadowlands Stadium is seen on May 25, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The NFL has annouced that the 2014 Super Bowl will be played in the Meadowlands.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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New York is the No. 1 market in the United States, and one of the biggest in the world. So what's the big problem with putting the United State's greatest athletic event on New York's (technically New Jersey) stage in order to showcase the beauty that is the Super Bowl to the whole world?

The weather is going to be bad in the Meadowlands in February. That is the only problem.  Are we football fans serious?  In today's game of football, the commissioners of all leagues, and owners of all teams have gone through enormous lengths to control everything. 

There are numerous rules for excessive celebrations, late hits,replays for missed calls and fines for anyone who act out of line.  It seems nowadays, the only thing that the people in the luxury boxes don't control is the elements.  Even that is becoming compromised by stadiums with removable roofs. 

Playing the Super Bowl outside, in the unpredictable weather of New York in February, gives the game back its sense of chaos that makes it the best sport in the world.

Some of the most memorable games in NFL history have been played in snow, rain, and mud.  What makes those games so memorable? The weather. 

Sure, some may say that it's unfair for a whole season's worth of hard work is going to be all for nothing because of one snow storm, but a team's ability to adapt to adverse situations is what makes a team great.

The game needs that sense of adversity to bring out the grit of players, and the  stratagizing of the coaches. 

But what about the fans?  If a fan cannot sit through a cold, snowy game, then they are not a fan.  PERIOD.  If anything, the weather will be better for the fans, because the true fans will be able to get a hold of the tickets, while those who are just trying to go to the Super Bowl as a social event will stay home.

Bad weather is part of football.  Football is not meant to be played by guys who are afraid of getting cold and muddy.  If anyone really wants to rob New York, yes NEW FREAKING YORK, of a Super Bowl in their new state of the art stadium, they better have a better argument than, "it's going to be cold."