NEW YORK (WFAN) — Count Terry Bradshaw among those who hate the fact that the upcoming Super Bowl will be played in New Jersey.
“Thank you commissioner, thank you Super Bowl committee for putting us in New York,” Bradshaw said to WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts sarcastically on Wednesday. “And we all know why we’re in New York, it’s because they were paid for that stupid stadium in New Jersey … By the way, not a gorgeous stadium either.
“It’s freakin’ outside in New York, are you kidding me? Not even New York — New Jersey. It’s not like Minnesota, it’s a dome. It’s not like it’s Detroit, it’s a dome. It’s not like it’s Indy, it’s a dome. I don’t want it to be bad, cause I’m there. I want it to be nice, but I don’t think you should be putting Super Bowls in northern cities in the winter time.”
Super Bowl XLVIII will be played at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014. The game has received tons of criticism for the issues that it could cause, and it was announced earlier this week that tailgating won’t be permitted at the big game.
“You should be in Florida or California or Arizona, where there is no excuses,” the Hall of Famer told Joe & Evan. “What if the Saints make it there? What if Seattle … Teams that run the football will have a bigger advantage than teams that throw the football. What if we get two passing teams? What if they get Denver there? What if it’s pouring down snow? You get a bad game.”
It comes as no surprise that Bradshaw isn’t a supporter of the Super Bowl being held in New Jersey, as the Steelers’ legend is quite the traditionalist. He told Joe & Evan in September that he’s not a fan of NFL games being played in London.
Roberts, who would love to see a cold-weather Super Bowl, was told by Bradshaw to “get off the pipe.”
“We don’t want to see a cold Super Bowl,” the four-time Super Bowl champion told the radio duo. “We don’t want to see what we saw in Philadelphia (this past weekend). What good can come from that? … I just think as a viewer, we deserve to be able to see some sunshine from Montana and Iowa and Minnesota.”
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