NFL Commish Touts ‘Energy And Excitement,’ Praises Super Bowl XLVIII Organizers

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The big game is still days away, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is ready to call Super Bowl XLVIII a victory.

As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, Goodell met with reporters Friday to discuss all the prep work that’s set to pay off on Sunday.

“There has been a tremendous amount of energy and excitement about this Super Bowl. This is the number one market and a great stage for this Super Bowl match-up,” said the commissioner. “People are feeling the excitement and the energy and that’s a great thing for us. That’s what football’s all about, that’s what the Super Bowl’s all about.”

He added the game’s organizers have done a great job dealing with logistics for the game.

“It’s more complex being in a larger area where you’re crossing over states and different jurisdictions. But everyone has been fantastic,” said Goodell. “I can’t say enough great things about the people that have been working on this, planning this.”

EXTRAGuide To Super Bowl XLVIII

The commissioner didn’t say whether there would be another cold weather Super Bowl, adding it’s now just time to focus on the teams playing Sunday.

But with so much attention being paid to the possibility of snow, Goodell couldn’t resist a little theater.

“Of course, we cannot control the weather,” he said, giving the cue for fake snow to start falling from the rafters.

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