Super Bowl XLVIII
If the weather is brutal, and New Jersey gets hit by a blizzard and the game is impacted or postponed, then what? It’s a multi-billion dollar gamble. The NFL is betting that there won’t be a blizzard and there won’t be a worst-case scenario.
There are no current plans for a halftime show during Super Bowl XLVIII because NFL officials are unsure how to stage the event in a cold-weather climate, according to a report.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was sitting with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the game Sunday, and they talked about avoiding a repeat of the blackout at next year’s game at the Meadowlands.
“I think by next February, you’ll see that New Jersey will have recovered a good amount from the storm, and it will be a good way to turn the page from being victims to being survivors and thrivers,” Christie said.
As much as one might worry about the weather and such, the prospects of following up New Orleans’ 10th Super Bowl will be a task — because nobody, but nobody, throws a party like NOLA.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that next year’s Super Bowl at the stadium used by the Giants and Jets will “have an impact on future decisions for open-air, cold-weather sites.”
“Obviously (a) bad choice of words,” the Ravens QB said one day after using an insensitive term to describe his distaste for cold-weather Super Bowls.
The league got off to a good start by giving MetLife the game in 2014. Now put one in Green Bay, and New England, and Philadelphia — and maybe even Cleveland.
Next year’s Super Bowl may be in New Jersey — but New York City is making sure it’s part of the action.
“We appreciate Governor Christie’s leadership and commitment to the Super Bowl,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. “We look forward to working closely with the state to help present a memorable week for our fans, teams, and partners, and media from around the world.”
On Twitter, some are already dreading what could be for Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.
Super Bowl XLVIII is still nearly a year and a half away, but plans are well underway for the event.
For the second straight year, the weather at MetLife Stadium on Sunday was perfect for a Super Bowl: sunny, with temperatures around 40 degrees and almost no wind.
One week after a flat out disaster, the Jets have a chance to bounce back.
Roger Goodell noticed the snowflake in icy blue-and-white, centered before the George Washington Bridge, during the debut of the host committee’s logo for the 2014 Super Bowl.