We are a little less than a year out from Super Bowl XLVIII in New York/New Jersey and there's been a lot of chatter about the elements and what a big old nasty blizzard could mean for the game. Sports Business Journal reported the other day that the NFL was considering all of its foul-weather options, including the possibility of playing a day early (Super Bowl Saturday!) or pushing it forward into the week. All of that sounds quite panicky. The whole point of playing a Super Bowl in a place where foul weather could happen is that foul weather could happen. You ever hear people in Green Bay talking about moving a game to Saturday? No. Snow at a Super Bowl should be the fantasy. I appreciate that XLVIII is an enormous logistical event (like, you have to make sure power works more than half of the game!) and that we all need to be prepared. But do not deny the appeal of the obvious. Should a snowstorm whirl its way into the metro area around 6 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2014, you're going to be talking about that New York/New Jersey Super Bowl forever.
But if we're on the subject of preparedness, it's not too early to get started on the halftime entertainment. The New York Post and the Star-Ledger reported that XLVIII officials are also worried how the weather could hurt a halftime show. Hmm. I doubt that's going to diminish the pressure upon a NYNJ Super Bowl to unleash the sizzle.