2014 Super Bowl to New York: Good or Bad?

Sports Radio NY AM1240-WGBBContributor IMay 26, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MAY 25:  A general view of the New Meadowlands Stadium is seen on May 25, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Well, there’s nothing like a 90 minute NFL Super Bowl Location Selection Show.

Who doesn’t want to watch that?

At the completion of the program on the NFL Network, it was announced that the Super Bowl in 2014 (Super Bowl XLVIII) will be played at the New Meadowlands.

So is this a good or a bad thing? Well first, let me talk to the common person.

The common person is most likely the one reading this article. Now let's face it, you are not going to this game.

Regardless of who is in the Super Bowl, you will not be attending this game. You have a better chance of winning the New York Mega Millions jackpot.

And even if you won the Mega Millions Jackpot, even with that money, you probably still couldn’t find a ticket to the game.

So what is my point?

My point is that you, the common man (or woman) can only be disappointed about this outcome because you are worried it may snow during the game.

Isn’t that what Football is all about?

Football teams whether it be warm weather, cold weather or whatever weather needs to know how to play a game in snow. At anytime on any team’s schedule, the possibility of snow exists.

Weren’t fans upset last year when both championship games were played in warm weather stadiums? Fans LOVE the cold. It is what makes a game so exciting.

But don’t confuse the Meadowlands with the Arctic Circle. It really does not snow that often in New York.

I know this by the lack of snow days received while being a student in the very state. If I had to make a prediction right now, I would say that for Super Bowl XLVII it will be 37 degrees and sunny.

It will be a little chilly. All the players will need is a few hand warmers and they will be golden.

Now, if you are some corporate high up “much cooler than I am” kind of guy, well good, serves you right.

Chances are you are a rich greedy SOB as it is. So instead of shorts and a t-shirt, you need to wear long sleeves, a sweatshirt, and a jacket. You’ll get over it. The cold isn’t that bad. Add a hat and gloves to the list I just mentioned and it is like you’re in Florida.

Man up.

And for those of you who don’t like heavy volumes of people, that’s a shame. I guess you’ve never been to China, or even in New York any other time of the year.

There are constantly tons of people in New York and during the week leading up to the Super Bowl, I doubt you will notice anything different.

Traffic to the game shouldn’t be too bad either. Remember, the Meadowlands is not in the heart of New York City. The game is being played in the state of New Jersey. On game day, there shouldn’t be too much congestion within the city.

But overall this is a good thing.

It is something a little bit different.

It will be a great experience for all viewers and all teams playing in the game. It is taking place just outside the greatest city in the world.

It is boring watching the Super Bowl take place in the same seven stadiums over and over. It is nice to get a different atmosphere. But this subject will disappear shortly. We still have four years until this event occurs.

Oh and by the way, dreaming is nice. We all dream. But don’t expect all your dreams to come true, the Jets and Giants will not play each other in that Super Bowl.

–Mark Elliot Wishnia–