Winter conditions may delay Super Bowl

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(Photo: Bill Kostroun, AP)

(Photo: Bill Kostroun, AP)

Two weeks prior, many witnessed the Philadelphia Eagles and  Detroit Lions clashing  in what appeared to be  miserable blizzard-like conditions at Lincoln Financial Field. After seeing  Lions receiver Calvin Johnson make a catch down field and rise to his feet with his  face full of snow, most football fans probably couldn’t help but wonder, what could be in store for this year’s championship game? Fortunately, some of those thoughts can be put to rest now as the NFL came forth on Wednesday with outlines of  a plan of action should the big game be effected by white out conditions.

According to MyFoxNY, there are various scenarios in which the Super Bowl can be rescheduled:

The league said it has several contingency plans in place should the New York-New Jersey area get pummeled by snow or another major weather event — including moving the game to another day.  Al Kelly, the president and CEO of the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee, said whether it’s beautiful clear skies or snowy and cloudy on Super Bowl Sunday an army of crews will be on standby.  Frank Supovitz, a top NFL V.P., told reporters at a news conference at MetLife on Wednesday that if public safety becomes an issue because of an extremely severe weather system then the league would have to consider “rescheduling scenarios.”  He said the game is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, 2014, even if the area gets some snow. Supovitz said the league plans for all weather conditions for every Super Bowl, regardless of location. Once the games do finally get underway make sure you check out the odds at this sports betting site.

The “rescheduling scenarios,” which are in place for any league game, could include Saturday, February 1, or even the Monday or Tuesday after the scheduled Super Bowl Sunday.  Everyone can rest easy now. If mother nature  decides to  cast her white blanket across the New Jersey shore line on Super Bowl Sunday, the game can simply just  be rescheduled for the following day.

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