On Tuesday, the NFL team owners announced that Super Bowl 48 would be held in the new $1.6 billion home of the the New York Giants and the New York Jets — Meadowlands Stadium. The Giants play the first regular season game in the new stadium on Sept. 12 (something I’m sure the Jets are still bitter about). The most exciting part about this development is that the Super Bowl will be played in good ol’ fashion cold weather like it used to be.
Call me biased, call me whatever you want, but when I think of football, I think of cold weather. I think of snow and bundling up to go to a game. I think of wearing three t-shirts, a hoodie under your jersey, as well as thermal underwear and two pairs of gloves to keep warm. I think of drinking hot chocolate to combat the blistering wind blowing on your face. I think of seeing your breath in the air as you cheer on your team. And I think of how much that makes it all better. It takes true dedication to brave the coldest of days just to see your team play some football, whether it be professional or peewees.
Anyone can go sit in warm weather and soak up the sun while watching one of our greatest pastimes, but football is played during the winter season for a reason — because it’s meant to be played outdoors in cold weather! Hey, I can’t help but be excited that Meadowlands Stadium won the Super Bowl bid. I’ll be honest, as a Chicago Bears fan, the door is now open for cold weather stadiums to play host to one of the most important sporting events of the year.
New Meadowlands Stadium to Host Super Bowl [North Jersey.com]