Will the NFL reschedule the Super Bowl? Since this is the first year that the Super Bowl will be held in an outdoor stadium (MetLife Stadium in New Jersey), organizers have said that a snowstorm could cause Super Bowl XLVIII to be rescheduled. On Dec. 19, the Washington Post reported that Met Life hasn't had any problems with snow thus far this winter... but with the Super Bowl smack dab in the middle of the snowy season? Well, who knows what is going to happen?
"As organizers said last winter, [a major snow event] would involve rescheduling the game itself and moving it to Saturday, Monday or Tuesday, thereby ruining every single party plan for every single person on the planet. Another [plan] involves the Aero, a heavy-duty Mr. Plow that can melt 600 tons of snow an hour," the Washington Post reports.
If the NFL does reschedule the Super Bowl, most people's plans will be totally messed up -- especially all of those people who paid insane amounts of money just to stay in New York City for the weekend's festivities. There are a lot of football fans who don't think that the weather should be an issue and that the game should be played regardless -- in fact, some think a spot of snow would be really cool.
"I think it would be better if it snowed a little bit during the game. I think it’ll just make it more memorable," said Frank Supovitz, the NFL’s senior vice-president of events (via ESPN).
The NFL could reschedule the Super Bowl and that would stink -- but don't think they aren't using this to their advantage -- their slogan? "Rain, Sleet or Hail Mary."
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