Joe Posnanski on Cold-Weather Super Bowls

Joe Posnanski nails it:

Basically here is the thing I haven’t liked: Pro football, for the most part, has lost the weather. And that’s terrible. I’m not saying football is a cold-weather sport … I’m saying it’s an all-weather sport. And they have more or less legislated snow and rain and ice and mud out of the game. Oh, it’s still there in places — in Green Bay and Chicago and Boston and Kansas City and so on — but these days it’s not just possible but quite likely that at least one team will make it to the Super Bowl without facing the weather at all. Last year, Indianapolis and New Orleans made it to the Super Bowl without playing outdoors once in the playoffs … and then they played the game itself in a Miami suburb.

Thursday, 27 May 2010