Start spreadin’ the news. New York City has won the bidding to host the Super Bowl in February 2014. Super Bowl XLVIII will be held at the Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey where the New York Jets and Giants play. This will be the first cold-weather Super Bowl… ever. Yes, February can be cold in New York — not as cold as January, though. In fact the average temperature through the year’s shortest month is a bone-chilling 39 degrees. Brrrr.
In the NFL spring meeting, the league’s 32 owners had to choose between New York/New Jersey, South Florida, and Tampa for the host city of Super Bowl XLVIII. But let’s be honest, why should all the warm weather residents get all the glory?
You don’t mess with them New Yorkers. However, Mother Nature might have a lot to say about that.
New York/New Jersey took a gamble. This could very well be another Freezer Bowl, which is the most gracious euphemism for a cold Super Bowl ever recorded in history, and it wasn’t even in a cold climate! This sooooo breaks the 50-degree requirement the NFL’s held on its Super Bowl since the first Super Bowl. But we’ll just have to see when Super Bowl XLVIII airs on television February 2, 2014, a.k.a. Groundhog Day.
Guess if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere, huh?