Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mike Ditka bashes Super Bowl being played in cold weather city: 'It's stupid'

It's Super Bowl week and that means the game is front and center. It also means that it's the perfect time for folks to criticize the game being played at MetLife Stadium in frigid East Rutherford, N.J. We can include former NFL coach Mike Ditka among that contingent.

"The weather’s going to be a problem,” he said bluntly, per Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. “They made a big mistake. The game shouldn’t be there. I mean, it’s stupid."

Ditka isn't the only retired coach to come and out and condemn the Super Bowl being played in a cold weather climate. Hall of Fame coach Don Shula did the same recently. And both touched upon the fact that the weather not only affects the players, but the fans who attend the game, too.

"First of all, it’s not fair to the players. It’s not going to be fair to the fans. It’s not going to be that enjoyable.

I mean, I understand it’s the Super Bowl and it’s a privilege to play in the Super Bowl. It’d be nice to be playing in Miami or San Diego or New Orleans or somewhere the weather is conducive to guys being able to show their talents."

I don't know about you, but I'm just ready to get this game going, because the storyline about the weather conditions is becoming a tired subject.

Via Bleacher Report

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