Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thank God We're Not Going To The Super Bowl This Year

I woke up this morning in Central Jersey to February weather and man it is COLD out there. I mean bone chilling, sticks to your clothing nasty!

This time of year, our weather temps run between 40-55 degrees. So your body adapts and you get used to a progressive drop in temperature as the year unwinds.

But today we got hit with our first big chill.  I went outside at 8:30 this morning and it was 25 degrees with a wind chill factor bringing it down to 10 dgrees.


As I walked to the dumpster, all I could think about was "Oh my gosh, this is what the Super Bowl will be like", just 50 miles away.

How will those fans handle this?

If you want a clue, watch the 2nd half of today's Giants game at Metlife Stadium, host to this year's big game.  The 2nd half will start in similiar conditions to the start of this year's Super Bowl.

How can they possibly tailgate? They will be the preverbial "Hundled Masses" clammering around a burning garbage can tapping their feet to keep the blood circulating.

Look at the faces of the Giants fans with their "Snot-cicles" in full bloom.

Why bother going for a warm drink. 5 seconds after its poured, its cold.

Can you imagine the length of time the Super Bowl fans will spend in these frozen elements?

Now I just wandered 1000 feet to the dumpster and back into warm confines.  I was outside only 5 minutes, tops and it was like getting hit in the face with ice chips.

Those brave enough to go to this year's Super Bowl will probably be in these  elements for 8 hours.  8 bone chilling hours: 4.5 hours of the game, 1 hour in the stadium before the game, 1.5 hours just trying to get into the stadium through the security check points and then another half hour getting to the line to get in and a good half hour sprinting out of the place to your car.

OOOPS, add another 10 minutes to warm it up and that's only if their rental car starts.

If you live down south and want to get a feeling for this cold, fill your tub with ice and then climb in it. For 8 hours no less!

No thank you very much.

I will attend the Dolphins next appearance in a Super Bowl and after today, lets hope its in some sunny, warm locale with hot chearleaders and cold librations.

Not the other way around.

Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971
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not so fast!!!

I feel a NYG or BAL type run coming on!