Today when the unofficial logo was unveiled for Super Bowl 48, better known as Super Bowl XLVIII, it quickly caught my attention – it’s awesome – especially the snowflake emblazoned front and center.
You see, the 48th Super Bowl is being held in New York in 2014 and is the poster child for all northern climate cities hoping the event goes well.
I’ve been advocating for years the cold weather Super Bowl. Football is meant to be played by men in the snow, the driving sleet and rain, the mud, the elements.
I don’t care if the Super Bowl is a mega-moneymaker, and the super party is for the beautiful people. That’s fine … Let them party, let them spend their money … But who says they have to do it at the site of the game? How many of those who throw and attend the parties are actually interested in the game anyway.
I say schedule the games for venues like New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Denver, Chicago … And dare I say it? … Green Bay?
Why shouldn’t the fans of these cities have the opportunity to be a part of the biggest game of the year? What a huge boost it would mean for all those franchises.
So, when the New York/New Jersey branding image came out today with the logo sporting the snowflake, it warmed my heart and renewed my belief that I’m not alone in thinking that the Super Bowl shouldn’t be relegated only to Florida, California, and Louisiana.
Just think of the games throughout the years that have become instant classics because of the impact of weather – the Ice Bowl, the 2001 Patriots vs. Raiders playoff game where the tuck rule came to be in a cloud of flying flakes, the Packers vs. Seahawks snow globe playoff game that started with two fumbles and a quick 14-0 Seahawks lead and ended with Brett Favre throwing snowballs.
The beautiful people can have the parties … Give us the game.
Give us the Super Bowl.