NY Post – It’s a good thing Joe Flacco gets paid for his right arm and not his mouth. The Ravens quarterback made his first bad pass of the week when he used a derogatory term to rip the idea of next year’s cold-weather Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in his home state of New Jersey. “I think it’s retarded,” Flacco said at yesterday’s press conference before catching himself. “I probably shouldn’t say that. I think it’s stupid. If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium. Then you can get one. Other than I don’t really like the idea. I don’t think people would react very well to it, or be glad to play anybody in that kind of weather.”
First off I like the fact that he said retarded and then took it back and nobody is going nuts over it. I mean I’m sure theres a few uptight assholes who are gonna make a stink about this but for the most part people are actually reacting like reasonable humans. Can we all just agree that “retarded” and “gay” is ok to say now? Please?
Secondly I don’t understand the idea that having the Super Bowl in cold weather is a big deal. What are people worried about? The weather affecting the outcome of the game? Football fans are worried about the weather? When it was 0 degrees in Denver this year did anyone claim it was ridiculous that a playoff game was being decided there? Every year when teams go into New England is it a big deal that theres a potential for snow and cold? The Legendary Lambeau Field is one of the most hallowed places in all of football specifically because its cold. Tom Coughlin’s red plastic frostbitten face will go down in football lore just like the dude who drove that Snowplow right across the field. Football is a sport based on toughness and perseverance and battling in the trenches outside. I think you should argue that having the most important game every year played inside on turf in a perfect 68 degrees is more retarded than having it outside in New York.
Other than the on the field repercussions I don’t see why anybody would really care. Like unless you’re one of the bougie assholes flying out to the Super Bowl who gives a shit what the media week is like. I do not give one single fuck about the Super Bowl Village and if the tents and games and entertainment are ruined because its cold or snowy. Give me a classic Super Bowl in freezing temperatures where we separate the men from the boys and crown a true football champion.