REPORT: NFL may move Super Bowl to Saturday
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REPORT: The 2014 Super Bowl might get played on a Saturday

2/12/13 in NFL   |   JoeKukura   |   492 respect

Blog Photo - REPORT: NFL may move Super Bowl to SaturdayObsessed NFL fans already know that next year's Super Bowl is going to be played in the New York City metropolitan area, at the MetLife Stadium complex formerly known as The New Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

People familiar with New York and New Jersey weather already know that February 2 is not always a banner day for sunny and  pleasant conditions. February 2 is a date more conducive to storms that are given nicknames like "Nemo", "Snowicane", and "That One in 1978 that You Kids are Too Little to Remember".

The NFL is determined to not get caught flat-footed like they were at this year's Super Bowl power outage. Sports Business Daily dug into the NFL's extreme weather contingency plans for Super Bowl XLVIII, and finds that NFL is considering moving the Super Bowl to Saturday in the possibility of inclement weather.

"The league is considering various options that include the possibility of delaying the contest several days in the event of a weather emergency on game day," writes the crack reporting team of Daniel Kaplan, Terry Lefton, and John Ourand. "The league even could decide to play the game on Saturday if faced with an ominous forecast."

Blog Photo - REPORT: NFL may move Super Bowl to SaturdayListen, I can handle the idea of a Super Bowl being played on a Saturday. I cannot, however, handle the idea of performers like Madonna and Beyonce covering up their cleavage and thighs because of cold weather.

The NFL has held Super Bowls in cold weather cities before, like those Super Bowls played in Indianapolis, Detroit, and Minnesota. And you probably remember back in 2011 when Dallas was hit by a snowstorm the weekend they were hosting Super Bowl XLV.

Those are all cities with domed stadiums or retractable domes. MetLife Stadium does not have a dome, making this the first-ever outdoor Super Bowl in a cold weather city.

But at least at MetLife Stadium you don't have to worry about the dome roof collapsing underneath all the snow.
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2/14/13   |   Scott   |   54573 respect

There have been whispers about moving the Super Bowl to Saturday nights for a while.  Sure, it would give people a day to recover before going back to work on Monday but it would also cause the host city and the NFL to lose an extra day of revenue, something I don't see anybody agreeing with.

2/13/13   |   twoodall1213

I think the Super Bowl should be played on Saturdays every year!!

2/13/13   |   Thunda   |   278 respect

Having the game on a Saturday would be fine. At least people can have a day to recover from their drunken stupor or other mind altering items.

2/13/13   |   Jess   |   35074 respect

I realize football is meant to be played in the cold, but this just makes no sense to me.