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Snowy Super Bowl favors Seattle

Posted January 27
Updated January 28

The weather at the Super Bowl has been a huge focus of the coverage as we get ready for Sunday in New Jersey. Everyone wants to know what impact the outdoors will have.

Well, I am of two minds on this.

As a coach, I have spent 80 to 90 hours working on a game plan in a week, and I never wanted to play against the weather. I wanted to play against my opponent, which I could prepare and plan for.

Then there are those that say the weather is a part of the game throughout the season and this Super Bowl will be no different from a cold-weather playoff game. That certainly is a valid argument.

The last time Peyton Manning, now the Devneor Broncos' QB, played in a Super Bowl it was in Miami in the rain, and there were eight turnovers. You kind of expect nice weather in Miami, but no one really knows.

What we know about the forecast for this Super Bowl is that it will be cold – freezing weather – and 8 mile-an-hour winds. If the wind stays at 8 mph with no precipitation, everything is going to be manageable. If it's cold and dry, everyone can play in that.

But if you just get a little bit of precipitation in this football game, it's going to change the game in favor of the Seahawks. Here's why: Peyton Manning does not throw a tight spiral. And if the conditions get windy and wet, it's going to affect the Broncos passing game.

 

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  • BB5 Jan 30, 6:11 a.m.

    Its going to be the excuse if Manning doent win. Heard a expert on ESPN say that the only chance... View More

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    Agree with the guy who said Seattle's only chance is if they're allowed to mug Denver's receivers. Then again, DB's wouldn't be able to play if they couldn't mug the nearest receiver these days. As much as they're allowed to grab, hold, etc., I have no problems with receivers setting picks. Works both ways. Hope Manning shreds 'em. GO BRONCOS!

  • iron fist Jan 27, 6:27 p.m.

    If it snows I hope they let them play. No need to change date or location. I like seeing teams play in the snow and wind. Makes the game more interesting.

  • Gunnstigator Jan 27, 4:31 p.m.

    I like Dan Patrick's comment that Roger Goddell, who has said he's sitting outside, should sit there without a shirt on and a team logo on each pec. Too funny.

    I don't think teams should have to play against the weather either - games as important as the SB should be played in outdoor warm weather venues.

  • vt94hokies Jan 27, 1:27 p.m.

    Dismal decision to play this game up there. What were they thinking?

  • Obamacare prevails again Jan 27, 12:47 p.m.

    Its going to be the excuse if Manning doent win. Heard a expert on ESPN say that the only chance... View More

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    Hopefully brother Eli is there and has to scrub Peyton's underpants after this one.

  • Toddler10-21 Jan 27, 12:42 p.m.

    Its going to be the excuse if Manning doent win. Heard a expert on ESPN say that the only chance the Seahawks had is if they mugg the Bronco receivers. The other expert said, it goes the same when Denver's wideouts use illegal picks. back to the first experts response 'bronco wideout's set legal picks". Guys it comes down to pressure on Manning. I hope he has to wash his uniform after Sunday.

  • Obamacare prevails again Jan 27, 12:18 p.m.

    Seahawks are favored because they'll feel more at home with the familiar sight of seagulls and pigeons dropping filth on spectators.

  • Glory Jan 27, 11:40 a.m.

    Logan you have no idea.

  • aprilhunter220 Jan 27, 11:15 a.m.

    Denver is in snowy Colorado right? Seahawks are in rainy Seattle right? So how are the Seahawks favored to win in snowy New Jersey?

  • Obamacare prevails again Jan 27, 10:37 a.m.

    Dumbest venue ever for a SuperBowl. This is almost like punishment for the final two teams.

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