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All Super Bowls indoors?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Left_Coast, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Nah, it was the fact the Steelers won.
  2. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    I think the vast majority here are saying, including me, if it can rain and there can be elements in Miami, why not put the game everywhere, like Washington, Denver, Seattle, etc.
  3. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    It's the cold...no one (especially corporate big-wigs who pay thousands (read:gratis) for tickets) wants to sit outside in the cold.
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    It's all about probability. The same reason why, while Russian Roulette is an exciting game, it is one that most choose not to play.

    Put simply, there is a huge difference in a 3% chance you'll get a rainy Super Bowl in Miami vs. a 95% chance you'll get miserable conditions (rain and/or cold and/or snow and/or ice) in Denver.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe in Boston or New York, but not in Denver. Which is fine. Keep that perception out there that the weather in Denver in the winter sucks, that we're locked in with bitter cold and snow piled a mile high (pun intended). It keeps everyone from moving here. Though we've had an abnormal winter so far with a lot of snow.

    Still, the chances of the weather being decent for a Super Bowl in Denver are better than it being bad. Is there a chance of snow and cold? Of course. But there's a better chance it will be in the upper 40s and clear.

    We got some snow last week and it was cold (teens). But it also was 45 on Super Sunday with not a cloud in the sky. Today, it's in the 60s.

    Besides, even if it DID snow on a Super Bowl game in Denver, it's part of the elements of the game that Goodell was fine with Sunday in Miami.
  6. RAMBO

    RAMBO Member

    Bad idea to have the superbowl be played indoors.
  7. Word.
  8. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    And, the biggest pile of shot line is that football was meant to be played up north in January.

    It was MEANT to be played when the leaves are turning in mid-October, when quarterbacks can throw the ball, receivers can catch it (you will never see a spectacular catch in 0 degrees), running backs can hold onto the ball and kickers can kick the fucking thing.

    The 1982 conference championship game the Bengals won was won by the elements... what a travesty.

    If that had been played in 50-degree weather, the Chargers probably win that one and the Super Bowl.

    Football was meant to be played in 50 degrees or higher.
  9. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    The fog rolled in on Stanford Stadium in Super Bowl XIX. Not enough to adversely affect the game, but the second half was no picnic.
  10. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    It was beautiful out there.

    Thirty-yard line, 49ers end zone, Dolphins side.

    The Dolphins did the same sort of tease the Bears did, leading after a quarter.
  11. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Except for the (usually warm-weather) bowls, the college football season ends 3-4 weeks before winter starts.

    Before the Super Bowl came into play, the NFL season (yes, including the postseason) ended only one week after winter started.

    This game was not meant to be played outdoors, in harsh climates, in late January/early February. You can thank greed, a 16-game regular season, expansion, wild cards and the obligatory bye week before the Super Bowl for turning a fall sport into a winter sport.


    Average temperature for Denver in January is 29.7.

    And you can probably knock that down a couple of degrees since the game would be played from 4:30-8:30 p.m. local time.

    There may be A chance it will be in the upper 40s, but it sure isn't a BETTER chance.

    A Super Bowl in Denver is about as close to Russian Roulette as it gets.
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    AVERAGE high temperature in the first week of February in Denver is 45. AVERAGE low is 17. Based on a 30-year average.
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