REPORT: The 2014 Super Bowl might get played on a Saturday
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."
Listen, 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.